Obsession: Tales of Irresistible Desire

Obsession Tales of Irresistible Desire Legends and myths of all cultures tell of those possessing captivating allure we are powerless to resist Sirens demon lovers femme fatales and others compel our love drawing us into realms of forb

  • Title: Obsession: Tales of Irresistible Desire
  • Author: Paula Guran Pat Cadigan Storm Constantine Elizabeth Hand Nancy Holder Joe R. Lansdale Tanith Lee Fritz Leiber
  • ISBN: 9781607013433
  • Page: 172
  • Format: Paperback
  • Legends and myths of all cultures tell of those possessing captivating allure we are powerless to resist Sirens, demon lovers, femme fatales, and others compel our love, drawing us into realms of forbidden desire and uncontrollable passion These seductions are not always supernatural, nor even sexual We can be haunted by unrequited desire, ensnared by our own minds, orLegends and myths of all cultures tell of those possessing captivating allure we are powerless to resist Sirens, demon lovers, femme fatales, and others compel our love, drawing us into realms of forbidden desire and uncontrollable passion These seductions are not always supernatural, nor even sexual We can be haunted by unrequited desire, ensnared by our own minds, or swept away by another s madness Obsession overwhelms, takes us to irrational extremes, involves us in dangerous liaisons and fatal attractions obsession consumes Enticing, compulsively readable tales from nineteen masterful storytellers Medusa s Child, Kim Antieau Hot Eyes, Cold Eyes, Lawrence Block Hymenoptera, Michael Blumlein She s Not There, Pat Cadigan My Lady of the Hearth, Storm Constantine Calypso in Berlin, Elizabeth Hand Lady Madonna, Nancy Holder In the Cold, Dark Time, Joe R Lansdale Nunc Dimittis, Tanith Lee The Girl with Hungry Eyes, Fritz Leiber Tallulah, Charles de Lint The Snake Woman s Lover, Catherine Lundoff Land of the Lost, Stewart O Nan The Oval Portrait, Edgar Allan Poe The Hound Lover, Laura Resnick Barbara, John Shirley An Apiary of White Bees, Lee Thomas Close to You, Steve Rasnic Tem The Light That Passes Through You, Conrad Williams

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    1. I had already read most of these stories in other anthologies.Liked:“Hot Eyes, Cold Eyes,” Lawrence Block (one of my favorite short stories)“Nunc Dimittis,” Tanith Lee (all of her short stories are excellent)“The Girl with Hungry Eyes,” Fritz Leiber“Tallulah,” Charles de Lint“The Snake Woman’s Lover,” Catherine Lundoff“My Lady of the Hearth,” Storm Constantine“Calypso in Berlin,” Elizabeth Hand“Barbara,” John Shirley OK:“Medusa’s Child,” Kim Antieau“Hyme [...]

    2. I should have realized that the whole collection would be dark, but I didn't realize that that meant that I wouldn't enjoy most of the stories. I did really like the Poe, though. The man had a wonderful way with words.

    3. Author: Joe R. Lansdale (Contributor)+ othersPublished By: Prime BooksAge Recommended: AdultReviewed By: Arlena DeanRating: 4Blog For: GMTAReview:Obession: In the Cold, Dark Time, by Joe R. Landale was quite some read that was indeed interesting. The story was from one of the Tales of Irresistible Desire. This is one of the 19 collections of well written storytellers.'dark obessions.' Some of these stories may even be considered some type of fantasy, horror, paranormal and even some anthologies. [...]

    4. The introduction states in part, "We all have experienced obsession at least in its milder form: having a compulsive , even unreasonable (at least in the view of others) idea or emotion. You are totally fixated on something or someone - a sport, video game, junk food, pop singer, film star, collecting something, lover or potential lover, even work - at least temporarily."But this collection of stories is about darker obsessions. They go further. They are not necessarily relationship oriented or [...]

    5. I was pretty excited to get an ARC of this brand-new bookUnfortunately, none of the stories included are actually new - I'd read the bulk of the book before. This doesn't mean these aren't good stories but if you're a fan of many of these authors, as I am, you've probably already read these.Also, the cover is embarrassingly cheesy. Although, almost worth it, just for the "you are the spawn of Satan" glare I got from some disapproving elderly person on the subway, while reading it.Still - it make [...]

    6. A great collection of short stories focused on dark obsessions.These are largely stories from the 1980-2010, but there were three older stories: Poe (1845), Leiber (1949) and Block (1978). My favorite stories from this collection were Tallulah by Charles de Lint, The Girl With The Hungry Eyes by Fritz Leiber Jr and In the Cold Dark Time by Joe R. Lansdale. I'll probably be re-reading those again at some point. Most of the other stories were excellent as well, particulary those from Elizabeth Han [...]

    7. LOVE IT!!! THIS BOOK HAS SHORT STORIES FROM TALENTED AUTHORS LIKE EDGAR ALLAN POE, LAURA RESNICK, LAWRENCE BLACK,JOHN SHIRLEY, KIM ANTIEAU, AND MANY MANY MORE PLEASE READ "OBSESSION: TALES OF IRRESISTIBLE DESIRE" BY PAULA GURAN & BECOME "OBSESSED" WITH IT LIKE I DID!!!Legends and myths of all cultures tell of those possessing captivating allure we are powerless to resist. Sirens, demon lovers, femme fatales, and others compel our love, drawing us into realms of forbidden desire and uncontrol [...]

    8. I asked Netgalley for this books because of my obsession (pun intended) for Lansdale. I was happy I read all the other stories and some of them I found pretty good. Nut short stories were never my cup of tea, and that's the reason why I geve only 3 stars to the collectionANKS TO NETGALLEY AND PRIME BOOKS FOR THE PREVIEW

    9. Wow. There was only one story in this anthology I kind of skimmed thru, and the rest were fantastic. One made me ill, it was rather shockingly gross, but most were just plain good reads. The title sums it up well- stories about people completely overcome by desire for something, whether it be art, another person, an animal, an idea. Brilliant stories.

    10. Although there were some good stories in here, overall the collection was kind of hum-drum. "Hot Eyes, Cold Eyes," by Lawrence Block and "The Girl with the Hungry Eyes" by Fritz Leiber, Jr. were the best. "She's Not There" by Pat Cadigan was probably the worst (I couldn't understand the story).

    11. Got this in a book grab bag and was worried it'd be cheesy dark erotica, but it's really mainly horror - phew!The cover is horrendous, though the stories are not!

    12. I found that I have too many other books calling out to be read--and I had read most of these stories in other anthologies already.

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