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The Mammoth Book of Vampires by Stephen…

The Mammoth Book of Vampires (1992)

by Stephen Jones (Editor)

Other authors: Clive Barker (Contributor), Robert Bloch (Contributor), Ramsey Campbell (Contributor), Hugh B. Cave (Contributor), R. Chetwynd-Hayes (Contributor)19 more, Basil Copper (Contributor), Les Daniels (Contributor), Dennis Etchison (Contributor), Neil Gaiman (Contributor), Frances Garfield (Contributor), Nancy Holder (Contributor), Brian Lumley (Contributor), Graham Masterton (Contributor), Richard Christian Matheson (Contributor), Kim Newman (Contributor), David J. Schow (Contributor), Brian Stableford (Contributor), Melanie Tem (Contributor), Steve Rasnic Tem (Contributor), Peter Tremayne (Contributor), Karl Edward Wagner (Contributor), Howard Waldrop (Contributor), Manly Wade Wellman (Contributor), F. Paul Wilson (Contributor)

Series: Mammoth Vampires, Mammoth Horror

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A random mix of stories about vampires; some tradition and some very out there. Enjoyable and interesting. ( )
1 vote jadedlioness | Dec 29, 2015 |
A collection of 29 tales by different authors, this includes short stories, novellas and a poem from Neil Gaiman to close the collection. As always with collections they are of various appeal, for me the stronger stories are by Clive Barker, F Paul Wilson and Kim Newman. This is not to say that the others aren't worth reading but those are the three that stick in my mind.

Of course with a themed collection there are no surprises when a vampire does appear but some of the stories are not quite so clear cut and some did manage to shock me. Overall not a bad collection. ( )
1 vote calm | Oct 29, 2011 |
Four stories really stood out from the crowd in this anthology:

* Necros by Brian Lumley
* Beyond Any Measure by Karl Edward Wagner
* The Better Half by Melanie Tem
* Midnight Mass by F. Paul Wilson

Each one had at least one twist to the vampire lore that I had never seen before and enjoyed immensely. Unfortunately, while those four stories were exceptional, the remaining 25 were not. While none of the stories were bad, they all seemed to lack something new or different. They failed at grabbing my attention. 75 pages of some of the best vampire fiction I've ever read just isn't enough to carry the rest of this book. ( )
  TequilaReader | Oct 25, 2009 |
This collection varies widely in style, approach, and quality. Some are first-rate, others simply bearable. Calling some of the stories “vampire stories” is quite a stretch, but all fall into the general horror genre.

I recommend reading it in small chunks (two or three stories at a time). Otherwise, it starts to get oppressive. ( )
  hermit_9 | May 8, 2008 |
A must-read for vampire (and horror, in general) fans! I love vampires, so I have a bias giving this rating, but as far as vampire collections go, this one is a real keeper! ( )
1 vote thioviolight | Dec 31, 2007 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Jones, StephenEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Barker, CliveContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bloch, RobertContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Campbell, RamseyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cave, Hugh B.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chetwynd-Hayes, R.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Copper, BasilContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Daniels, LesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Etchison, DennisContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gaiman, NeilContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Garfield, FrancesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Holder, NancyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lumley, BrianContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Masterton, GrahamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Matheson, Richard ChristianContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Newman, KimContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Schow, David J.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Stableford, BrianContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Tem, MelanieContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Tem, Steve RasnicContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Tremayne, PeterContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wagner, Karl EdwardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Waldrop, HowardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wellman, Manly WadeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wilson, F. PaulContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0881847968, Paperback)

A collection of stories and short novels starring vampires features the work of Clive Barker, Robert Bloch, Ramsey Campbell, F. Paul Wilson, Brian Stableford, R. Chetwynd-Hayes, David J. Schow, and others. Original.

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Modern masters of the macabre bring the dead to life in this specially re-vamped edition of the classic compilation every horror fan will want to sink their teeth into.From an award-winning editor who knows the genre backwards, here is the very best in vampire fiction: from tales of tempting sirens to contemporary serial killers; from the dark origins of fairy tales to a modern reinterpretation of the King of the Undead himself, Count Dracula.This revised edition features over a dozen new stories, including Tina Rath's A Trick of the Dark and Kim Newman's Andy Warhol's Dracula, as well as classic novellas such as Hugh B. Cave's Stragella and Chelsea Quinn Yarbro's Investigating Jericho. There are contributions by Nancy Kilpatrick, Christopher Fowler, Paul Mcauley, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Tina Rath, Neil Gaiman, Harlan Ellison and Kim Newman.… (more)

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