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Liz’s Book Report: Hark! The Herald Angels Scream


Get ready to stuff your stocking with the new short story collection Hark! The Herald Angels Scream from Blumhouse Books.

 ★★★★★ out of ★★★★★
Edited by Christopher Golden

If you like your Christmas more Silent Night, Deadly Night than It’s a Wonderful Life, then Blumhouse and Anchor Books have just the thing for you. Hark! The Herald Angels Scream is a fantastic collection of short stories edited by Bram Stoker Award-winning author Christopher Golden, that is sure to bring that spooky Halloween feeling to your holiday season.

51f2KZbXATLThere are 18 stories written by award-winning authors including Josh Malerman author of Bird Box, Scott Smith author of The Ruins, Seanan McGuire author of the Wayward Children series, Elizabeth Hand author of the Cass Neary novels, Generation Loss being one of my personal favorite books, and Sara Pinborough whose 2017 novel Behind Her Eyes topped the international bestseller charts (that ending!!)

These stories run the horror gamut from sinister babysitters to animate creche figures, absinthe-induced hallucinations to uninvited Christmas party guests. From an old-fashioned Christmas in London to a Hollywood insider’s Christmas party and the worst version of a Yankee gift swap ever, there is something for everyone in this collection.

My personal favorite stories were “Good Deeds” by Jeff Strand about a Christmas song written after being overcome by the spirit of holiday giving and “Not Just for Christmas” by Sarah Lotz, about actually getting that proverbial puppy for Christmas.

I definitely recommend this book and some of my friends will be finding this under their Christmas tree this year. Grab an eggnog and curl up with this book!

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • ISBN-10: 0525433163

Hark! The Herald Angels Scream is available here.

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