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Some Will Not Sleep: Selected Horrors
Adam Nevill
Exorcist Falls: Includes the novella Exorcist Road
Jonathan Janz

The King in Yellow

The King in Yellow - Robert W. Chambers I read this because of the 2013 HA Horrors Best Book challenge. The King in Yellow is a collection of short stories first published in 1895. I liked the way a few of the stories, although completely different, were connected to “The Yellow King” or “The King in Yellow”. The reading was a bit slow for me and the horror is subdued, but the stories themselves are told very well with a lot left to the imagination.

It is interesting to note that this collection created an entire mythos of its own and heavily influenced some of the greatest early horror writers to expound on its concepts and are still widely used today. Definitely required reading for any horror aficionado. Plus it was written in 18 F'N 95 which is pretty amazing that it still stands up.