The Valancourt Book of World Horror Stories, Vol. 1 by James D. Jenkins, Ryan Cagle

The Valancourt Book of World Horror Stories, Vol. 1

James D. Jenkins, Ryan Cagle with Pilar Pedraza (Contributor), Flavius Ardelean (Contributor), Anders Fager (Contributor), Tanya Tynjälä (Contributor), Frithjof Spalder (Contributor), José María Latorre (Contributor), Luigi Musolino (Contributor), Martin Steyn (Contributor), Attila Veres (Contributor), Lars Ahn (Contributor), Bernardo Esquinca (Contributor), Cristina Fernández Cubas (Contributor), Christien Boomsma (Contributor), Elisenda Solsona (Contributor), Michael Roch (Contributor), Solange Rodríguez Pappe (Contributor), Bathie Ngoye Thiam (Contributor), Marko Hautala (Contributor), Yvette Tan (Contributor), Ariane Gélinas (Contributor), Flore Hazoumé (Contributor), James D. Jenkins (Translator), Luca Karafiáth (Translator), Sanna Terho (Translator), Mara Faye Lethem (Translator)

428 pages first pub 2020 (editions)

fiction horror short stories dark mysterious tense medium-paced


What if there were a whole world of great horror fiction out there you didn't know anything about, written by authors in distant lands and in foreign languages, outstanding horror stories you had no access to, written in languages you couldn't rea...

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dark 100%
mysterious 82%
tense 60%
adventurous 21%
reflective 21%
sad 21%
emotional 13%
challenging 8%
funny 4%
informative 4%


medium 65%
fast 30%
slow 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 83% | N/A: 16%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 57% | N/A: 28% | Yes: 14%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 57% | N/A: 28% | No: 7% | Yes: 7%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 73% | N/A: 20% | It's complicated: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 35% | N/A: 35% | Yes: 28%

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