Halfway Down The Stairs

[Gary A. Braunbeck] · Halfway Down The Stairs ✓ Download Online eBook or Kindle ePUB. Halfway Down The Stairs Not the book for me I admit to having a strong prejudice against epigraphs stemming from my early exposure to Lin Carter and Judith Merrill who edited loads of SF anthologies in the 1960s and 70s and exposed the plot and purpose of every story in the epigraph. In recent years the epigraph has been abused by writers like David Welch who is prone to adding political screeds at the top of each chapter.So any book with epigraphs is going to get a hairy eyeball, even if I dont read the darn things (

Halfway Down The Stairs

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Rating : 4.64 (520 Votes)
Asin : 1942712596
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 576 Pages
Publish Date : 2017-01-04
Language : English

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Not the book for me I admit to having a strong prejudice against epigraphs stemming from my early exposure to Lin Carter and Judith Merrill who edited loads of SF anthologies in the 1960s and 70s and exposed the plot and purpose of every story in the epigraph. In recent years the epigraph has been abused by writers like David Welch who is prone to adding political screeds at the top of each chapter.So any book with epigraphs is going to get a hairy eyeball, even if I don't read the darn things (and I generally don't, after the first samples). But if the writing is good, the presence of epigraphs won't matter in the final review.Unfo. I intended to read this book just like a novel misspider I intended to read this book just like a novel: start at the beginning and then work your way towards the end. However, soon I found it was better to not read it in one piece. This may have been obvious considering the book is a collection of many little pieces, but I never before found such a straining collection. Each story was so demanding I felt I needed some time in between to really savor its meaning.Therefore, I started reading only 2 or 3 stories at a time and then have a break, maybe even put some different, lighter stuff in between. That way, the stories did not start blur into each other and belittle e. Reading Fury said What do you fear most?. “Have you ever asked anyoneif anything you do or say or hope or strive for or dream or regret ultimately matters, or is it all just some protracted, contemptuous, obscene delusion?” – From Halfway Down the StairsThis collection of short stories by Gary Braunbeck creates terror, rage, and disgust for sure, but many of the stories also cause us to examine what we believe we understand about the impact of words, action, thought, and observation. The stories create a hyperawareness of life, wretchedness, and joy, and whether any of it really matters. Specifically, these stories call upon us to consi

Climb halfway down the stairs with Bram Stoker Award-Winning author Gary A. Halfway Down the Stairs is a treasure chest of wonders for Braunbeck fans.. The stories span Braunbeck's thirty-year career from some of the very first tales of Cedar Hill to all-new stories, including the never-before-published author's preferred version of the controversial, "The Sisterhood of Plain-Faced Women." Several stories herein are introduced by such luminaries in the horror/dark fantasy field: Ramsey Campbell, Laird Barron, Elizabeth Massie, Graham Masterton, and Jonathan Maberry, to name only a few. Braunbeck, into worlds that occupy the spaces between "here" and "there," where office workers become little more th

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