McSweeney's Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales, guest-edited by Michael Chabon, will take you to places you never knew existed, send delicious shivers down your spine, and have your heart pounding healthily in your chest. The ghost story, the horror story, the detective story; stories of suspense, terror, fantasy and the plain macabre - all can be found gracing the pages within. Such celebrated writers as Neil Gaiman, Rick Moody, Nick Hornby, Stephen King, Elmore Leonard, Harlan Ellison and Glen David Gold, amongst others, have all put pen to paper in celebration of the art of genre.
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Set up five years ago, this was a literary magazine and here is the tenth issue. It is now well established in America and this issue includes new work from Aron Chabon, Eggers, Stephen King, Nick Hornby, Elmore Leonard and others. I particularly enjoyed Nick Hornby's tale of the end of the world as seen first on a video recorder. It is chilling and vastly readable. Also, the Elmore Leonard story of fearless young Carlos, who shoots a bank-robbing killer who has eaten his ice-cream cone, is a humdinger. This volume makes first class bedside reading.About the Author:
Dave Eggers is the author of A HEARTBREAKING WORK OF STAGGERING GENIUS and YOU SHALL KNOW OUR VELOCITY. Michael Chabon is the author of several novels, including WONDER BOYS, and the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER AND CLAY.
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0141014040