Ghostly A Collection of Ghost Stories Collected and introduced by the bestselling author of The Time Traveler s Wife and Her Fearful Symmetry including Audrey Niffenegger s own fabulous new illustrations for each piece and a new story by

  • Title: Ghostly: A Collection of Ghost Stories
  • Author: Audrey Niffenegger
  • ISBN: 9780345810311
  • Page: 490
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Collected and introduced by the bestselling author of The Time Traveler s Wife and Her Fearful Symmetry including Audrey Niffenegger s own fabulous new illustrations for each piece, and a new story by her this is a unique and haunting anthology of some of the best ghost stories of all time From Edgar Allan Poe to Kelly Link, M.R James to Neil Gaiman, H.H Munro toCollected and introduced by the bestselling author of The Time Traveler s Wife and Her Fearful Symmetry including Audrey Niffenegger s own fabulous new illustrations for each piece, and a new story by her this is a unique and haunting anthology of some of the best ghost stories of all time From Edgar Allan Poe to Kelly Link, M.R James to Neil Gaiman, H.H Munro to Audrey Niffenegger herself, Ghostly reveals the evolution of the ghost story genre with tales going back to the eighteenth century and into the modern era, ranging across styles from Gothic Horror to Victorian, stories about haunting haunted children, animals, houses Every story is introduced by Audrey Niffenegger, an acclaimed master of the craft, with some words on its background and why she chose to include it Audrey s own story is A Secret Life With Cats Perfect for the classic and contemporary ghost story aficionado, this is a delightful volume, beautifully illustrated by Audrey, who is a graphic artist with great vision Ghostly showcases the best of the best in the field, including Edith Wharton, P.G Wodehouse, A.S Byatt, Ray Bradbury, and so many .

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    1. Basically, this is a collection of the ghost stories that Audrey Niffenegger thinks you ought to read. With a few exceptions, I agreed with her. I'd read the bulk of the selections included, but welcomed the chance to re-read, as there are quite a few excellent stories featured. Each also has a charming black-and-white illustration by Niffenegger.**** The Black Cat - Edgar Allen Poe I think I might have to give this one the Most Unpleasant Narrator of All Time award. It's true, animal abusers te [...]

    2. 3.5 a collection of ghost stories ranging from a few new ones back to Poe and Bradbury. Poe's story was one of my favorites though I had read it before. Another favorite was Honeysuckle Cottage, just loved the quirkiness of that one. Garman story provided a little shiver but for the most part none of these were very scary but all were good. Interesting so see what stories are chosen for a widespread collection like this one. A little something for everyoneC from NetGalley.

    3. An interesting collection of ghost stories. Great variety.The Black Cat by Edgar Allan PoeI've read and heard this performed many times. A classic story. Yet a little disturbing as the main character seems to abuse his wife and his pets for no reason. A wonderful dénouement is had, however.Secret Life, With Cats by Audrey NiffeneggerA little creepy. Also, reminds me why I don't have cats. Also, it was one of those dreary tales of a life sucked out of a person. Pomegranate Seed by Edith WhartonA [...]

    4. I do enjoy reading ghost storiesd I don't restrict this reading to the days around Halloween. In my world tales of the supernatural and paranormal are appropriate any time of the year, any time of the day. Now horror, on the other hand, and seriously creepy ghost stories perhaps should be confined to daylight hours if one is prone to bad dreams. Niffenegger's collection is made up primarily of the gentler and more classic form of ghost story, the sort that finds its effects in style, manner and [...]

    5. 3.5 starsNot my most favorite collection of creepy ghost stories, but there are a few prize gems in here that are worth a mention. (They, Playmates, Honeysuckle Cottage)This is such an eclectic collection from vintage authors to modern day and while I wouldn't classify these as scary, there was an element of 'weird' that kept me turning the pages. With Halloween right around the corner, this was a nice way to ring in the season. :)My thanks to NetGalley for the ARC in exchange for an honest revi [...]

    6. 3.5/5. Favourite stories in this collection: 'Secret Life, With Cats' by Audrey Niffenegger, 'The Mezzotint' by M.R. James, 'Click-Clack the Rattlebag' by Neil Gaiman & 'The Black Cat' by Edgar Allan Poe.

    7. GhostlyA Collection of Ghost StoriesIntroduced and Illustrated by Audrey NiffeneggerWhat could be better than a collection of ghostly short stories about haunted houses, spectral chills and, of course, the odd cat.at are written by Edgar Allan Poe, Edith Wharton, P G Wodehouse, Neil Gaiman, Rudyard Kipling, Saki, Ray Bradbury, M R James, Audrey Niffeneggerd many more!I know that Halloween is over, but good ghost stories are great reading for anytime of the year.Grab a blanket and settle down wit [...]

    8. Overall, a very good collection of straight-up ghost stories & some that are mere haunting stories. They flowed together very well, at times almost too well to distinguish, with an overlapping feeling of wistful melancholia.The Black Cat - Edgar Allan Poe: 4*, ooooh this one is f**cked up!Secret Life, with Cats - Audrey Niffenegger: 4*Pomegranate Seed - Edith Wharton: 4*The Beckoning Fair One - Oliver Onions: 3*, a bit long, but a slow creeperThe Mezzotint - M.R. James: 5*Honeysuckle Cottage [...]

    9. i received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review for me is a 3,5 starsi appreciated this book and i found interesting stories in it, i was expecting a little bit more scary, mistery and suspense pieces. of them were with a too linear plote ending were more likely predictabler non english readers.i found a not easy writing, i had to check a lot the dictionary some of the terms are not the everyday you can read in modern books

    10. Three and a half stars: An interesting mix of ghostly stories for those who want an eclectic variety.What is about a good ghost story that keeps us coming back for more? Is it that we are curious about our own mortality? Do we want a good scare? Are we looking for proof of life after death? Perhaps it is something simpler, perhaps it is because we want to be entertained, and we like to be frightened. Especially in the Fall as the shadows lengthen and lurk a little longer in the corners. For thos [...]

    11. Really a disappointment. Some of these stories are rare jewels. Others left me asking, "What?"The spooky, ghostly aspect just wasn't there. Most of the stories were vague, and a few were simply disconnected. Just not for me.

    12. Even if I already knew some of the stories collected in this book, reading them all together with some new other short tales made me shiver, right now I'm so frightened that I would even iron instead of going to bed. Some authors are well known, like Poe and Saki, some not for ghost stories like Edith Wharthon, but still all of them are worth reading.Anche se alcune delle storie raccolte in questo volume le conoscevo, leggerle assieme con altre che erano novitá mi ha fatto venire i brividi, in [...]

    13. I haven't read a scary story anthology since Schwartz's Scary Stories in grade school. I didn't realize until I started this book that not all ghost stories are scary stories. In fact, while the selections seem arbitrary, some of them were hilarious and charming; then others were melancholy, creepy, and downright scary. Most were written in the early 20th century or earlier, when it was easier to be frightened in candlelight and when ghosts liked to write letters. But there were some modern day [...]

    14. this was 4 and a half stars for me. I realized that I really like ghost stories, and am not such a big fan of horror. The majority of stories were by classic authors including Poe, Kipling, Wharton, and Ray Bradbury. Niffenegger chose the best of the best and even included two newer authors. If you like ghost stories, this is for you!

    15. A varied selection of ghost stories from Victorian era through to modern day authors. The spooky ghost theme is consistent throughout the collection though sometimes the reader is left with deciding whether it is a story of the paranormal or madness. The writing, however, varies widely from Gothic to humour to horror to simply odd and so on making it a decidedly inconsistent anthology. Overall, I found the selections mediocre, some better than others, a few great, but more than a few less than g [...]

    16. Here we have classic stories from Poe,James,Saki,Bradbury & rare tale from reason I thought try this Oliver Onions his short stories are difficult to find. Manly because lot of people will not believe he is real Onions!

    17. Everyone should have a quest and mine is finding the perfect ghost story. What better place to find a great ghost story than in a book of just such stories put together by Audrey Niffenegger (Time Traveler’s Wife, Her Fearful Symmetry)?Each story has an introduction by Ms. Niffenegger that explains a little bit about the story’s author, some background on the story itself and why she decided to include it in this collection. It also includes some charming illustrations drawn by Ms. Niffenegg [...]

    18. I wrote a whole big thing about why I'm obsessed with ghost stories, but meh. TL;DR: setting, memory, and gender. Just like everything else I'm interested in. I absolutely loved "The Specialist's Hat" and "The Beckoning Fair One." Those two were the creepiest masterpieces of the form I've ever read. Like reread every once in a while for the rest of your life, on that level.All of Edith Wharton's ghost stories, including "Pomegranate Seed," collected here, is gorgeous, top-shelf stuff. Read it al [...]

    19. 3.5 stars Honestly wasn't sure how to rate this book, as with most collections, because some of the stories were five stars some one, and most inbetween.

    20. I think it's always difficult when to go into a book expecting one thing, and to get another. Audrey Niffenegger is the author of my all-time favorite book, "The Time Traveler's Wife," so I was excited to read a book that she compiled of her favorite ghost stories. There were some big names in this anthology, to be sure: Edgar Allan Poe, Edith Wharton, Ray Bradbury, Neil Gaiman, and Niffenegger herself.I picked up this book wanting a scary read to curl up with in the weeks leading up to Hallowee [...]

    21. The Good StuffMy favorite story by far was , by Neil Gaiman (the man is a truly incredible writer who never wastes a word) - those are my types of ghost stories kids - sorry. I shivered at the end, it was the type of story we used to tell each other at sleepovers. You know the ones, right, keeps you up at nightEven the stories I didn't enjoy, I do appreciate the sense of mood they createdSome truly unique storiesThe Beckoning Fair One is wonderfully moody with a sense of foreboding The Mezzotint [...]

    22. Ghostly, was a pleasant surprise, an awesome collection of short ghost stories. Each story can be completed in a short sitting, preferably by a nice warm fire or glowing candle with something warm to drink. Each story begins with a small intro and illustrations, and each selection has a specific theme as well: loss, cats, houses, children and unrequited love -- things and places that are often thought of as being haunted. All are about death in some way.I enjoyed almost every story in this colle [...]

    23. This collection of ghost stories assembled and introduced by Audrey Niffenegger is a delight. Tales run the gamut from Poe’s macabre masterpiece, “The Black Cat,” to Amy Giacalone’s laugh-out-loud, “Tiny Ghosts” and PG Wodehouse’s, “Honeysuckle Cottage.” A seemingly disproportionate number of the stories have protagonists who happen to be writers. Difficult to say if this was intentional on Niffenegger’s part. Perhaps writers are more likely to be haunted? Reader beware: Ghos [...]

    24. Edited by Audrey Niffenegger, this is an astoundingly great selection of ghost stories, from every era. The ones involving children, "They," "Playmates," and The July Ghost," were positively haunting; I could feel tears collecting in the corners of my eyes. "Honeysuckle Cottage" had me laughing out loud;"The Black Cat," "The Mezzotint," and "Click Clack the Rattlebag" were prickles-up-and-down-your-back spooky--but the ones I really admired were the modern ghost stories, "Secret Life with Cats," [...]

    25. This was an outstanding collection of haunting stories! Each one was unique, original, and thought-provoking - exactly what I look for in intriguing reads. I read a few negative reviews, but I believe that Niffenegger's Introduction actually touches on the fact that this is NOT the typical ghost story collection, nor is it a survey of a genre, instead she admits to simply liking these stories. And because I like her work as an author, I agree that these are fantastic stories. While "The Black Ca [...]

    26. Meh. Not great for modern readers of horror. If you grew up reading Stephen King or you're a fan of film director (genius) James Wan, these will disappoint. Victorian-era ghost stories -- which most of these are -- are not really "scary" in the modern sense. Mostly they're pretty boring. Ghosts back then seemed to represent the hauntings in characters' lives more than supernatural presence. Neil Gaiman's story was good and there were a couple others that were OK but I wouldn't recommend taking t [...]

    27. I received this ARC from NetGalley in return for a review.Audrey Niffenegger is an expert in the off-beat and creepy (see Her Fearful Symmetry), so it's only fitting that she bring together a collection a non-traditional ghost stories just in time for Halloween. Sure, it's got your standard work of Poe, but Niffenegger also includes stories from authors not normally known for hauntings, including P. G. Wodehouse, Edith Wharton and Ray Bradbury. This is a book that makes you rethink what constitu [...]

    28. My wife and I decided to read this book together for Halloween and I absolutely loved it. There are so many great ghost stories in here, including a lot of funny/ironic stories, which were among my favorites. There are also two magnificent stories from two undisputed legends, which were probably my absolute favorites of the entire collection: Click Clack the Rattle Bag by Neil Gaiman and August 2026: There Will Come Soft Rains by Ray Bradbury. Some other notable favorites include: Tiny Ghosts, H [...]

    29. Absolutely wonderful collection of stories. This collection is diverse and full of surprises. When i picked this up i was expecting more horror, instead i was pleasantly met with horror with a purpose. Stories examined death, grief, mourning, descent into madness and much more. There are numerous stories in this collection i would recommend and others i plan on studying for my own writing. A must read for aspiring writers, especially those who want to send powerful messages through or about ghos [...]

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