Horror Story and Other Horror Stories by Robert BoyczukHorror Story and Other Horror Stories by Robert Boyczuk

Horror Story and Other Horror Stories

byRobert Boyczuk

Paperback | April 24, 2012

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Love and loss are the two prevailing themes in this 93,000word short story collection, featuring 19 of the author's tales-five of which are original to this collection: "When Fat Men Love Thin Women," "The Death Artist," "The Uncertainty Principle," "Monster," and "The Love Clinic."The rest of the stories appeared in such publications as ON SPEC, TRANSVERSIONS, PRAIRIE FIRE, NORTHERN FRIGHTS, DARK PLANET, DESCANT, CHIZINE, and the TESSERACTS and QUEER FEAR anthology series.
Robert Boyczuk is the author of HORROR STORY AND OTHER HORROR STORIES, a critically acclaimed short story collection about love, grief, and loss, which is also available from ChiZine Publications. His website is located at: boyczuk.com.
Title:Horror Story and Other Horror StoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:April 24, 2012Publisher:ChiZine PublicationsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0980941032

ISBN - 13:9780980941036

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointing Collection I was disappointed with the stories I read in this collection. There were some stories that were good, some that had potential, and others that were boring or confusing. Confusion was something I felt often when reading some of these stories, and I feel like it may have been more to do with what it tried to accomplish more than what I didn't understand. I didn't get anything out of most of the stories, and I didn't like the confusion; if I didn't understand it would be my own fault, but some stories ended too abruptly and it just made me want to forget the story instead of thinking it over and reflecting on it. The few stories that I did like were enjoyable, and they have the potential to be fleshed out and made into novels with the content and characters that were in them. It's too bad the other stories has unmemorable characters and annoying plots, because the collection would've been more enjoyable for me had all the stories been similar in the way they were told. Unfortunately, this collection has put me off reading short stories. Perhaps I was influenced by my experience with "typical" Canadian short stories, but I expected something different and was greatly disappointed with the way these stories were told. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-20

Table of Contents

Table of Contents




Assassination and the New World Order

 When Fat Men Love Thin Women

Jazz Threnody

Doing Time


Object of Desire

The Death Artist


Tabula Rasa

The Back Shed

The Uncertainty Principle


The Love Clinic


Cure for Cancer

Horror Story

Editorial Reviews

Robert Boyczuk is a supremely talented short-story writer.Cory Doctorow, author of Little Brother and Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves TownBob’s [stories are] spooky, memorable, deceptively ‘simple’ piece[s], built around scenarios that are truly original and genuinely scary. Bob has a real gift for inhabiting, rather than adopting, the outsider perspective; his work is about people, people like you, like me the sort of people you wouldn't necessarily want to be, yet may well end up fearing you already are.Gemma Files, author of Kissing Carrion, Words Written Backwards and A Book of Tongues.Boyczuk’s stories all have a twist a turn of the screw that breathes new life into some of the old forms and results in fiction as clever as it is entertaining.Alex Good, Quill & Quire