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Gift Guide: 'Halloween', Edited by Paula Guran

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Already suffering from Halloween withdrawl? Here's the perfect thing, an anthology from Prime Books -- titled simply Halloween -- showcasing some of the best new and old holiday short stories from some of horror's all-time finest. Pioneers like Poe and Lovecraft (represented here with a typically atmospheric poem), legends like Bradbury (whose "The October Game" reminded me of just how scary he could be back in the '40s), stalwarts like Joe R. Lansdale and Thomas Ligotti (whose "Conversations in a Dead Language" is a great introduction to his highly underrated work), and more recent faves like Sarah Langan are all gathered here, along with a terrific introduction offering a history of Halloween from editor Paula Guran. I can't think of a better way to celebrate the holiday all year long.

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