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Perchance to Dream by Charles Beaumont

Perchance to Dream

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Perchance to Dream by Charles Beaumont
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Oct 13, 2015 | ISBN 9780143107651

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“This fresh collection of Beaumont’s weird fiction is rife with fantastical tropes and twist endings…Twist endings get a bad rap in our oh-so-sophisticated millennium, but in Perchance to Dream, they’re in the hands of a master…Throughout the book, Beaumont challenges perception, norms, and our smug reliance on appearances, using supernatural and science-fictional elements to drive home his points — sometimes gently, sometimes jarringly…[Beaumont’s] imagination, as Perchance to Dream amply shows, was more than most writer’s enjoy in the longest of lifetimes.”

“Beaumont’s stories offer flashes of true horror, subverting shock value with vertiginous questions about good, evil and human nature.”
—The Seattle Times

“Creepy, melancholy short stories from the mid-20th-century master…Each with its satisfying twist, often surprisingly surprising, these stories charm and entertain.”

“In every genre he explored, Beaumont wrote with style, with a sure sense of his characters. His stories are often haunting, and though their concerns are ever enduring, they provide a clear window into the fears and hopes of his time.”
–Dean Koontz

“The name of Charles Beaumont will be honored and recognized for generations yet to come.”
—Robert Bloch

 ”Terrifically creepy pieces that almost always end with a twist…Beaumont deserves the wider audience this volume can provide.”
Library Journal

“As a writer, Beaumont never seemed particularly concerned with observing the hard boundary lines of genre, and sometimes slipped over it and across again with gleeful abandon. As a writer of imaginative fiction, Beaumont was especially adept at the use of fiction as an object lesson, using it as a mirror to force readers to confront their own complacency and small-mindedness. In Beaumont’s hands, wishes become nightmares, and the road to hell is always paved with good intentions.”

“This is a worthwhile and important collection, preserving an author’s work for a new generation of readers. Read them. Get angry. Be shocked. Laugh. Charles Beaumont’s work will certainly provoke your imagination.”
Weird Fiction Review

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