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Midnight Pleasures

(1987)
A collection of stories by

 
 
Awards
Bram Stoker Best Collection (nominee)
Publisher's Weekly
This latest collection from Bloch, who has been writing professionally for 52 years, is a middling mix of crime, fantasy and horror stories. Two of the 14 selections are early works: a negligible, almost plotless humor piece, ''But First These Words,'' and an unconvincing horror story, ''The Totem Pole,'' interesting mostly for its vintageit's from a 1939 Weird Tales. The other 12 date from the past decade and include ''The Spoiled Bride,'' a comic, if rather grim, tale of a future in which men can choose their mates from among the cryogenically frozen; a character study of a psychotic Nazi type who murders a little Jewish girl, ''The Rubber Room''; and ''Everybody Needs a Little Love,'' the all-too-predictable tale of a man who takes a store mannequin for a companion. Best in the book are a well-wrought tale of adultery and revenge, ''The Night Before Christmas,'' and a deal-with-the-devil story, ''Picture.''

    

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Hardback Editions

April 1987 : USA Hardback
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Title: Midnight Pleasures
Author(s): Robert Bloch
ISBN: 0-385-19439-0 / 978-0-385-19439-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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Paperback Editions

April 1991 : USA Paperback
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Title: Midnight Pleasures
Author(s): Robert Bloch
ISBN: 0-8125-1574-9 / 978-0-8125-1574-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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