(EBOOK / KINDLE) Monster Mix by Robert Arthur


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    (EBOOK / KINDLE) Monster Mix by Robert Arthur Robert Arthur ð 3 read free read È eBook or Kindle ePUB ð Robert Arthur In my review of The Mammoth Book of Monsters I opined a little bit about the sub genre of the monster story in horror fiction and it's structural difference to similar forms like the ghost story Here we get a late 60s take on the same idea as the Jones book an anthology themed on monsters which I'm sure was a popular sal

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    read Monster Mix Robert Arthur ð 3 read free read È eBook or Kindle ePUB ð Robert Arthur Read this collection at age 12 and it burned holes in my brain Old fashioned but very well writtenand uite diverse stories about giant bugs sea serpents dragons etc the kind of things all teenagers love From the icy formal p

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    (EBOOK / KINDLE) Monster Mix by Robert Arthur This is another used paperback I got from Myopic BooksA horror story is about The Menace The menace might be supernatural say a werewolf; it might be naturalistic say a plagueThe menace in the thirteen stories of this book are monsters which the editor distinguishes into the Traditional the Natural and the Imaginative Most of the stories in this book didn't grab me I think that is due to the prose style and the approach taken by the authors

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    Robert Arthur ð 3 read free read È eBook or Kindle ePUB ð Robert Arthur read Monster Mix A childhood favorite some of the stories like The Mannikin and The Wendigo still give me shudders

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Monster Mix

Monster Mix review ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB Mworth by EF BensonDaniel Webster and the Sea Serpent by Stephen Vincent BenetCreature of the Snows by William SambrotAepyornis Island by HG WellsFire in the Galley Stove by William OutersonThe Mannikin by Rober. Read this collection at age 12 and it burned holes in my brain Old fashioned but very well writtenand uite diverse stories about giant bugs sea serpents dragons etc the kind of things all teenagers love From the icy formal prose of Lord Dunsany to the Appalachian folktale by Manley Wade Wellman this is highly recommended especially for young adults You know a book is good when Hollywood comes calling and 6 out of these 13 stories have been made into movies

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Monster Mix review ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB T BlochThe Wendigo by Algernon BlackwoodThe Derelict by William Hope HodgsonO Ugly Bird by Manly Wade WellmanMimic by Donald WollheimThe Hoard of the Gibbelins by Lord DunsanyFootsteps Invisible by Robert Arthur. This is another used paperback I got from Myopic BooksA horror story is about The Menace The menace might be supernatural say a werewolf it might be naturalistic say a plagueThe menace in the thirteen stories of this book are monsters which the editor distinguishes into the Traditional the Natural and the Imaginative Most of the stories in this book didn t grab me I think that is due to the prose style and the approach taken by the authors Most of these stories were published before 1950 For example the story The Day of the Dragon published in 1934 breaks a rule of good fiction writing show don t tell This is a story of a scientist whose experiments on crocodiles transformed these creatures into large flying dragons These dragons have all but defeated the human race In this story there is a section where the scientists describes his experiments and how the crocodiles transformed which I found uninteresting balderdashA story I found worth reading was The Mannikin by Robert Bloch published in 1937 so the author was around 20 years old at the time The story shows the stylistic influence of Bloch s mentor and friend HP Lovecraft In this story the narrator recounts his acuaintance with a sickly scholar who has a hump on his back This hump seems to move It turns out that this hump was actually a parasitical demonic being living inside the scholarMimic by Donald Wollheim was the inspiration for the movie Mimic source Wikipedia though there is much difference between the two Wollheim utilizes the biological fact that some animals use camouflage in the struggle to survive In the story a creature camouflages itself as a human being The story has a good twist endingThe stories in this bookThe Day of the Dragon by Guy EndoreMrs Amworth by EF BensonDaniel Webster and the Sea Serpent by Stephen Vincent BenetCreature of the Snows by William SambrotAepyornis Island by HG WellsFire in the Galley Stove by William OutersonThe Mannikin by Robert BlochThe Wendigo by Algernon BlackwoodThe Derelict by William Hope HodgsonO Ugly Bird by Manly Wade WellmanMimic by Donald WollheimThe Hoard of the Gibbelins by Lord DunsanyFootsteps Invisible by Robert Arthur

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Monster Mix review ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB A dragon a vampire an abominable snowman a sea serpent and other grotesue creatures of the imagination loom in these scarifying tales of the bizarre and unnnaturalCONTENTSThe Day of the Dragon by Guy EndoreMrs A. In my review of The Mammoth Book of Monsters I opined a little bit about the sub genre of the monster story in horror fiction and it s structural difference to similar forms like the ghost story Here we get a late 60s take on the same idea as the Jones book an anthology themed on monsters which I m sure was a popular sales niche for paperbacks especially when aimed at younger readers But as I ve also said before back then editors weren t afraid of giving teen readers adult stories to chew on and develop their literary eyeteeth would that it were so today I m sure I ll pull a few examples off the shelf for review as the years go bySo here we have MONSTER MIX edited by the redoubtable Robert Arthur a hero of mine and general genre journeyman who wrote many things some short fiction THE MYSTERIOUS TRAVELER radio show the ALFRED HITCHCOCK THE THREE INVESTIGATORS book series of my youth and edited many things he was the written voice of Hitch when he edited the director s paperback anthology series and here s another one Arthur uses the introduction to mostly bemoan the fact that monster at that moment in time meant Kaiju and giant atomic insects and while I don t share his lament it s an understandable viewpoint from the time period and from a particular age group at that timeAnd what you get here is a nice assortment of monster stories of various hues which is interesting A third of them I d read before but re read for the review and a third were on my to read list which leaves a last third of unknown uantity ExcellentOne example of those different hues is Fire In The Galley Stove by William Outerson This tale acts as a roundabout explanation for the mystery of abandoned ships see The Marie Celeste and is told in a dry workmanlike manner and barely exploits its plot details for any effect Why is it in this collection Well view spoilerthe ship s crew is dispatched with by a run in with some giant octopi hide spoiler

  • Paperback
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  • Monster Mix
  • Robert Arthur
  • English
  • 09 July 2020
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