Free Read Nocturnes - by John Connolly, Nocturnes, John Connolly, Nocturnes Take his hand and follow him into the darkness John Connolly bestselling author of five brilliantly scary mystery novels now turns his pen to the short story to give us a dozen chilling tales of the supernatural In this macabre collection echoing masters of the genre from M R James to Stephen King Connolly delves into our darkest fears lost lovers missing cTake his hand and follow h Free Read Nocturnes - by John Connolly - Nocturnes, Nocturnes Take his hand and follow him into the darkness John Connolly bestselling author of five brilliantly scary mystery novels now turns his pen to the short story to give us a dozen chilling tales of the
Free Read Nocturnes - by John Connolly - Nocturnes, Nocturnes Take his hand and follow him into the darkness John Connolly bestselling author of five brilliantly scary mystery novels now turns his pen to the short story to give us a dozen chilling tales of the
The cover says this book is terrifying and delightful I don t know about terrifying, but it is mostly a delightful read.Framing a collection of short stories, three of which had never previously been published are two novellas, The Cancer Cowboy Rides and The reflecting Eye which features Charlie Parker.There were a couple of short stories near the beginning of the collection I did not particularly like, but the rest were really good, particularly the Inkpot Monkey In my opinion, the two novella [...]
A really good collection of short stories that I read in the beginning of 2014 Usually, the quality of short stories varies very much, but I think this is one of the best collections of short stories I have ever read Then again, this is John Connolly, writer of the excellent Charlie Parker series So of course, these stories must be good
I ll be the first to admit I m not a huge fan of short story compilations While I ve only read a handful of collections, I find they take a lot of effort to get through It s not that the quality of the work isn t up to par with that of a full length novel, it s just the ending of one story followed by the beginning of another can sometimes come across as exhausting You get all invested in a story and it s characters and all of a sudden, it s over Then, you begin again.Seeing as Connolly is one o [...]
This is one of the best story collections that I have read Nocturnes is a great title as the stories are truly the stuff that nightmares are made of It is rare that a single author collection doesn t have one story that would be better off in the dustbin but that is the case here Even the worst story is pretty darn good.On a side note, as Connolly is the author of the excellent Charlie Parker detective series I thought that some of the stories in this collection, particularly The Underbury Witch [...]
In hindsight, the title for this book was rather apt While I did not think about it at the time of reading, all the stories here are ones where the night is dark and full of terrors There are things here that go bump in the night and the night itself gives you the biggest bumps of them all Connolly was not an author whose books I had read before and he did turn out to be good in the early Stephen King kind of way These are short stories packed with punches, teeth and claws Here is what I thought [...]
El irland s John Connolly es mundialmente conocido por las novelas protagonizadas por Charlie Parker, y ha demostrado m s que de sobra su capacidad para crear atm sferas sobrenaturales Siempre pens que Connolly ser a un buen escritor de relatos cortos, y con Nocturnos lo ha conseguido con creces Sus relatos recuerdan a los autores de fantasmas m s reconocidos, M.R James, E.F Benson o Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, pero tambi n hay elementos de Stephen King, e incluso algo de Clive Barker.A lo largo de [...]
Se ores que este jefazo es todo un ESCRITOR Es lo primero que leo y no descarto leer sus novelas detectivescas a n sabiendo que no me gusta ese g nero Buen terror y tratante de todo su mbito, con el cl sico de fantasmas, psicol gicos y otros de criaturas monstruosas Enfermedades oscuras y confusiones familiares.Ninguno malo, lo cual es un xito en una recopilaci n de relatos Si te gusta el terror LEANLO.
Pretty good collection, I really enjoyed The Cancer Cowboy Rides Again, The Underbury Witches, Nocturne and Deep, Dark Green But the Charlie Parker novella The Reflecting Eye pushed it up to 4 stars.7 10
Absolutely fabulous collection of horror stories Loved it, loved it, loved it I first picked this up to read the novella at the end, as it concerns a villain who shows up in the Charlie Parker series which Mr Connolly also writes It was obvious in this other book, a novel that I had missed something, though it was made clear who and what this villainous person was Still, he had a back story and I hadn t read it SoI read that novella first and it fit into the series perfectly, precisely, pointedl [...]
This is a book of short stories, so I would think that the best way to respond would be to each one individually all 15 though there is, apparently, a different version with even stories so it looks like I will be buying the updated copy at some point The Cancer Cowboy Rides This was a quite chilling and remarkably grotesque story about a living cancer, embodied in Buddy A truly disgusting story, it was certainly entertaining and a quite solid short story Mr Pettinger s Daemon A much shorter st [...]
I really have a love and hate relationship with horror short stories Every now and then I really love one and it affects me Yes, Shirley Jackson I m talking you This was my first book by John Connolly and it really wasn t the best one for me to pick I should ve started with The Book of Lost Things I will still get to that one though, I think it will be my style I listened to this one on audio It took me forever To be fair, it always takes me longer on audio because I m antsy I ve been trying to [...]
In every one of these short stories Connolly succeeds in raising my neck hairs, even if at times it is only a small bit I like to think that I m immune to the average horror story atmospheres and tropes which is to say that for an author to have any pull on my emotions they must do either A take the normal horror game to new heights or B Do something completely off the wall altogether Connolly does a mixture of both of these options which produces many diverse and refreshing stories I really app [...]
Generally I consider most short story collections a mixed bag at best, unless your name is Stephen King And the reason I read this one is firstly the inclusion of a Charlie Parker story, which was imho the best story in the book at the same time Secondly I was kind of curious how mr Connely did do outside of Charlie Parker universe And while he did not really dissapoint he did not always deliver as good I did enjoy the opening novella and the short story on the Witches, which might have been in [...]
Group read with Literary Darkness GR groupWhen reading this book I kept thinking I d read something like this before , so perhaps I did read plenty of those short stories from somewhere else in the past.Plus, John Connolly s themes, style and writing reminds me strongly of Clive Barker s short stories, I m not saying who is ripping off who, but the resemblance is still strong.
El relato de terror m s acad mico no puede ser mucho mejor que el de Connolly Cuentos de gran solidez, con momentos inquietantes y que se leen de principio a fin con la mirada pegada a sus bellas palabras Dif cil encontrar a alguien que pueda detestar esta literatura.C mo escribe, Connolly Es la primera vez que lo leo, pero la sensaci n en la que muchos coinciden es que no solo conoce su oficio, sino que lo desempe a con la maestr a del mejor artesano Del artesano que, incluso, tiene destellos d [...]
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When I have some downtime, I m working my way through the audio versions of John Connolly s Charlie Parker series I ve read the series a number of times, but listening to them has been revelatory mainly in how overly fast I read and how much I actually miss So, having that excellent reader s voice in my mind, I ve just started reading this new to me Connolly book of short stories Great stuff so far I ll update when done.I finished this great little collection last night and highly recommend it t [...]
3 Stars Good bookA collection of creepy stories nothing and nothing less If you re going to read this, I d recommend reading it during the Halloween season I m sure people can enjoy the book outside the constraints of Halloween, but I d imagine it s less fun I gave this one 3 stars because there are some 2 , 3, 4, and 5 star stories 3 seemed like a good average it also means that this book is worth the read I m almost positive that everyone can find at least one story they enjoy On the flip sid [...]
A wonderful selection of short stories from Mr Connolly, including one featuring Charlie Parker The Reflecting Eye , I re read these, some each night over the last little while February 2014 and once again was enthralled and delighted by each of them.There is a great mix here my favourite being The Underbury Witches I do like a good evil witch story closely followed by Some Children Wander By Mistake which, frankly, freaked me out, anyone who has the clown phobia should beware The Reflecting Eye [...]
Aun me cuesta creer que algo viva all abajo.Porque lo que hay all abajo no vive.Existe, pero no vive Cuentos para un conductor solitario en medio de la noche, no hay mejor manera de describir esta joya de libro Reminiscencias e influencias de todo tipo, terror g tico, Stephen King, Poe, Lovecraft, Barker incluso, comedia de terror, etc calculadas con precisi n de relojer a por uno de mis autores favoritos Connolly logra una antolog a excelente, macabra y obscura para disfrutar como ni o Lecho Nu [...]
This is a very strong collection of horror stories, which are quite different in tone and style I like most the ones, which are connected with the legends about ancient faerie or divine creatures with them Connely touches the greatness of H.P Lovecraft.
John Connolly comienza su recopilaci n de relatos con El vaquero del c ncer cabalga , una narraci n digna del mism simo Stephen King, y ya no pierde inter s en ninguno de los 19 relatos siguientes Como es l gico, algunos est n m s logrados, pero el maestro del terror da sobradas muestras de porqu es un n mero uno en ventas en su terreno Sabe infundir miedo, y lo que es mejor, sabe escribir como los ngeles, aunque sus historias nos transporten al lado contrario A ese inframundo que John Connoly d [...]
The Cancer Cowboy Rides 4 stars Interesting idea Decent character development Started out good but lost steam near the end Really no absolution and the ending was choppy Cut up scenes that didn t really run together into coherence I mean I guess I understood in the end but he could have kept it smooth like the rest of the story I think I would have liked him to flesh it out a bit It could have made a decent book.Mr Pettingers Daemon 3 stars I really liked the atmosphere in this Very dark ages fe [...]
3.5This is my first Connolly and though I did not love it, I was impressed enough to hunt downThe Gate which I really liked and plan on reading much .I did find a lot of the stories to be obvious see, The Cycle or The Bridal Bed, or derivative see pretty much every story butCancer Cowboyor Some Children Wander by Mistake , or just not scary creepy, but some did stand out The Cancer Cowboy Rides This reads like vintage Stephen King and that is a very good thing I really liked this story The Furna [...]
I thoroughly enjoyed John Connolly s novel, The Book of Lost Things, and thus was intrigued by this volume of some of his short fiction pieces For the most part, they were enjoyable supernatural stories, if a bit predictable Very rarely was I outright surprised by something that Mr Connolly wrote, and for me, the mark of a good horror story is that it surprises you There were also a few plot holes in his stories, particularly in the Charlie Parker novella, which bothered me as I read I also foun [...]
I absolutely love John Connolly, this book is exceptional The stories are written in different styles voices one of the things I like about Connolly is that his books aren t all the same Many of the stories here are set in between wars post war England, which I find particularly compelling these stories have a certain old fashioned but not boring quality to them My favorite piece was probably Some Children Wander By Mistake , which I found chilling sad, or The New Daughter , which was very spook [...]
Una antolog a redonda, Connolly es un disc pulo de grandes como M R James o E F Benson, dos de los mejores autores de horror de la historia Y como buen deudor de stos, sus relatos son puro terror del m s cl sico El primer relato, el vaquero del c ncer cabalga vale toda la antolog a
I m a short story fiend so this book really spoke to me Connolly is a fine writer and these stories are suspenseful and page turning I especially like The Shifting of the Sands.
I don t read much horror any But John Connolly s name kept popping up in various places not least in the Recommendations right here on I found out he s written a series of thrillers involving former NYPD detective Charlie Parker, who investigates murders that involve supernatural elements Even noted thriller writer Harlan Coben called Connolly one of the best thriller writers we have So I decided to read his first collection of short stories, and I m very glad I did The Cancer Cowboy Rides Again [...]
I first encountered John Connolly when I read his wonderfully gothic fairy taleThe Book of Lost Things It s been years but I do remember the captivating and spin chilling nature of his plot, and the poetry of his prose.Collected before Lost Things was published, Nocturnes contains similar tones and themes Most of the stories read like modern fairy tales And also like fairy tales, most of them can be summed up in a basic formula A person or family that comes in from outside the village goes to or [...]