Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories Not for the Nervous

A Brief Message From Our SponsorThe title of this volume is Stories Not for the Nervous There are those who will argue that this title could apply to any of the various tomes of terror, sagas of suspense, or groupings of grue which I have, from time to time, gathered together for the delectation of my readers And indeed the point is well taken.For I am not a man to caterA Brief Message From Our SponsorThe title of this volume is Stories Not for the Nervous There are those who will argue that this title could apply to any of the various tomes of terror, sagas of suspense, or groupings of grue which I have, from time to time, gathered together for the delectation of my readers And indeed the point is well taken.For I am not a man to cater to the nervous If you are in the habit of chewing your fingernails, jumping from your chair when a door slams, or swooning when someone playfully shouts Boo in your ear, I have only two words of advice pass on.If, however, you have nerves which are under good control, nerves which are pleasantly tickled by a touch of terror or agreeably stimulated by a soup on of suspense, then I invite you to join me.Take a seat, any seat, and start wherever you wish Break for an intermission whenever you choose and return when you are ready Informality rules in your enjoyment of this sm rg sbord of stories There is, I think, something for every taste.Except, that is, for the nervous.And now my sixty seconds are up Alfred HitchcockIn this collection To the Future by Ray Bradbury River of Riches by Gerald Kersh Levitation by Joseph Payne Brennan Miss Winters and the Wind by Christine Noble Govan View from the Terrace by Mike Marmer The Man with Copper Fingers by Dorothy L Sayers The Twenty Friends of William Shaw by Raymond E Banks The Other Hangman by Carter Dickson Don t Look Behind You by Fredric Brown No Bath for the Browns by Margot Bennet The Uninvited by Michael Gilbert Dune Roller by Julian May Something Short of Murder by Henry Slesar The Golden Girl by Ellis Peters The Boy Who Predicted Earthquakes by Margaret St Clair Walking Alone by Miriam Allen deFord For All the Rude People by Jack Ritchie The Dog Died First by Bruno Fischer Room with a View by Hal Dresner Lemmings by Richard Matheson White Goddess by Idris Seabright The Substance of Martyrs by William Sambrot Call for Help by Robert Arthur Sorry, Wrong Number by Lucille Fletcher and Allan Ullman
Alfred Hitchcock Presents Stories Not for the Nervous A Brief Message From Our SponsorThe title of this volume is Stories Not for the Nervous There are those who will argue that this title could apply to any of the various tomes of terror sagas of suspe

  • Title: Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories Not for the Nervous
  • Author: Alfred Hitchcock Lucille Fletcher Carter Dickson Fredric Brown MichaelGilbert Henry Slesar Ellis Peters Margaret St. Clair
  • ISBN: 9780394412276
  • Page: 432
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. "Limítese a permanecer sentado y descanse. Trate de divertirse con esto: es el último cuento que va usted a leer en su vida."En el capítulo de hoy de "Gliré Recomienda": Libro para iniciarse en el mundo del thriller: Prohibido a los nerviosos.Antología de cuentos cortos recopilados por "The Master of Suspense", que por su brevedad e incursión gradual en el terror psicológico resulta ideal para aquellos quienes desean adentrarse al genero y no saben por donde comenzar.Hitchcock sabía lo q [...]

    2. A collection of short stories collected by its namesake, Alfred Hitchcock. This was a book that wound up in my library purely by chance when my brother moved away, leaving his entire library. First of all, I don't know what he was thinking but score one for me!! The title alone always made me 'nervous' - too nervous to read it but I finally buckled down and read it. The stories vary from short stories to novelettes and each live up to the title of the book. They weren't scary, per se, but there [...]

    3. Like a lot of short story collections, this was a healthy mix of two-, three-, and four-star stories. I don't think there were any one- or five-stars; they all pretty much ranged from "okay" to "pretty good." Most of the stories were predictable and not all that scaryThe stories that stood out to me [no spoilers]:-River of Riches: Can't have a story collection published in 1965 without a healthy dose of racism, with some sexism thrown in for good measure. This story actually had an interesting p [...]

    4. Not particularly impressive, but an undeniably fun book. Most stories are okay, placeholder characters in quirky and at least mildly interesting plots with an old fashioned 'twist' or surprise at the end. Nostalgic in it's vein of 'spooky stories' to stay up late to, much like the Twilight Zone series. It's comforting in that way, and worth the time spent reading it.

    5. Pretty solid collection, all things said and done. There was story that featured the murder of a dog for no good reason, which was sad. But otherwise, fun! I especially enjoyed the novelettes within this (Dorothy Sayers, Bruno Fischer, and that other one).

    6. A solid collection of stories that perhaps had slightly misleading cover art and blurbs. Not that there is anything wrong with the cover: it's actually pretty great, featuring Hitchcock surrounded by various monsters, vampires and aliens. And Hitchcock's introduction is suitably suspenseful, warning against the perils of these stories for people who jump when a door slams or screech when someone shouts "Boo!" in their ear. (Guilty on both counts.) But the stories in this collection, while being [...]

    7. Stories Not For The Nervous is a set of 24 tales compiled by master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock. Most of them are pretty short which makes for a solid and entertaining read, but most tales aren't that special, having the element of wonder but not the element of actual impact or shock, which means a nervous person can read this with no trouble and that Hitchcock was selling some lies here :(To the future, Miss Winters and the Wind, The other hangman, Walking alone, Sorry wrong number and Don't L [...]

    8. This is the third Hitchcock short story collection I have read (I don't know exactly how that happened), and this one just didn't impress me as much as the others. Only the last one was even moderately scary, the rest were a little boring, sometimes inscrutable. None of the stories stood out as particularly good; the other books each had at least one memorable one.

    9. Es una colección de relatos de suspenso a las que Hitchcock les prestó el nombre para publicarlas.Hay un par de cosas buenas, pero en general, una vez leído el libro no despertará mayor interés por tomarlo de nuevo.

    10. I really enjoyed this collection of storie. My favorites included the story by Ray Bradbury (how could it not) and of course the "Dont look behind you" I don't think anyone could read the beginning or end of that story without feeling a chill.

    11. Mi viejo tiene dos versiones de este libro. La naranja (que me la quedé yo, obvio) es la que hojeé primero, para engancharme como una enajenada a ver cómo eran las otras historias.Aplaudiría a Hitchcock otra vez, pero el mérito se lo llevan todos y cada uno de los escritores featured here.

    12. A total blast from start to finish. I was really bummed when it was over. Highly recommended - especially if you're looking for a nice book to read around Halloween (I always like to read spooky books in October). I read most of this in bed at night and got delightfully creeped out a few times.

    13. This is a great collection of spine-tingling short stories. How can it NOT be! Edited by Alfred Hitchcock!

    14. I read this a long time ago, and I mostly remember that "Don't look behind you" scared me for weeks. It's a good book if you like that sort of thing.

    15. I don't usually get into short stories but there were quite a few good ones in this collection. A really fun set of short stories and creepy enough for Halloween reading.

    16. I can't remember how many of these AH Presents volumes I read, but it was quite a few. I loved reading them in bed just before I tried to go to sleep.

    17. I went out of my way in used bookstores to find any of these hithcock collections of horror stories. I loved Robert Bloch especially.

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