Pigeons from Hell Robert Ervin Howard was an American pulp writer of fantasy horror historical adventure boxing western and detective fiction He is well known for having created the character Conan the C

  • Title: Pigeons from Hell
  • Author: Robert E. Howard
  • ISBN: 9781406572483
  • Page: 391
  • Format: Paperback
  • Robert Ervin Howard 1906 1936 was an American pulp writer of fantasy, horror, historical adventure, boxing, western, and detective fiction He is well known for having created the character Conan the Cimmerian, a literary icon whose pop culture imprint can be compared to such icons as Tarzan of the Apes, Sherlock Holmes, and James Bond Voracious reading, along with a naRobert Ervin Howard 1906 1936 was an American pulp writer of fantasy, horror, historical adventure, boxing, western, and detective fiction He is well known for having created the character Conan the Cimmerian, a literary icon whose pop culture imprint can be compared to such icons as Tarzan of the Apes, Sherlock Holmes, and James Bond Voracious reading, along with a natural talent for prose writing and the encouragement of teachers, conspired to create in Howard an interest in becoming a professional writer One by one he discovered the authors that would influence his later work Jack London and Rudyard Kipling It s clear from Howard s earliest writings and the recollections of his friends that he suffered from severe depression from an early age Friends recall him defending the act of suicide as a valid alternative as early as eighteen years old, while many of his stories and poems have a suicidal gloom and intensity that seem prescient in hindsight, describing such an end not as a tragedy but as a release from hell on earth.

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    1. While on vacation, two men decide to spend the night in an abandoned plantation house, ignorant of its terrifying past. Can they survive the darkness that dwells within the Blassenville house?From the creator of Conan comes this creepy haunted house story. It tosses the usual horror formula out the window, going for quick shocks rather than building suspense. It got a little tense at times. HoweverMuch like H.P. Lovecraft's, I find REH's dialogue to be pretty wooden. Also, I thought some of the [...]

    2. Pigeons From Hell by Robert E. Howard This short story was a blast! It's been recommended to me many times and I've always been too busy to work it in. Being on the front edge of a reading slump, and usually having good luck with short stories to get me out of it, I decided to finally read this classic.  It's short, sweet and scary. What more could you want?  "He began to feel that he would go mad if he did not leap to his feet, screaming, and burst frenziedly out of that accursed house-not ev [...]

    3. Description: This 1938 spell-binding story is one of his best. In 1983, Stephen King, wrote that he considered Pigeons from Hell to be "one of the finest horror stories of our century." With a decaying Southern family, a gruesome murder, a strange sort of "undead" creature, and, of course, evil pigeons, it makes for a story that will send a chill down your backbone. youtube/watch?v=68w8hMy original encounter

    4. A Southern Gothic short story about voodoo and revenge. It was creepy and kept me in suspense from beginning to end!

    5. Absolutely phenomenal read from beginning to end! I vaguely remember reading this before in an anthology, but on its own, it is definitely a five-star read.Highest recommendation!

    6. The perfect horror short story. An old haunted house, gore & blood, suspense, voodoo & witchcraft, revenge! This had everything. I loved it.I need to read more of Robert E. Howard's horror stories!

    7. Review from BadelyngeFirst published in 1938 not long after R.E.Howard's suicide, Pigeons from Hell is a Gothic Horror tale set in the deep south of the USA. Two friends decide to spend the night in an abandoned old plantation house. The story eschews the more traditional slow build of atmosphere and tension, choosing instead to scare the pants off you in the first few pages. It certainly succeeds. The rest of the story's fear is generated by apprehension about returning to the old deserted hous [...]

    8. How could I resist a title like "Pigeons from Hell"? Obviously, I couldn't. Turns out this is a satisfyingly creepy tale from the heyday of pulp fiction.

    9. Introduction (Pigeons from Hell) • essay by Glenn LordPigeons from Hell • (1938) The Gods of Bal-Sagoth • [Turlogh O'Brien] • (1931) People of the Dark • (1932)The Children of the Night • [Cthulhu Mythos Tales] • (1931) The Dead Remember • (1936) The Man on the Ground • (1933) The Garden of Fear • [James Allison] • (1934) The Thing on the Roof • [Cthulhu Mythos Tales] • (1932) The Hyena • (1928) Dig Me No Grave • [Cthulhu Mythos Tales] • (1937) The Dream Snake • [...]

    10. Definitely one of the finest examples of horror pulp fiction to date. I didn't know anything about Stephan King's positive comment on the story until after I read this my second time around, but at least I know now that King has good taste in horror books. If you want a story that involves a dilapidated Southern farm, a gory axe murder by a female zombie and a creepy atmosphere, you'll like this book. I made it sound disgusting but it's just down right creepy.Robert E. Howard inspired H.P Lovecr [...]

    11. Fantastic 30's horror short! Sometimes you are amazed by how "little" it takes. Chilling, classic and fun. Don't know how it is that I never heard about this before? Highly recommended!

    12. The best and most chilling horror story ever and the greatest thing Howard ever wrote. Also made a great episode of THRILLER.

    13. Tauben aus der Hölle (Pigeons from Hell) ist eine Kurzgeschichte von Robert E. Howard (1906 – 1936), die zwei Jahre nach seinem Tode 1938 in den berühmten “Weird Tales“ veröffentlicht wurde. Sie erzählt die Geschichte zweier Schulfreunde aus Neuengland, die nach ihrem Schulabschluss mit dem Auto der Eltern eine Rundreise durch den Süden USA machen wollen. Als John Branner und sein Freund Griswell ein malerisches, alstes Südstastenherrenhaus entdecken, beschließen sie eine Nacht dari [...]

    14. This is a genuinely creepy story. It has the feel of a haunted house story, with the classic idea of trying to spend the night in the house. But we get introduced to a whole new form of monster, the zuvembie.From the story:"A zuvembie is no longer human. It knows neither relatives nor friends. It is one with the people of the Black World. It commands the natural demons – owls, bats, snakes and werewolves, and can fetch darkness to blot out a little light. It can be slain by lead or steel, but [...]

    15. I have been a huge Robert E. Howard fan since I discovered his work in my boyhood days (40 years ago- yikes!), but some how I never ran across this story or much else he wrote as horror. Surprisingly, I became aware of this one via comments by Stephen King of all things. So I took one master writer's comments and praise and tracked down this story. I am glad i did. It is easy to see why this is considered so well by so many and as I study the genre's roots i can also see its contribution to late [...]

    16. Howard was a much better horror writer than I'd realized. I generally think of him as a fantasy writer who also wrote Westerns, but he was way more versatile than that. This stands up against anything else that was being written in the horror genre at the time. It doesn't have the insane grandeur of Lovecraft's wilder material, but it has the eerie terror of a good haunted house story. It's just a shame the title makes it sound so silly.

    17. I learned that in addition to creating Conan, Howard is also known for his horror. This is the best $3 I've spent at Audible (and, well, the only $3 I've spent at Audible). Horror is just better when it's listened to, but perhaps I shouldn't have listened to it in the middle of the night when I'm the only one awake. That beginning was creepy.

    18. 'Pigeons From Hell' was written about 1934. I read this excellent story many years ago. I reread it again today. It remains a classic piece of terror. It is a moody piece of horror and stimulates our fears of the unknown.

    19. Awesomely written classic Southern Gothic horror short story. This was a fantastic and fun short little read. I love the tropes, love the execution, love the imagery. I really liked the two main characters in the book and also the peripherial characters. Everyone in this story is an archetype of a familiar character: the strong Sheriff who is afraid but proceeds in the face of danger, the wise old black man, the New Englander come down to the south only to find that it's not what he thought it w [...]

    20. Seriously, this story scared me! Had to sleep with the light on since I live in a turn-of-the-century house. The title is misleading, but I think Howard did that on purpose. On the heels of reading his "Graveyard Rats" story, I naturally assumed it was going to be about the flocks of pigeons that hang around the old house, or a Hitchcock "The Birds" type of scenario. Nope! I just had no idea what was about to hit me. Once I recover from the creeps, I'll go back a re-read it to get the poetic det [...]

    21. Atmospheric and surprisingly gor. However the most disturbing thing is the frankness of racism in the dialogue. Whether this is intended as a matter of fact statement of attitudes at the time or a reflection of Howards own biases, much like his friend Lovecraft, is unclear to myself at this time. Definitely worth a read if you have an interest in old weird fiction but it definitely leaves a sour taste.

    22. Muy muy entretenido, en realidad le pongo un 4.5, ya que para mí el único fallo es el final. Es lo primero que leo de este autor, y sin duda no lo último.

    23. I’ve been in the slumps lately; reading hasn’t been difficult, but it’s been strange since last year. Before finishing “The Seven Who Were Hanged” by Leonid Andreyev (one of Robert Howard’s favorite writers), I decided to indulge in a little REH himself. He can usually cheer me up.“Pigeons from Hell” is one of his most famous works outside of the “Conan the Barbarian” tales. I thought at first I might have read it a long time ago, but I don’t think so now that I’ve finish [...]

    24. Read it.A short story that starts with a crunch and ends with a bang. 1930s southern voodoo horror and excellent.

    25. Not normally a fan of horror fiction, I really enjoyed this short story. Written in the 1930's and set in the American 'deep south', the story unfolds over two nights starting from the decision to stay overnight in an abandoned house. The story is wonderfully written. The language is rich and has a beautiful density to it - the literary equivalent of eating mud cake. In just a few short sentences, the opening of the story sets the scene - blood red sunset, stark black pines and an abandoned hous [...]

    26. A beautifully rendered Graphic Novel adaptation of Robert E. Howard's story Pigeons from Hell.My single regret is that I no longer own the original novel that contained Howard's story, I would have loved re-reading it, if only to compare it with Hampton's adaptation."Pigeons From Hell [is] one of the finest horor stories of our century." — Stephen King"For stark, living feare actual smell and feel and darkness and brooding horror and impending doomwhat other writer is even in the running with [...]

    27. Tudo inicia quando dois amigos decidem passar a noite numa casa abandona e um deles acaba por morrer e criar uma situação verdadeiramente assustadora.Temos um clima tenso e assustador logo no início do conto e uma enorme apreensão para se regressar à velha casa.Com uma escrita muito rica e um clima bem denso, temos um conto muito interessante e arrepiante, como ainda uma crítica ao antigos donos de plantações e à forma como tratavam os escravos e posteriormente os negros.Um excelente co [...]

    28. 3.5 starsNo Conan in sight (thank god), but some amusing creepiness in the deep South (heh, as visited by New Englanders) including a brand-new-to-me zuvembie. Hollywood, are you listening? Here's a "new" gimmick in the zombie genre just waiting to be exploited! Oh wait, it's a female thing so you can't be bothered. Forget I mentioned it.I was most amused that Howard picked pigeons to be the harbinger of horror. Huh, just hope it wasn't a flock of morning doves because there couldn't be anything [...]

    29. Perhaps I should have read this on a pitch black starless night in an abandoned house long after the sun had gone down. Instead I read it in mid-afternoon on the first sunny day we have had in a long time and as such I guess some of the tension and horror was lost. So if you are going to read this, go off alone somewhere with just a fading flashlight. Find an abandoned house with a cold unlit fireplace and read the story while sitting on the stone hearth. It will have a bigger impact.

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