VARIOUS. Shadows.

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VARIOUS. Shadows. New York: Doubleday & Company, 1978.

8vo. Original grey paper-covered boards, titled in green to spine, dust wrapper illustrated with abstract designs in black and white; pp.x, 182; slight fading to the dust wrapper, but a very good copy.
First edition.
An anthology of short horror stories featuring names such as Stephen King and Robert Bloch. The book is (according to the introduction) a love letter to that slow, creeping horror which makes you turn around and check the street behind you, just in case you aren't really alone. It condemns horror films such as The Exorcist for relying too heavily on shock and revulsion, imploring the reader to take some time to enjoy a little brooding disquiet when the lights go out.