When Things Get Dark by Ellen Datlow

352 pages first pub 2021 (editions)

fiction horror short stories thriller dark mysterious tense medium-paced

Description

Legendary editor, Ellen Datlow, collects today’s best horror writers in tribute to the genius of Shirley Jackson. Featuring Joyce Carol Oates, Josh Malerman, Paul Tremblay, Richard Kadrey, Stephen Graham Jones, Elizabeth Hand and more. A collec...

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Community Reviews Summary of 178 reviews

Moods

dark 96%
mysterious 87%
tense 66%
reflective 26%
challenging 20%
emotional 18%
adventurous 13%
sad 13%
funny 9%
hopeful 1%
inspiring 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 68%
fast 18%
slow 13%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 68% | N/A: 19% | Plot: 7% | Character: 4%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 45% | N/A: 37% | Yes: 14% | No: 2%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 45% | N/A: 25% | No: 20% | Yes: 8%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 17% | N/A: 14% | No: 8%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 52% | Yes: 26% | N/A: 20%

Average rating

3.96

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