Soft and Others 16 Stories of Wonder and Dread (PDF)

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Soft and Others 16 Stories of Wonder and Dread review º eBook or Kindle ePUB Ipidleggin'To Fill the Sea and AirGreen WinterBe Fruitful and MultiplySoftThe Last One Mo' Once Golden Oldies RevivalThe Years the Mus. Would have been a three star review if not for Buckets which sucks so much as a horror story it crosses the line from cheesy corny writing into slightly offensive and massively stupid A uick rewrite or a deserving main character might have saved this but otherwise it just feels uncomfortable and cheesy The other stories however are perfectly good If you re a fan of Wilson they re worth a try but just skip Buckets and save yourself 15 minutes or so The Kaya Girl review if not for Buckets which sucks so much as a horror story it crosses the line from cheesy corny writing into slightly offensive and massively stupid A uick Indistractable How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life rewrite or a deserving main character might have saved this but otherwise it just feels uncomfortable and cheesy The other stories however are perfectly good If you The Baby They Longed For re worth a try but just skip Buckets and save yourself 15 minutes or so

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Soft and Others 16 Stories of Wonder and Dread review º eBook or Kindle ePUB Ic DiedDat Tay VaoDoc JohnsonBucketsTrapsMusclesMenage a TroisCutsBonus storiesPerformanceNight DiveMemoirs of the EffsterRumorsHunter. A collection of short stories by Wilson a new author for me Most of the stories were horror many with a sci fi bentThe book was a uick read but I didn t like it enough to go out and look for anything else by the author The writing is competent in a mainstream fiction sort of way and there are a few good ideas but nothing really out of the ordinary And a few things that I disagreed with philosophicallyThe stories areThe Cleaning Machine A schizophrenic woman explains to the police what exactly happened to all of her missing neighborsRatman An interplanetary exterminator specializes in dealing with pesky space ratsLipidleggin In the future after unhealthy foods are legally banned bootleggers provide fresh butter and eggs In the introduction Wilson goes on about how the concept of a National Health Plan is fascist and would bankrupt the country Odd and a bit peculiar until I realized that Wilson is was a medical doctor with a private practice Yeah doctors know which side their bread is buttered on ha ha However the way I see it it s a nearly criminally selfish attitudeTo Fill the Sea and Air Set on a far planet the only habitat of a fish prized for its tasty filets throughout the galaxy One fisherman seems to always catch the most of the delicacy and a giant corporation wants to ferret out his secretsGreen Winter In the far future photosynthesizing humans believe themselves far superior to mere animals who lack the ability to take sustenance from the sun when tasty game meat isn t availableBe Fruitful and Multiply In the future the government has been taken over by fundies who believe that god will sweep them up into a higher plane of existence as soon as they have increased the population to the limit of what Earth can support wait this is supposed to be fiction tonguegif Clever ending I laughedSoft In the future a nasty plague that melts people s bones has nearly wiped out humanityThe Last One Mo Once Golden Oldies Revival A ruthless record producer gets what s coming to himThe Years the Music Died A conservative conspiracy was behind the downfall of some of rock n roll s first starsDat Tay Vao A junior mafioso drafted into Vietnam runs across one of those Mystical Ancient Secrets of healing that old Asian sages so often seem to know not bad actuallyDoc Johnson very Lovecraftian but not as good A new doctor in town learns that his new town of Greystone Bay has some weird secrets and that people here take care of things their own wayBuckets Had the potential to be an acceptable horror story but slipped into mere propaganda when the author started putting the cliched words of every typical right to lifer into the mouths of the ghosts of aborted babies Doesn t engage a debate just sets up straw men to knock down Surprised it ever got publishedTraps There s something horrible in the attic of the nice family who are just planning their happy trip to Disneyland ho humMuscles An ex stripper reappears in Times Suare after being attacked a couple of years ago Now she s a female bodybuilder But why does she need all those muscles I actually liked this one uite a bit didn t see the end coming uite the way it didMenage a Trois A creepy deformed old lady invites attractive young folk to work in her house a spooky gothic mansion of course But what is her real motivationCuts An author does evil voodoo on the movie producer that he feels ruined his novel Blah Of course Wilson hated the movie that was made from his book The Keep Niko Love Me Harder #2 read but I didn t like it enough to go out and look for anything else by the author The writing is competent in a mainstream fiction sort of way and there are a few good ideas but nothing The Soul Thief really out of the ordinary And a few things that I disagreed with philosophicallyThe stories areThe Cleaning Machine A schizophrenic woman explains to the police what exactly happened to all of her missing neighborsRatman An interplanetary exterminator specializes in dealing with pesky space Exploring Microsoft Office 2016 Volume 1; MyLab IT with Pearson eText--Access Card--for Exploring Microsoft Office 2016 ratsLipidleggin In the future after unhealthy foods are legally banned bootleggers provide fresh butter and eggs In the introduction Wilson goes on about how the concept of a National Health Plan is fascist and would bankrupt the country Odd and a bit peculiar until I Morning in America How Ronald Reagan Invented the 1980's Politics and Society in Twentieth Century America realized that Wilson is was a medical doctor with a private practice Yeah doctors know which side their bread is buttered on ha ha However the way I see it it s a nearly criminally selfish attitudeTo Fill the Sea and Air Set on a far planet the only habitat of a fish prized for its tasty filets throughout the galaxy One fisherman seems to always catch the most of the delicacy and a giant corporation wants to ferret out his secretsGreen Winter In the far future photosynthesizing humans believe themselves far superior to mere animals who lack the ability to take sustenance from the sun when tasty game meat isn t availableBe Fruitful and Multiply In the future the government has been taken over by fundies who believe that god will sweep them up into a higher plane of existence as soon as they have increased the population to the limit of what Earth can support wait this is supposed to be fiction tonguegif Clever ending I laughedSoft In the future a nasty plague that melts people s bones has nearly wiped out humanityThe Last One Mo Once Golden Oldies Revival A POV ruthless Liar Liar record producer gets what s coming to himThe Years the Music Died A conservative conspiracy was behind the downfall of some of A Mother and Daughter Diary of Raw Food Recipes for Beginners rock n Essays one roll s first starsDat Tay Vao A junior mafioso drafted into Vietnam #chill runs across one of those Mystical Ancient Secrets of healing that old Asian sages so often seem to know not bad actuallyDoc Johnson very Lovecraftian but not as good A new doctor in town learns that his new town of Greystone Bay has some weird secrets and that people here take care of things their own wayBuckets Had the potential to be an acceptable horror story but slipped into mere propaganda when the author started putting the cliched words of every typical Femmes, si vous saviez...: 83 questions-réponses, hormones, ménopause, ostéoporose (DDB.CHRISTIANIS) right to lifer into the mouths of the ghosts of aborted babies Doesn t engage a debate just sets up straw men to knock down Surprised it ever got publishedTraps There s something horrible in the attic of the nice family who are just planning their happy trip to Disneyland ho humMuscles An ex stripper Au bagne (Arlea-poche) reappears in Times Suare after being attacked a couple of years ago Now she s a female bodybuilder But why does she need all those muscles I actually liked this one uite a bit didn t see the end coming uite the way it didMenage a Trois A creepy deformed old lady invites attractive young folk to work in her house a spooky gothic mansion of course But what is her The Kaya Girl real motivationCuts An author does evil voodoo on the movie producer that he feels Indistractable How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life ruined his novel Blah Of course Wilson hated the movie that was made from his book The Keep

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Soft and Others 16 Stories of Wonder and Dread review º eBook or Kindle ePUB Presents a collection of horror short stories among them Soft Green Winter and The Cleaning MachineContentsThe Cleaning MachineRatmanL. Read 5 stories from this as I work my way through the W section of my stories to be read list I know Wilson s name from THE KEEP which I ve never read and his Repairman Jack character ditto A look at my records tells me that I ve not really liked many things by him I ve read not hated anything either but only 2 stories out of 12 I ve read really did anything for me one recently in The Ultimate Frankenstein and one a long time ago in Razored SaddlesReading these 5 give me the impression that Wilson is a competent dedicated genre writer solid in his writing chops in the sense that he understands concision and focus but with no distinctive style At best reliable at worst workmanlike His stories rarely surprise or impress in fact none here came even close but they re not terrible just unambitious As it is with a lot of working genre writersOf the stories I readThe Last One Mo Once Golden Oldies Revival is as Wilson says in the intro a just desserts story the kind of horror plot formula that gets sniffed at by the literary horror types nowadays but when done well can be satisfying but when done lazily can be a waste of everyone s time This is just okay as the death of an aging rock n roll legend fallen on hard times causes an opportunistic record industry scumbag having worked in the field I can ask is there any other kind or alternatively note Homer Simpson s observation He learned the first lesson of the music industry Don t trust anyone in the music industry to think back on how he screwed over and exploited the guy over his long career as just some of the many ways in which the scumbag made millions off the sweat pain and death of others cheap concert promoting ends in deadly club fire planting prostitutes to ruin careers etc But as in this kind of NIGHT GALLERYTALES FROM THE CRYPT story the universe will be working to redress the imbalance in a fairly typical and unimpressive manner sadly But props to Wilson for having a pretty solid handle on the underbelly of the 50 s music industryOn the flip side see what I did there you ve got The Years The Music Died which lays out a conspiracy in a manner similar to David J Schow s Incident On A Rainy Night In Beverly Hills for how the burgeoning rock n roll music was perceived as a socialcultural threat and tamed by a cabal of wealthy businessmen and politicians through tactical exploitation of artists character flaws legal prosecution in payola scandals and when reuired murder as in an ill famed airplane crash that killed three birds with one stone It s okay but doesn t really work as a story so much as an idea in search of a story the frame in which it s told serves merely to set up the punchline which we all having lived through history knew was coming anyway Also conspiratorial cabals strike me as far willing to shed blood than this one is AnywayMuscles is a bit better with an interesting setting sleazy 42cnd street in the early 1960s before Disney fication an interesting main character editor of a cheap NATIONAL ENUIRER type tabloid and dynamic said editor becomes intrigued by and attracted to Superwoman a female weight lifter at a sleazy peepshow who claims to have been raped by a monster but then just plays out with a typical monster story ending Not bad but wasted potentialI read Traps by accident I confused it with Cuts as I d already read it and noted I didn t like it I enjoyed it a little this second time around I probably read it at the heights of my literary horror phase and wasn t as forgiving as I ve since become it s a nicely simple monster story in which a man knows something is living in his attic and keeps setting traps to catch it with some nicely deployedincorporated detail that precludes exposition the bulldozed church and by total coincidence is set in my home town of Toms River NJ Nothing to write home about but it could make a nice episode of TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE or somethingFinally there s Cuts which allows Wilson to grind his axe about the Hollywood experience getting THE KEEP made another just desserts story as a scumbag Tinseltown producer finds himself the target of malicious voodoo in retaliation for ruining an author s book Solid and enjoyably nasty at times


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    Soft and Others 16 Stories of Wonder and Dread (PDF) F. Paul Wilson ✓ 3 read & download read Soft and Others 16 Stories of Wonder and Dread On the whole this was a pleasant bag of literary trail mix with enough tasty morsels to make the overall experience a satisfying one Being a real fan of a number of F Paul Wilson's novels especially the LaNague Federation a

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    read Soft and Others 16 Stories of Wonder and Dread Soft and Others 16 Stories of Wonder and Dread (PDF) Such an excellent collection of science fictionhorrortwilight stories Easy to think of Wilson in regards to Repairman Jack or his medical thrillers but you forget this is also the guy who wrote The Keep Reborn and Reprisal Loved th

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    Soft and Others 16 Stories of Wonder and Dread (PDF) Read 5 stories from this as I work my way through the W section of my stories to be read list I know Wilson's name from THE KEEP which I've never read and his Repairman Jack character ditto A look at my records tells me that I've not really liked many things by him I've read not hated anything either but only 2

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    Soft and Others 16 Stories of Wonder and Dread (PDF) Would have been a three star review if not for Buckets which sucks so much as a horror story it crosses the line from cheesy corny writing into slightly offensive and massively stupid A uick rewrite or a deserving main character might have saved this but otherwise it just feels uncomfortable and cheesy The other stories however are

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    Soft and Others 16 Stories of Wonder and Dread (PDF) Generally when I read horror it is by people who I would consider liberal in their views so it was interesting t

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    Soft and Others 16 Stories of Wonder and Dread (PDF) characters ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ F. Paul Wilson F. Paul Wilson ✓ 3 read & download I anticipated something very different when I first started this collection I thought of outright horror and visceral creatures of horrid creation Instead I got some very science fiction esue horror stories some pretty neat tales of fallen musicians and some medical thriller chillers It wasn't perfect but it was pretty darn good all the sa

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    F. Paul Wilson ✓ 3 read & download characters ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ F. Paul Wilson read Soft and Others 16 Stories of Wonder and Dread I'm a super Repairman Jack fan but had never read any other books by F Paul Wilson This was a delightful group of stories to start wit

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    Soft and Others 16 Stories of Wonder and Dread (PDF) A collection of short stories by Wilson a new author for me Most of the stories were horror many with a sci fi bentThe book was a uick read but I didn't like it enough to go out and look for anything else by the

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    characters ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ F. Paul Wilson F. Paul Wilson ✓ 3 read & download Soft and Others 16 Stories of Wonder and Dread (PDF) Meh Not a keeper Even in his novel length work I prefer Wilson's science fiction rather than his horror even though it's his horror that's muc

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    Soft and Others 16 Stories of Wonder and Dread (PDF) This is a fine collection of short stories from one of the finest genre writers around today These stories were from earlier

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  • Paperback
  • 306
  • Soft and Others 16 Stories of Wonder and Dread
  • F. Paul Wilson
  • English
  • 17 July 2020
  • 9780812503753