The Nightmare Chronicles

The Nightmare Chronicles

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From New York Times bestselling author Douglas Clegg comes the Bram Stoker Award-winning collection The Nightmare Chronicles -- 13 spine-tingling tales of dark mystery, supernatural thrills and twisted horror which qcan chill the spine so effectively that the reader should keep paramedics on standby, q says bestselling author Dean Koontz. a€œClegg brings his stories together with a chilling fictive conceit....The effect is dangerously seductive.a€ -- Locus a€œClegg's (The Halloween Man, etc.) collection of 13 tales takes risks and is full of passions that sometimes burst forth violentlya€bClegg's use of innovative metaphors catapults each story beyond a landscape crowded with the horror genre's usual monsters and madmen into a territory he alone can claim.a€ a€“ Publishera€™s Weekly a€œa€bLike M. R. James, Douglas Clegg can a€˜write about the vile and horrific without seeming to smear it over himself or you.a€™ Like Shirley Jackson he has an understated precision of language and the ability to portray his characters emotionally in a wickedly effective manner. And, like Stephen King, he loves to tell stories and tells them well. At the same time, Clegg is a thoroughly modern writer...Without doubt, one of the best collections of the year. -- DarkEcho a€œEvery story is perfectly different and definitely unlike any other horror novel/film Ia€™ve read or watcheda€ball of them have their images that could come back to you in your dreams.a€ a€“ Doubleshot Reviews. a€œClegg writes some of the most harrowing, unforgettable tales you're ever likely to come upon.. Clegg's best storiesa€bslip into your subconscious and stay with you well beyond the last turning of the page...a€ a€“ The Chiaroscuro a€œI was truly impressed with this collection, and was not surprised to learn that it received the 1999 International Horror Guild Award for Best Collection, and the 1999 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection.a€ a€“ Casual Debris Contains the short stories qUnderworldq qO Rare and Most Exquisiteq qThe Rendering Manq qThe Fruit of Her Wombq qThe Hurting Seasonq qChosenq qThe Night Before Alec Got Marriedq qOnly Connectq qThe Little Mermaid, q qDamned If You Doq qThe Ripening Sweetness of Late Afternoonq Plus the acclaimed novelettes, qWhite Chapelq and qI Am Infinite, I Contain Multitudes.qI began to see brieftiny explosions oflight and dark, as if the picture tube of life were going out. Joe kissed the wound ... Dona#39;task me how, but hea#39;d gotten ahold of a drilla€”the oldkind, you know, you turn manually and it spins. He made openingsanbsp;...

Title:The Nightmare Chronicles
Author: Douglas Clegg
Publisher:Alkemara Press - 2015-02-12

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