The co-authors remain true to their characters, creating a host of men and women with agency and intriguing character arcs to operate within their fantastical, otherworldly framework. Philip, the former lead singer of Detroit rock band the Danes, was a washed-up recording engineer when the army decided to bring his band back into their service, tracking down a mysterious sound in the African desert.
Cutter builds suspense by introducing the three protagonists in their broken, post-Little Heaven states, then flashing back to show how they were undone by the deals they made with the horrifying evil residing in the huge obsidian monolith the cult worships. He also fills the book with mix-and-match creatures, creepy undead children, sinister occult practices, and more horrors to keep you up nights, just wondering if that noise outside was made by the wind, or by a bear with six bird heads stuck to its shoulders.
Probably just the wind…right? Machado walks the line between the beautiful and the disturbing, wringing arresting images out of green ribbons, girls with bells sewn over their eyes, and yet more bizarre plot elements. These four short novels share a connective thread: despite the bizarre natural phenomena they explore, it is the human monsters that truly terrify. Like thunderclouds gathering, each novel forms a cloud of dread and foreboding, until the terrible events finally rain down on the hapless, imperfectly human characters.
These are four tightly plotted, unnerving examples of the talents of a dark fiction master at his best, even with a much smaller page count. In his introduction, Mark Morris writes that he was inspired to create his own anthology series by the annual horror anthologies he grew up reading, works showcasing the best of the genre, packed to bursting with well-crafted stories from the masters of horror all over the country, and perhaps, all over the world.
Nevill , and established masters Brian Keene, Ramsey Campbell Morris delivers an unusually powerful slate of stories that hopefully signal the start of a brand new trend in horror fiction. New Fears is a collection of dark corners, and perfect for cold, dark nights; its showcase of talent makes it an excellent gateway drug for the genre as a whole. The local video store is no more, and scary movies?
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After the death of his parents, their son sells haunted dolls and toys they collected to amateur collectors. You really want to see the haunted bear and haunted porcelain doll in action, don't you? When his wife commits suicide on request of one of those haunted toys the bought a man seeks out for revenge. He's teaming up with a professional on supernatural things and they try to hunt Stefan the man who sells those items down Compelling, easy to read, to the bone episodes Absolutely eerie! Compelling, easy to read, to the bone episodes you can't get enough of.
This seems to be planned by the author as a whole series. You won't regret it. I read this book for free. Sep 04, J. Brennan rated it it was amazing. Have you ever thought about purchasing haunted items? If so this story might just make you change your mind. He is not selling them to make money or to make sure they are taken care of as they should be, no! His goal is to have these items cause as much havoc and pain as they can to get back at his Have you ever thought about purchasing haunted items? His goal is to have these items cause as much havoc and pain as they can to get back at his mother.
Ron Ripley is an excellent writer, and I have read many of his books. However, this one had me up at night checking to make sure my antique doll had not moved from her position on the dresser. Dec 31, Cheryl rated it it was ok. I was drawn to this book because of the premise. What with the Annabelle and Chucky movie series the concept of possessed dolls has grown. I will tell you that you may not look at a teddy bear the same way again after this book. I was really digging this book for the first third of the story.
After this, my excitement dissipated. This is because the "horror" aspect of the story did not make the hairs on my arms stand up. In addition, there were a bunch of characters and none that I really was at I was drawn to this book because of the premise. In addition, there were a bunch of characters and none that I really was attached to. Therefore, between the combination of these two factors, this book is just "so, so". There are times that I would read parts of the story just for moments later for me to forget what I just read. Sadly, this book was lost on me in the "horror" department.
Jan 31, Rene rated it really liked it Shelves: ghosts. Another great book from Mr. Ripley, although I found it to be the most horrific, and I found I missed the good ghosts from the Shane books.
Is that series completely over? Too bad if so. I really liked the two 'good guys' -- Jeremy and Victor, although Jeremy seems so frail.
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I don't think he would have survived this adventure without Victor. I'll be reading the next one for sure! The cursed-objects storyline, while not unique, was done wel Another great book from Mr. The cursed-objects storyline, while not unique, was done well, and all the characters dead or alive All in all, a great start to the new series.
I have read all his book series personally don't care for short stories and he has never disappointed. Sep 29, Gwen Schwartz rated it it was amazing. My favorite new author I love the writing style of Ron Ripley. He knows just how to put words together to make a sentence. How to make a sentence into a paragraph and how to turn those words and paragraphs into something that will make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. He also turns something as simple as a shadow, into something that gives you the chills!
You'll find yourself triple checking all of your door and window locks! If you like well crafted and imaginative horror, just down My favorite new author I love the writing style of Ron Ripley.
If you like well crafted and imaginative horror, just download, close your curtains, triple check your locks and get ready for some chilling fun! Jan 13, Matt Erwin rated it really liked it. Entertaining start to a promising series. Ripley does a good job of introducing the characters that will likely go throughout the series while still making the book satisfying for a stand alone read. While it is a supernatural thriller, it seems to fall more to the adventurous side than the terrifying side more Ghostbusters than the Exorcist if you will.
With just enough creepiness to keep you on your toes. I look forward to making my way through the series. Sep 27, Colleen rated it liked it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This one, I just wanted it to end, it felt like it went on too long. I was provided an ARC edition of the book in exchange for an honest review.
Dec 14, David rated it it was amazing. I received a complimentary audiobook copy of this book. There are a lot of things out there that scare the crap out of me. Big, hairy spiders, being buried alive, drowning, being lost on an alien world - all of these are plenty scary, but there is one thing that scares me above all these - haunted dolls. There is absolutely nothing scarier to me than a doll that is possessed by an evil spirit.
Collecting Death (Haunted Collection Series Book 1) by Ron Ripley
I refuse to even have the satanic things in my home. That said, this series has all the elements of one s I received a complimentary audiobook copy of this book. That said, this series has all the elements of one scary experience. Stefan Korzh has inherited a collection of haunted items, mostly toys and dolls, that contain the spirits of particularly evil ghosts. Stefan has two goals - turn these ghosts loose on an unsuspecting world and get revenge against his parents, who he hated. His parents are both dead, of course, but that doesn't stop them from abusing Stefan as they did while alive.
In comes Victor Daniels, whose wife is killed by an evil ghost inhabiting a toy bear that she buys from Stefan's collection, and the adventure begins. Victor teams up with Jeremy Rhinehart, an expert in the paranormal with a history of solving problems like Victor's. I think Ron Ripley is one of the most talented horror writers out there today.
He has a knack for touching the scare nerve in all of us. His characters are well developed. Thom Bowers' audio narration adds an even creepier dimension to these stories. His talent with various ethnic accents is totally entertaining. This first book of the Collecting Death series gets a solid five stars from me.
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I can't wait for the next chapters in this haunting tale. Oct 01, BookLoversLife rated it it was amazing Shelves: for-review. This was seriously awesome!! For me, it was the scariest of this authors books, that I've read! I've never liked those porcelain dolls anyway, they creeped me out, but after reading this Stefan Korzh grew up with his parents focused on buying haunted items. All their attention was focused on their passion and so Stefan was left unattended. Growing up in a house with ghosts made Stefan the way he is!!
Now that both his parents have di This was seriously awesome!! Now that both his parents have died, Stefan is intent on exacting revenge on people like his parents, people that actively seek out haunted items. So he starts selling off his parents items, all the while gleefully watching the ramifications unfold.