Poe’s Children


Poe’s Children, ed. Peter Straub

I’m about halfway through this one, which is a mix of familiar and new stories (at least to me.)  Of the ones I hadn’t read before, Graham Joyce’s “Black Dust” stands out as a beautiful, horrible sketch of a brutal childhood.  Of the familiar stories, Neil Gaiman’s “October in the Chair is always a delight.

It’s interesting to see how few of these are traditional ghost stories–Ellen Klages’s “The Green Glass Sea” isn’t supernatural at all, but still horrifying.


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