Nightshade & Damnations

Gerald Kersh


Nightshade & Damnations

Nightshade & Damnations

  • Title: Nightshade & Damnations
  • Author: Gerald Kersh
  • ISBN: 9780340108390
  • Page: 202
  • Format: Paperback



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


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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 [...]

. . . 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 [...]

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 [...]

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

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.

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.

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?

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?".

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

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

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

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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