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on 27 November 2014
I gave it 4 stars because of all the proceeds going to a very good cause. And I admire people who came up with the idea.

This is a collection of stories, and some of them are good, but to me, very few are very good. Zombies on a plane, humankind dying out in epidemic, strange creatures coming with frost and killing, strange creatures coming from TV and killing ...You've got it.

Some stories were so boring I had difficulty registering what they were about.

A couple stories really stood out. Stephen King's (which I have read before) and the one about three skeletons on a mission (which I haven't). Another one called Blue Heeler almost reduced me to tears. These three are the stars of the show. The monster in the lake wasn't bad either. Wearwolf surprising vampires in the fight was pretty good too, despite you could guess the plot pretty early on.

I am sure others will find more stories to their taste, it all depends on what you like.
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The stories in this collection are excellent. But apparently, they were not edited. Perhaps the publishers thought that with such a strong line-up of names, the stories would be perfection and above needing attention. Or maybe the editor didn't know the difference between inclination and indication, between muscle and mussel
For example "That was my first inclination that something was wrong." - Surely this is meant to be "That was my first INDICATION that something was wrong."
"A seagull swooped and tugged a muscle free." should be "A seagull swooped and tugged a MUSSEL free."

This book was promoted as a fundraiser to pay for the medical costs of a specific person. A laudable aim. But that person has been dead for several years. Where does the money go? I think this should be stated.
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All proceeds for this e-book go to a good cause, motor neurone disease, a disease which claimed the life of someone close and massively affected our family. That gives me two really good reasons to recommend the download. Firstly, you're giving to a good cause. Secondly, you're paying very little for a quality anthology of short horror stories by some of the best horror writers in the business - Stephen King, Peter Straub and Ramsey Campbell for instance.

Contents:

The Gunner's Love Song - Joe McKinney, Keeping Watch - Nate Kenyon, Like Part of the Family - Jonathan Maberry,
The Edge of Seventeen - Alexandra Sokoloff, The View from the Top - Bev Vincent,
Afterward There Will Be a Hallway - Gary A. Braunbeck, Following Marla - John R. Little, Magic Numbers - Gene O'Neill,
Tail the Barney - Stephen M. Irwin, The Nightmare Dimension - David Conyers, Roadside Memorials - Joseph Nassise,
Dat Tay Vao - F. Paul Wilson, Constitution - Scott Nicholson, Mr. Aickman's Air Rifle - Peter Straub,
Agatha's Ghost - Ramsey Campbell, Blue Heeler - Weston Ochse, Sarah's Visions - Chelsea Quinn Yarbro,
More Than Words - David Niall Wilson, Chillers - Lisa Morton, Changed - Nancy Holder, Dead Air - Gary Kemble,
Two Fish to Feed the Masses - Daniel G. Keohane, Fenstad's End - Sarah Langan,
Fair Extension - Stephen King Rocky Wood, Skeleton Killer - Jeff Strand.

That's quite a complilation and there's bound to be something here to suit your own particular tastes. Look out for 'Afterwards There Will Be A Hallway' by Gary A. Braunbeck as a special treat. One of the best short stories I've read for a very long time and with a subtle eeriness that lingers for a long time. Don't be too downhearted if you find yourself not enjoying any one of the stories - just flick a few pages and get right into the next one.

The concept behind the collection is to pay tribute to those who take a stand against evil and refuse to let it go by unchecked "...The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil is that Good Men Do Nothing...". These characters 'Rage Against the Night' and are fully prepared to sacrifice themselves in the battle against evil but; this is a horror anthology and nothing's quite as simple as it might appear. Expect the unexpected.

I can't do anything but recommend this anthology and promote the fight against motor neurone. (Good luck Rocky Wood!).
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on 5 May 2014
A few interesting tales. Not much to make you think, I must check out more by this author except the entries by King & Straub, predictably! It's just OK but you can probably find better compilations to spend your hard earned on.
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on 25 June 2014
A nice collection of imaginative we'll written stories with proceeds going to a good cause. Only worth three stars because of so many typos some so egregious that they cause you to stop, re-read the paragraph to ascertain its meaning. Furthermore it gives the impression that you may be treated to an unread Stephen King, that's not the case, it has appeared elsewhere.
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on 2 January 2014
Good book, didn't know some of the authors as it's full of short stories, a great read especially if you like supernatural stories. prompt delivery would recommend seller and book to anyone.
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on 23 January 2015
Some of these stories I found brilliant not too long and got straight to the point I was told I wouldn't enjoy this book but I really did. Really good read and found I couldn't put it down
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on 30 April 2014
This book kept me on the edge of my seat,it was gripping and it left you wanting more. Stephen king is my favorit writer his book always keep you thing about the subject you are reading.
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on 8 February 2016
Yes, several good stories- Not all appealed to me, but I'm a fantasy lover and not really into horror per se.
On the whole, worth a good four stars.
Thank you,
Jack
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on 8 February 2016
Some good short stories from writers you may or may not know. Worth a read and helps to while away a few spare hours when you just need to switch off and relax.
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