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on 7 October 2016
Anyone who doesn't get the horror of these tales doesn't fully understand horror in all its various forms. Campbell writes magnificently about everyday horrors... Old age, death, isolation, paranoia, degradation of the body and the mind as we age or are hit with sickness. Sometimes there are supernatural elements, things from the grave or beyond, but in themselves these tropes that frequently plague the horror genre are nothing much to be scared of. Instead, Campbell leads us to face our own fragility, morbidity, mortality, and makes us think of the ramifications and the underlying fear of what we would have to face if such monsters were real.
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TOP 500 REVIEWERon 29 August 2006
Ramsey Campbell has produced some of the greatest short horror stories ever written. Most of them are in this volumn.
Mostly Campbell is influenced by H P Lovecraft rather than explicit gore or gratuitous violence - although there are always exceptions! So his writing style is completely different from say Stephen King, but both are masters of short horror fiction in their different ways.

The stories within are as scary as horror fiction can get. Amongst my favourites are "In the Bag", and perhaps best of all "The Companion". You know how with some novels (King on occasions is an example) after reading through hundreds of pages you get to the end and think - is that it? I.e. the ending never quite leaves you satisfied despite the brilliance of the story telling before (again King). Well you won't get this with Campbell's short stories, his end with a punch, metaphorically a knock-out one to your head...

Another splendid volumn to get if this one becomes unavailable is Dark Companions which contains many of the same stories. You'll probably only get this 2nd hand but its worth searching out.
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on 13 December 2002
After owning this book for just 6 weeks i have read it cover to cover three times! Usually you pick up a book and after reading it once, you can say you know everything contained within it! When it comes to 'Alone With The Horrors' you cannot feel the need to put it down even to get yourself a drink, you just want to read and read. The descriptions make you feel although you are reading a picture book as the images jump out from within the pages and make you feel almost as if you are part if each scene. As you progress through the book you eyes are glued to the page as the story plays tricks with your mind and you feel the need to continue, even if to just set your mind at ease! As i said earlier you can read the book a multiple number of times and I feel that you gain an extra snippet of information and teasing facts each time!
This is an excellent book even for night reading as it is not too scary but is a gripping tale!
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on 30 August 2015
Product as expected. Thank you!
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on 3 May 2009
Some of the best 'weird' short stories have been written by Ramsey and most of them are here. Fantastic fiction.
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on 3 September 2013
This collection did nothing but bore me. The writing style is terrible, basic and juvenile. Afterwards you will be asking yourself "What was the point of that"? Dreadful stuff.
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on 3 February 2008
I have just finished reading Alone with The Horrors after reading another book of campbells short fiction 'Ghosts and Grizzly things' oh dear oh dear oh dear I liked only 4 stories in 37...... the problem is that their not scary. their not creepy. their not intrigueing. ( non of the skills of the horror writer are in evidence in these stories.) Often the author just waffles incoherently and your left thinking (what the hell is this about, i cant understand this flim-flam!)
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