How The Pan Book of Horror Stories shaped my love for horror writing

Posted: July 27, 2014 in Scribble
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When I was still in school I used to go to the bookshop to get my dose of high from books. I found this horrific looking cover which really attracted me and I got it for about five bucks. It was The 21st Pan Book Of Horror Stories. Some of the stories left me in such a shock I had to take time to digest them one at a time. I was amazed, intrigued, inspired, and completely blown away. Subsequently I bought a few more books when I could afford them at random.

It is from here that I read some of the greatest horror stories from The Fly by George Langelaan, The Monkey’s Paw by W.W. Jacobs, Graveyard Shift & The Mangler by Stephen King, The Snail Watcher by Patricia Highsmith, Kowlongo Plaything by Alan Temperle, Pollock and the Porroh Man by HG Wells, The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe, and lots lots more.

Someday I’m going to collect all 30 books and relive my childhood days through the eyes of horror all over again.
http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/25720.Pan_Books_of_Horror_Stories

http://www.trashfiction.co.uk/horror_pan.html

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