- Paperback: 400 pages
- Publisher: Ace (Jan. 1 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0451458133
- ISBN-13: 978-0451458131
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.8 x 22.9 cm
- Shipping Weight: 431 g
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,529,696 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Best of Cemetery Dance Paperback – Jan 1 2001
Customers who bought this item also bought
No Kindle device required. Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
"Cemetery Dance is one of the best. Great stuff. -- Stephen King
Showing 1-7 of 7 reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
The only thing that I thought was weird and didn't quite fit was the last story, or more accurately interview. It's an interview of Dean Koontz from a few years back. While slightly dated (he hypes the then-unreleased movie Phantoms as well as Mr. Murder, Intensity, and Survivor), it does contain some interesting points and definitely gives a better idea of who Koontz is. It just didn't seem to fit with the rest of the stories. Although I hate to limit my favorites to just a few, I've picked some and listed them below.
"Tyrannosaurus" by Norman Partridge - A woman seeks out vengeance against her child abducting ex-husband.
"Desert Pickup" by Richard Laymon - The circle is completed for a hitch-hiker in the desert and the woman who picks him up.
"With The Wound Still Wet" by Wayne Allen Sallee - An author and a photographer just do their jobs.
"Almost Never" by Edward Lee - Two thugs try to repay the mob by kidnapping a little girl.
"The Winds Within" by Ronald Kelly - A murder at an apartment building has a grisly origin.
"Animal Rites" by Jay. R. Bonansinga - A clever twist to an otherwise normal killing.
"Easy's Last Stand" by Nancy A. Collins - Workers at a phone sex operation prove that they are survivors.
This tome is more concerned with detective stories/ serial killer stories. Plainclothes and The Pattern are two of the best. One of the most interesting stories in this volume is Barry Hoffman's Trial By Fire, a twisted tale of revenge. Matthew Costello's Vacation is one of the most terrifying and twisted tale I've read in a long time. And Dick Laymon's Desert Pickup is a good little story with a neat twist.
But I was disappointed that the story by Poppy Z. Brite is only the prologue to her novel Lost Souls. And Melanie Tem's contribution is very disappointing - she is able to do much better than this.
Overall, this is a great book that any horror fan should get. I am a devoted fan of Cemetery Dance and this book only reminds me of why.
- "Mr. God"
- "Drive-in Date"
- "Easy's Last Stand"
....Oh, who am I kidding? I loved them all!!! Pick this one up!!!
Want to see more reviews on this item?