Prayers to Broken Stones (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Apr 13, 2011 - Fiction - 428 pages
12 Reviews
A woman returns from the dead with disastrous results for the family who loves her.... An old-fashioned barbershop is the site of a medieval ritual of bloody†terror.... During a post-apocalyptic Christmas celebration, a messenger from the South brings tidings of great horror.... From a ghostly Civil War battlefield to a combat theme park in Vietnam, from the omnipotent brain of an autistic boy to a shocking story of psychic vampires, journey into a world of fear and mystery, a chilling twilight zone of the mind.
  

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Review: Prayers to Broken Stones

User Review  - David Stewart - Goodreads

Very strong collection of short stories, with several that are simply stellar stories. The ending of Death of a Centaur gave me goosebumps. Read full review

Review: Prayers to Broken Stones

User Review  - Daniel2 - Goodreads

Great read. Simmons has a more novel-as-short-story approach. There is a lot of movement and coloration where others prefer scene-based and quick motion narrative. "The River Styx Flows Upstream" and ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
Introduction toThe River Styx Runs Upstream
The River StyxRuns Upstream
Introduction toEyes I Dare Not Meet in Dreams
Eyes I DareNot Meet in Dreams
Introduction toVanni Fucci Is Alive and Welland Living in Hell
Vanni Fucci IsAlive and Welland Living in Hell
Introduction toVexed to Nightmare by a Rocking Cradle
Introduction toETicket to Namland
ETicket to Namland
Introduction to Iversons Pits
Iversons Pits
Introduction toShave and a Haircut Two Bites
Shave and a HaircutTwo Bites
Introduction toThe Death of the Centaur
The Deathof the Centaur

Vexed to Nightmareby a Rocking Cradle
Introduction toRemembering Siri
Remembering Siri
Introduction to Metastasis
Metastasis
Introduction to The Offering
The Offering
Introduction toTwo Minutes FortyFive Seconds
Two MinutesFortyFive Seconds
Introduction toCarrion Comfort
Carrion Comfort
At the Violet Hour
EYES
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

DAN SIMMONS is a recipient of numerous major international awards, including the Hugo Award, World Fantasy Award, Bram Stoker Award, and the Shirley Jackson Award. He is widely considered to be one of the premier multiple-genre fiction writers in the world. His most recent novels include the New York Times bestsellers The Terror and Drood, as well as Black Hills. He lives along the Front Range in Colorado and has never grown tired of the views.

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