Interior Darkness

Interior Darkness

Selected Stories

eBook - 2016
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"If you care about the short story, you should read this book, and watch a master at work."
--Neil Gaiman

"Peter Straub brilliantly defies and blurs literary genres." --LORRIE MOORE

A MONUMENTAL COLLECTION OF SHORT FICTION FROM ACCLAIMED MASTER OF HORROR AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR PETER STRAUB

An American icon renowned for his bestselling novels, Peter Straub displays his full and stunning range in this crowning collection. He has consistently subverted the boundaries of genre for years, transcending horror and suspense to unlock the dark, unsettling, and troubling dissonances that exist on the edges of our perception. Straub's fiction cracks the foundation of reality and opens our eyes to an unblinking experience of true horror, told in his inimitable and lush style with skill, wit, and impeccable craft.
With uncanny precision, Straub writes of the city and of the Midwest, of the depraved and of the righteous, of the working class and of the wealthy--nothing and no one is safe from the ever-present darkness that he understands so well. "Blue Rose" follows the cycles of violence and power through the most innocent among us, leading to a conclusion that is audacious and devastating. In the darkly satirical masterpiece "Mr. Clubb and Mr. Cuff," a stern estate lawyer known as the Deacon hires a pair of "Private Detectives Extraordinaire" to investigate and seek revenge on his unfaithful wife. "The Ballad of Ballard and Sandrine" follows a man and his much younger lover as they explore their decadent and increasingly sinister fantasies aboard a luxurious yacht on the remotest stretch of the Amazon River.
Interior Darkness brings together sixteen stories from twenty-five years of dazzling excellence. It is a thrilling, highly entertaining, and terrifying testament to the prodigious talent of Peter Straub.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2016]
ISBN: 9780385541060
Branch Call Number: eBOOK OVERDRI
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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May 19, 2016

Well, it's my own fault. I got so excited by seeing "new" Straub that I did not pay enough attention, and wound up with a book of re-issued stories, all of which I've read before. Damn. However, Straub is worth re-reading, and I had forgotten much of some of the earlier stories, all of which are on my own bookshelves. The Buffalo Hunter is much better than I remembered, and so is The Juniper Tree.

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