In a Lonely Place) [Pdf/E–pub] Ö Karl Edward Wagner

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FREE DOWNLOAD ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook å Karl Edward Wagner Karl Edward Wagner å 0 READ CHARACTERS In a Lonely Place ContentsIn the PinesWhere the Summer End. I finally was able to run down a copy of Wagner s In a Lonely Place via Interlibrary Loan It s ridiculous given the uality of the stories within this collection that it s out of print and prohibitively expensive if you decide to purchase a used copy Wagner was a very interesting guy a Pulp writer who trained to be a doctor and psychiatrist If interested to know there s long piece on him from a high school friend John Mayer with whom he shared a real interest in Pulp at I said above the stories in A Lonely Place are of high uality the influences varied though Lovecraft seems prominent In several stories Wagner s own biography plays out a bit beneath the surface but if I hadn t of read the article I wouldn t of known that Briefly1 In the Pines A modern day ghost or is it story set in the mountains of Tennessee A couple tries to put their lives back together after an automobile accident Wagner really captures the area and the people of the mountains really well And he wisely incorporates the old blues song In the Pines into the story It s a dark haunting song and Wagner delivers a worthy story to accompany it2 Where the Summer Ends Great story with a goofy title I would of called it Kudzu Hints of Lovecraft A college student and collector like Wagner himself befriends an old antiue store owner in the Red Hook part of Knoxville 3 Sticks A much anthologized and for good reason story of an ancient race a war veteran and artist and some strange art work found in the woods I can t help but wonder if the makers of Blair Witch Project took the weird things hanging from the trees from this story Again Lovecraft influenced Also something of an homage to Pulp artists4 The Fourth Seal Not bad but not great either story of medicine doctors and secret cults Wagner s personal biography plays out some here5 More Sinned Against A shift in style telling a modern day Hollywood BabylonLife in the Fast Lane story that involves porn drugs and Voodoo Not bad but not great either6 220 Swift Completely crazy story involving secret gold mines little people mountaineers moonshine folk lore a hit man Spanish conuistadors and ultimately an albino king from the underworld Wonderful7 The River of Night s Dreaming A dreamlike and nightmare like story involving an escapee from a prison an old dark house and some kinky stuff Wagner s background in psychiatry is evident here Very good8 Beyond Any Measure Wild story involving reincarnation drugs sex black magic set in a very decadent modern day London There s a party scene that seems right out of Eyes Wide Shut Good with a very twisted ending

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FREE DOWNLOAD ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook å Karl Edward Wagner Karl Edward Wagner å 0 READ CHARACTERS In a Lonely Place Of Night’s Dreaming Beyond Any Measur. This is a collection of Wagner s short horror stories and it s one of my favorite horror collections of all time Incredible stories that really stay with you long after you read them It s too bad Wagner died so young

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FREE DOWNLOAD ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook å Karl Edward Wagner Karl Edward Wagner å 0 READ CHARACTERS In a Lonely Place SSticksThe Fourth Seal220 SwiftThe River. While I am proud of the fact that I was even able to obtain a copy of this book for merely being a 1984 mass market paperback this book can cost upwards of 40 in online shops keep an eye out in your local used bookstores and even so that I finally read the thing I have to say I was a little underwhelmed by my first exposure to Karl Edward WagnerThe first three of the seven stories herein are nearly brilliant and cemented Mr Wagner as an author I wish to continue to explore in the immediate future The other four however left me rather frustrated mainly because after the bar had been set so high from the earlier stories these were actually pretty disappointingTake for instance The Fourth Seal a conspiratorial tale of the medical world It s paced perfectly on that later and its great revelations are well executed yet the ending just felt hamfisted and kind of predictable220 Swift a particular favorite of Peter Straub started out nicely two archaeologists explore a series of mines in the west with signs uickly growing in number and certainty that something inhuman had created the warren of tunnels beneath the ground Sounds neat and creepy doesn t it It is uite so for the first half yet just when things seem to come to a dark conclusionit takes a strange turn showing what appears to be an epilogue of sorts which uickly expands into a whole other stretch of revelation which frankly I found uite out of place in the overall framework and context of the story And to top it off the denouement while tying back into the original promise of the story felt somewhat forced into a different direction and I wasn t left very satisfied with itThe River of Night s Dreaming had a most astonishing buildup with a bus containing mental hospital patients crashing off of a road and into a river and an unnamed woman having narrowly survived the river wandering into a creepy seemingly deserted town Like 220 Swift however the turn it takes from there was kind of out of the proverbial left field and at times got kind of exploitative and aimless By the ending I was downright frustrated and really wished Mr Wagner might have consulted writereditor friends before setting pen to paper for its second halfFinally Beyond Any Measure a spin on the classic hypnosis gone wrong trope was frankly at times a bit of a mess Overlong and rambling at times there were some truly great curiosities at work but again exploitative to a fault and the grand revelation dropped in at the very end through monologue felt lazy and forcedBUT I did give this three out of five stars rememberThose three stars owe mainly to the first three stories which are so powerful and memorable that I still have much faith in my continued exploration and appreciation of Mr Wagner s worksTake for instance In the Pines After a beautifully moody introductory companion piece this uiet and densely atmospheric ghost story takes the reader into the rented summer house of a broken couple and the curious discoveries they make in their woodland abode Although by strokes it takes a few familiar turns that may have some jaded readers rolling their eyes the prose and pace are downright perfect and it s a perfect opening story for the collectionI ll get back to the second story in a momentI d read Sticks several years ago during my anything post Lovecraft binge reads but could not uite recall much of it Having re read it I was astonished by the atmosphere and the sweeping timeline taking place just before the protagonist goes off to World War II and in the years after his return and all the so by its brilliant use of cosmic horror and sinister architecture The titular bundles of broken branches are than a little reminiscent of both The Blair Witch Project and the first season of True Detective which can t be a coincidence be sure to read the author s afterward immediately following the story for an informative if somewhat unsettling backstory to SticksAnd then there s Where the Summer Ends My gods but what a story An all too realistic starving artist freuents a junkyardthrift shop in a small kudzu choked midwest college town andI really don t know if I want to share much than that This will in all likelihood stay with me as one of the most perfectly paced horror stories I ve ever read with the creeps only very gradually venturing forth from the shadows with blink and you ll miss it hints of what s to come buried throughout the narrative Full disclosure I read this story while sitting in the laundromat with my wife and when the ending came THAT ENDING I actually burst out laughing It was that goodWhile my Odyssey of hunting down a copy of In a Lonely Place ultimately led to a somewhat mixed reading experience I m than a little glad that I went through with it and with three absolutely unforgettable stories rocking my world I know I ll be returning to the works of Karl Edward Wagner again soon enough


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    In a Lonely Place) [Pdf/E–pub] Ö Karl Edward Wagner Karl Edward Wagner å 0 READ FREE DOWNLOAD ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook å Karl Edward Wagner I finally was able to run down a copy of Wagner’s In a Lonely Place via Interlibrary Loan It’s ridiculous given the uality of the stories within this collection that it’s out of print and prohibitively expensive if you decide

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    FREE DOWNLOAD ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook å Karl Edward Wagner In a Lonely Place) [Pdf/E–pub] Ö Karl Edward Wagner Karl Edward Wagner å 0 READ This is a really really good collection of dark horror tales from Karl Edward Wagner one of the masters of the gen

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    CHARACTERS In a Lonely Place Karl Edward Wagner å 0 READ FREE DOWNLOAD ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook å Karl Edward Wagner 'Sticks' was phenomenal and so tightly streamlined it made most of the other stories feel overwritten It is no wonder this story has been anthologized so much 'The River of Night's Dreaming' a King in Yellow story was also somewhat good although it went in a much less interesting direction than I had hoped for after the intrigue of the openin

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    Karl Edward Wagner å 0 READ FREE DOWNLOAD ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook å Karl Edward Wagner CHARACTERS In a Lonely Place i'd been looking for this book for about ten years could never find it for less than 50 finally stumbled on it by accident at the LA paperback book festival 20 couldn't afford not to buy it went home and read it straight through filled with glee now was it worth it? well i would say no although Sticks is of course a great story scary as hell and often anthologized and 220 Swift is pretty good and Where the Summer Ends and The River of Nigh

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    In a Lonely Place) [Pdf/E–pub] Ö Karl Edward Wagner FREE DOWNLOAD ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook å Karl Edward Wagner CHARACTERS In a Lonely Place While I am proud of the fact that I was even able to obtain a copy of this book for merely being a 1984 mass market paperba

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    CHARACTERS In a Lonely Place In a Lonely Place) [Pdf/E–pub] Ö Karl Edward Wagner Karl Edward Wagner å 0 READ Introduction Peter Straub pretty much raves about KEW high praise from one of his peers It's really interesting reading this in comparison to

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    In a Lonely Place) [Pdf/E–pub] Ö Karl Edward Wagner FREE DOWNLOAD ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook å Karl Edward Wagner Karl Edward Wagner å 0 READ This is a collection of Wagner's short horror stories and it's one of my favorite horror collections of all time Incredible

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    In a Lonely Place) [Pdf/E–pub] Ö Karl Edward Wagner Karl Edward Wagner å 0 READ FREE DOWNLOAD ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook å Karl Edward Wagner I first came across Karl Edward Wagner as the editor of a series of Year's Best Horror Fiction It was from that series that I encountered some fantastic stories such as Tiger in the Snow by Daniel Wynn Barber Egnaro by M John Harrison and Blac

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    In a Lonely Place) [Pdf/E–pub] Ö Karl Edward Wagner Sticks and The Fourth Seal are two of the most terrifying stories I've read

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    CHARACTERS In a Lonely Place In a Lonely Place) [Pdf/E–pub] Ö Karl Edward Wagner I was lucky enough to obtain a copy when first published and it has pride of place in my libraryIt can still be found but the price is ridiculousAlthough Karl is over fond of the word lich these stories stand the test of time and are truly unforgettable Especially “Sticks” and “The Fourth Seal” I highly recommend

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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 265
  • In a Lonely Place
  • Karl Edward Wagner
  • English
  • 15 July 2019
  • 9780446305341