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The Graveyard Reader by Groff Conklin

The Graveyard Reader

by Groff Conklin (Editor)

Other authors: Charles Beaumont (Contributor), Ambrose Bierce (Contributor), Ray Bradbury (Contributor), John Collier (Contributor), Mary Elizabeth Counselman (Contributor)7 more, Roald Dahl (Contributor), Richard Hughes (Contributor), Henry Kuttner (Contributor), HP Lovecraft (Contributor), Fitz-James O'Brien (Contributor), Theodore Sturgeon (Cover artist), Wallace West (Contributor)

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An excellent early horror collection from Groff Conklin, *the* SF anthologist for many decades. It begins with Bradbury's un-Bradbury-like suspense story, The Screaming Woman, and ends with Sturgeon's Bradbury-like The Graveyard Reader, written especially for this collection. Both are fine stories. I'm surprised the Bradbury was never adapted in the original Alfred Hitchcock television series. Another highlight is Kuttner's The Graveyard Rats, his first story, that reads exactly like a EC Comics horror piece, except that it was written in 1936. At the other end of the spectrum is the short The Cart by Richard (High Wind in Jamaica) Hughes with a snap of a ending, the surprisingly strong (to me) Listen, Children, Listen by Wallace West, and typically fine stories by that sardonic trio Bierce, Collier and Dahl. The only loser is a forgotten and forgettable morality tale by Mary Elizabeth Counselman. Recommended. ( )
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Conklin, GroffEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Beaumont, CharlesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bierce, AmbroseContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bradbury, RayContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Collier, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Counselman, Mary ElizabethContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dahl, RoaldContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hughes, RichardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kuttner, HenryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lovecraft, HPContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
O'Brien, Fitz-JamesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sturgeon, TheodoreCover artistsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
West, WallaceContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Powers, RichardCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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