The Barrens and Others

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Macmillan, Dec 1, 2000 - Fiction - 384 pages
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The Barrens and Others is the first new collection of fiction in years by bestselling author F. Paul Wilson. From The Keep, nearly twenty years ago, to this year's Legacies, Wilson has been one of the most dependable names for fine storytelling in whatever genre he chooses.

In The Barren and Others, Wilson lets his fertile imagination run wild, traveling from the Old West of Doc Holliday to the Pine Barrens of present-day New jersey and encountering many strange, suspect, and supernatural happenings along the way. From urban mercenary Repairman Jack, hero of Wilson's recent novel, Legacies, to the obese and food-obsessed Topsy, Wilson's wild array of characters get caught up in adventures both fascinating and horrifying.

A first -rate collection of first-rate tales, ranging from Lovecraftian to Western supernatural, with many mysterious combination in between, The Barrens and Others will be a treasure for Wilson's established fans and to those discovering Wilson for the first time.
  

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User Review  - Evans-Light - LibraryThing

An anthology of short stories by F. Paul Wilson. I've never read his novels, but his short stories have never disappointed. Going to update review as I go through it: FEELINGS - *** Three Stars Fun ... Read full review

Review: The Barrens and Others (The Secret History of the World)

User Review  - Andrew Reeder - Goodreads

The book is very good (the author is best known for his Repairman Jack series and The Keep), but for me highpoint of the collection is the often reprinted novella, The Barrens, one of the best written ... Read full review

Contents

1987
11
Feelings
17
Tenants
45
Faces
74
1988
101
A Day in the Life
106
1989
145
The Tenth Toe
152
Definitive Therapy
245
Topsy
266
Rockabilly
276
Bob Dylan Troy Jonson and the Speed Queen
293
Pelts
309
Appendix
330
Pelts stage adaptation
332
GlimGlim teleplay
351

Slasher
170
The Barrens
189

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About the author (2000)

F. Paul Wilson, a New York Times bestselling author of horror, adventure, medical thrillers, science fiction, and virtually everything in between, is a practicing physician who resides in Wall, New Jersey.

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