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  • Paperback: 453 pages
  • Publisher: Gauntlet Press (March 1 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1887368795
  • ISBN-13: 978-1887368797
  • Product Dimensions: 20.6 x 13.5 x 3.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 381 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #256,946 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Andre Farant TOP 500 REVIEWER on June 11 2011
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There would be no Stephen King without Richard Matheson. This statement alone should be enough to convince you to read Matheson's work.

Matheson's short stories have been immeasurably influential and are an excellent place to start if you are unfamiliar with his work (though, in fact, you probably are familiar with his work, you just don't know it yet).

A few highlights in Collected Stories: Volume 2:

"Wet Straw" - A man's dreams come true as he is allowed to relive his most cherished moment with his recently deceased wife.

"Dear Diary" - Some things never change.

"The Doll that Does Everything" - Parents, too busy to entertain their young child, buy him the latest toy: a robotic playmate . . . but is it better than the real thing?

"A Splendid Source" - Yes, this one was redone as an episode of The Family Guy

"Steel" - Adapted in the upcoming movie Real Steel, starring Hugh Jackman

Highly recommended, as are all of Matheson's novels and short stories.
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Stories Included Jan. 12 2010
By prafaces - Published on Amazon.com
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Stories included in Volume II:

-Slaughter House
-Trespass
-The Wedding
-Wet Straw
-Being
-The Conqueror
-The Curious Child
-Dear Diary
-Descent
-The Doll That Does Everything
-The Man Who Made the World
-The Test
-The Traveller
-When Day is Dun
-Dance of the Dead
-The Funeral
-Miss Stardust
-One for the Books
-Pattern for Survival
-A Flourish of Strumpets
-A Splendid Source
-Steel
-A Visit to Santa Claus
-The Children of Noah
-The Holiday Man
-Lemmings
-Old Haunts
-The Distributor
-The Edge
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Great Classics Jan. 1 2006
By Linda Painchaud-Steinman - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
If you're familiar with Matheson's work, you may have read a few of these tales already. Even if you have, revisiting some of them won't bother you a bit, since Matheson writes so well.

The stories, which include gems like "The Children of Noah" and "Wet Straw" are the kind of tales that give you a shiver with their twist endings, and leave you wanting more.

Great classics from a master.
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A feast for the connoisseur of good horror stories. Oct. 20 2008
By Dr. W. Onyeama - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The two volumes (2 & 3)of Collected Stories by Richard Matheson should satisfy everyone interested in the modern ghost and horror story. Matheson is one of the modern masters of the genre. With more than forty stories in each volume the reader will be kept occupied frightening themselves sleepless, for many a long hour. What I found particularly engaging was the way he has skillfully updated the ghost story from its Victorian heyday to the modern era without losing anything of its particular flavour. It is for the reader to sample the joys contained therein for themselves and I will make no attempt to critique individual offerings. I would simply wish to recommend these volumes highly to those with an insatiable appetite for the well constructed tale of macabre terror.
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Wonderful Stories - Poor Editing Jan. 29 2008
By Plabius - Published on Amazon.com
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I have read all three of the volumes in this collection. I must say that this collection is so poorly edited, that I find it impossible to believe that it was edited at all.

The excellence of Matheson's work has caused it to be melded into the very culture of America. Some of the stories here were adapted to serve as episodes of the television series, Amazing Stories, Night Gallery, and the Twilight Zone.

The poor editing of this collection, or, rather, the lack of editing, certainly does not pay a worthy tribute to such a great and culturally significant writer.
Interesting Stories June 11 2014
By Melinda - Published on Amazon.com
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I'm halfway through the book, but enjoying it very much so far. Quirky but interesting stories with a scary twist.

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