The Mammoth Book of Monsters

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Number of Pages
608
Publication year
2007
Book Rating
3.67/5 (240 ratings)

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“The Mammoth Book of Monsters” is the anthology of short horror stories and one of the top 10 horror books that features the colorful array of formidable otherworldly creatures. Some of them include the contribution from top genre names from Harlan Ellison, and Clive Barker, Ramsey Campbell and many others.

Everybody understands the most creatures --witches, werewolves, zombies' and also you'll discover all {} animals featured in this anthology from editor Stephen Jones. However, other monstrosities are also ably represented in these pages... A academic goes in hunt of a mythical monster in Thomas Ligotti's The Medusa, a stone gargoyle is brought to life in Downmarket by Sydney J. Bounds, along with also a reclusive islander shares his universe using shape-changing selkies at Robert Holdstock's haunting tale The Silvering. Although the critters of Brian Lumley's The Individuals and Basil Copper's The Flabby Men talk a semblance of humanity horrors menace office employees at Ramsey Cambell's claustrophobic Down There. The King of the Monsters himself ends up at Godzilla's Twelve Step Program by Joe R. Lansdale, R. Chetwynd-Hayes' The Shadmock and Clive Barker's Rawhead Rex are new creatures, along with the final monster-fighter and the final classic monster face each other in Kim Newman's The Chill Clutch of the Unseen. If you want monsters you will find lots to pick from in this collection boasting some of the greatest names in fantasy horror and science fiction. Contents: Intro: How to Create a Killer The Man Scott Edelman Had Before him Calling All Monsters The Shadmock from R. Chetwynd-Hayes The Spider Kiss by Christopher Fowler Café Endless: Spring Rain by Nancy Holder The Medusa from Thomas Ligotti From the Poor Girl Downmarket from Sydney J. Bounds Fat Man from Jay Lake The People by Brian Lumley The Hill by Tanith Lee Godzilla's Twelve Step Program by Joe R. Lansdale .220 Swift from Karl Edward Wagner Our Lady of the Sauropods The Flabby Person by Basil Copper The Silvering from Robert Holdstock Someone Else's Problem by Michael Marshall Smith Rawhead Rex by Clive Barker The Unseen's Chill Clutch by Kim Newman

What makes this book stand out?

" Everybody knows most monsters such as vampires, werewolves, mad scientists' creations, zombies, and many more. You will find all classic creatures featured in this monsterrific new anthology book.

Read it for

When you like to have a very good adventure about having the list of top monsters then reading this book is a great way. Gives you wow experience while reading the book in complete enthusiasm.

Don't read it for

Afraid of night monsters, don’t read this book

Brief about Author Clive Barker