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Phobic: Modern Horror Stories (Comma modern horror Book 1)

Phobic: Modern Horror Stories (Comma modern horror Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Ramsey Campbell , Jeremy Dyson , Robert Shearman , Frank Cottrell-Boyce , Christine Poulson , Andy Murray
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'A rewarding anthology.' --The Guardian

'An effective collection.' --The Independent on Sunday

'A stunning collection that could give you goosebumps even in the height of summer.' --Leeds Guide

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Where does fear lurk in 21st century life? In a technological age hardwired to keep information flowing and the unknown at bay, what irrationalities still linger for horror writers to tap into? This anthology - the first in a new series from Comma - offers 15 very different responses to the question. From ancient curses kept alive in internet chat-rooms to malevolent children's TV characters acquiring lives of their own, Phobic shines a torch into the unlit areas of the modern subconscious and suggests the more we know, the more we realise how worried we really should be.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 370 KB
  • Print Length: 184 pages
  • Publisher: Comma Press; 1 edition (1 Mar 2007)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005MU9EAK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #512,522 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Emma Jane Unsworth's first novel, Hungry, the Stars and Everything, won a Betty Trask Award from the Society of Authors and was shortlisted for the Portico Prize for Fiction 2012. Her short story 'I Arrive First' was included in The Best British Short Stories 2012 (Salt). Her second novel, Animals, will be published by Canongate in May 2014.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Mixed bag of modern horrors 3 Jan 2011
Picked this up for the Jeremy Dyson story after seeing his Ghoststories in the west end. His story was good, but not the strongest. There are - as in most collections of shorts - good and bad. A couple are a bit self-indulgent, but I think there are some really good stories here that have me looking out for future novels by some of the writers involved.
A great way to sample some quality modrn horror-writing
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4.0 out of 5 stars Escaping the "Marenghi" 4 July 2007
An interesting collection of authors if not stories. As far as the Matthew Holness story is concerned fans of "Garth Merengai / Garth Marenghi" will be dissappointed, however readers looking for a modern zeitguist of our fears will be richly rewarded. I Look forward to a full length novel from him but wonder if he can escape from his label as schlock horror dreamweaver...
Stories by Paul Magys and Nicholas Royle are also worthy of a strong mention.
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2.0 out of 5 stars One or two good stories 19 Dec 2012
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One or two good stories, others trying too hard, others ugly, violent and gory. All modern though. Not good enough.
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