Nightmare Seasons

Nightmare Seasons Four Oxrun Station horror novellas each from a different th century decade starting with keyed to the seasons

  • Title: Nightmare Seasons
  • Author: Charles L. Grant
  • ISBN: 9780523480763
  • Page: 364
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Four Oxrun Station horror novellas each from a different 20th century decade starting with 1950, keyed to the seasons.

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    1. Charles Lewis Grant was a novelist and short story writer specializing in what he called dark fantasy and quiet horror He also wrote under the pseudonyms of Geoffrey Marsh, Lionel Fenn, Simon Lake, Felicia Andrews, and Deborah Lewis.Grant won a World Fantasy Award for his novella collection Nightmare Seasons, a Nebula Award in 1976 for his short story A Crowd of Shadows , and another Nebula Award in 1978 for his novella A Glow of Candles, a Unicorn s Eye, the latter telling of an actor s dilemma in a post literate future Grant also edited the award winning Shadows anthology, running eleven volumes from 1978 1991 Contributors include Stephen King, Ramsey Campbell, R.A Lafferty, Avram Davidson, and Steve Rasnic and Melanie Tem Grant was a former Executive Secretary and Eastern Regional Director of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and president of the Horror Writers Association.

    2. Prologue (Nightmare Seasons) • [Oxrun] • (1982) • short fiction Thou Need Not Fear My Kisses, Love • [Oxrun] • (1982) • novella Now There Comes a Darker Day • [Oxrun] • (1982) • novella Night's Swift Dragons • [Oxrun] • (1982) • novella The Color of Joy • [Oxrun] • (1982) • novella Epilogue (Nightmare Seasons) • [Oxrun] • (1982) • short fiction

    3. Well written, and similar enough in style that I can only hope to write that well, butWhy does everything "horror" have to be poisoned with sexism? WHY IS THAT THE STORY THAT HAS TO BE REPEATED. Women flee men because the women are so pretty that it's a curse. Women destroy menor rather those unwanted excess children of single mothers do. Single mothers, amirite? Men eventually have to throw women away; otherwise they'll be trapped in a marriage forever. Joke! Your dreams died anyway. Women dest [...]

    4. My quest to read everything about Oxrun Station, the worst place to live in the US, maybe the world.Another fine outing for Mr. Grant. This time instead of a novel it is four longer stories set a decade apart in Oxrun Station: 1940, 1950, 1960, 1970, and each dealing with a different season of the year. Each story is slightly linked to the others and there is a framing story for the whole lot. There is also a little reference to other Oxrun Station goings on but it is not necessary to read any o [...]

    5. This is the second I've read of Grant's work and it's made me an even bigger fan. Four chilling tales of quite horror that correspond with the seasons. Grant's writing is the stuff nightmares are made of. Every sentence is alive with character. There is a reason Stephen King called him one of the premier horror writers of any generation--because it's the truth. You will not be disappointed by Nightmare Seasons.

    6. **So awesome, as always. Moving on to The OrchardOxrun Station - spookiest town on the face of the Earth, where people go to vanish and never be seen ever again. Grant's prose is like fine, elegant liquor that tingles on the way down and burns when it hits. Oxrun Station and Charles L. Grant - my new literary obsessions. I'm almost depressed to have discovered them both this late in the games.

    7. This was the first book I've read by Charles L. Grant and I have to say that I loved it. I've read elsewhere that Grant conjures up very nostalgic, melancholic imagery and I found that to be true in this book, particularly as each season began and he described the cold, often lonely landscape.(view spoiler)[The basic premise in the prologue is that a man, sitting in the library on a rainy, spring day, is given a strange book about "seasons". The book contains accounts of some strange events that [...]

    8. Horror is not always in your face blood and guts. Sometimes it is something more subtle; something that is felt but not really seen until it is too late. Four stories are the subject of this book, four stories, one for each season and each one containing something hellish and evil. The writing is rich with imagery but just enough is left to your imagine that your mind fills in all the blanks. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed reading Charles L. Grant's works and if there is a complaint about th [...]

    9. Four stories that are good and encapsulate a time period in the 80's when paperback horror books were plethora. What happened to the pulpy covers? We don't see enough of that today.

    10. I love small town horror (possibly because most of my life has been lived in small towns). I also like New England a lot, though I've never lived there (family from there, probably has something to do with it; Dad's from CT in fact). So I was predisposed to like this book.This is a collection of 4 horror novellas all set in the fictional Oxrun Station, CT, during different time periods. The prologue and epilogue are from the first person perspective of the narrator living in Oxrun Station who re [...]

    11. The magic of Charles L Grant. The USP of his writing is not the horror in itself, but the atmosphere it creates: quiet and tense at the same time. Nightmare Seasons takes the reader into the season, and the Oxrun station and makes one feel there as a spectator of the events and conversations. Good book for a night read.

    12. One of the early 80s classic collections. 4 classic novellas played with a kind of sneaky pete tone, starting slow but getting absolutely page turning. Spooky stuff for every horror fan! Read it with Time of the Season for a background soundtrack. My personal favourite was the summer story!

    13. It's been a while since I've read a short story collection that wasn't by Neil Gaiman or Stephen King, but when I realized The Long Night of the Grave was the last Oxrun Station novel, I figured it would be a good time to go ahead and read the Oxrun Station collections. There are four of them, each with four interrelated stories, and Nightmare Seasons is the first of them. In this case, the four stories are each centered on one season, and each story is set ten years apart from the previous one. [...]

    14. Now I remember why I liked Grant so much. This is the book I read 25 years ago. I had a vague recollection of one story going by hours through the scenes. So, 6:45, then 7:10, and so on.It's the third story in this collection, and I think I enjoyed it more this time around than I did back then.Grant seems to work better in a shorter format. Each of these novellas could easily have been full-length novels in his hands, and they would have lost so much of their impact. Finally, after the obligator [...]

    15. Four interlinked short stories of animal attacks, mysterious deaths and disappearances, and unresolved mysteries, set in a book given to the narrator of the prologue on a rainy night. Four seasons, four decades to explain what goes on in Oxrun Station. The narrative style of the stories is difficult to follow at first, particularly with the first short story. The past and present are intertwined when the reader is introduced to Sam (Samantha) and her two rival boyfriends. The subsequent stories [...]

    16. A set of four novellas set in Grant's fictional town of Oxrun Station. Atmospheric and spooky, and well written, with some odd situations that are more novel than a lot of horror fiction.

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