The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard

The Horror Stories of Robert E Howard Here are Howard s greatest horror tales all in their original definitive versions Some of Howard s best known characters Solomon Kane Bran Mak Morn and sailor Steve Costigan among them roam the fo

  • Title: The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard
  • Author: Robert E. Howard
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  • Page: 347
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  • Here are Howard s greatest horror tales, all in their original, definitive versions Some of Howard s best known characters Solomon Kane, Bran Mak Morn, and sailor Steve Costigan among them roam the forbidding locales of the author s fevered imagination, from the swamps and bayous of the Deep South to the fiend haunted woods outside Paris to remote jungles in Africa.The coHere are Howard s greatest horror tales, all in their original, definitive versions Some of Howard s best known characters Solomon Kane, Bran Mak Morn, and sailor Steve Costigan among them roam the forbidding locales of the author s fevered imagination, from the swamps and bayous of the Deep South to the fiend haunted woods outside Paris to remote jungles in Africa.The collection includes Howard s masterpiece Pigeons from Hell, which Stephen King calls one of the finest horror stories of the twentieth century, a tale of two travelers who stumble upon the ruins of a Southern plantation and into the maw of its fatal secret In Black Canaan even the best warrior has little chance of taking down the evil voodoo man with unholy powers and none at all against his wily mistress, the diabolical High Priestess of Damballah In these and other lavishly illustrated classics, such as the revenge nightmare Worms of the Earth and The Cairn on the Headland, Howard spins tales of unrelenting terror, the legacy of one of the world s great masters of the macabre.From the Trade Paperback edition.

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    1. Narrated by Robertson DeanDescription: Here are Howard’s greatest horror tales, all in their original, definitive versions. Some of Howard’s best-known characters–Solomon Kane, Bran Mak Morn, and sailor Steve Costigan among them–roam the forbidding locales of the author’s fevered imagination, from the swamps and bayous of the Deep South to the fiend-haunted woods outside Paris to remote jungles in Africa.The collection includes Howard’s masterpiece “Pigeons from Hell,” which Step [...]

    2. I vacillated constantly between 3 and 4 stars for this book. When it's good it's great. Howard can spin terror to a hair fine thread that like the "monomolecular" wire in some Science fiction stories can cut straight through. Unfortunately all the stories in this volume don't quite make it to that level. But, I believe that the fright out weighs the "slight".I own collections of Conan, Solomon Kane, and Bran Mak Morn some of the stories here aren't new to me. I will probably try to run this book [...]

    3. OK, there's an elephant in the room, so let's just deal with that first. Robert E. Howard lived, and wrote, in rural Texas in the 1920s and 1930s, so some of his racial and gender portrayals are well not great. Not actively vicious, necessarily, but containing some very unfortunate stereotypes and the occasional cringe-worthy use of dialect. All of which is amplified by the fact that most of the stories take place in contemporary settings, and many are first-person narrated by people who are, [...]

    4. 2.5I grew up reading Howards work and loved his sword and sorcery tales, but this collection of horror stories didn't thrill me. Maybe if I was still 12.

    5. Warning: Delving into this one too deeply may lead to REH overload. Here we find that when Howard crosses into Howard all of the peculiarities of his writing style are greatly intensified-both all that is good and all that is bad-making the contents of this book almost too intense to read, except in short snippets. I could not stand more than two or three stories in a single sitting.One thing this collestion makes clear is that Howard's particular style of purple prose is best suited for the gen [...]

    6. What I loved about this collection were the horror stories dealing more with the occult than you might find in a usual horror anthology. The illustrations are also beautifully done. Some of these stories were the best I have ever read, in any genre. It was a tragedy that we lost Robert E. Howard at such a young age.

    7. The Pulpy Horror Just Beneath and Within UsThe Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard (2008) features at least 20 poems and 35 stories (including a few unfinished ones) written for pulp magazines in the 1920s and 30s. Howard's horror displays his energetic and wide-ranging imagination, being set in various genres, including historical, western, adventure, boxing, and Lovecraftian horror, in various locales, including Texas, New England, France, Ireland, and Africa, and in various eras, from ancient [...]

    8. When Howard is focused on the story, he's amazing. He can make you feel chills of creeping horror when he puts his mind to it. He can make you see and feel what it is he's writing about. But that isn't to say you'll be getting a lot of that out of him. He was a prolific author, and the stories in this collection range from amazing to downright boring. Worth reading at least once, because when he's good, he's really good.A topic that got rather old, to me, was his insistence on writing about race [...]

    9. Dare una valutazione a una raccolta di racconti è sempre difficile. Come faccio a dare un voto? Mi fermo a dare giudizi dettagliati per ogni racconto tralasciando la visione d'insieme? Valuto la raccolta dal punto di vista generale, facendo una sorta di media tra i vari racconti? Boh.Per stavolta ho votato 4 stelle perché il miglior racconto del mazzo è, per me, da quattro stelle. Nel complesso, forse, tre stelle sarebbero più giuste. E direi che nell'insieme la lettura è stata piacevole. A [...]

    10. Five stars from this Robert E Howard fan. This is the collection I'd been waiting for. REH's horror stories are my favorite of all his works and this book brought many of them together. Also: The artwork in this book is fantastic. The illustrations by Greg Staples really helped set the atmosphere - dark, foreboding, and eerie.Howard wrote to sell his stories to the pulp genre of the time, so many of the plots are nearly identical. But not all of them.I won't go into my favorites in this collecti [...]

    11. This was an outstanding book, and a fine introduction to Howard for anyone who is thinking of investigating his work. Though Howard is most often noted for being the creator of Conan the Barbarian, and, in truth, the entire sword & sorcery genre, he was also a talented writer of horror tales. I was drawn in by Howard's language. His characters live in a world of rediscovered long-lost races of people, of quests, of adventure, greed, doom, mystery and terror. Interesting as well was the numbe [...]

    12. If you're a fan of Robert E. Howard you'll surely love this massive collection of his short horror stories. I read some review that said there isn't much horror in them. Well, there is a lot of action, something Howard was always a master of, but there is certainly horror if your definition of that term is broad. Howard's horror spans the gaps between ghosts, werewolves, ancient haunted tombs, eerie pine lands, and many more. There's a lot of Lovecraftian elements here, and lots of eerie western [...]

    13. Up, John Kane, the grey night’s falling;The sun’s sunk in blood and the fog comes crawling;From hillside to hill the grey wolves are calling;Will ye come, will ye come, John Kane?Tor’s Conan pastiches was no way to step away from Robert E. Howard’s original Conan stories. I enjoyed them—the Robert Jordan and John Maddox Roberts pastiches, at least—but I need a bit more of the real thing before moving on. And with Halloween around the corner? Del Rey’s collection The Horror of Rober [...]

    14. A Universe Full of the UnexplainableReading The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard was quite a revelation. I never knew that the man who invented Conan was such a creative storyteller and great writer. His stories are full of action, adventure, and spine-tingling horror. More, Howard demonstrates great versatility in his range of writing, moving easily from mythic sword and sorcery fantasies to gunslinging westerns; from old haunted houses and accursed swamps to ancient Babylonian cults in the d [...]

    15. This collection is best taken in small doses. Read a couple stories and put it down for a bit then come back. Most of the stories are pretty good, with a small handful being great. Binge reading will not be rewarded, as the less impressive stories will be likely to blend together. There’s a lot of evocative writing, and some great action sequences here. Unfortunately, it’s a challenge to make it through all of Howard’s questionable world views to get to them. His work shines best when it i [...]

    16. I feel guilty for only giving this book three stars. It's good, don't get me wrong, but there are some flaws and some issues. Thematically, many of the stories are revenge tales of degenerate original races upon representatives of 'true' men. The degenerate Picts spooking the Celts or Britons mostly. We get to find out that Howard's biggest fear is non-white people. Many of his horror stories are cheap copies of Lovecraft or Bierce. This is fine, horror stories aren't Howard's strong point. Don' [...]

    17. I really enjoyed these well written stories, more in the beginning than toward the end not because of the individual stories, but simply because the morbid tone weighs on you after reading so many stories in one book.Howard's style reminds me of Lovecraft since the plots are pretty much humorless and straight to the horror. Howard does create a great deal of suspense as you walk deeper into his dark and sinister settings. I suggest reading this book in spurts, not continuously. The essence of th [...]

    18. This one was a very interesting switch on a beloved author. I have read and know well all of his Conan, Kane, Bran stories etc. The horror stories were a treat. Especially the cowboy horror stories! That was a surprise much I enjoyed that segment of the book. I think the ones I liked the best were the unfinished few towards the end of the book. His writing had really improved by that point. A sad ending to what could have been a brilliant career.

    19. Great book. Has some great horror stories, including some involving familiar characters like Solomon Kane and Bran Mak Morn, as well as stories that are a part of the Cthulhu mythos. One caveat though, some of the stories, particularly the "piney woods" stories, have racist terms in the dialogue, which some may find offensive. The introduction does a good job giving those stories some perspective.

    20. Pretty awesome. Some of the first person "I found this ancient tome and yaddia yaddia" Lovecraft pastiches were a little heavy handed and got old after awhile, but I loved the other stuff - especially the weird western stuff, and Solomon Kane. Can't wait for my Solomon Kane collection to get here

    21. Alguns dos melhores contos de Robert Howard encontram-se nesta compilação. Para quem aprecia uma boa dose de ficção Pulp, este é um excelente compêndio de contos de terror que reflecte a imaginação desenfreada e absolutamente genial do autor. A ler, num quarto bem escuro

    22. I love short stories and Horror and Mr.Howard Does an amazing job, I wish he wrote many more before his untimely demise.

    23. I first learned about Robert E. Howard when a friend introduced me to the movie "The Whole Wide World." I knew about Edgar Rice Burroughs with Tarzan and Barsoom, but didn't realize that Conan the Barbarian was a creation of Robert E. Howard. So, when I had the opportunity to read this collection of horror-fantasy stories, I took it.If you like the style of early pulp writing then I'd recommend this collection. The stories do show their age in many ways (sometimes rather negatively), but remain [...]

    24. Robert E. Howard is best known as the creator of Conan the Barbarian and a major contributor to the development of the Swords & Sorcery sub-genre. This book collects a number of his creepier short stories, most of which were originally published in Weird Tales and show the influence of his friend, H. P. Lovecraft. Calling most of them “horror stories” may be a bit of a stretch – they’re more like action/adventure stories with a creepy, Lovecraftian element.The usual Robert E. Howard [...]

    25. I can count the number of horror writers that can instill a sense of unease in me on two fingers, and Robert E. Howard has the number one spot, with Lovecraft the sole remaining. While Lovecraft favors the psychological uncertainty of the mind's of his characters to instill fear, Howard favors the physical realm and only hints at the psychological tearing of the fabric of his world. Howard uses many names and places Lovecraft invented in his stories. The two of them were close friends. But while [...]

    26. Some of the stories are nice, some are rather banal. The illustrations of Greg Staples really make this edition shine. They're beyond gorgeous, they're just the most perfect inks I have ever seen in modern black and white illustration. Simply gorgeous.It's difficult to rate a book where you find a dozen or so stories that you really enjoyed and the rest just read through with half-interest. The feeling that quantity trumps quality here is big, and I somewhat end up wishing this book contained le [...]

    27. I racconti dell'orrore, quelli belli (Parte prima)Sì, sono datati. Si parla di quasi un secolo fa. E in talune parti sono ripetitivi (espedienti simili, strutture simili, personaggi simili). Tuttavia conservano una notevole forza intrinseca che spinge a leggerli uno dopo l'altro, sia che parlino di spiriti di pugili defunti, sia che parlino di lupi mannari africani.Quelli che mi sono più piaciuti sono quelli "pirateschi", ambientati a Faring. Meno coinvolgenti quelli appartenenti all'universo [...]

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