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.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s