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Author: Christopher Golden,Joe Hill
ISBN13: 978-0061147975
Title: 20th Century Ghosts
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Language: English
Category: Thrillers and Suspense
Publisher: William Morrow (October 16, 2007)
Pages: 316

20th Century Ghosts by Christopher Golden,Joe Hill

Introduction by Christopher Golden. Introduction by Christopher Golden. Pop Art. You Will Hear the Locust Sing. Not all of the stories in 20th Century Ghosts are horror stories, by the by. Some are wistfully supernatural, some are darkly disturbing mainstream fiction, and one lacks any trace of nastiness and is actually quite sweet. But they are subtle, friends and neighbors. Joe Hill is one stealthy bastard.

20th Century Ghosts is American author Joe Hill's first published book-length work. A collection of short stories, it was first published in October 2005 in the United Kingdom and released in October 2007 in the United States. 20th Century Ghosts is the first publication made by American author Joe Hill in October 2005 by PS Publishing which is based in the United Kingdom.

20th Century Ghosts book. A collection of short stories. I was talking about chills, wasn’t I? Maybe that’s what you want; the hard stuff. Like Black Phone, where a small child trapped in a very bad place receives phone calls from the dead. Or Last Breath, which starts out creepy and then sinks into downright disturbing.

National Bibliographic Agency Control Number: 013221577 Uk. International Standard Book Number (ISBN): 1904619487 (Deluxe slipcased hb. International Standard Book Number (ISBN): 1904619479 (hb. International Standard Book Number (ISBN) . The data of catalog based on open source database. All rights are reserved by their owners. Download book 20th century ghosts, Joe Hill ; introduced by Chris Golden.

Imogene is young, beautiful. and dead, waiting in the Rosebud Theater one afternoon in 1945. Joe Hill is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel Heart-Shaped Box, the award-winning collection, 20th Century Ghosts, and a critically acclaimed comic book series, Locke & Key. Smoke and Mirrors: Screenplays, Teleplays, Stage Plays, Comic Scripts, and Treatments. Michael Oliveri, Joe Hill, Neil Gaiman, Ray Garton, Kealan Patrick Burke, Stewart O'Nan, Mick Garris, Poppy Z. Brite, Peter Blatty, William F. Nolan, Brian Keene, Frank Darabont, Loe R. Lansdale.

From the New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2 and Horns comes this award-winning collection of short fiction. Imogene is young, beautiful. Francis was human once, but now he's an eight-foot-tall locust, and everyone in Calliphora will tremble when they hear him sing. John is locked in a basement stained with the blood of half a dozen murdered children, and an antique telephone, long since disconnected, rings at night with calls from the dead.

Introduction by Christopher Golden. Excerpt from The Fireman. Abraham’s Boys is an excellent story that falls about halfway through the book you’re currently holding, and it was good enough that it made me want to seek out more work by Joe Hill. But he’d published only short stories, and most in places that I wasn’t likely to run across casually. In the back of my head I made a note to watch for his name in the future. When Peter Crowther asked me if I’d be willing to read 20th Century Ghosts and write an introduction, I knew I shouldn’t agree

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From the New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2 and Horns comes this award-winning collection of short fiction.

Imogene is young, beautiful . . . and dead, waiting in the Rosebud Theater one afternoon in 1945. . . .

Francis was human once, but now he's an eight-foot-tall locust, and everyone in Calliphora will tremble when they hear him sing. . . .

John is locked in a basement stained with the blood of half a dozen murdered children, and an antique telephone, long since disconnected, rings at night with calls from the dead. . . .

Nolan knows but can never tell what really happened in the summer of '77, when his idiot savant younger brother built a vast cardboard fort with secret doors leading into other worlds. . . .

The past isn't dead. It isn't even past. . . .


Reviews: 7
Just finished Joe Hill's 20th Century Ghosts. I only had one more story to go to finish it, so I don't know what was stopping me before. College started up about the time I began reading it, I guess, but now I have a lot of time to finish books each night I work.

The last story I read was Voluntary Committal, and man was it powerful. The story of two brothers, extra dimensions, and guilt, mixed in with the emotions of wanting to friends and being willing to do almost anything to attain them. There was a sense of magic in the air, but a tainted magic that warned you from the start: Don't go in there. Magic exists. Monsters are real.

My favorite stories are The Cape, Pop Art, and probably Voluntary Committal, but all of them are good. Joe switches up voices, perspectives, characters, and settings. You never know what to expect; you might have a clue, but you probably won't see the complete picture until all the pieces are in place. He is great about really diving into characters, making you care, and then ripping out your guts.

I've read other books by Joe Hill, like NOS4A2 and Heart Shaped Box, and he never disappoints. Give his work a chance. You will be glad you did.
When I first started reading this book, I had mixed feelings about it. Several of the early stories border on sci-fi/horror and are not really ghost stories. I still feel the title of this book is misleading. There are ghost stories in the book, but not many of them. However, there are some enjoyably creepy stories, especially in the second half of the book. Undeniably, the stories are all well-written, but if you are going after a book looking strictly for ghost stories, you won't find it here. My opinion of the stories rose as they crept away from the downright bizarre, such as a boy turning into a man-eating bug to those of the more quietly creepy and disturbing variety. I enjoyed the story "20th Century Ghost" the most, perhaps because it was an actual ghost story, but there were other disturbing tales, such as the story of a man who collects people's last breaths in jars, and a mentally disturbed brother who builds box forts that are more than they seem at first glance.
Holy crap, I loved this book. I'd already read Joe Hill's Locke & Key series, so I knew he was a phenomenal storyteller going in, but this collection of short stories (many of which are horror, but not all) was so captivating, I was torn between not wanting to put it down and wanting to delay reading the next story so it would never end.

Even the weakest stories in the bunch are quite good, and most of them invoke feelings of haunting creepiness or tender beauty, and the best ones manage to incorporate both of these feelings within their pages.

"Pop Art" has got to be one of the best short stories I have ever read. It was so delightfully surreal, I didn't know what to make of it until the last page. It's such an absurd conceit for a story, but Hill sells it so completely to the reader that he makes it work in ways that I expect few other authors could accomplish.

"My Father's Mask" gripped hold of my imagination and still has me wondering just what the hell was actually going on. I should be frustrated with my lack of understanding, but I am left only intrigued, my curiosity pining for more. I suspect that with a few close rereads, I'll decipher a few more clues, but I don't think we're really meant to understand everything, and that's somehow okay with me. More importantly, it makes me want to write stories of my own.

"Voluntary Committal", more a novella than a short story, was as wonderfully creepy as it was fascinating. Hill skillfully suggests just enough to make your imagination run wild with the ideas he's laid down for the reader. I wanted to be spoiled, to know everything about the interiors of the mysterious box forts this story is centered around, but I also realize that knowing more about them would detract from their spellbinding appeal.



It has been a long time since the arrival of a new horror writer of any quality. Perhaps Peter Straub is the last to be the "new" great horror writer. But I think Joe Hill has taken the spotlight. I was reluctant to come around to reading Joe because I was worried that he was possibly riding his father's coattails. I was wrong. He chose a different name in order to not do that. Then he published successfully these quality stories. My worries were unfounded. Joe Hill is a creative and enjoyable writer in his own right.

The stories are varied. Some are more horrifying than others. A couple are a bit brutal. There's nothing too gratuitous here but the reader should know that a couple of stories might actually disturb you. Of course, as a horror fan you might just say, finally! a writer who's got the grit!

Other stories are more subtle and these are actually the stories which for me illustrate his mastery of weaving words. I did enjoy the story about Horror Anthology editor looking for the writer, but I loved the subtle unfolding of the story about the theater. I wish I could say more, but I certainly do not want to ruin these stories for the new reader.

Let it be said that a couple of these ditties will certainly become Horror classics. No doubt about that. Joe is a welcome newer addition to a small pool of decent mature horror writers. It's a difficult genre to accomplish maturity in, all too easy to take the low road or to use cliche tricks. Very few writers seem to have the chops to be recommendable to a non horror audience. I used to tell my friends who were not into horror that they should at least pick up one of Stephen King's best books. Well, Joe is this good too. I would recommend Mr. Hill to my non-horror reader friends as well.

A grear read. Highly recommended. A solid "A".