Nightshade & Damnations

Contents 9 Kersh, the Demon Prince Harlan Ellison in 15 The Queen of Pig Island ss The Strand Mar 49 29 Frozen Beauty as by Waldo Kellar ss John Bull Nov 29 41 35 The Brighton Monster The Monster ss The Saturday Evening Post Feb 21 48 51 Men Without Bones ss Esquire Aug 54 63 Busto Is a Ghost, Too Mean to Give Us a Fright Lunatic s BroContents 9 Kersh, the Demon Prince Harlan Ellison in 15 The Queen of Pig Island ss The Strand Mar 49 29 Frozen Beauty as by Waldo Kellar ss John Bull Nov 29 41 35 The Brighton Monster The Monster ss The Saturday Evening Post Feb 21 48 51 Men Without Bones ss Esquire Aug 54 63 Busto Is a Ghost, Too Mean to Give Us a Fright Lunatic s Broth , as by P J Gahagan ss Courier Spr 38 77 The Ape and the Mystery The Mysterious Mona Lisa Smile ss The Saturday Evening Post Jun 26 48 89 The King Who Collected Clocks Royal Impostor nv The Saturday Evening Post May 3 47 117 Bone for Debunkers The Karmesin Affair Karmesin ss The Saturday Evening Post Dec 15 62 133 A Lucky Day for the Boar ss Playboy Oct 62 143 Voices in the Dust of Annan ss The Saturday Evening Post Sep 13 47 161 Whatever Happened to Corporal Cuckoo nv The Brighton Monster, London Heinemann, 1953 Star Science Fiction Stories 3, ed Frederik Pohl, Ballantine, 1954
Nightshade Damnations Contents Kersh the Demon Prince Harlan Ellison in The Queen of Pig Island ss The Strand Mar Frozen Beauty as by Waldo Kellar ss John Bull Nov The Brighton Monster The Monster ss T

  • Title: Nightshade & Damnations
  • Author: Gerald Kersh
  • ISBN: 9780340108390
  • Page: 374
  • Format: Paperback
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    About the Author

    Gerald Kersh

    Gerald Kersh was born in Teddington on Thames, near London, and, like so many writers, quit school to take on a series of jobs salesman, baker, fish and chips cook, nightclub bouncer, freelance newspaper reporter and at the same time was writing his first two novels.In 1937, his third published novel, Night and the City, hurled him into the front ranks of young British writers Twenty novels later Kersh created his personal masterpiece, Fowler s End, regarded by many as one of the outstanding novels of the century He also, throughout his long career, wrote than 400 short stories and over 1,000 articles.Once a professional wrestler, Kersh also fought with the Coldstream Guards in World War II His account of infantry training They Die With Their Boots Clean 1941 , became an instant best seller during that war.After traveling over much of the world, he became an American citizen, living quietly in Cragsmoor, in a remote section of the Shawangunk Mountains in New York State He died in Kingston, NY, in 1968 Biography compiled from Nightmares Damnations and Fantastic Fiction.

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    • Riju Ganguly said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 06:16 AM

      WHY THE **** HADN’T I READ ANTYHING WRITTEN BY GERALD KERSH UNTIL NOW?OK. Now I’m feeling better. That sense of betterment is derived not only from the fact that I have somehow managed to get that feeling, which had been plaguing me ever since I had picked up the book, out in the open. I’m feeling better because I’m quite sure that many-many of you, esteemed readers, would be in the same boat, and I can only hope that my humble comments might succeed in motivating you to rectify the situ [...]

    • Mitch Duckworth said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 06:16 AM

      . . . Loaned to me by fellow writer and dear friend, Jack Mace, this remarkable anthology of 11 storeis by a brilliant writer, Gerald Kersh, unknown to me only a few years ago. Oh, perhaps I have encountered his name somewhere along the line, in one or more (then) obscures references to him by Harlan Ellison or Ray Bradbury, or any one of the writers I admire in an article or essay describing authors they admire. Nightshade & Damnation-11 Storeis of the Weird, the Unspeakable, the Bizarre si [...]

    • Peter said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 06:16 AM

      Gerald Kersh wrote to make a living and these eleven stories – originally published between 1938 and 1962 – are for the most part potboilers. Many of them follow the sort of formula in which the narrator meets a chum who settles back in his armchair, lights his pipe, and says “Did I ever tell you the queer tale of the marmoset who played Mozart?” And then we get the queer taled that’s it. But Kersh, for all his hack work, was an intermittently good writer capable of surprising you, bot [...]

    • Linda said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 06:16 AM

      Not so much horror as stories of the fantastic. Many of these would have felt right at home on the Twilight Zone of old.

    • Clint said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 06:16 AM

      I'd never heard of this guy before I read this book, with an introduction slobbering all over him by Harlan Ellison, but all these stories were interesting and very, very odd.

    • Justin Howe said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 06:16 AM

      A collection of short stories from the 1940s and 1950s, somewhat pulpy, but it’s a testament to Kersh’s style and POV that he has aged better than most. I’d heard Kersh’s name for a while now and knew his work from Jules Dassin’s “Night & the City” before I knew who he was. I definitely recommend this book.

    • j_ay said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 06:16 AM

      The Queen of Pig Island *****Frozen Beauty ****oThe Brighton MonsterMen Without Bones"Busto is a Ghost, Too Mean to Give Us a Fright!"The Ape and the MysteryThe King Who Collected ClocksBone for DebinkersA Lucky Day for the BoarVoices in the Dust AnnanWhatever Happened to Corporal Cuckoo?

    • Chris said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 06:16 AM

      Great collection of stories. Not a clunker in the bunch. Glad I sought this book out. Thanks to Harlan Ellison. My favorites were "Busto Is A Ghost, Too Mean To Give Us A Fright", "Voices In The Dust Of Annan" and "Whatever Happened To Corporal Cuckoo?".

    • Matt Donaldson said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 06:16 AM

      Great introduction to my favorite author's work. A true master of the short story.

    • Mike said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 06:16 AM

      These stories are pretty dated but there are a couple of good ones. But, for the most part, a boring collection.

    • Debra said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 06:16 AM

      Stephen King recommended book. Listed in Danse Macabre as being “important to the genre we have been discussing.”

    • Ericpegnam Pegnam said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 06:16 AM

      Uneven but some very interestingme real shaggy dog stories marginal stuff plus it has a cover by Leo and Diane Dillon.

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