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Holes for Faces

(2013)
A collection of stories by

 

"Future generations will regard(Ramsey Cambell) as the leading horror writer of our generation, every bit the equal of Lovecraft or Blackwood."
S T Joshi


"Consider Holes for Faces another textbook by one of our best practitioners, an essential addition to the bookshelves of horror readers and writers alike. " - FEAR NET

One of the most respected living horror writers in the world, Campbell has more awards for his horror tales than any other author, and "is likely to be remembered as the leading horror writer of our generation," according to S.T. Joshi. One of the heirs apparent to early-twentieth-century American author H. P. Lovecraft, Campbell's horror stories are often set in contemporary Merseyside, England, his own hometown, and involve quite ordinary characters. His unsettling, dreamlike prose, however, transforms his work into very effective horror fiction.

Holes for Faces collects many of his best tales from the first decade of this century. An attempt to avoid a haunted house leads into worse danger. The announcements at a railway station deal with stranger things than trains, and is that another railway station in the distance or a different kind of destination? A childhood game becomes a source of terror, and so does a radio quiz show. Even Christmas decorations may not be trusted, and beware of that Advent calendar! A hotel provides amenities you mightn't welcome, and a visit to a tourist attraction attracts an uninvited follower. A train journey may never end, unless it already has, and a visit to a hospital brings back more than memories. A myth about a horror film has unwanted consequences. There are angels you mightn't want to see too clearly, if that's what they are. And you'll have to decide if it's better to stay in the dark or see what's waiting there. You'll find uncanny dread in these pages, and disquiet and terror, but also poignancy and comedy of paranoia. One theme runs through all the stories: youth and age.

"Campbell is renowned among fans and writers alike as the master of a skewed and exquisitely terrifying style." - Library Journal

"Holes For Faces is a must-read for Ramsey Campbell fans, collecting his best stories from this fledgling century we find ourselves in. And if you've not been introduced to Mr. Campbell yet, then I can think of no better place to start." - The Occult Detective (author Bob Freeman)

"...a superb collection of stories of the strange and the dark that I'm sure fans of the genre will love. I know I did." - The Horrifically Horrifying Horror Blog

"The title story, "Holes for Faces," is a tale of sliding realities in which our protagonist sees a very different world around him. He becomes aware of the horrors that no one else can see. These stories reflect Campbell's ability to take normal and tilt it just far enough to create fear. This could happen to you he reminds us and that is the greatest fear of all." - Horror Novel Reviews

 
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Paperback Editions

August 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: Holes for Faces
Author(s): Ramsey Campbell
ISBN: 1-62641-082-8 / 978-1-62641-082-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dark Regions Press
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May 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: Holes for Faces
Author(s): Ramsey Campbell
ISBN: 1-937128-44-X / 978-1-937128-44-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dark Regions Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

August 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Holes for Faces
Author(s): Ramsey Campbell
Publisher: Dark Regions Press
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