For those of us that love horror, THE BOOK OF THE LIVING
DEAD is a great book full of stories that make you shiver
and hide under the covers. With so many stories by so many
different authors, there is bound to be one or more stories
for everyone. This book includes twenty-seven stories that
range from vampires to zombies. Many are old favorites, but
some are lesser-known works that may be new to readers.
Containing many older stories that make you think and keep
you turning the pages to discover the outcome, this book
shows newer and younger readers that you can be scared
without all the blood and gore.
Though there are so many wonderful and scary stories in this
book it is hard to pick a favorite, there are a few of my
old favorites that stand out. In the Monkey's Paw, we
find a couple with a strange talisman and wishes that
quickly become nightmares. In A Thousand Deaths, we learn
just how many times a person can stand dying. Of course, in
this wonderful book of short stories, one has to include one
of the all time famous stories... Frankenstein. Although
shortened, it is still a great story about death and life.
Each and every one of the stories was a great read, keeping
me excited and full of chills as I continued to turn the pages.
Many of these stories I have not read since childhood. I
enjoyed reading them once again and feeling like a child
again hiding under the covers with my flashlight on a scary
night. THE BOOK OF THE LIVING DEAD is a great collection of
stories that will bring chills to those that read it.
Corpses rise in a variety of frightening ways in this
collection of classic stories by an impressive lineup of
Mary Shelley, Edgar Allan Poe, Washington Irving, H.P.
Lovecraft, Guy de Maupassant, Mark Twain, Jack London,
William Wyman Jacobs, Théophile Gautier, Charles
Baudelaire, John H. Knox, Sir Hugh Clifford, Thomas Burke,
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, F. Marion Crawford, F.G.
Loring, William Butler Yeats, Douglas Hyde, E.F. Benson,
Lafcadio Hearn, Perceval Landon, E. and H. Heron, Amy
Lowell, G.W. Hutter, and Sir Walter Scott.