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Bad Seeds: Evil Progeny [Kindle Edition]

Holly Black , Cassandra Clare , Stephen King , Joe R. Lansdale , Steve Berman
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Children are supposed to be all sugar and spice and everything nice . . . but we know that's not the truth. Dark tales of wicked tykes and dangerous kids playing vicious games that lead adults—sometimes their own parents—to their demise are a staple of frightening fiction. Beware the schoolyards and playgrounds, even the sanctity of the familial home, especially after dark. And don't be fooled by a trickle of tears or tiny hands reaching for you. These youngsters do not want to love or comfort—only to inflict pain! Bad Seeds: Evil Progeny offers twenty-seven tales of terrifying offspring by both masters of the genre and imaginative newcomers.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 980 KB
  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Prime Books (9 July 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DUW6W2A
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #186,862 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it! 25 April 2014
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Some of the best short stories you will ever read from some of our finest writers.... Just don't have nightmares...
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4.0 out of 5 stars From "The Horror Fiction Review" 2 Sept. 2013
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We've dreamed up some damn scary monsters over the millennia, we humans. We've dreamed up dragons, giants, trolls, aliens, zombies, eldritch things from beyond time and space. Nature itself provides some mighty freaky, horrifying critters - scorpions, wasps, goblin sharks, to name a few. We've produced more than our share of psychos, serial killers, maniacs.

But, really, when you get right down to it, is there anything in all the world or our imaginations that can top the creepy little kid? The still and solemn gaze of their wide eyes ... inexplicable silence from the nursery ... the innocent laughter of a child ... the lilting sing-song of a jump-rope chant ... doesn't that bring on the goosebumps?

Maybe they're inhuman or undead, Damien, Samara, those blondies from the Village of the Damned. Maybe they're just plain rotten, born or bent that way. Maybe circumstances show them at their worst, Lord of the Flies style. One way or another, they freak us the hell out.

Why? Is it because we know how close to the truth those fears really live? The truth that, basically, kids are evil? Most of them grow out of it, sure. Some never really dip into that potential. But it's there. You were one, once. Think back. It can't be just me, right?

At any rate: creepy little kids. 27 stories of them in one great book. Some are classics from the masters, "Children of the Corn" by Stephen King and Robert McCammon's "Yellowjacket Summer," for instance. Others are all-new (including one of mine, stunned though I am to be in such company!)

Among my personal favorites are "My Name is Leejun" by John Schoffstall, Hal Duncan's "The Disappearance of James H___," "If Damon Comes" by Charles L. Grant, and Gary Raisor's "Making Friends."

Whether school's in session or it's summer vacation ... trick-or-treaters at the door ... hellraisers and mommy's angel-darlings ... tea parties, invisible friends, rites of passage, fairy tales ... Bad Seeds has enough twisted tots and toddlers to pack even the most overcrowded amusement park.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A superb collection of horror stories to read late at night... 28 Dec. 2013
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I always enjoy anthologies like this because I can read authors whose work is familiar, and discover new authors as well. Not one of the stories here disappoint, much to my delight. Now, I have a few authors to look up...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great for the price 14 Nov. 2013
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This was a great book for the price. an easy read. I would suggest this book to anyone who just wants to get away for 15 minutes at a time.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining 22 Dec. 2013
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I am a fan of the short story. I am a fan of horror. I found this collection surprisingly good. The title is a bit lurid. Don't be fooled. This is a collection of smart, well written thrillers and horror stories.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Want something to think about.... 18 Aug. 2013
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I love King, Koontz and any good story that leaves you scared. This collection with writers I am not familiar with really did leave me with thoughts to think about and left a scary impression. Love it, good read and short enough to squeeze between everyday to do's.
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