The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories

06.11.2011 Misc #Books #Horror

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Und noch ein Buch für meine Must Read-Liste, die langsam aber sicher ein bisschen zu voll wird. Aber was willste machen: „The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories“ ist ein 1152 Seiten-Wälzer und versammelt die besten seltsamen Stories aus mehr als hundert Jahren. Das komplette Inhaltsverzeichnis gibt's hier, ein paar mehr Infos bei Autor Jeff Vandermeer (der auch schon die Steampunk Bible geschrieben hatte).

From Lovecraft to Borges to Gaiman, a century of intrepid literary experimentation has created a corpus of dark and strange stories that transcend all known genre boundaries. Together these stories form The Weird and amongst its practitioners number some of the greatest names in twentieth and twenty-first century literature. Exotic and esoteric, The Weird plunges you into dark domains and brings you face to face with surreal monstrosities; you won't find any elves or wizards here...but you will find the boldest and downright most peculiar stories from the last hundred years bound together in the biggest Weird collection ever assembled.

The Weird features an all star cast of authors, from classics to international bestsellers to Booker prize winners. Here are Ben Okri and George R.R. Martin, Angela Carter and Kelly Link, Franz Kafka and China Mieville, Clive Barker and Haruki Murakami, M.R. James and Neil Gaiman, Mervyn Peake and Michael Chabon, Stephen King and Daphne Du Maurier.

The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories (Paperback) (Danke Bernd!)