Danse Macabre

Danse Macabre

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The author addresses the topic of what makes horror horrifying and what makes terror terrifying. King delivers one colorful observation after another about the great stories, books and films that comprise of the horror genre--from Frankenstein and Dracula to The exorcist, The twilight zone and Earth vs. The flying saucers.
Publisher: Grand Haven, Mich. : Brilliance Audio
Copyright Date: ℗2010
ISBN: 9781439171165
Branch Call Number: eBOOK OVERDRI
Characteristics: text file
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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Please, pull up a chair--ah, ignore the cat. And just set that skull on the floor. Would you care for tea? It isn't poisoned. Wonderful. Settled in? Good. One of the masters of the dark realms wishes to chat. An informal musing, if you will. About what? Why, the things that haunt the night--and t... Read More »

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Jun 07, 2017

I'm not so much into horror (and hence into Stephen King) as science fiction and fantasy (although I like some stories of the supernatural, ghost stories, etc., that could be described as "horror"). Nevertheless, I'm a big fan of this book. I think it's one of the best overviews of the fantasy/horror genres, with superb discussions of Ray Bradbury, Shirley Jackson, Harlan Ellison, Robert Louis Stevenson, and much more, written in King's lively, informal style.


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