Read & download º Feesters in the Lake Other Stories È PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free


Feesters in the Lake Other Stories

Summary Feesters in the Lake Other Stories

A Window into the Fiction of Bob Leman Introduction Jim RockhillPrefaceWindowThe TehamaIndustrial ComplexThe Pilgrima. Great stories written by a man who told me stories all my lifeI have started a blog where fans of Bob Leman will have a chance to read some of his old fanzines see previously unpublished doodles puns and opinions I will also post updates on new projects Thevinegarwormblogspotcom

Read & download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ý Bob Leman

Nlawful PossessionCome Where My Love Lies DreamingInstructionsFeesters in the LakeCover Illustration by Allen Koszows. Okay This was pretty damn amazing Not perfect there are a couple of stories in here that are unconvincing or that border on the clichéd but when the horror hits it really hits hard Moreover the bulk of the stories here are creature horror which I love with repulsive and terrifying creatures coming up out of foundations and underground caverns and lakes It's a little bit Lovecraftian but without the racism and awful overwrought prose There are three really outstanding stories here I think Feesters in the Lake the title story in which really disgusting wormlike creatures infest an old house and its nearby lake and when I say disgusting I mean it; Leman's creatures can produce genuine revulsion There's also Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming which is a chilling but deeply sad story about a man who loses his wife and is subseuently haunted by her or something which appears to be her It's a really interesting take on the haunted house genre anyway But the best in this collection bar none is Window A portal appears in the everyday world showing on the other side a happy family living in their beautiful home I won't spoil it but I was creeped out for a long long time after reading that story The end is just terrifying in a wonderful way of course but still Nova Express (The Nova Trilogy, by Allen Koszows. Okay This was pretty damn amazing Not perfect there are a couple of stories in here that are unconvincing or that The Guardian (Nightwalkers border on the clichéd MacKenzie Fire (Shine Not Burn, but when the horror hits it really hits hard Moreover the Octopussy bulk of the stories here are creature horror which I love with repulsive and terrifying creatures coming up out of foundations and underground caverns and lakes It's a little The Master-Key to Riches bit Lovecraftian The Maze but without the racism and awful overwrought prose There are three really outstanding stories here I think Feesters in the Lake the title story in which really disgusting wormlike creatures infest an old house and its nearby lake and when I say disgusting I mean it; Leman's creatures can produce genuine revulsion There's also Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming which is a chilling One Way and Another but deeply sad story about a man who loses his wife and is subseuently haunted Loves Denial (Warrior Camp, by her or something which appears to Life is a Dream be her It's a really interesting take on the haunted house genre anyway But the The White Goddess best in this collection E penguara bar none is Window A portal appears in the everyday world showing on the other side a happy family living in their The Santana Heir beautiful home I won't spoil it Plague Ship but I was creeped out for a long long time after reading that story The end is just terrifying in a wonderful way of course Flypaper but still

Bob Leman Ý 2 Download

Ge of Clifford MChange of AddressSkirmish on Bastable StreetOlidaHow Dobbstown Was SavedThe Time of the WormBaitLoobU. ✭✭✭½


9 thoughts on “Feesters in the Lake Other Stories

  1. says:

    This book has a cult status among the very select few who could get hold of the book when it had been first published or were lucky enough to grab a touched copy when that came up online including yours truly If I rave about the stories in this volume and then state that according to one book would put you down by US 255 then perhaps you would find it unfair So let me state it before I begin that unless you have a serious probability of getting to read this book from some source stop right now because otherwise you would feel too bad and I would feel too guilty about my possession And now the review Introduction by Jim Rockhill a compact and informative preface that informs us about this Bradman esue author I can't help but lift from Cricket how else can you describe an author whose entire output can be found between these covers and yet whose works are of such good uality on a constant basis?1 WINDOW one of the most anthologised stories and is the most spine chilling science fiction is it? or maybe it's fantasy or maybe just horror piece that I have EVER read2 THE TEHAMA a classic example of mixing the Indian legends with mundane money minded criminals and presenting the whole thing as a deliciously horrific story3 INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX if you had thought that Richard Matheson and Philip K Dick were the last things in describing a paranoid mind read this one and be stunned4 THE PILGRIMAGE OF CLIFFORD M can you write a vampire story without taking recourse to a single cliche and yet create a staggeringly superior piece of fiction that should have revolutionised fiction as far as that genre is concerned? You can if you are Bob Leman5 CHANGE OF ADDRESS a tragi comic and eventually poignant look at the uestion of identity using science fictional devices as a cloak6 SKIRMISH ON BASTABLE STREET an immensely enjoyable demoniac bargain story that lifts the mood of the book with its comic touches7 OLIDA Innsmouth related ideas and all other Lovecraftian hashes have been reinvented in this story in a surprisingly fresh language with tight plotting and believable characters8 HOW DOBBSTOWN WAS SAVED this previously unpublished story is a take on every possible B Movie and types and is very enjoyable in its mixing of horror humour BUT it is not superior to The Sins of Hyacinth Pouch and that is a fact9 THE TIME OF THE WORM one of the bleakest and dystopic stories that I have read but it is immensely successful as a means to convey horror10 BAIT WHAT a story to BEGIN the in print career I am sure that many authors would die to see their final story attain this level of accomplishment11 LOOB a sad story of abuse despair destruction and change in history caused by the emotional trauma of a recluse12 UNLAWFUL POSSESSION a brilliant gothic humorous and scary story of ghosts ghouls demons devil and obviously a mad man13 COME WHERE MY LOVE LIES DREAMING can all pervasive love be a bad thing? Read this and know that it can be the most horrific thing that you have ever encountered14 INSTRUCTIONS an unclassifiable and unforgettable story15 FEESTERS IN THE LAKE another take on Lovecraftian monsters related to the Innsmouth legends but without any of the cliches and yet sufficiently terror inducing to make you extra careful about car parks and other places that are closer to any water bodyAn outstanding book There have been talks about getting this book re issued by the Centipede Press and is that indeed happens allowing many readers to enjoy these stories NOTHING like it


  2. says:

    Great stories written by a man who told me stories all my lifeI have started a blog where fans of Bob Leman will have a chance to read some of his old fanzines see previously unpublished doodles puns and opinions I will also post updates on new projects Thevinegarwormblogspotcom


  3. says:

    Bob Leman randomly published only a handful of stories over a thirty year period and they are for the largest part great They are all conveniently collected here in this tidy volume that you are not permitted to read unless you are either lucky enough to find one cheap or wealthy enough to drop 300 on a whim Sorry about thatLeman was not a writer by profession and that might have permitted him to write whatever the hell he wanted What came out was closest to horror but the variety he displayed within the genre is amazingly broad His stories are alternately creepy hilarious sad and always inventive and entertaining somebody please reissue thisIn the meantime if you live in Pittsburgh you can get a recently donated copy from the Carnegie Library If I decide to return it


  4. says:

    I don't write reviews of books too often on here partly due to the repetitive nature of me trying to describe how good something is in varied but limited ways mostly due to my indolenence and a bit because there are plenty of reviews for a lot of the books I've read Bob Leman's Feesters in the Lake has surprisingly few reviews though for a writer who's oeuvre of short fiction though small is consistently amazing With my excuse for this review out of the way I can safely say that Feesters In the Lake deserves both the praise and cult status attributed to itThere's another review that gives a good description of each of the stories within this collection so I'll briefly describe why I liked it and some of my favorites Without knowing the writing style used in this collection you might be taken aback by the older style of the prose I haven't read too much classic horror but luckily I read up a bit on it before dropping a fair amount on the book so I knew what to expect The diction and style used leans towards the simple side nothing overly flowery or needlessly complex Plain good writingThe genre and tone used throughout the fifteen stories within this book is nice and varied the author himself states that he'd lump them into fantasy A few of the genre in this book are sci fi horror which I'm a sucker for of Window The Time of the Worm and Industrial Complex; straight horror of The Tehama and Olida; and several humorous pieces like How Dobbstown was Saved and Skirmish on Bastable Street For such a small body of works the variety is surprising it's also pretty cool because many of the tales take place in the wonderful settings of Foster County and Sturkeyville Not one weak story in the collectionA few of my favorites are Window Industrial Complex The Pilgrimage of Clifford M The Time of the Worm and Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming The second and latter two showcase Leman's perspicacious eye for human nature and emotion I'd confidently count the last two among my favorite stories such bleak but beautiful storiesHopefully this short review adeuately describes the brilliance of this collection and why Bob Leman deserves a wider audience A master of the short story form who can stand next to some of my favorites like King CAS Lafferty Wolfe O'Connor Tiptree and Ligotti Well worth the cost especially if you can find a good deal for a copy One of the highlights of my growing collection of books


  5. says:

    My initial impulse would be to rate this book a bit lower but I'm not sure if that's because I didn't like it that much or because I had set my expectations inappropriately Instructions was one of the stories I remember most from my youthful reading 25 years later I decided to track down by the same author and discovered that he had lived just a few miles away from me until his death in 2006 there was a single book that collected his entire body of work and it was out of print Through a roundabout process I contacted the writer's daughter online she donated a copy of the book to the Bethel Park library and I was finally able to read itAfter all this I was terribly excited But once I started reading these old timey stories with their overall very detached tone and careful pacing my initial enthusiasm waned I realized that this was in no way the fault of the book itself but it was hard to recover that sense of excitementStill all that said evaluating this on its own actual merit it's interesting stuff One would never get the impression that these stories were for the most part written in the 1980s they have such a strong early 20th century vibe and a feel that reminds me of Robert Aickman or Lovecraft with maybe a little irony Instructions and Window were still my favorites but uite a few of the others offer a different take on horror standards like vampires or demons that set them apart from the pile of generic horror fiction out thereOverall it's a shame that so few people will have the opportunity to read this book only 460 copies exist and they go for 250 on the collector's market which I wouldn't recommend paying for anything


  6. says:

    ✭✭✭½


  7. says:

    Look here to find other sources to read these storiesAll of the stories were published before except HOW DOBBSTOWN WAS SAVEDA couple are on the internet also I was able to find LOOB INSTRUCTIONS by Googling Window To read still I got a copy from from The Best Horror Stories from the Magazine of Fantasy Science Fiction parallel worlds Finalist for the Nebula award Inspired an episode of the 2001 show Night Visions The Tehama 1981 novelette To read I got from The Best Fantasy Stories from the Magazine of Fantasy Science FictionIndustrial Complex 2 Done It's like a good Twilight Zone episode Serious spoilers under the tags I'm hoping someday someone will tell me about the ending It's ambiguous Paranoid man meets view spoiler paranoid alien But are they really just paranoid? When paranoid man finally meets the alien and discovers he is one of the few the alien has been watching his mind is kinda blow He is being watched because he is sensitive enough to the strange happenings to maybe derail the alien's plans He is not just paranoid he knew something was happening But this doesn't matter the alien will continue on with his plans to destroy Earth See the alien is being chasedwatched by someonesomething and has to destroy Earth to cover his trail He doesn't know who is chasing him or why but he must destroy the evidence of him the alien being there So there you go there is the evidence of the paranoid alien as the man was earlier So we learn the Earth is destroyed except their little protection bubble which will be destroyed as soon as alien leaves it but the man hears and this is the last line of the book Outside in the night a breeze had risen and made familiar noises against the window pane So wtf does that mean? If Earth is destroyed why would he hear familiar noises? hide spoiler


  8. says:

    Okay This was pretty damn amazing Not perfect there are a couple of stories in here that are unconvincing or that border on the clichéd but when the horror hits it really hits hard Moreover the bulk of the stories here are creature horror which I love with repulsive and terrifying creatures coming up out of foundations and underground caverns and lakes It's a little bit Lovecraftian but without the racism and awful overwrought prose There are three really outstanding stories here I think Feesters in the Lake the title story in which really disgusting wormlike creatures infest an old house and its nearby lake and when I say disgusting I mean it; Leman's creatures can produce genuine revulsion There's also Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming which is a chilling but deeply sad story about a man who loses his wife and is subseuently haunted by her or something which appears to be her It's a really interesting take on the haunted house genre anyway But the best in this collection bar none is Window A portal appears in the everyday world showing on the other side a happy family living in their beautiful home I won't spoil it but I was creeped out for a long long time after reading that story The end is just terrifying in a wonderful way of course but still


  9. says:

    Very fascinating stories by an unknown author This book contains all of Bob Leman's short storiesas far as I know Someone should publish a mass market version so that readers can enjoy his work The very limited and expensive edition by Midnight House is selling for over 200 now If you can find it it is definitely worth it though


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *