Aside from being "disquieting," these 15 tightly-written horror stories are tinged with a bittersweet melancholy that can only come from a writer who has written a lot, read a lot, and lived a lot. A good example of this is "Clocks," which concerns a widower being visited by the spirit of his dead wife. He can't stop himself from resurrecting her spirit at the same time every year, making us wonder if we would do the same thing. It would be psychologically unhealthy to keep bringing back your loved one, but who would refrain from doing so? But don't worry; TRANSIENTS has the expected and enjoyable chills. Be prepared to drown in "Pennies from Hell" and to see new faces (you'll understand what I mean) in "Peeling It Off."