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The Other Room [Kindle Edition]

James Everington
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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The Other Room is a collection of weird horror fiction, containing twelve stories of the uncanny and the surreal.

A naive student finds that his crumbling bedsit can be as haunted as any Gothic mansion.
A man stumbles across another world which is the mirror image of his own.
A young woman who everyone thinks is beautiful wonders why, given what she sees in the mirror each morning.

Influenced by writers such as Ramsey Campbell, Shirley Jackson, and Robert Aickman these tales, like all good horror stories, are as much about the psychology of the protagonist as the fate that awaits them.

The Other Room contains both new and previously published stories that will challenge your conceptions of horror and literary fiction.

About the Author

I'm a writer from Nottingham, England and I mainly write short stories. Most of what I write is dark, supernatural fiction, although not necessarily 'horror' in the blood and guts sense. My main influences are writers like Ramsey Campbell, Shirley Jackson, and Robert Aickman. I've had stories published in magazines like Dark Moon Digest and Morpheus Tales, and the anthologies Pulp Ink 2 and Off The Record 2. I enjoy the unexplained, the psychological, and the ambiguous in my weird fiction, and this is the kind of story I try and write. I drink Guinness, if anyone's offering.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 284 KB
  • Print Length: 181 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1482608731
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004Z1CUN0
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #149,463 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I'm a writer from Nottingham, England and I mainly write short stories. Most of what I write is dark, supernatural fiction, although not necessarily 'horror' in the blood and guts sense. My main influences are writers like Ramsey Campbell, Shirley Jackson, and Robert Aickman.

My latest book, 'Falling Over', is out now from Infinity Plus.

I've had stories published in magazines like Supernatural Tales, Dark Moon Digest and Morpheus Tales, and the anthologies Pulp Ink 2 and Off The Record 2.

I enjoy the unexplained, the psychological, and the ambiguous in my weird fiction, and this is the kind of story I try and write.

I drink Guinness, if anyone's offering.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Weird fiction at it's best 20 Jun 2011
By P E
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Being a fan of weird fiction, I very much enjoyed this collection of short stories. They are extremely well written, thought provoking and have the perfect balance of creepiness. In my opinion, this work would be at home on a shelf next to Stephen King and Dean Koontz. I hope to see more from this author.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A tour of Haunted England 9 April 2012
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The difference between British and American horror can sometimes be one that is difficult to delineate but, in this collection, I believe that James Everington's astutely defines it in many ways. Here is subtlety drawn from Campbell and Aickman, a quiet, creeping sense of horror that grows, like a black mildew, amongst the most mundane of settings and situations - an unfinished housing project, a drive home on a lonely road, a student's underwhelming accomodation, a business trip to a dreary workaday hotel. There's a real sense communicated that these supernatural, or rather 'strange', events could happen in the grey everyday world we inhabit - the apocalypse here is subdued and personal rather than an en masse rampage of the living dead. The people here, you can imagine yourself brushing shoulders with them on a bus, jostling with them on a packed train, and they are complex beings, often the root of their unfortunate fate coming from an unseen seed of bitterness, disinterest or thoughtless malice. The Other Room is a great find as a collection and I recommend it wholeheartedly.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Modern literature at its finest 23 July 2011
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I am so glad I stumbled across this collection of short stories. It's original, well written, and one of the best collections I have ever read. Every story in this collection is good. There are some stand out ones because they are absolutely amazing, for example 'First Time Buyers'. I think my favourite of the whole collection has to be 'Red Route', the ending is just one of those that makes you go, "wow!".
It's a very diverse collection. There are horror stories, paranormal, thrillers.
This is an exciting new writer, the kind of writer that makes me proud to be a self-published author. In all his stories he takes you deep into the mind of the characters, so that you almost feel as though you are reliving their story. There are many memorable quotes... always a sign of a great writer in my opinion.
A couple of examples:
"Just the sense of the big machinery of the economy faltering and grinding somewhere... She thought of cog-wheels turning high above her, their aloof motion turning other wheels, and those wheels still others...'

"...as if the box of their room was just one box inside another, larger one...'

This is modern literature at its finest. Do not miss this collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The other room 22 April 2014
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I found this book very good reading,sort of book you need to read in bed,you want to come back to it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good read 14 Jun 2013
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Well written and well edited. All of the stories were 'weird'- some more than others. A couple of these felt as if they could have done with being a little bit longer. This is a minor criticism though. What I didn't like was the story explanation bit at the back. To me, this should have been left out and let the stories speak for themselves. It's the sort of thing they get you to do in a creative writing class - but I don't think this writer needs the training wheels on. Anyone wanting further info could just go onto his blog.
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