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Short Tall Tales

A collection of stories by

And that is exactly what this book is: a varied collection of short stories from the acknowledged British master of Horror, Fantasy and Science Fiction, Brian Lumley, in a single volume of all three domains of the imagination – but more especially the haunts of the sinister and macabre! Inspired by the weird tales of the great Edgar Allan Poe, and as some readers might reasonably insist, the even greater H. P. Lovecraft – himself an admirer of Poe – here is a host of rather more modern witcheries from times since the sad demise of many such old masters, based on eras long forgotten before all such tale-tellers so much as existed; concepts spawned in an immemorial past that even now continues to provide the source and fundamentals of similar conceits, such as they were, in the shape of folk legends and the frequently monstrous cautions of so-called “fairy tales,” in modes made their own by the antique yarns of the Brother’s Grimm, now sadly long-demised – a fact which in itself says a lot for the longevity of these genres!

Stories included in this collection:
The Man in the Dream
Late Shopping
Spider in the Bath
The Lecture
Hell Is a Personal Place
Problem Child
The Sorceror's Dream
Mother Love
Not a Creature Was Stirring
In the Glow Zone
Little Man Lost
Snarker's Son
What Dark God?
The Strange Years
The Man Who Saw No Spiders
A Really Game Boy
A Dreamer's Tale
In Dublin's Fair City

As well as three short stories in just fifty words each and four favourite poems from "Ghoul Warning"

Genre: Horror

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