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Daniel Braum

Autor(a) de The Jewish Book of Horror

7+ Works 39 Membros 2 Críticas

Obras por Daniel Braum

The Jewish Book of Horror (2021) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares, 1 crítica
Spirits Unwrapped (2019) — Editor — 8 exemplares
The Night Marchers (2016) 4 exemplares, 1 crítica
Cemetery Dance Issue 67 (2012) 3 exemplares
Sumo21 2 exemplares

Associated Works

The Best Horror of the Year Volume Twelve (2020) — Contribuidor — 55 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Kaiju (2016) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares, 1 crítica
Nightscript Volume 3 (2017) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Nox Pareidolia (2019) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet No. 25 (2008) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Nightscript Volume 4 (2018) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Cemetery Dance Issue 55 (2006) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Nightscript: Volume 8 (2022) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Trafficking in Magic, Magicking in Traffic (2014) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Pareidolia (2019) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

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FYI Review - This anthology contains the following:
-An Orchard of Terror: Scary Stories and the Jewish Tradition by Rabbi John Carrier
-Origins of The Jewish Book of Horror by Josh Schlossberg
-Torah-fying Tales: An Introduction to Jewish Horror by Molly Adams
-On Seas of Blood and Salt by Richard Dansky
-The Last Plague by KD Casey
-The 38th Funeral by Marc Morgenstern
-Same as Yesterday by Alter S. Reiss
-How to Build a Sukkah at the End of the World by Lindsey King-Miller
-Demon Hunter Vashti by Henry Herz
-The Horse Leech Has Two Maws by Michael Picco
-The Rabbi's Wife by Simon Rosenberg
-Ba'alat Ov by Brenda Tolian
-Eighth Night by John Baltisberger
-Bread and Salt by Elana Gomel
-In the Red by Mike Marcus
-A Purim Story by Emily Ruth Verona
-Catch and Release by Vivian Kasley
-Phinehas the Zealot by Ethan K. Lee
-The Wisdom of Solomon by Ken Goldman
-Welcome, Death by J.D. Blackrose
-Forty Days Before Birth by Colleen Halupa
-The Hanukkult of Taco Wisdom by Margaret Treiber
-The Divorce from God by Rami Ungar
-The Hand of Fire by Daniel Braum
-Bar Mitzvah Lessons by Stewart Gisser
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Lemeritus | Jul 13, 2024 |
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The Night Marchers and Other Strange Tales is Daniel Braum's first published collection and it features a dozen of his distinctively different stories. Some have appeared elsewhere over the last few years, others are new to this compilation.

In looking for the perfect word to describe the work in this volume, I decided upon divergent, defined by Merriam-Webster as "differing from each other or from a standard." It's true, these tales are unlike anything thing else I'm reading today. Bold, adventurous, strange, and totally enjoyable.

Music of the Spheres - I can't imagine the rest of the stories being much better than this . A musical genius lives on in an epic masterpiece which, if completed, could tear apart the universe.

Hurricane Sandrine - Another thoroughly satisfying story with an island feel and the threat of loss that comes with every hurricane.

Mystic Tryst - A bit surreal, as are a number of the stories in this collection. At it's most basic, this is a story of divorce and returning the spirits of exotic salt water fish to their home waters. I really liked this particular line from the author. "The diner patrons looked lost and lonely, right out of the lyrics of 'Eleanor Rigby.'"

A Girls Guide To Applying Superior Makeup and Dispelling Commonly Found Suburban Demons - What a title. A story of camping out on Halloween night to get tickets for a rock concert and growing up in the process.

Across the Darien Gap - One of the things I enjoyed about this collection was how every story had its own ambiance. Here, a group of travelers on the run, trying not to look like what they are. Things don't go well, but that makes the story.

Spark - A mix of pyrotechnics and a flaming affair and a great opening line to boot. "I'm not like the Red River guy. Not at all. He was a sicko firebug and a murderer, and they did right for sending him on a one-way trip to spark city."

The Ghost Dance - A descendant of Crazy Horse, taking a stand, and the birth of the white buffalo.

The Green Man of Punta Cabre - The tale of a priest doing his best to push away the old gods, corn infested with genetically modified seeds, and a miracle stalk that births something special.

Jellyfish Moon - A wondrous tale of an exotic annual festival and a love rekindled, but can any of it last.

The Night Marchers - The title story about protecting the final resting place of the Hawaiian kings.

The Moon and the Mesa - A beautiful story of life, death, love, and the desert.

The Sphinx of Copsey Avenue - Probably the strangest story in the collection and one of my favorites. Like many of the locations in this collection, Copsey Avenue is a place where the real and unreal coexist.

In summary, I can pretty much guarantee the stories in The Night Marchers and Other Strange Tales will be unlike any you've read before and will leave you wanting more.

Recommended.

The Night Marchers and Other Strange Tales is currently available as an e-book from Cemetery Dance Publications.

Form the author's bio - Daniel Braum’s fiction has been classified as fantasy, science fiction, and horror but he prefers the good old fashioned term of just “fiction”, which when he was growing up simply meant a story were anything could happen. His stories seek to illuminate the human condition as characters encounter something unexplainable or supernatural and often very dark before achieving some insight, resolution, or ray of light. He is currently finishing the final revisions on his first novel, a supernatural thriller set in Belize. He lives in Long Island, New York.
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FrankErrington | Jan 2, 2017 |

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Colleen Halupa Contributor
Alter S. Reiss Contributor
Margret Treiber Contributor
Ethan K. Lee Contributor
Marc Morgenstern Contributor
Henry Herz Contributor
Emily Ruth Verona Contributor
Rami Ungar Contributor
J. D. Blackrose Contributor
Molly Adams Introduction
Mike Marcus Contributor
Vivian Kasley Contributor
Michael Picco Contributor
Simon Rosenberg Contributor
Elana Gomel Contributor
Ken Goldman Contributor
Richard Dansky Contributor
John Baltisberger Contributor
KD Casey Contributor
Brenda Tolian Contributor
Stewart Gisser Contributor
Inna Effress Contributor
Casilda Ferrante Contributor
John Crowley Contributor
Thana Niveau Contributor
Karen Joy Fowler Contributor
David Wellington Contributor
John Langan Contributor
Lee Thomas Contributor
Michael Cisco Contributor
Marissa Lingen Contributor
Joanna Parypinski Contributor
Rhodi Hawk Contributor
Rudi Dornemann Contributor
Steven C. Gilberts Illustrator
Zach McCain Illustrator
Glenn Chadbourne Illustrator
Jill Bauman Illustrator
Tomislav Tikulin Cover artist
Erin S. Wells Illustrator

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Obras
7
Also by
10
Membros
39
Popularidade
#376,657
Avaliação
½ 3.4
Críticas
2
ISBN
5