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5.0 out of 5 stars A little grim, a little gruesome but all good., 25 Dec 2011
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This collection of short tales encompasses an eclectic selection from paranoid astronauts on-board a space shuttle to an obsessed music lover who finds himself 'becoming' part of a musical instrument and a kids game of dare in a deep dark cellar where a monster lurks plus more.
I think short story collections are at their best when there is something for every horror lovers taste and you'll almost certainly find something to love in here. There is a little blood and guts, if that's your thing,psychological terror of things that go bump in the dark and even a twisted but darkly hilarious game of eye spy with an alien on which the fate of the Earth may depend. I wouldn't say this is hardcore stuff but it is good stuff, interesting and entertaining.
While I knew of some authors included here, it was nice to read some stuff from authors I hadn't really heard of before and based on those stories I will be checking out some of their other works.
Included is an introduction and also a short explanation of the idea or basis for each story.
This collection is a bargain. It won't take you long to read, with each tale just the right length. It is well edited and also includes some brilliant one page artwork. Overall, quite excellent. Thank you for reading.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great for a quick read, 28 Dec 2012
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Great for dipping in and out of, read it in a few hours. Only thing is that some stories end without really reaching a conclusion, other than that not a bad book
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4.0 out of 5 stars Dark As The Twisted Lightning Tree, 11 July 2012
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This very readable collection of short stories starts with The Gatekeeper - a hunter who finds himself the prey. It's an intriguing piece which I'd love to see more of this character.

Each tale is accompanied by an eerie picture helping to immerse the reader in every short story.

Including The Gatekeeper by Robert Duperre my favourite stories in this collection were :

Kitty In The Cellar by David Dalglish which is amazing tale of being afraid of the dark and a true short story classic.

The Emancipation Of Po-PO by Robert Duperre - is a classic western style tale but in a demon filled post-apocalypse world.

Blight by Daniel Pyle is a haunting story of an ancient curse that really carries an emotional impact.

To summarise there's enough variety in this collection to please most macabre readers. Enjoy.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Gate: 13 Dark & Odd Tales, 18 Mar 2012
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The Gate: 13 Dark & Odd Tales YER THIS BOOK MADE ME LOOK IN THE DARK CORNERS BEFORE I PUT OUT THE LIGHT.AND YOU CAN NOT PUT IT DOWN IF YOU COULD PUT THAT IN A TUBE IT WHOLD BE BETTER THAN SUPER GLUE...
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