Growing Things and Other Stories

Growing Things and Other Stories

A chilling collection of psychological suspense and literary horror from the multiple award-winning author of the national bestseller The Cabin at the End of the World and A Head Full of Ghosts. A masterful anthology featuring nineteen pieces of short fiction, Growing Things is an exciting glimpse into Paul Tremblay?s fantastically fertile imagination. In ?The Teacher,? a Br A chilling collection of psychological suspense and literary horror from the multiple award-winning author ...

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Title:Growing Things and Other Stories
Author:Paul Tremblay
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Genres:Horror
ISBN:Growing Things and Other Stories
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

Growing Things and Other Stories Reviews

  • karen
    Nov 30, 2018
    NOW AVAILABLE!!! a collection of stories! from paul tremblay! in which "karen brissette" appears in one and MAYBE two of the stories. although it's pretty clear to ME that there's no 'maybe' about it, coyboy. between the observation of "The cheerful unhinged-ness" of KB's writing st...
  • Will Byrnes
    Sep 11, 2019
    We all know the big bad is coming, and there?s nothing we can do to stop it, yet still we go to our jobs and we chitchat about nothing important with coworkers and we go to dinner and we go to the mall and we go to our dentist appointments and we buy groceries and we make plans with...
  • Damien Angelica Walters
    Jul 26, 2019
    A great collection of stories! ...
  • Karl
    Jun 26, 2019
    Contents: 001 - Growing Things 017 - Swim Wants To Know If It's As Bad As Swim Thinks 031 - Something About Birds 053 - The Getaway 069 - Nineteen Snapshots of Dennisport 083 - Where We All Will Be 097 - The Teacher 109 - Notes for "The Barn In the Wild" 125 - _____ 137 - O...
  • Lou
    Feb 16, 2019
    2019 interview with Paul Tremblay On his Growing Things and Other Stories, his characters, writing, recommendations, and inspirations. | More2Read Morbid tales, haunting, fears and longings, dwellings, ghosts, devils, creatures, monsters inner and outer, melancholy, sisters, fathers...
  • Alma Katsu
    Jul 15, 2019
    This collection is the perfect solution for when you want to take a break from binge-watching the latest sensation on Netflix but still want a steady IV-drip of mesmerizing storytelling. Paul Tremblay's work hovers between horror and speculative fiction, that familiar no man's land bet...
  • Carey
    Jul 22, 2019
    This book starts with a Shakespeare quote, so I'll start this review with one: "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy." I've always taken that literally. Was Lovecraft paraphrasing when he wrote, "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lye...
  • Chris DiLeo
    Jan 19, 2019
    "Some fears can only be explored by story. Some emotions can only be communicated by story. Some truths can only be revealed by story" (333). That quote is from the "Notes" section of GROWING THINGS, an impressive collection of disturbing tales, and I share it here because that ques...
  • Audra (ouija.doodle.reads)
    Jul 31, 2019
    If ever there were a case for reading short stories, Paul Tremblay is shouting it from the rooftops with this collection. I can understand why some people aren?t as drawn to short stories. It is a lot of commitment to open up your brain to one new world every time you read a book,...
  • Char
    Jun 06, 2019
    4.5/5 stars! Paul Tremblay first appeared on my radar with his book A HEAD OF FULL GHOSTS. Then came DISAPPEARANCE AT DEVIL'S ROCK, which really impressed me. He followed that up with CABIN AT THE END OF THE WORLD, which broke my heart. Now, here he is with a solid collection of sto...
  • Jon Recluse
    Jul 31, 2019
    A masterful collection of uniquely told tales of horror, from the weird to experimental pieces that will linger in your mind, and your nightmares long after you close the book. Tremblay's voice is refreshingly his own, even in tribute stories to Laird Barron (THE BARN IN THE WILD) and...
  • Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
    Jul 26, 2019
    I have a love/hate relationship with short story anthologies. I have GREAT respect for authors who write these as I feel these are harder to write than the full novel as you're putting an entire story together in under 7,500 words. Those that do it well, do it WELL and those are the on...
  • Octavia (ReadsWithDogs)
    Aug 31, 2019
    I just finished Growing Things and now I'm ready for Fall!? ? I liked the majority of stories in this collection! That's kind of a rarity for me when the stories are all by the same author because I tend to get bored??? Not gonna lie; I did get bored and skim through ...
  • Beth M.
    Jul 11, 2019
    Y?all. No, seriously. Y?all! This book just earned a spot on my top 10 of the year so far! ? Growing Things is my first experience with the work of Paul Tremblay and it definitely won?t be the last. He has a masterful way of beginning with a real life situation that is slow...
  • Beverley Lee
    Jul 29, 2019
    I've rated this as a 3.5 star because some of the stories fell a bit flat for me whilst others were a definite 5. Tremblay is what I call a watchful writer. Most of his stories contain details that only a person who watches other people can know. There are lines in It's Against the ...
  • Zoeytron
    Sep 02, 2019
    What lies beneath the smelly tattered cushions of a worn out sofa?  Look up into the night sky aswirl with white moths, take time to regard a shadow painstakingly pieced together, beware the kudzu and bamboo growing rampant, and steer clear of a town with its very own brand of monster...
  • Alan
    Aug 01, 2019
    Tremblay's collection of short stories has a few entries that are right up there with his phenomenal novels, especially the title story "Growing Things" and "Notes for 'The Barn in the Wild'". Nearly every story is at least good, if not excellent, with "Notes from the Dog Walkers" bein...
  • Rachel  Drenning
    Jul 04, 2019
    Well. I have come to the conclusion that I am just not a Tremblay fan. I've tried! DADR was decent, but that's the only one I even somewhat cared for. I didn't read all of the stories in this book, but after reading over half ..I just wasn't impressed. ...
  • Spencer Borup
    Jul 28, 2019
    Ambiguous as hell, but that's how you know it's deeeeeeeeep. ...
  • Cheryl
    Jul 05, 2019
    Having liked this author's three horror novels, I found this short story collection to be a disappointment. Most of the stories were really just fragments of "weirdness" and didn't have a full plot. To me, the only stories worth reading were: - The Getaway (3 stars) - Nineteen Snap...
  • Michael J.
    Jul 20, 2019
    What I enjoy most about Paul Tremblay's work is how he skillfully negotiates the thin line between reality and imagination. His scares come from the paranormal, the supernatural, the unearthly, and contain just enough skepticism that readers are never sure if the disturbing events aren...
  • Isaac Thorne
    Aug 16, 2019
    You either enjoy short stories by authors whose longer works you usually read or you don't. I happen to love a good short story collection, and this is a great one. Not only do we get some new tales from the author of HEAD FULL OF GHOSTS and CABIN AT THE END OF THE WORLD, but we also g...
  • Sadie Hartmann Mother Horror
    Dec 30, 2018
    This review originally published on Cemetery Dance (April 29th, 2019) ?I?m terrible at remembering plot and character specifics?if the story is successful, what I do remember and will never forget is what and how that story makes me feel.??Paul Tremblay in the ?Notes?...
  • Kat Dietrich
    Jul 03, 2019
    Growing Things and Other Stories by Paul Tremblay is an anthology of his stories. First, let me thank Edelweiss, the publisher Harper Collins, and of course the author, for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. My Syn...
  • Missy (myweereads)
    Jun 30, 2019
    ?Simply watching a spider crawling impossibly on the walls or ceiling and seeing all that choreographed movement set off earthquake-sized tremors somewhere deep in her brain.? Growing Things And Other Stories is a collection by award-winning author Paul Tremblay's most acclaimed...
  • Micah Unice
    Jul 18, 2019
    It's been really cool watching Tremblay's language evolve. He's one of my favorite authors, but I've always had a hard time with the self-awareness of his prose. Here he's reached a new plane. There are so many voices in these stories. Every single entry is poignant. (Merry and Marjori...
  • FanFiAddict
    Jun 29, 2019
    Rating: ?????+ Synopsis A chilling collection of psychological suspense and literary horror from the multiple award-winning author of the national bestseller The Cabin at the End of the World and A Head Full of Ghosts. A masterful anthology featuring nineteen pieces ...
  • Dannii Elle
    Jul 07, 2019
    Short story anthologies are not always my friend, but it seems that @paulgtremblay's short story anthologies are! Growing Things and Other Stories is a collation of Tremblay's suspenseful and tension-filled short fiction, and every one is formulated for ultimate goosebump-inducing a...
  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
    Aug 07, 2019
    I was very excited to read this collection of horror short stories and give another shot to Paul Tremblay. I listened to it as an audiobook and couldn't focus for the life of me. I listen to plenty of audiobook every year and I rarely have a problem but I could not do it with this o...
  • Tracey
    Aug 04, 2019
    I was disappointed with this book. I love short story collections. I think that's because I like weird or unique story lines, and short story collections allow an author to write down all of their weird ideas that may not be strong enough to base an entire novel on. There were two ...