Revelations

Revelations Pestilence floods war social upheaval drug crime wicked leaders conspiracies corruption even visions of death dealing aliens this superb collection of stories takes an unforgettable imaginative

  • Title: Revelations
  • Author: Douglas E. Winter Clive Barker
  • ISBN: 9780060937737
  • Page: 445
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pestilence, floods, war, social upheaval, drug crime, wicked leaders, conspiracies, corruption even visions of death dealing aliens this superb collection of stories takes an unforgettable imaginative journey into terror and transcendence Each decade of the twentieth century is assigned to one of the top fantasy horror authors of the modern age who evokes the particulaPestilence, floods, war, social upheaval, drug crime, wicked leaders, conspiracies, corruption even visions of death dealing aliens this superb collection of stories takes an unforgettable imaginative journey into terror and transcendence Each decade of the twentieth century is assigned to one of the top fantasy horror authors of the modern age who evokes the particular madness of that decade as it contributes to a prophecy for the next century Decade by decade as the millennium approaches in these powerful, chilling tales, the tension builds toward a dramatic revelation that is both a prophetic warning and a visionary answer for all humankind.A singular publishing event, Revelations is a stunning anthology novel by modern superstars of fantasy and horror, including New York Times bestselling author Clive Barker, David J Schow, and Ramsey Campbell.

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    1. The end of the world can make fascinating fiction. The subject has been pondered since the invention of stories, sometimes fueled by new scientific developments, biblical prophecy, social changes, world wars, and of course fantastical concepts such as zombies and monsters. I jumped on getting this anthology because of that - not only short stories catered toward Revelation and the end, but also because it had strong writing talent powering it.Each story set by different century - 1900 to 1990 No [...]

    2. I didn't really like this book.Most of the stories were about how evil human beings can be to each other.If I wanted to read about that I would read more nonfiction.The stories,for the most part,are very well written but again I don't really like the premise of 'lets see how bad psychopathic people can get and what they do to one another.I don't like this kind of horror at all.I don't want to be grossed out either or read about rape or pedophilia.'Yuck.

    3. The most stand-out story of the lot involves the Spanish Flu, and that is seriously revolting. The guy is helping at the hospital, but his wife meanwhile gets sick and dies. He goes a little crazy and keeps looking after her as if she's alive. There's also a crazy one with a hippie commune, and one where a Jew gets drunk on Absinthe while he's watching Hitler speak.I'd definitely recommend this to anyone who can stand horror writing.There are some great reviews of this book on here.

    4. I'm not sure if this book achieved its aim to portray moments in our history that could have been interpreted as the end of the world, but it definitely is one of the best collections of short stories about the banality of human evil and suffering that I have ever read. For me, the best example of this is "Triads". I was given this book when I was 16, and it still deeply disturbs me to this day.

    5. ``The Big Blow,'' Read it before, good story. ``Aryans and Absinthe" another good story, took me back to the time but the ending could have been more satisfying. "Triads" was interesting even though I could do without the gay sex details but that's P. Z. Brite's style. "If I Should Die Before I Wake," is probably the closest to horror even if subtle of these stories. With a little reworking there coud be more horror in "The Word" but I enjoyed reading the story. "On the Black" had me feeling the [...]

    6. I hesitate to put this on the apocalyptic shelf. The premise of the book sounds interesting. There was a story for each decade of the twentieth century that was to center on some sort of event that could be seen as related to an apocalypse or a sign of one. I just felt that some of the stories fell short of delivering on that. At the end of the book the editor stated that the stories were merely to have a revelation of some sort in them. But shouldn't all stories have some sort of revelation in [...]

    7. Very different stories, definitely not what I was expecting. My particular favorites were the one about the doctor and his wife, and the commune that is secretly run by the government to keep the "hippies" under control.

    8. a mixed bag of writing skills each in their own way leaving this reader with many thought provoking points to ponder one major grip I had was the lack of flow in most of the tales had to keep pushing myself to keep reading

    9. I was expecting this to be a horror book,the stories while very good, I wouldn't consider horror, I did enjoy the collection very much,though, the Landsdale and Brite stories were the best , however they might be a bit graphic for some, all the stories were well written

    10. I really enjoyed these stories, especially since they all take place at different historical times and during different historical events (the 1919 influenza epidemic, the Galveston hurricane, etc.). Great stuff by some truly gifted authors (my main men F. PAUL and JOE R.).

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