The Complete Stories, Vol. 1: Final Reckonings

The Complete Stories Vol Final Reckonings Best known as the author of Psycho Robert Bloch is world renowned for his stories of horror mystery fantasy and science fiction Many of the stories in this first volume of The Complete Stories

  • Title: The Complete Stories, Vol. 1: Final Reckonings
  • Author: Robert Bloch
  • ISBN: 9780806511443
  • Page: 412
  • Format: Paperback
  • Best known as the author of Psycho , Robert Bloch is world renowned for his stories of horror, mystery, fantasy, and science fiction Many of the 25 stories in this first volume of The Complete Stories of Robert Bloch have been unavailable for decades The stories are in his classic style of gripping suspense, science fiction and fantasy As Bloch writes, These storiesBest known as the author of Psycho , Robert Bloch is world renowned for his stories of horror, mystery, fantasy, and science fiction Many of the 25 stories in this first volume of The Complete Stories of Robert Bloch have been unavailable for decades The stories are in his classic style of gripping suspense, science fiction and fantasy As Bloch writes, These stories in this collection have a common theme they deal with monsters Some of the monsters are human, some are not but all of them embody, in one way or another, the fears common to us in our dreams We call these monsters by many names ghosts, vampires, extraterrestrials, changelings But we recognize them for what they are manifestations of the secret dreads and desires which lurk beneath the surface of consciousness Bloch has become a virtual fixture on the popular culture landscape Publishers Weekly If you re not familiar with Bloch s short fiction, find someone to borrow this from if you already are familiar, you know that you want to own these volumes Locus
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    • Bob Rust says:

      Mannikins of Horror • (1939) Almost Human • (1943)The Beasts of Barsac • (1944) The Skull of the Marquis de Sade • (1945) The Bogey Man Will Get You • (1946) Frozen Fear • (1946) The Tunnel of Love • (1948) The Unspeakable Betrothal • (1949) Tell Your Fortune • (1950) The Head Man • (1950)The Shadow from the Steeple • [Cthulhu Mythos] • (1950) The Man Who Collected Poe • (1951) Lucy Comes to Stay • (1952) The Thinking Cap • (1953) Constant Reader • (1953) The Pin [...]

    • Henrik says:

      I have never really read this giant of a suspense/horror/fantasy/sci-fi writer who is so famous for having written Psycho. But now I have obtained a number of books with his stories, so I can catch up:-)April 25, 2009"Frozen Fear":A very short, but delicious supernatural tale where the distorted psyhological angle of the narrator is what makes it an interesting read; after all this revenge tale is essentially a rewrite of a classic theme. But thanks to Bloch's obvious writing skills (and insight [...]

    • Kurt Reichenbaugh says:

      They're not the "complete" stories of Robert Bloch, but rather the Collected stories, 3 volumes when published in hardback. These are early stories by Bloch, all of them entertaining. He made horror fun, as it's supposed to be. These are mostly from the early 1950's, with a few from the late 1940's. Magazines they appeared in include Weird Tales, Galaxy and Fantastic Stories.

    • Mike Driver says:

      As you might expect from the author of Psycho the monsters in this book are almost all entirely human, though a few stretch this definition to its limits. Each story is a great example of the short story tellers art with a punchy intro, the establishment of character and setting with the fewest possible brush strokes before the horrific journey begins and each pays off superbly, usually making clear its punning title in the process.Its hard to estimate the impact Robert Bloch had on modern horro [...]

    • Riju Ganguly says:

      Hard to believe, but my first contact with Bloch's unique style of writing had been through a story published in the one of the most blood & gore laden anthology edited by Stephen Jones: "The Yugoslavs". It was one of the last stories penned by Bloch, but that had prompted me to get hold of as many of his shorter works as possible. This particular volume, while quite representative of his lesser-known but solid stories, missed many more, esp. those jewels that had been brought out by Fedogan [...]

    • Olethros says:

      Well, that was a trip. A wealth of mostly extremely interesting stories; some whimsical, some scary, some disturbing, some simply referencing others Bloch's literary circle. But none of them boring, even if they sometimes telegraphed their ending. All of the stories are tightly written and they all feature at least a few memorable passages or phrases.One particularly interesting thing about Bloch's fantastical stories is that they very often feature elements of crime. One could perhaps call the [...]

    • TrumanCoyote says:

      Great ending to "Beasts Of Barsac" (a la "Owl Creek Bridge"). "The Pin" painfully alliterative in places. "Past Master" was I think a Lights Out/Worlds Of Tomorrow. Interesting early back-to-nature story ("Where the Buffalo Roam"). With his grisly tendencies I had a feeling "You Got To Have Brains" would be literal. "A Good Imagination" good; all-time great first line for "Founding Fathers" ("Early on the morning of July 4, 1776, Thomas Jefferson poked his peruked head into the deserted chamber [...]

    • Sally says:

      I loved half of the stories in this collection and did not enjoy the other half at all. Bloch employs a few different styles, he does Grand Guignol style horror, eerie sci-fi, noir and Lovecraft. He also frequently blends these styles. I don't enjoy Noir and I don't enjoy Lovecraft so found these types of stories very boring but they were still well done. There are some real gems in this collection, Bloch deserves all the credit he receives.

    • Nick says:

      Bloch is excellent as always, and these short stories are definitely worth a gander.

    • Christopher Sutch says:

      Endlessly inventive and entertaining. This is genre and pulp fiction of course, but Bloch was one of the best.

    • Barry Eysman says:

      one of the greats.

    • Don says:

      Though I haven't read all of the short stories in this anthology, I think I get the point. Nothing really horrifying here, but fun, surprising horror stories nonetheless.

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