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kindle È Waking Nightmares Mass Market Paperback read  johnscyclingdiary Ë ☉ [PDF / Epub] ☆ Waking Nightmares By Ramsey Campbell ❤ – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk A collection of terrifying short fiction features stories about forests full of wooden demons and houses hauntedShort story by Ramsey Campbell169 • Eye of Childhood • 1982 • short story by Ramsey Campbell185 • The Other Side • 1986 • short story by Ramsey Campbell200 • Where the Heart Is • 1987 • short story by Ramsey Campbell211 • Being an Angel • 1989 • short story by Ramsey Campbell233 • It Helps If You Sing • 1989 • short story by Ramsey Campbell243 • The Old School • 1989 • short story by Ramsey Campbell258 • Meeting the Author • 1989 • short story by Ramsey Campbell I rate this five stars for The Trick alone One of the two most terrifying stories along with MR James' Oh Whistle and I'll Come to You My Lad that I have ever read There are several other solidly creepy stories in this collection as well In my opinion Campbell's best stories are those in the MR Jamesian vein

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A collection of terrifying short fiction features stories about forests full of wooden demons and houses haunted by the future By the author of The Count of Eleven ReprintFiction and Essays view Full Listing1 • Introduction Waking Nightmares • essay by Ramsey Campbell7 • The Guide • 1989 • short story by Ramsey Campbell23 • Next Time You'll Know Me • 1988 • short story by Ramsey Campbell36 • Second Sight • 1987 • short story by Ramsey Campbell44 • The Trick • 1980 • novelette This is a collection of short horror and supernatural fiction published between 1980 89 and prefaced by a short introduction in which the author outlines the circumstances in which they were written On the one hand I admire the atmosphere and techniue in which the very setting of the stories often contributes to a sense of claustrophobia futility and ultimately inevitability of the protagonist's fate On the other reading so many over a couple of days does emphasise the similarity between some of them and in the settingcharacters especially when two stories about teachers are set back to back the first being far superior to the secondThe better stories in the collection evoke a sense of disorientation 'In the Trees' for example which well evokes the panic of becoming lost in a wood especially when something unfriendly seems to be in there with you or the sense of being controlled by adults and their not well understood own burdens as in 'Eye of Childhood' One or two however seem so over the top 'Playing the Game' 'The Other Side' that they are in danger of straying into the arena of self parodySome are truly horrific 'Another World' and 'It Helps if You Sing' being examples I found 'The Guide' particularly affecting this story in the style of M R James and featuring a guidebook that James actually wrote details a fate which is certainly undeserved by the lonely widower who explores a clifftop church rather reminiscent of the one in James' iconic story 'Oh Whistle and I'll Come to You My Lad'Given that I found the collection rather uneven as suggested I've settled on a 3 star rating

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Waking NightmaresBy Ramsey Campbell65 • In the Trees • 1986 • short story by Ramsey Campbell77 • Another World • 1987 • short story by Ramsey Campbell93 • Playing the Game • 1988 • short story by Ramsey Campbell109 • Bedtime Story • 1986 • short story by Ramsey Campbell125 • Watch the Birdie • 1984 • short story by Ramsey Campbell133 • Old Clothes • 1985 • short story by Ramsey Campbell146 • Beyond Worlds • 1986 • short story by Ramsey Campbell162 • Jack in the Box • 1983 • Novels by Ramsey Campbell are almost impossible to find in bookstores these days Instead one can only find his annual compilation of Best New Horror usually co compiled with Stephen Jones I find that uite odd for a horror writer who has churned out dozens of books over a career spanning over three decadesSo on my last trip to Singapore i was almost delirious with excitement to have returned with a stack of Ramsey Campbell books from the second hand bookstore Most were old editions and out of print issues Waking Nightmares first published 1991 marked a turning point in his career as a horror writer An heir apparent to the throne of Lovercraft Campbell's earlier short stories were akin to the horror of British moors fogs and undescribable supernatural beings mostly published in trade magazines and anthologies With this collection of short stories he began crafting tales that were of a modern horror of slashers serial killers hauntings and strange children But it's a mixed bag You'll still find Lovecraftian tales sandwiched between tales along the lines of Richard Matheson and pretty much everything in between The tales are rather mild in terms of modern horror but British style creepiness still peppers each story There's also a touch of humour occasionallyThis would be a good reference for anyone who wants to start reading Campbell whom i think is better at writing shorts rather than lengthy works of fiction