Doug Murano D. Alexander Ward Ramsey Campbell Gary A. Braunbeck Chesya Burke Tim Curran T. Fox Dunham Brian Hodge
- Title: Shadows Over Main Street
- Author: Doug Murano D. Alexander Ward Ramsey Campbell Gary A. Braunbeck Chesya Burke Tim Curran T. Fox Dunham Brian Hodge
- ISBN: 9780692329733
- Page: 447
- Format: Paperback
What happens when idyllic small towns, and the simple folk who inhabit them, collide with inexplicable evil borne of a vast and uncaring cosmos Imagine a series of stories set in a golden era of American life, where worldly troubles are regarded from a distance, if at all.Hear the buzz of playing cards clipped in children s spokes echo down quiet lanes Smell the faint arWhat happens when idyllic small towns, and the simple folk who inhabit them, collide with inexplicable evil borne of a vast and uncaring cosmos Imagine a series of stories set in a golden era of American life, where worldly troubles are regarded from a distance, if at all.Hear the buzz of playing cards clipped in children s spokes echo down quiet lanes Smell the faint aroma of rich tobacco smoke from an old man s pipe on a shady boulevard Listen to the gossip of small towns where everyone knows everyone s business.Or do they Sometimes, deadly secrets lurk out in the barn Sometimes, unimaginable evil awaits us in the root cellar Sometimes, we fall under the sway of the Shadows Over Main Street.Come inside and sit for a spell Foreword by Ramsey Campbell.Cover illustration by Luke Spooner.Interior illustrations by Paul Carrick, Vincent Chong, John Coulthart, Galen Dara and M Fersner.Table of Contents Alphabetical by author name Gary Braunbeck, The Friendless Bodies of Unburied MenChesya Burke, MountaintownJames Chambers, Odd QuahogsTim Curran, The Thing with a Thousand LegsT Fox Dunham, The Flesh or the FatherBrian Hodge, This Stagnant Breath of ChangeKevin Lucia, The Black PyramidAdrian Ludens, EstrangedJosh Malerman, A Fiddlehead Party on Carpenter s FarmNick Mamatas, Rena Mason, Red HillLisa Morton, The OgreAaron Polson, UndergroundersMary SanGiovanni, The Floodgates of Willow HillLucy A Snyder, The Abomination of FensmereCameron Suey, The CrisisJohn Sunseri, HomecomingRichard Thomas, White Picket FencesJay Wilburn, Boss CthulhuStephanie Wytovich, The 21st Century Shadow
Recent Comments "Shadows Over Main Street"
It wasn't until I read the editor's blurb at the end of the anthology that I really, truly, understood what he was going for with this collection. Once I read it however, I realized that Murano had not only succeeded, but had also captured a truly unique idea for his anthology. Small towns, especially in the Americas, holds a certain view in their cultural vision. Combine that with mythos tales, and you get something that contains a very nice level of creeping horror.There were a couple that sto [...]
Before starting this book, I had some doubts, but the name of Josh Malerman, one of a dozen or so authors who contributed to this collection and whose "Bird box" I had recently read and quite enjoyed, worked like a magnet, so I decided to give it a shot. I noticed, that this is a "lovecraftian" book, but since I haven't read Lovecraft, I thought that it would be worth a try. Turns out, I'm not really in "lovecraftian" stuff. I mean, can't say something negative about it. Even more, I actually st [...]
In keeping with my effort to read more horror this October, I finally made my way around to this anthology - and it's actually a pretty great collection.As with any collection of short stories, there are some standouts:This Stagnant Breath of Change, by Brian Hodge - considering it came out in 2015, it's an awfully relevant piece about an old generation sacrificing the future of their children to maintain their fragile view of how the world should be. Also one of the few pieces that gives a nod [...]
A wonderfully curated collection of small town Lovecratian terror.
Solid Lovecraftian anthology.
“Shadows Over Main Street” is a highly entertaining anthology of 20 stories richly incorporating the style and characters of H.P. Lovecraft. One need not be a Lovecraft aficionado to appreciate these delectable tales of horror run amuck, but if one IS a Lovecraft fan, this collection will be a delightful find.The subtitle of this collection is ‘An Anthology of Small-Town Lovecraftian Horror’. Having lived a large part of my life in very, very small towns – with populations ranging from [...]
I have a great love of horror anthologies. My only complaint is that every one contains a story or two that I really don't like. That was NOT the case with this collection. I loved them all. My only complaint with this book is that it ended FAR too soon!
A good collection of short stories combining two of my very favorite things: small towns and madness-inducing Lovecraftian monstrosities. It's like a marriage made in Haddath.
Big fan of Lovecraftian horror. The way this book ties in small town life with otherworldly horror is great.
The collision of small-town America and Lovecraftian nightmares makes for enjoyable reading. This is a fine collection of stories, bringing the horror of the Old Ones to the streets and front yards of the idyllic America that really never was. These are the "good old days" of fifties and sixties television, but with a darkness hiding just under the surface. I would recommend it for all lovers of weird fiction.
A OLD BOX OF DREARY TALES IT ISHello, this is your usual collection of authors trying to be "Lovecraftian". I would say that half did an okay job and one of two were good. The rest were not so good. Thanks.
Lovecraftian fiction set on the streets of every small town you’ve ever wandered through. Cosmic horror attacking the peace and tranquility of towns where people remember “that one time there was a car accident.” In the small nestled corners where people still move at a leisurely pace, Shadows Over Main Street introduces reasons to run.These streets are no longer safe.Twenty authors came together to create this amazing new take on Lovecraft’s world. What’s that you say? You’re unfami [...]
Several good storiesI'm fairly new to the Lovecraft mythos and found this anthology to be a great experience in appreciating his legacy. I love dark stories set during the early and mid 20th century, so this felt like the perfect book to indulge. The small town settings work well for the creepy, organized groups of worshippers desiring full control of their environments as they called upon Cthulhu and the many other gods and monsters for their self-servitude at the detriment of innocent neighbor [...]
As far as anthologies go, this one is really, really even keel. A lot of anthologies give you super highs and super lows, but this stays at a steady above average level.The downside, is that aside from Brian Hoge's contribution, none of the tale truly stand out. Good, consistent tales about cosmic, Lovecraftian horror lurking in familiar small town settings. Worth a read for a Lovecraft or a horror fan!
I loved most of the stories in this collection. Only two, very short, unfulfilling, stories kept me from awarding a five star rating. There are tales of a war between humans and gods, portals to dimensions of pure evil in small town America, human misery and suffering that would make any Old One ravenous.
Great choice for fans of Lovecraft
There is some great stuff in here, but there's also a lot of stuff that is pretty average in here.
AverageA few good, a few pretty poor, but mostly mediocre. Not much else to say about it. Worth a look for the few good stories
Good Book3.5 stars! The stories are hit or miss. A few of the stories didn't catch my interest, but overall good anthology!
Expected to love it. Wanted to love it. Just didn't. Although there were a few good stories, most of them just left me cold.
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