THE COLLECTOR OF HEARTS: New Tales of the Grotesque

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Oates's newest collection (and, to nobody's surprise, second major work of fiction this year) intriguingly revisits the "gothic" terrain surveyed in such earlier volumes as Night-Side (1977) and Haunted (1994). As is generally the case with Oates, the result is a mixed bag, containing several flimsy (though invariably atmospheric and suggestive) vignettes and anecdotes ("The Sky Blue Ball ... Read full review

Review: The Collector of Hearts: New Tales of the Grotesque

Editorial Review - - Jana Siciliano

Move over, Stephen King! THE COLLECTOR OF HEARTS is another fascinating volume of nightmarish fiction from Joyce Carol Oates. Like her previous collection, HAUNTED, THE COLLECTOR OF HEARTS blends heartstopping horror with the elegant style that is Oates' forte. A woman surrenders to her deepest fears as she searches a house room by room for a man believed to be dead. A mother invites her daughter ... Read full review

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