Review: Horrorology by Stephen Jones

Horrorology - Clive Barker, Stephen Jones

I would like to thank Quercus for providing me with an advanced reading copy of this book.


I'm really disappointed in this collection, so much so that I have lost all interest in finishing it. I have read eight of the twelve stories and I have come to the conclusion that Stephen Jones's idea of horror and my idea of horror are total polar opposites.


I wouldn't class any of these stories as horror, there was nothing horrifying about them. I found them all rather boring, vague, and disappointing. I started out as I always do with collections, rating each story with the intention of working out the average rating as a whole, but all eight stories were only 1 or 2 star worthy and I can't be bothered wasting any more of my reading time on the last four.


It's taken me a month to get to the half way mark, that says it all really. Time to DNF this one.


Not one I would recommend.




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