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20th Century Ghosts

By Joe Hill
  • ISBN Code: : 0061804762
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
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Joe Hill’s award-winning story collection, featuring “The Black Phone,” soon to be a major motion picture from Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions Imogene is young, beautiful . . . and dead, waiting in the Rosebud Theater one afternoon in 1945. . . . Francis was human once, but now he's an eight-foot-tall locust, and everyone in Calliphora will tremble when they hear him sing. . . . John is locked in a basement stained with the blood of half a dozen murdered children, and an antique telephone, long since disconnected, rings at night with calls from the dead. . . . Nolan knows but can never tell what really happened in the summer of '77, when his idiot savant younger brother built a vast cardboard fort with secret doors leading into other worlds. . . . The past isn't dead. It isn't even past. . . . The first collection from #1 New York Times bestselling author Joe Hill, 20th Century Ghosts is an inventive and chilling compendium that established this award-winning, critically acclaimed author as “a major player in 21st-century fantastic fiction” (Washington Post).

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Book Short Summary:

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Ghost stories tap into our most primal emotions as they encourage us to confront the timeless question: What comes after death? Here, in tales that are by turn scary, funny, philosophic, and touching, you’ll find that question sharpened, split, reconsidered—and met with a multitude of answers. A spirit who is fated to spend eternity reliving the exact moment she lost her chance at love, ghostly trees that haunt the occupant of a wooden house, specters that snatch anyone who steps into the shadows, and parakeets that serve as mouthpieces for the dead: these are just a few of the characters in this extraordinary compendium of one hundred ghost stories. Kevin Brockmeier’s fiction has always explored the space between the fantastical and the everyday with profundity and poignancy. As in his previous books, The Ghost Variations discovers new ways of looking at who we are and what matters to us, exploring how mysterious, sad, strange, and comical it is to be alive—or, as it happens, not to be.

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Book Short Summary:

Suffused with Russell Banks’s trademark lyricism and reckless humor, the twelve stories in A Permanent Member of the Family examine the myriad ways we try—and sometimes fail—to connect with one another, as we seek a home in the world. In the title story, a father looks back on the legend of the cherished family dog whose divided loyalties mirrored the fragmenting of his marriage. “A Former Marine” asks, to chilling effect, if one can ever stop being a parent. And in the haunting, evocative “Veronica,” a mysterious woman searching for her daughter may not be who she claims she is. Moving between the stark beauty of winter in upstate New York and the seductive heat of Florida, Banks’s acute and penetrating collection demonstrates the range and virtuosity of both his narrative prowess and his startlingly panoramic vision of modern American life.

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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0063036770
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 450
  • Pdf File: foregone.pdf

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A searing novel about memory, abandonment, and betrayal from the acclaimed and bestselling Russell Banks At the center of Foregone is famed Canadian American leftist documentary filmmaker Leonard Fife, one of sixty thousand draft evaders and deserters who fled to Canada to avoid serving in Vietnam. Fife, now in his late seventies, is dying of cancer in Montreal and has agreed to a final interview in which he is determined to bare all his secrets at last, to demythologize his mythologized life. The interview is filmed by his acolyte and ex–star student, Malcolm MacLeod, in the presence of Fife’s wife and alongside Malcolm’s producer, cinematographer, and sound technician, all of whom have long admired Fife but who must now absorb the meaning of his astonishing, dark confession. Imaginatively structured around Fife’s secret memories and alternating between the experiences of the characters who are filming his confession, the novel challenges our assumptions and understanding about a significant lost chapter in American history and the nature of memory itself. Russell Banks gives us a daring and resonant work about the scope of one man’s mysterious life, revealed through the fragments of his recovered past.

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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
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  • Total of Pages : 100
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 271
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From the New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2 and Horns comes this e-short story—from Joe Hill’s award-winning collection 20th Century Ghosts. Imogene is young and beautiful. She kisses like a movie star and knows everything about every film ever made. She's also dead and waiting in the Rosebud Theater for Alec Sheldon one afternoon in 1945. . . . Arthur Roth is a lonely kid with big ideas and a gift for attracting abuse. It isn't easy to make friends when you're the only inflatable boy in town. . . . Francis is unhappy. Francis was human once, but that was then. Now he's an eight-foot-tall locust and everyone in Calliphora will tremble when they hear him sing. . . . John Finney is locked in a basement that's stained with the blood of half a dozen other murdered children. In the cellar with him is an antique telephone, long since disconnected, but which rings at night with calls from the dead. . . .

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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0061844373
  • Total of Pages : 100
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: my-father-s-mask.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From the New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2 and Horns comes this e-short story—from Joe Hill’s award-winning collection 20th Century Ghosts. Imogene is young and beautiful. She kisses like a movie star and knows everything about every film ever made. She's also dead and waiting in the Rosebud Theater for Alec Sheldon one afternoon in 1945. . . . Arthur Roth is a lonely kid with big ideas and a gift for attracting abuse. It isn't easy to make friends when you're the only inflatable boy in town. . . . Francis is unhappy. Francis was human once, but that was then. Now he's an eight-foot-tall locust and everyone in Calliphora will tremble when they hear him sing. . . . John Finney is locked in a basement that's stained with the blood of half a dozen other murdered children. In the cellar with him is an antique telephone, long since disconnected, but which rings at night with calls from the dead. . . .

Wolverton Station

By Joe Hill
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0062341596
  • Total of Pages : 100
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 926
  • Pdf File: wolverton-station.pdf

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From the New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2 and Horns, and the award-winning story collection 20th Century Ghosts, comes this e-short story. Saunders made his fortune as a hatchet man for hire and has come to England to do what he does best: chop down the little guys to clear the way for a global firm. But his train north just made an unexpected stop to let on some passengers straight out of the worst kind of fairy tale. Now he's up to his ankles in blood and finding out just what it really means to live in a dog-eat-dog world...

Joe Hill's The Cape (One-Shot)

By Joe Hill & Jason Ciaramella
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : IDW Publishing
  • Book Code : PKEY:OCT100408
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Members : 821
  • Pdf File: joe-hill-s-the-cape.pdf

Book Short Summary:

It's another Joe Hill extravaganza! This special one-shot takes Hill's acclaimed short story from his best-selling short-story collection 20th Century Ghosts and adapts it to comics! The Cape will walk you along the fence of childhood innocence, and then throw you face first into a brick wall. Explore your dark side in this tale by Hill and Jason Ciaramella, with art and two covers by Zach Howard.

You Will Hear the Locust Sing

By Joe Hill
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 006184537X
  • Total of Pages : 100
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 609
  • Pdf File: you-will-hear-the-locust-sing.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From the New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2 and Horns comes this e-short story—from Joe Hill’s award-winning collection 20th Century Ghosts. Imogene is young and beautiful. She kisses like a movie star and knows everything about every film ever made. She's also dead and waiting in the Rosebud Theater for Alec Sheldon one afternoon in 1945. . . . Arthur Roth is a lonely kid with big ideas and a gift for attracting abuse. It isn't easy to make friends when you're the only inflatable boy in town. . . . Francis is unhappy. Francis was human once, but that was then. Now he's an eight-foot-tall locust and everyone in Calliphora will tremble when they hear him sing. . . . John Finney is locked in a basement that's stained with the blood of half a dozen other murdered children. In the cellar with him is an antique telephone, long since disconnected, but which rings at night with calls from the dead. . . .

The Writing Family of Stephen King

By Patrick McAleer
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 0786485183
  • Total of Pages : 207
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 100
  • Pdf File: the-writing-family-of-stephen-king.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This work examines Stephen King’s position in popular literary circles and then considers the contributions of his family to the landscape of contemporary fiction. Though they have to a degree been eclipsed by Stephen King’s popularity, his wife, Tabitha King, and sons, Owen King and Joe Hill, have found varying levels of success in their own right. The three have traveled their own writing paths, from supernatural fiction to contemporary literary fiction. This is the first extended exploration of the works of three authors who have too long been overshadowed by their proximity to “the King of Horror.”

Horns

By Joe Hill
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 006196946X
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 187
  • Pdf File: horns.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Joe Hill's critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling, Bram Stoker Award-winning debut chiller, Heart-Shaped Box, heralded the arrival of new royalty onto the dark fantasy scene. With Horns, he polishes his well-deserved crown. A twisted, terrifying new novel of psychological and supernatural suspense, Horns is a devilishly original triumph for the Ray Bradbury Fellowship recipient whose story collection, 20th Century Ghosts, was also honored with a Bram Stoker Award—and whose emotionally powerful and macabre work has been praised by the New York Times as, "wild, mesmerizing, perversely witty…a Valentine from hell."

Dark Carousel

By Joe Hill
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0063000636
  • Total of Pages : 496
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 366
  • Pdf File: dark-carousel.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Joe Hill, "the best horror writer of our generation” (Michael Koryta), returns with a brand new short story. A balmy summer night in 1994. Four teenagers out for an evening of fun on the boardwalk take a ride on the “Wild Wheel” – an antique carousel with a shadowy past – and learn too late that decisions made in an instant can have deadly consequences. What begins as a night of innocent end-of-summer revelry, young love, and (a few too many) beers among friends soon descends into chaos, as the ancient carousel’s parade of beasts comes chillingly to life to deliver the ultimate judgment for their misdeeds.

The Third Ghost Story Megapack

By Gertrude Atherton,F. Marion Crawford,Lafcadio Hearn,A. T. Quiller-Couch,Arthur Machen,Ambrose Bierce,W.W. Jacobs,W. C. Morrow,Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Book Code : 1434446743
  • Total of Pages : 533
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 602
  • Pdf File: the-third-ghost-story-megapack.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Third Ghost Story Megapack selects 26 more choice hauntings for your reading pleasure. Included this time are: THE DEAD AND THE COUNTESS, by Gertrude Atherton THE CEDAR CLOSET, by Lafcadio Hearn THE WRAITH OF BARNJUM, by F. Anstey THE JOLLY CORNER, by Henry James THE ROLL-CALL OF THE REEF, by A. T. Quiller-Couch THE BOWMEN, by Arthur Machen OMAN, By Leopold Kompert THE MIDDLE TOE OF THE RIGHT FOOT, by Ambrose Bierce THE TOLL-HOUSE, by W.W. Jacobs THE HAUNTED COVE, by Sir George Douglas THE GHOST OF LORD CLARENCEUX, by Arnold Bennett THE HAUNTED AUTOMATON, by W. C. Morrow THE GHOSTS AT GRANTLEY, by Leonard Kip THE SPECTRE COOK OF BANGLETOP, by John Kendrick Bangs THE SUPERSTITIOUS MAN’S STORY, by Thomas Hardy THE SPECTRE BRIDEGROOM, by William Hunt THE SPECTRE IN THE CART, by Thomas Nelson Page THE TALE OF THE PORCELAIN-GOD, by Lafcadio Hearn THE BELL IN THE FOG, by Gertrude Atherton THE HAUNTING OF WHITE GATES, by G. M. Robins THE SHADOW ON THE BLIND, by Mrs. Alfred (Louisa) Baldwin NO. 5 BRANCH LINE: THE ENGINEER, by Amelia Ann Blanford Edwards THE SHADOW IN THE CORNER, by Mary Elizabeth Braddon THE SECRET CHAMBER, by Margaret Oliphant THE UPPER BERTH, by F. Marion Crawford MR. GRAY'S STRANGE STORY, by Louisa Murray And don't forget to search this ebook store for "Wildside Megapack" for more entries in this and other series, covering everything from science fiction and fantasy to classic literature and pulp fiction, from mysteries and westerns to children's literature -- and much, much more!

Canary Fever

By John Clute
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Gateway
  • Book Code : 1473219787
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 713
  • Pdf File: canary-fever.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Canary Fever is a collection of reviews about the most significant literatures of the twenty-first century: science fiction, fantasy and horror: the literatures Clute argues should be recognized as the central modes of fantastika in our times. The title refers to the canary in the coal mine, who whiffs gas and dies to save miners; reviewers of fantastika can find themselves in a similar position, though words can only hurt us.

Ghosts in Popular Culture and Legend

By June Michele Pulliam,Anthony J. Fonseca
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1440834911
  • Total of Pages : 403
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 419
  • Pdf File: ghosts-in-popular-culture-and-legend.pdf

Book Short Summary:

With entries that range from specific works to authors, folklore, and popular culture (including music, film, television, urban legend, and gaming), this book provides a single-volume resource on all things ghostly in the United States and in other countries. • Provides accessible, interesting, and fun-to-read information authored by expert researchers and coedited by scholars who are experts on the topic of ghosts across human culture • Presents analytical discussions of the figure of the ghost in each work that will be beneficial to students in film studies, English, or other classes tasked with writing an essay on the horror genre or ghost films and books • Explores how the idea of the ghost implies belief in there being more to human existence than the physical body and is intrinsically connected to the concept of the afterlife—and how these concepts often coexisted uneasily with beliefs regarding afterlife in religious theologies