- Title: The Oblivion Room: Stories of Violation
- Author: Christopher Conlon
- ISBN: 9780615758183
- Page: 306
- Format: Paperback
A woman finds herself alone in a pitch black room without doors or windows, completely cut off from human contactA man wakes one morning certain that today is the day he must commit an unspeakable atrocityA gifted jazz musician runs from her past but even she has no idea how lethal that past truly is THE OBLIVION ROOM STORIES OF VIOLATION collects six of ChristophA woman finds herself alone in a pitch black room without doors or windows, completely cut off from human contactA man wakes one morning certain that today is the day he must commit an unspeakable atrocityA gifted jazz musician runs from her past but even she has no idea how lethal that past truly is THE OBLIVION ROOM STORIES OF VIOLATION collects six of Christopher Conlon s most nightmarish works, tales in which the horrific can come from anywhere or from everywhere at once Since the publication of his first novel, MIDNIGHT ON MOURN STREET 2008 , Conlon has quickly established himself as one of the preeminent names in contemporary literary horror His newest collection of short fiction showcases his penchant for bending genre conventions in imaginative and provocative new ways Every piece in the volume bears the stamp of Conlon s gift for combining subtle terror with unforeseeable plot twists Connoisseurs of cutting edge horror will not want to miss it Carl Hays, BOOKLIST THE OBLIVION ROOM STORIES OF VIOLATION is a perfect title for the collection Throughout there is violation physical, mental, emotional, spiritual for those seeking the deeper realms of fear and terror, terror found primarily in suggestion and indirection and obliqueness, THE OBLIVION ROOM is a must Michael R Collings, HELLNOTES I can t remember when I have read a collection of stories that had me as spellbound as THE OBLIVION ROOM Collectively, these tales are tours de force of intellectual dark fiction Individually, these stories are some of the most enthralling and emotional I ve ever come across, each one of them a mini masterpiece of heart wrenching fiction TT Zuma, HORROR WORLD THE OBLIVION ROOM is a real treat Conlon s tales go from flat out terrifying to subtle, quiet horrors The writing is razor sharp and a real pleasure to read Highly recommended and easily one of the best releases of 2013 Nick Cato, HORROR FICTION REVIEW June 2013 Book of the Month THE OBLIVION ROOM is, simply put, one of the best collections of short stories I ve ever read Remember that feeling you got the first time you read Ray Bradbury, or Stephen King, or Shirley Jackson, how magical the prose felt Well, get ready to experience that magic again, because Christopher Conlon has it in spades The stories presented here are absolutely fantastic I devoured them all, and I m willing to bet you will too Along with Laird Barron and John Langan, Christopher Conlon is carrying the torch for literary horror in the 21st century Pay attention, because Conlon is one of our best, hands down Bram Stoker Award Winner Joe McKinney, author of MUTATED and INHERITANCE
Recent Comments "The Oblivion Room: Stories of Violation"
Thanks to author and GR friend Christopher Conlon for kindly providing an advance review copy. This collection of stories offers us a variety of scenarios and characters. They range from science fiction to horror to fiction that is quite realistic and tragic. But there are some common themes which serve to link the stories despite the differences in genre, point of view, setting and tone.Some of these themes are indicated by the key words in the title. Oblivion is something that is sought by som [...]
Conlon's short story collection features six "Stories of Violation," and anyone familiar with his work knows what to be in for; those who aren't need to take note.The opening tale 'The Oblivion Room' features a woman who finds herself captive in a pitch-black, brick cylinder. She attempts to survive by creating a mental memoir and eventually discovers a way to escapert-of. Claustrophobes be warned. In 'On Tuesday All The Rain Fell From The Sky,' a man murders his family then goes to work as if n [...]
There have been so many incredible books of short "weird noir horror" stories coming out over the past few year I am starting to have trouble keeping up. There are of course a few that stick out because of their greatness such as Laird Barron's The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All and Nathan Ballingrud's North American Lake Monsters. Both of those books changed the way I look at fiction, especially short stories. With that being said Christopher Conlon's The Oblivion Room is definitely one of [...]
4 AND 1/2 STARSChristopher Conlon's new collection of short stories and novellas is, like all his work, an exhilarating experience. The author has a real talent for believable dialogue and an uncanny way of describing body language that informs the reader of the character's emotions without them having to speak a single word. Contained in this collection are five stories, one of which is a superb novella and is a must read for any fan of dark fiction, regardless of genre.My two favorite stories [...]
I bought this after I had seen a friend give this collection a great review. There's not a bad story in this book, but the standout for me was the novella, "Welcome Jean Krupa, World's Greatest Girl Drummer!" Highly recommended, and I look forward to reading more of Conlon's work.
Chris Conlon never disappoints.
I read the first two stories. They weren't bad, but they didn't "grab" me either. I have a huge pile of stuff to read right now, so I won't be finishing the rest any time soon. Maybe later.
Uneven anthology. Some stories are much better than others. It's . Different.
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