What lurks within the darkness? What crawls outside of our perception? What happens when the world as we know it stops making sense? When reality isn't what it seems, and the rules no longer apply...
Dark Corners is a collection of twelve interlinked short stories plotting the darkest reaches of the human psyche.
©2012 Michael Bray (P)2014 Dark Hall Press/New Street Communications, LLC
I am a real fan of short stories - preferably thrillers, horror and mildly disturbing ones! I have heard/read some shockers, but this one I can highly recommend.This was my first Michael Bray book and I want more....NOW!!!!!
"Pretty good, I'd like to read/listen to more."
Didn't read the print version.
That's hard to say, but his style is not really gory or fantastical. He likes playing around in the mind, showing how people think inside their heads rather than outer experiences. So, I imagine the title describes his style best, he looks at the dark corners of the human mind and the human experience.
I liked all the stories. I was actually impressed with the first story, which in a roundabout way was about zombies. I don't like zombies, I think they are overdone along with vampires, but the story kept me interested even though I knew where it was heading. A few of the stories were fairly predictable, yet Mr. Bray's writing style is strong enough to keep them going on their own merit anyway. Also, I really liked how he ran different stories together, quite interesting and well done. He sometimes leaves something hanging in one story to answer what happened in a later story. Kind of neat and clever.
To me a 3 star book was ok, but I don't know if I'll check out anything by that author again. A 4 star book was pretty darn good, but not the best and I definitely want to get around to checking the author out again. A 5 star book is one that has blown my socks off and I immediately want to start another work by that author. I gave this book/recording 4 stars. I want to read/listen to more of Mr. Bray, the stories were good enough to want more. A few of the stories even get close to 5 star territory for me. I will definitely be making room on my list for more of his works.
"what a great find!!"
I had never heard of Michael Bray before. This book was a real treasure find. Every story with the exception of one, was very good. The only story that was a little disappointing was The Box, simply because it felt unfinished. But dont let that keep you from purchasing this great book!
The author tied the stories together subtly in a neat kind of way. I didn't fully realize this until halfway through my second listen, when the names between stories were sounding familiar.
The stories themselves were dece. Not much nausea- or chill-inducing terror and gory horror, but the stories definitely contain dark and unfortunate events.
These were enjoyable stories, I'm glad I purchased this audiobook. The stories were interesting and kept my interest. The narrator was good also. I plan to listen to more books by Michael Bray.
"Just never got good"
I usually don't do the bad review thing. However I think this one is fairly new to Audible, so I thought that, out of duty fellow horror fans, I should write this one. For me this one just never delivered. Mr. Bray would set the story up well, but always fell short of the punch that should make a short horror story stick with you for awhile. For me a short horror story needs to really deliver something that is going to chew on at-least one of the defining characteristics of the horror genre. None of these stories really got me there. So expect lots of foreplay, but nothing else.
"FIRST TIME BRAY"
This book could easily be a movie, along the lines of the twilight zone. I would love to see several of the stories expanded into their own books or movies.
First time reading Michael Bray, very impressed. All of the stories were original and thought provoking...very entertaining. Would have loved to have had multiple and women readers for the storires whoes main characters were women.
"A mixed selection of stories, some good, some not"
No, only because,not interested in horror genre. Particularly as SOME stories are,on the gratuitous,side which didn't care,for either personally.
The rare steak in end of 'Victor' www!!
Keeps you reading.
Yes,some of the stories would work! Can't think of the stars offhand though.
Various collection, he's good horror writer but the last selection I read was better!
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