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When Things Get Dark
When Things Get Dark: Stories inspired by Shirley Jackson | Benjamin Percy, Joyce Carol Oates, Elizabeth Hand, Karen Heuler
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A chilling anthology in tribute to the genius of Shirley Jackson, collecting todays best horror writers. Featuring Joyce Carol Oates, Josh Malerman, Paul Tremblay, Richard Kadrey, Stephen Graham Jones, Elizabeth Hand and more. A collection of new and exclusive short stories inspired by, and in tribute to, Shirley Jackson. Shirley Jackson is a seminal writer of horror and mystery fiction, whose legacy resonates globally today. Chilling, human, poignant and strange, her stories have inspired a generation of writers and readers. This anthology, edited by legendary horror editor Ellen Datlow, will bring together todays leading horror writers to offer their own personal tribute to the work of Shirley Jackson. Featuring Joyce Carol Oates, Josh Malerman, Carmen Maria Machado, Paul Tremblay, Richard Kadrey, Stephen Graham Jones, Elizabeth Hand, Kelly Link, Cassandra Khaw, Karen Heuler, Benjamin Percy, John Langan, Laird Barron, Jeffrey Ford, M. Rickert, Seanan McGuire, Gemma Files, and Genevieve Valentine.
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BookwormOfTheDamned
When Things Get Dark: Stories inspired by Shirley Jackson | Benjamin Percy, Joyce Carol Oates, Elizabeth Hand, Karen Heuler
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Here's a link to our review on Youtube.

https://youtu.be/DyF0NPUE_90

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AFrostCauseReads
When Things Get Dark: Stories inspired by Shirley Jackson | Benjamin Percy, Joyce Carol Oates, Elizabeth Hand, Karen Heuler
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The short story ‘Money for the Dead‘ by Karen Heuler was my #doublespin for June.

These stories were something else. They all perfectly unsettled me. This one in particular started with the basic fear of aging and ghosts, and got creepier and more into regret and true feelings for people/events of the past. Ya know, fun topics 😂. But seriously, the writing was fantastically crafted to elicit emotion from the reader. Just like Shirley Jackson did

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AFrostCauseReads
When Things Get Dark: Stories inspired by Shirley Jackson | Benjamin Percy, Joyce Carol Oates, Elizabeth Hand, Karen Heuler
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This is a collection of short stories from authors that are all inspired by Shirley Jackson. And wow! They are all so creepy and eerie! I found some new favorite from reading these. This is probably my favorite anthology now.

If you‘re a fan of Shirley Jackson or creepy short stories, run, don‘t walk to get this collection!!!

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ReadingOver50
When Things Get Dark: Stories inspired by Shirley Jackson | Benjamin Percy, Joyce Carol Oates, Elizabeth Hand, Karen Heuler
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My favorite- Tiptoe by Laird Barron and Skinder‘s Veil by Kelly Link.

Yes, I did get a Shirley Jackson vibe from the book. The stories were good but nothing spectacular. I think because the stories have a sense of dread, but never really show you anything.

LanceE I love Shirley Jackson That would be a hard name to live up to for sure 6mo
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Beck9lol
When Things Get Dark: Stories inspired by Shirley Jackson | Benjamin Percy, Joyce Carol Oates, Elizabeth Hand, Karen Heuler
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My fabulous #litsypenpal sent me all these Halloween treats! I don't deserve you @Litlady for your book selections are top notch. Plus that doggie sleeve and vintage bookmarks are super cute. I've been waiting to open the Pez, but the Swedish Fish didn't make it to picture time. Thank you so much!!! I hope you and everyone here had a magical Halloween! 💀🎃👻

Litlady Happy Halloween and Happy Fall, Becky! Hope you enjoy the cozy season, my friend! Yay for books! 👻🧡🎃📚 11mo
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Linsy
When Things Get Dark: Stories inspired by Shirley Jackson | Benjamin Percy, Joyce Carol Oates, Elizabeth Hand, Karen Heuler
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I really enjoyed the Bookish First Bingo card, it did a good job of stretching me to find new authors. I'm not done with the tagged book yet, but I've been loving it!!! This is my first time reading Stephen Graham Jones, but I am definitely coming back for more! Can't wait to get to My Heart Is A Chainsaw, especially since it was almost a pick for #fantasticstrangelings and I usually love Jenny's picks. 🕸️👻🎃

#scarathlon2021 #teamslaughter

Gissy Amazing!! 👻🖤🖤🖤 11mo
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ferskner
When Things Get Dark: Stories inspired by Shirley Jackson | Benjamin Percy, Joyce Carol Oates, Elizabeth Hand, Karen Heuler
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Finally, a book from my team's theme! Shirley Jackson is one of my top five favorite authors so of course I would be all over this book. Some stories are stronger than others, but I liked everything.

#scarathlon2021 #teamhendrix @StayCurious

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ferskner
When Things Get Dark: Stories inspired by Shirley Jackson | Benjamin Percy, Joyce Carol Oates, Elizabeth Hand, Karen Heuler
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An afternoon grazing plate that ended up being mostly fruit instead of cheese, like I'd planned. 🤷‍♀️ #readathon @DeweysReadathon

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Linsy
When Things Get Dark: Stories inspired by Shirley Jackson | Benjamin Percy, Joyce Carol Oates, Elizabeth Hand, Karen Heuler
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Finally getting into this beauty! I LOVE Shirley Jackson, so when I heard she inspired this collection, I just had to try it! 🤓

#outstandingoctober #readwithme #wickedathon #spookoween #screamathon #scarathlon2021
@Andrew65 @GHABI4ROSES @DieAReader

Andrew65 Hope you enjoy it. 11mo
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WanderingBookaneer
When Things Get Dark: Stories inspired by Shirley Jackson | Benjamin Percy, Joyce Carol Oates, Elizabeth Hand, Karen Heuler
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I went in looking for 2 books. This was one of them.

Gissy Seems interesting! Already in the wish list😜 11mo
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