E–pub/Pdf [The Shapes of Midnight] by Joseph Payne Brennan

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The Shapes of Midnight Characters Ù PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free E patterned my own career upon declared Stephen King This new edition of an increasingly rare compilation presents 12 of B. This collection of short horror stories by Joseph Payne Brennan would have had a lot historical significance if it had included all of the book s original stories Instead the publisher opted to remove two of them thereby making it an incomplete set Aside from that Brennan s work provides an interesting time capsule of the horror writing style of the late 70searly 80s Stephen King once raved about this book which actually seems really odd now since Brennan continuously broke King s rules for writing For instance in one sentence Brennan somehow managed to cram three adverbs passive voice and showing instead of telling These ualities combined with a bit of casual racism and the general vibe of telling scary stories around a campfire really dates the book It was an interesting read as a horror time capsule but it lacks the compelling literary nature of the genre s classics It also falls short in the gore department meaning it doesn t uite connect with either of the two main types of horror readers Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for providing a copy of this book This review contains my honest unbiased opinion

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The Shapes of Midnight Characters Ù PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Rennan's most chillingly memorable tales including Diary of a Werewolf The Horror at Chilton Castle and Canavan's Back Yar. I received an ARC of this book thanks to Net Galley and publisher Dover Publications in exchange for an honest reviewHorror anthologies can be so hit or miss for me I tend to avoid collections published by one author unless I know their work because I have specific tastes for horror and I dislike the ambiguous short stories the genre often results in I made an exception for The Shapes of Midnight and I am so glad I didThis is a VERY short collection 100 pages of horror stories which are mostly basic in concept but are executed really well The first two were my least favourite and the most straightforward of the bunch but it was all uphill from there If you could plot my ratings of these on a graph it would almost be a perfect bell curve because I felt the middle stories were definitely the strongest My Kindle ARC was sadly missing two stories Canavan s Back Yard and Slime which might also be why it felt so short to meNo of stories 10 12 in actual collectionDiary of a Werewolf What it says on the tin This was definitely one the weaker ones It wasn t bad but it was very straightforward and there were no surprises or depth to itThe Corpse of Charlie Rull A man dies in a radioactive river and comes back to life Slightly better than the one above because I couldn t tell where it was going and it was less of a standard plot I also loved the way this opened it had a fantastic style to itThe Pavilion A very creepy story about a man who murders his friend and returns to check if the body has been dislodged by the sea This grabbed my attention and kept me excited to see what was going to happen nextHouse of Memory A different type of horror story to most and a refreshing addition to the collection A woman is forced out of her childhood home and refuses to accept it has been demolished much to the confusion of her family Another very decent and enjoyable oneThe Willow Platform A man in a small town finds an evil demon book The writing style of this was very entertaining but I wasn t a fan of the story topic itself which is probably just personal preferenceWho Was He A man in hospital keeps getting visits from a hospital barber This was hands down my favourite of the whole bunch I read it late at night and was genuinely very scared by itDisappearance Another very strong story about a man whose brother has gone missing and the narrator suspects he killed him The twist of this was very easy to guess but it was still entertaining and possibly my second favouriteThe Horror at Chilton Castle A man lives near a castle which has a secret sealed room the contents of which are only shown to the heirs of Earls This started off strong but the actual contents of the room turned it into not my type of horror story It was still one of the best and definitely had some good horror momentsThe Impulse to Kill A man who has the urge to kill devises a way to do so without being arrested for it This is a neat enough idea for a story and it was well written but it suffers from being very linear and not having a lot beyond the basic conceptThe House on Hazel Street Upon entering a house a man realises he has no memory of why he is there The occupant of the house has a specific reuest of him This story has one of the uniue concepts in the anthology and it was good but not one of my absolute favouritesI debated between 35 and 4 stars for a while but I felt 4 stars was right since I enjoyed almost every story in here and the writing style was consistently strong throughout At points Brennan has almost a Lemony Snicket esue narration style and this was very enjoyable when it cropped up This collection is very short in the form I received but that was minus two stories so I decided to not lower the rating due to that Overall this was a wonderful horror anthology and I would definitely want to read by this authorOverall Rating 45 stars Entfernung von der TruppeAls der Krieg ausbrach very straightforward and there were no surprises or depth to itThe Corpse of Charlie Rull A man dies in a radioactive river and comes back to life Slightly better than the one above because I couldn t tell where it was going and it was less of a standard plot I also loved the way this opened it had a fantastic style to itThe Pavilion A The Silver Branch very creepy story about a man who murders his friend and returns to check if the body has been dislodged by the sea This grabbed my attention and kept me excited to see what was going to happen nextHouse of Memory A different type of horror story to most and a refreshing addition to the collection A woman is forced out of her childhood home and refuses to accept it has been demolished much to the confusion of her family Another Fisher Investments on Utilities very decent and enjoyable oneThe Willow Platform A man in a small town finds an evil demon book The writing style of this was Jupiters Legacy Vol 2 very entertaining but I wasn t a fan of the story topic itself which is probably just personal preferenceWho Was He A man in hospital keeps getting Shadows Embrace Slaughter #2 visits from a hospital barber This was hands down my favourite of the whole bunch I read it late at night and was genuinely Consoler of Suffering Hearts Modern Matericon Series very scared by itDisappearance Another Crome Yellow very strong story about a man whose brother has gone missing and the narrator suspects he killed him The twist of this was Shadows in the Starlight very easy to guess but it was still entertaining and possibly my second favouriteThe Horror at Chilton Castle A man lives near a castle which has a secret sealed room the contents of which are only shown to the heirs of Earls This started off strong but the actual contents of the room turned it into not my type of horror story It was still one of the best and definitely had some good horror momentsThe Impulse to Kill A man who has the urge to kill devises a way to do so without being arrested for it This is a neat enough idea for a story and it was well written but it suffers from being Animorphia An Extreme Colouring and Search Challenge very linear and not having a lot beyond the basic conceptThe House on Hazel Street Upon entering a house a man realises he has no memory of why he is there The occupant of the house has a specific reuest of him This story has one of the uniue concepts in the anthology and it was good but not one of my absolute favouritesI debated between 35 and 4 stars for a while but I felt 4 stars was right since I enjoyed almost every story in here and the writing style was consistently strong throughout At points Brennan has almost a Lemony Snicket esue narration style and this was Borka The Adventures of a Goose with no Feathers very enjoyable when it cropped up This collection is Chinese Cinderella III very short in the form I received but that was minus two stories so I decided to not lower the rating due to that Overall this was a wonderful horror anthology and I would definitely want to read by this authorOverall Rating 45 stars

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The Shapes of Midnight Characters Ù PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Joseph Payne Brennan is one of the most effective writers in the horror genre and he is certainly one of the writers I hav. Stephen King introduction Stephen King recommended book Noted as important to the genre we have been discussing from Danse MacabreKing said Slime is a wonderful novella It is included in this compilation 102212 It is a darned shame that this anthology is out of print Except for one story I thought that all the stories were remarkably well written and imaginative I had to pay an arm and a leg for a used copy of this from The Stephen King introduction is a hoot especially since it was written in 1979 when King was still coming up in the world If you can get your hands on a copy of this book it is well worth the read


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    E–pub/Pdf [The Shapes of Midnight] by Joseph Payne Brennan This was a short but fun anthology featuring stories of madness sorrowful memories and murderMy favorites were Diary of a Werewolf in which a recovering drug addict begins to feel a strong compulsion to run wild in the woods and Pavilion in which a murderer returns to the scene of his crime The rest were just ok reads for me though others may enjoy them than I did If you are into short horror stories give this one a readI recei

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    Joseph Payne Brennan ¹ 2 Summary E–pub/Pdf [The Shapes of Midnight] by Joseph Payne Brennan Stephen King introduction Stephen King recommended book Noted as important to the genre we have been discussing from Danse MacabreKing said Slime is a wonderful novella It is included in this compilation 102212 It is a darned shame that this

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    Joseph Payne Brennan ¹ 2 Summary E–pub/Pdf [The Shapes of Midnight] by Joseph Payne Brennan This collection of short horror stories by Joseph Payne Brennan would have had a lot historical significance if it had included all

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    Summary ´ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¹ Joseph Payne Brennan Joseph Payne Brennan ¹ 2 Summary Read The Shapes of Midnight Diary of a Werewolf ⭐⭐⭐ 12The Corpse of Charlie Rull ⭐⭐⭐⭐The Pavillion ⭐⭐ 12House of Memory ⭐⭐The Willow Platform ⭐⭐⭐ 12Who Was He? ⭐⭐Disappearance ⭐⭐⭐The Horror at Chilton Castle ⭐⭐⭐ 12T

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    E–pub/Pdf [The Shapes of Midnight] by Joseph Payne Brennan Summary ´ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¹ Joseph Payne Brennan Very uick read of very fun stories This author heavily influenced Stephen King's short stories

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    E–pub/Pdf [The Shapes of Midnight] by Joseph Payne Brennan Joseph Payne Brennan ¹ 2 Summary I received an ARC of this book thanks to Net Galley and publisher Dover Publications in exchange for an honest reviewHorror anthologies can be so hit or miss for me I tend to avoid collections published by one author unless I know their work

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    Read The Shapes of Midnight Joseph Payne Brennan ¹ 2 Summary E–pub/Pdf [The Shapes of Midnight] by Joseph Payne Brennan The Shapes of Midnight is a horror collection by Joseph Payne Brennan originally released in 1980 to be re released this year by Dover Publications The Dover version collects ten of his best tales which range from explorations of madness Diary of a Werewolf The Impulse to Kill to the shifting nature of time House of Mem

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    Joseph Payne Brennan ¹ 2 Summary Summary ´ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¹ Joseph Payne Brennan E–pub/Pdf [The Shapes of Midnight] by Joseph Payne Brennan Dover has reprinted 1980's The Shapes of Midnight minus two stories1 Diary of a Werewolf A recovering New York heroin addict moves to Juniper Hill on the advice of his doctor for a little rest and relaxtion After moving int

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    E–pub/Pdf [The Shapes of Midnight] by Joseph Payne Brennan ✭✭✭“Diary of a Werewolf” 1960 ✭✭✭½ “The Corpse of Charlie Rull” 1959 ✭✭✭½ “The Pavillion” 1959 ✭✭✭ “House of Memory” 1967 ✭✭½ “The Willow Platform” 1973 ✭✭✭½“Who Was He?” 1969 ✭✭✭✭ “Disappearance” 1959 ✭✭½ “The Horror at Chilton Castle” 1963 ✭✭✭✭“The Impulse to Kill” 1959 ✭½“The House on Hazel Street” 1961 ✭✭✭Th

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  • 10 February 2018
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