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Fancies and Goodnights Vol 1 [Kindle Edition]

John Collier
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Book Description

All the short stories of John Collier are now collected in two volumes, Fancies and Goodnights Vol 1 and Fancies and Goodnights Vol 2. Vol 1 won the International Fantasy Award in 1951 His fantastic ability to mix satire with though provoking 'what ifs' is clearly seen in this compilation of thirty-two short stories entitled, Fancies and Goodnights. He pulls the reader into a world of fantasy, make believe, and even 'Hell'. As the stories unfold, the surreal and bizarre become almost possible as we weave in and out of 'reality'. John Collier uses the shortcomings, selfishness and downright stupidity of ordinary man and his incredible imagination to develop a new and exciting twist in each of these witty stories. Subjects such as eternal youth potions, man-eating flowers, and murder are fraught with humor and mystery. He leaves the audience wanting more.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1447 KB
  • Print Length: 440 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: eNet Press Inc. (17 May 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00854KX2S
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #203,112 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars a worthy winner of the International Fantasy Award 10 Sept. 2012
By Stephen A. Swope - Published on
This outstanding story collection won the IFA in 1952. Several of the stories were made into episodes of popular radio and television programs such as the Twilight Zone and Alfred Hitchcock Presents (one story, Evening Primrose, was adapted for musical theater by Stephen Sondheim), so you may be familiar with some of Collier's work even if you don't know his name. Once you read a few of the stories themselves, you'll understand why. A quirky sense of humor makes even the gruesome subject of murder appealing (the volume also won the Edgar award for best mystery publication).
4.0 out of 5 stars An old favorite revisited 1 Feb. 2014
By James P. Lynch - Published on
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John Collier was the son of a writer and took after his father's trade. He did it with imagination and verve, and the twist he gives his stories delights the jaded reader. Oh Henry never had more twists and turns to his stories than Collier did, and I heartily recommend them for wonderful trips down imagination's trail...
4.0 out of 5 stars wonderful author; very Twlight Zone-esq 15 Sept. 2013
By Thasha Brown - Published on
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If you like R.DAHL you'll love Collier. Important to note that sometimes his writing serves into racist territory, reflective of the time period in which he was writing
5.0 out of 5 stars Fancies and Goodnights hasn't aged 1 Jun. 2013
By Paul - Published on
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I read and reread this book growing up and the stories haunted and delighted me for years. Reading them again just reboots their great effect. Collier's works are the epitome of fantasy with a little sci-fi thrown in. The characters and events are unforgettable and will stay with you.
2.0 out of 5 stars Fine 10 April 2015
By Luisa - Published on
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I had to read the book for one class, it was entertaining, but it wasn't one of my favorite. Good look
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