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Ghost Summer: Stories por Tananarive Due
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Ghost Summer: Stories (edição 2015)

por Tananarive Due (Autor)

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"In her debut collection of short fiction, Due takes us to Gracetown, a small Florida town that has both literal and figurative ghost; into future scenarios that seem all too real; and provides empathetic portraits of those whose lives are touched by Otherness. Featuring an award-winning novella and fifteen stories" --… (mais)
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Título:Ghost Summer: Stories
Autores:Tananarive Due (Autor)
Informação:Prime Books (2015), 256 pages
Colecções:A sua biblioteca
Avaliação:****
Etiquetas:2015-list, fiction, woc-author, woman-author

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Hurrah for short horror stories! I really enjoyed this collection, the first I've read by Tananarive Due. I loved that these centered around African American protags--past, present, and future. The historical bits were particularly nuanced and chilling. I also loved how she includes two sections of related short stories--"Gracetown" and "Carriers"--though at first I thought, with "Gracetown" leading off the collection, the whole book was going to be about Gracetown. I was very confused when it started going elsewhere. :) Almost always, I was left wanting more--not because the stories themselves were incomplete, but that Due created such pathos with her characters, I wanted to keep with them on their journeys. Here were my favorites:

-"The Lake"
-"Summer"
-"Free Jim's Mine"
-"Aftermoon" (which also made me want to reread [b: Mongrels|26156471|Mongrels|Stephen Graham Jones|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1453058849s/26156471.jpg|46113270]!)
-"Patient Zero"
-"Danger Word"
-"Removal Orders"
-"Herd Immunity"

I think it's fair to say I loved her "creature features" (if you will) most of all, but there wasn't a single story that I just didn't like. Yay for finding another author to explore! Horror month treats me well.

Note: The book itself was much longer than I anticipated--Goodreads said it's around 250 pages, but it has to be longer than that, considering there are 15 substantial stories with one being a full-blown novella (I read this on my Kindle...maybe the print has slim margins, a tiny font, or something?). ( )
  LibroLindsay | Jun 18, 2021 |
3.5
Probably my favourite so far of all the short fiction I have read this year. Very accessible writing but on occasion did feel a bit YA. ( )
  Layla.Natasha | Nov 10, 2019 |
GRACETOWN 
The Lake  - 3.5
Summer  - 3.5
Ghost Summer  - 5

THE KNOWING 
Free Jim’s Mine - 4
The Knowing - 4
Like Daughter - 4
Aftermoon - 4
Trial Day - 4

CARRIERS
Patient Zero - 4
Danger Word (with Steven Barnes) - 4
Removal Order  - 4
Herd Immunity  - 4
Carriers  – 3.5

VANISHINGS
Señora Suerte (2006) – 3.5
Vanishings (2015) –  3.5

This is a truly good collection of shorts stories (and one novella). I can say the only fault I see is that every story could be a book. I will not write a review on each story for two reasons. First, the review would be way too long and second I feel that the stories should be read with no knowledge what they are about. I feel that they should be experienced without the reader knowing what they are about.

But I will say something about how I have rated the stories. The ones I gave 3.5 stars to are really good, great writing and everything. But I can't give them 4 stars because either they feel too short or the subject doesn't touch me as some of the other stories did. The 4-star stories are really good. I was tempted to give some of them 4.5 stars, but I do feel that they were a bit too short, they would have been incredible good if they just had been a bit longer because they are so good written and I love the characters.

That is why Ghost Summer gets the 5 star; here we have the books only novella. And, it's incredible good; yes it could have been an incredible book as well. But a novella is still a good length when it comes to a story. The story is given enough length to really get to know the characters and to tell a story.
I loved this collection. I would without a doubt buy this collection because every single one of the stories is good.

Thanks to Diamond Book Distributors and NetGalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review! ( )
  MaraBlaise | May 19, 2019 |
This is a collection of stories that are not so much scary as mysterious, suspenseful and surprising. These are not the type of stories I normally read, but once I started I wanted to see what happened in the next story. Some are shorter than others and can be read quickly in one sitting which is always a plus with "Ghost Stories". As Stephen King said in the description of the book, "Ms. Due accomplishes the hardest thing of all with deceptive ease, creating characters we care about on their most human level." I was rooting for the characters to come out on top. A great selection that readers of a wide range of ages and interests will enjoy.

I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest reveiw. ( )
  Carlathelibrarian | Feb 5, 2019 |
A beautiful set of speculative fiction stories. Due creates cinematic images and high-concept ideas that combine well with good-old-fashioned scares. I think "Ghost Summer" was my favorite story of the set, though "Vanishings" was also a spectacular, searing story. And the historical context of "Free Jim's Mine" when combined with the supernatural elements was something else and and and...recommended. ( )
  jeninmotion | Sep 24, 2018 |
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