Horror : another 100 best books

Format: Print Book 2005
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
Available (3)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PN3435.H65 2005x
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
 
Call Number  PN3435.H65 2005x
 
 
Penn Hills Library Non-Fiction 823 HOR
Location  Penn Hills Library
 
Collection  Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  823 HOR
 
 
Shaler North Hills Library Non-Fiction 823 H
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
 
Collection  Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  823 H
 
 
 
Noncirculating (1)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Closed Reference (Please ask for assistance) r PN3435.H65 2005x
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Second Floor - Closed Reference (Please ask for assistance)
 
Call Number  r PN3435.H65 2005x
 
 
Summary
Horror: Another 100 Best Books features one hundred of the top names in the horror field discussing one hundred of the most spine-chilling novels ever written. Each entry includes a synopsis of the work as well as publication history, biographical information about the author of each title, and recommended reading and biographical notes on the contributor. Author Ramsey Campbell also offers a new foreword to the book describing the evolution of horror over the past two decades — from the way it's written by a crop of new and exciting writers to the way it's received by a new market of readers. Horror: Another 100 Best Books will be the definitive guide to the tremendous library of horror fiction available today —a reference that no fan can live without.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In his foreword, Peter Straub says this -follow-up to Horror: 100 Best Books0 (1988) arrives when "a sophisticated contemporary reader" is more likely to consider genre fiction than ever before. Of course, horror isn't really a genre but, as Neil Gaiman says, a condiment that can improve any kind of literary dish. That seems to account for this round of 100 horror classics containing several books not thought of as horror (e.g., Highsmith's Talented Mr. Ripley0 , Fowles' Collector0 , Camus' Stranger0 ) and by writers not considered horror hands (e.g., Bret Easton Ellis, Patrick McGrath). Still, most choices readily fit into the horror category, though their primary associations are to the detective, sf, crime, gothic, and fantasy genres; to hybrid forms like the musical ( Sweeney Todd0 ) and graphic novel ( From Hell)0 ; and to the literary mainstream ( American Psycho0 ). Horror fans seeking what to read next will not only find out here; they'll also have their taste and appreciative capacity refined by the intelligent, passionate commentary of the 100 writers who selected these 100 books. --Ray Olson Copyright 2005 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Horror: Another 100 Best Books, edited by Stephen Jones and Kim Newman, gathers 100 appreciative essays by top writers and critics in the genre on landmark horror titles not covered in the editors' Horror: 100 Best Books (1988). Agent, Dorothy Lumley at the Dorian Literary Agency (U.K.). (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Additional Information
Subjects Horror tales -- History and criticism.
Best books -- English-speaking countries.
Horror tales, American -- History and criticism.
Horror tales, English -- History and criticism.
Publisher New York :Carroll & Graf Publishers,2005
Contributors Jones, Stephen, 1953-
Newman, Kim.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description xx, 456 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 0786715774
Other Classic View