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For the first time ever, get all 26 fiendish tales from bestselling series, A-Z of Horror, by Iain Rob Wright. From neighbourhood yetis to military robots, this terrifying collection has it all and will leave you sleeping with the lights on! Get the No 1 bestselling collection today, but be warned, it might give you nightmares. Don't look under your bed! Collection incl For the first time ever, get all 26 fiendish tales from bestselling series, A-Z of Horror, by Iain Rob Wright. From neighbourhood yetis to military robots, this terrifying collection has it all and will leave you sleeping with the lights on! Get the No 1 bestselling collection today, but be warned, it might give you nightmares. Don't look under your bed! Collection includes 1. A is for Antichrist 2. B is for Bogeywoman 3. C is for Clown 4. D is for Detour (Empire of the Tooth) 5. E is for Exterminator 6. F is for Feral 7. G is for Genome 8. H is for Hell 9. I is for Ice 10. J is for Jaws 11. K is for Klutz 12. L is for Lamia 13. M is for Matty-Bob 14. N is for Nightmare 15. O is for Orifice 16. P is for Peeling 17. Q is for Quarantine 18. R is for Revenant 19. S is for Sand 20. T is for Troglodyte 21. U is for Urinary Tract 22. V is for Vulgar (Offensive!) 23. W is for Waste 24. X is for X-22 25. Y is for Yeti 26. Z - Zion "Iain Rob Wright scares the hell out of me." - J.A. Konrath, author of Afraid Keyword categories: horror anthology, horror collection, occult, supernatural, thriller, suspense, urban legends


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For the first time ever, get all 26 fiendish tales from bestselling series, A-Z of Horror, by Iain Rob Wright. From neighbourhood yetis to military robots, this terrifying collection has it all and will leave you sleeping with the lights on! Get the No 1 bestselling collection today, but be warned, it might give you nightmares. Don't look under your bed! Collection incl For the first time ever, get all 26 fiendish tales from bestselling series, A-Z of Horror, by Iain Rob Wright. From neighbourhood yetis to military robots, this terrifying collection has it all and will leave you sleeping with the lights on! Get the No 1 bestselling collection today, but be warned, it might give you nightmares. Don't look under your bed! Collection includes 1. A is for Antichrist 2. B is for Bogeywoman 3. C is for Clown 4. D is for Detour (Empire of the Tooth) 5. E is for Exterminator 6. F is for Feral 7. G is for Genome 8. H is for Hell 9. I is for Ice 10. J is for Jaws 11. K is for Klutz 12. L is for Lamia 13. M is for Matty-Bob 14. N is for Nightmare 15. O is for Orifice 16. P is for Peeling 17. Q is for Quarantine 18. R is for Revenant 19. S is for Sand 20. T is for Troglodyte 21. U is for Urinary Tract 22. V is for Vulgar (Offensive!) 23. W is for Waste 24. X is for X-22 25. Y is for Yeti 26. Z - Zion "Iain Rob Wright scares the hell out of me." - J.A. Konrath, author of Afraid Keyword categories: horror anthology, horror collection, occult, supernatural, thriller, suspense, urban legends

30 review for A-Z of Horror: Complete Collection

  1. 4 out of 5

    Quentin Wallace

    Really good collection of short stories. I had read a few individually recently but this was a chance to finally read them all. As with any short story collection I liked some better than others, but they were all so varied and interesting the collection overall was great. There were a few guest stories from other authors included, and the stories fit right in. There's a little bit of something for everyone: monsters, gore, humor, even a few with happy endings. If you enjoy horror short story col Really good collection of short stories. I had read a few individually recently but this was a chance to finally read them all. As with any short story collection I liked some better than others, but they were all so varied and interesting the collection overall was great. There were a few guest stories from other authors included, and the stories fit right in. There's a little bit of something for everyone: monsters, gore, humor, even a few with happy endings. If you enjoy horror short story collections, you really need to read this one as it's one of the better one's Ive read.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Beth

    Scary! If you like the gruesome and macabre, then this Anthology of short horror stories will be a perfect read for you!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Rob Twinem

    Well I have a confession to make I was 75% into this book of short horror stories when my kindle keyboard died and nothing I could do would revive it....electric shock treatment...stimulation...even talking to it nicely it all failed and so while I wait for a new kindle to arrive from ebay I thought I would share my pleasantly surprised thoughts and review with you! I say pleasantly surprised because so often when reading a compilation of short horror stories my thoughts are mixed. Some stories a Well I have a confession to make I was 75% into this book of short horror stories when my kindle keyboard died and nothing I could do would revive it....electric shock treatment...stimulation...even talking to it nicely it all failed and so while I wait for a new kindle to arrive from ebay I thought I would share my pleasantly surprised thoughts and review with you! I say pleasantly surprised because so often when reading a compilation of short horror stories my thoughts are mixed. Some stories are reasonable, some are mediocre and naturally some are poor. However IRW appears to have produced a near perfect set of highly original and most certainly very exciting little gems. I particularly enjoyed H is for Hell when Barbara is having a bad day and encounters a lonely tramp and what follows is a brilliant Groundhog tale of woe. In N for Noddy a young drunken drugged teenager must face the consequences of a forgotten night out with friends and how a decision taken in haste can destroy a life. I is for Ice is a particularly good example of how to snare a reader from the opening paragraph..Peter wakens up to find Doctor Faraday soothing his brow and encouraging him to consume a special blue drink. A lovely unexpected twist at the end creates a classic little tale. So I have decided for the reasons stated to review this book having not quite completed it. I have no reason to doubt that the last 25% is equally brilliant and look forward to reading more by this exciting young English author in the very near future.....

  4. 4 out of 5

    Peggy

    OH NOOO I have been dreading this day when the A-Z horror would be completed. I really enjoyed the whole series. Alas, what do I have to look forward to now? Nothing!! so I bid you a good day.

  5. 5 out of 5

    christina cooper

    IRW never disappoints I loved each and every A-Z story. Both of the D's were great! Sad this series is over but I'll definitely be re-reading this collection. Thanks for the gross outs, terror, humor & entertainment Mr. W! Highly recommend this to all fans of modern horror! IRW never disappoints I loved each and every A-Z story. Both of the D's were great! Sad this series is over but I'll definitely be re-reading this collection. Thanks for the gross outs, terror, humor & entertainment Mr. W! Highly recommend this to all fans of modern horror!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Kay Oliver

    I love Wright, he's such a talented author, but this collection didn't feel like his to me. It was good enough, jam packed with stories, but none of them particularly great. Some were fun and cheesy Bmovie horror, but otherwise unremarkable.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Abbie

    An okay collection of short stories, but there wasn't any that left me wanting more.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Victoria

    A is for Anti-Christ Issac is 16 and ready to become a man, with the party of a life time especially with his parents out of the house! As the teenagers slowly get more drunk, Isaacs every wish, desire and comment appear to be coming true, a bit worrying in some cases, smirk worthy in some but slowly building scary tension overall. The finale has some very gory mental images but the ending was flat and rushed IMO. I liked the reference to the horror movie that was clever. B is for Bogeywoman Dean & We A is for Anti-Christ Issac is 16 and ready to become a man, with the party of a life time especially with his parents out of the house! As the teenagers slowly get more drunk, Isaacs every wish, desire and comment appear to be coming true, a bit worrying in some cases, smirk worthy in some but slowly building scary tension overall. The finale has some very gory mental images but the ending was flat and rushed IMO. I liked the reference to the horror movie that was clever. B is for Bogeywoman Dean & Wendell seem to be enjoying a burger with a side order of burps! They soon settle down to some video games, enjoying their sleep over together. IRW takes time in this short story to fill out the lives of the two boys and allude to some sadness in their pasts. Between random fingernails, old dead women and glowing red eyes under the bed, IRW really starts the reader’s tummy rolling with tension. The ending was a sort of surprise and sort of expected, but well written. C is for Clown Stacey is babysitting little Harry. As she settles down to a film and fantasising about Mr Murray she notices the clown statue standing in the corner of the room. I found the film choices amusing and enjoyed how IRW intertwined them into the story flow. As poor Harry has trouble sleeping and the clown continues to freak Stacey out I really felt a little spooked myself. Clowns, who doesn’t get weirded out by clowns! One – Fifteen by Jacob Rayne Guest story to fill the void left by D which was too horrific for Amazon to publish but which you can get on IRW website – to carry on the theme I won’t review that one but leave it for a surprise for you to discover! This is a well written first narrative of a women in trapped in some sort of place having recurring nightmares. Whilst it was slightly obvious from the outset what was happening I was still rush along at a face pace by the great writing. A well-earned place in this book. E is for Exterminator Antworth Manor is a three story Edwardian house that needs some love and attention, but first its new owner needs to evict the current tenants – half a million creepy crawlies. With a pure hatred of all buggy things since a horrific childhood experience, could this bug infested house even be too much for bug killer extraordinaire Chris Treadwell. Love the little quotes at the start of the story, Arachnophobia; bound to get my goose bumps rising. As he goes about the building spraying and stomping Treadwell finally makes it to the cellar, then the horror really starts. Treadwell is urged on through greed mostly, and then defiance even as the unusually large and prevalent multitude of wasps, beetles, spiders and other insects, decide to bite and sting. When he finally makes it into the Library a few new discoveries finally give him the “willies” enough to run for the exit. The ending is smirk worthy and full of wonderful gore; another brilliant instalment of the A-Z of Horror. F is for Feral Let down, teased, tormented and then scared half to death Max is given a life or death choice from an unlikely source. IRW manages to get teenage mannerisms and speech to a tee, makes for uncomfy reading. G is for Genome You know when science and secret are in the same sentence that something is going or gone wrong. Dr Lester Solberg has been tempted by a large final pay packet and shipped off to a secluded location in Bratislava with the promise of research and more riches. The idea of what can be done and what is to be studied by Dr Lester made me shudder and then very curious all at the same time. With such big and bold characters to “play” with IRW does go to town with some clever wording that gave me the odd snort. The ending was sort of expected but I would love to see this story extended. H if for Hell Barbara is having a day from Hell, we all have those days when nothing goes right and everything that can go wrong does, but not quite as bad as Barbara’s ends up. A misfortunate, violent accident and she makes a “wrong” decision and her day only get worse than the broken heel she suffered earlier. The ending left me a bit flat but a reread, as is always advised with the complex works of IRW (you will miss something!), I saw it’s truly goosebumpy potential. I is for Ice Peter wakes up cold and confused, but Dr Faraday is on hand to soothe his worries and warm him up with a special blue drink. Post cryostasis he needs all the help he can get, if only he could remember what was going on. Dr Faraday needs Peter to help with his work, the search for a cure to the Final Flu; the bug that has killed off 99% of the planets human population. The confusion Peter feels is clearly evident and IRW is sparing in his details to keep that confusion going with the reader. Loved the little link back to other story characters. I liked the overall story, it was like a mini apocalypse, a nice ambiguous ending but I felt with more time this “story” would have fallen apart or come under more scrutiny from us canny zombie fiends. J is for Jaws Hehehe, friends on a boat in the middle of the sea, but something has awoken in the deep blue ocean….I can feel a Dada, Dada…dadadadada coming on as I read that introduction. What came next was not so funny. Something with very big jaws and huge teeth has definitely awoken in the deep and is coming up for lunch. I loved how this was so cliché but also quite terrifying, it’s nice to see that 30+ years on Jaws still haunts me and I can’t go in the sea past my knees, thanks IRW for reminding me. The characters are well defined and I really cared about one couple in particular so had a routed investment in them surviving. Brilliantly clean writing as always with IRW. K is for Klutz An old man is dragged out from his burning house, but he is not thankful to the heroic firefighter. What follows on is a strange mix of “batty old man” and possible blood curse. IRW leaves you guessing right to the very end. As dead people started piling up around the central character I did have to smirk at some of the OTT deaths. Not sure if intentional but it did make me giggle in that nervous way at the casualness of it all. L is for Lamia Loved the quotes at the beginning of the book. Made me want to watch Hocus Pocus again. It’s all happy families until there is a knock at the door, IRW really did fantastically well to the build the tension in this short story. I enjoyed this story as could not tell where it would end up, eventually the ending was fantastic! I found the family dynamic and the father’s thoughts were very realistic, if shocking. M is for Matty-Bob So very tongue in cheek, an hysterical giggle from start to finish. The joys of fan love as IRW gets a visit from an unhinged fan! Bit close to home this one for me, as I have wasted many an hour camped out in various authors shed, but never thought to order pizza – way to go Matty-Bob. I was snorting and giggling through this story and it was really great to see IRW humorous side. Loved the Misery reference and I’m sure there were many more that I missed as IRW is so clever in adding little bits like that, just see the blurb to Last Winter, sorry Final Winter! Btw Matty-Bob I DO love IRW more than you, so ner! Matty Bob version: far more revolting and sexually focused that IRW version this does give a good and honest account of events. The epilogue is so sad, poor Matty-Bob locked up for only doing what all good fans would do and now living in fear at what “He” will do next to poor, poor Miikeal Brae. N for Noddy Drugs, drink and dead cats. I really enjoy how IRW always links his stories with a place or character, this makes for some really little perks as an avid/loyal reader. A sad little story that you can feel coming but does not take the pain or real life horror away. O is for Orifice Of all the horror tales in this collection I think this one freaked me the most. A touch of reality mixed with expert writing skills had me holding my breath forever and then not wanting to exhale in case the ending was real. P is for Peeling So full of tongue in cheek humour I snorted my way through this, I loved the series IRW did of this idea but thought this little nugget and possible beginning, was superb!! Q is for Quarantine Love the way IRW builds up his characters even in a short tale. It’s very James Herbert. The main character really came to life for me and I was routing for him and Sammie, let's hope the Orange doesn't win!! Have to read it now huh! R is for Revenant Such emotion in a snap of a tale. Made me gulp a few times. S is for Sand A beautiful moment turned sour by someone's true nature showing. Not sure what the true horror moment of this story was, the sand or the reaction. Made me think. T is for Troglodyte A proper ghost story! But not what I expected. U is for Urinary Tract Oh, proper gross and fabulous! Safer sex never had a better advocate story. Any little itch will now send you scurrying! V is for Vulgar A chauvinistic comedian gets his due and I found the ending strangely funny and relaxing! W is for Waste A heart-breaking tale of modern life and love. X is for X-22 A man vs machine story, loved it. Such cool writing left me with a sense of dread at the consequences, I long for more on this story idea. Y is for Yeti A funny yet, bit sad story of a yeti/minion/scarecrow that terrorises a new neighbour! Some great humour brought to a mythical critter. Z is for Zion Great tie up story for lots of IRW works. Infuriating in its cliff hanger!! Bonus content: Craig Saunders, Andrew Lennon, Matt Hickman, great intro stories as they show off these authors talents and styles. Just like IRW to be so generous in allowing so much space for this brilliant authors.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Kayla (kaylareads)

    I’ve read my fair share of horror anthologies and I’d rank this one as one of the best. Genuinely felt uneasy during some of them and others had me laughing out loud. Books should be fun to read and this delivered. I couldn’t help noticing though that although I really enjoyed every story, they seemed to get less interesting the further down the alphabet I got. Not bad, just some were a little meh..hence my 4 stars and not a solid 5. Faves of the lot were: feral, orifice, peeling, bogeywoman, gen I’ve read my fair share of horror anthologies and I’d rank this one as one of the best. Genuinely felt uneasy during some of them and others had me laughing out loud. Books should be fun to read and this delivered. I couldn’t help noticing though that although I really enjoyed every story, they seemed to get less interesting the further down the alphabet I got. Not bad, just some were a little meh..hence my 4 stars and not a solid 5. Faves of the lot were: feral, orifice, peeling, bogeywoman, genome. There was another one about a post apocalyptic earth plagued by aggressive animals which for some reason when I flick back through my kindle is no longer in the book and instead is a story I’ve not read? No idea what’s happened there!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Kristen

    4.5/5. I received a free audiobook copy in exchange for an honest review. I really enjoyed this collection of horror stories! There were the 26 A-Z stories, plus a few bonus stories. My favorites were A is for Antichrist, B is for Bogeywoman, G is for Genome, and M is for Matty-Bob. There were only two or three stories I couldn't connect with, but I will definitely reread this book and each story. I would recommend this book for any fan of horror.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Emily

    Rereading this book, I didn't like it nearly as much as the first time and while I was disappointed by this change in myself, it didn't take me long to figure out why my feelings had changed. Most of the impact of both horror and short stories comes from the shock factor and twists and this time I didn't even relive that. I reread books a lot so this was unusual for me. This time, however, since I wasn't racing through the alphabet of stories to find the next 'horrifying' moment, I had an epiphany- Rereading this book, I didn't like it nearly as much as the first time and while I was disappointed by this change in myself, it didn't take me long to figure out why my feelings had changed. Most of the impact of both horror and short stories comes from the shock factor and twists and this time I didn't even relive that. I reread books a lot so this was unusual for me. This time, however, since I wasn't racing through the alphabet of stories to find the next 'horrifying' moment, I had an epiphany- every single character in this book is awful. I want to be able to root for at least one character and seeing so many idiotic and/or cynical and/or super annoying characters back to back quickly became exhausting. I couldn't even enjoy their 'bad ends' because the characterisation felt like a rouse to enhance the effect of the bloodshed, violence and general terrible times for all involved. I think I would have been more invested for this reread had I found some more likeable characters sprinkled in for heart wrenching distress when everything goes wrong. For me, I want horror to cause an emotional and mental reaction in me and this just didn't do that for me. I prefer the psychological thrills rather than just reading about physical brutality by other people and actual monsters. Sometimes being left to imagine a monster can be scarier than seeing (or reading) about one. Maybe my tastes have just changed more than I thought over the last year? This isn't a bad collection, I'm glad they were all compiled, but unfortunately though I like the genre, this time around, this book just wasn't my cup of tea/blood/surprise swarm of living insects now swarming inside my mouth *cue bad ending for me* Overall though I still loved some of this books more genuinely creepy and creative ideas.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Rob Twinem

    Highly original and enjoyable horror collection Well I have a confession to make I was 75% into this book of short horror stories when my kindle keyboard died and nothing I could do would revive it....electric shock treatment...stimulation...even talking to it nicely it all failed and so while I wait for a new kindle to arrive from ebay I thought I would share my pleasantly surprised thoughts and review with you!I say pleasantly surprised because so often when reading a compilation of short horr Highly original and enjoyable horror collection Well I have a confession to make I was 75% into this book of short horror stories when my kindle keyboard died and nothing I could do would revive it....electric shock treatment...stimulation...even talking to it nicely it all failed and so while I wait for a new kindle to arrive from ebay I thought I would share my pleasantly surprised thoughts and review with you!I say pleasantly surprised because so often when reading a compilation of short horror stories my thoughts are mixed. Some stories are reasonable, some are mediocre and naturally some are poor. However IRW appears to have produced a near perfect set of highly original and most certainly very exciting little gems. I particularly enjoyed H is for Hell when Barbara is having a bad day and encounters a lonely tramp and what follows is a brilliant Groundhog tale of woe. In N for Noddy a young drunken drugged teenager must face the consequences of a forgotten night out with friends and how a decision taken in haste can destroy a life. I is for Ice is a particularly good example of how to snare a reader from the opening paragraph..Peter wakens up to find Doctor Faraday soothing his brow and encouraging him to consume a special blue drink. A lovely unexpected twist at the end creates a classic little tale.So I have decided for the reasons stated to review this book having not quite completed it. I have no reason to doubt that the last 25% is equally brilliant and look forward to reading more by this exciting young English author in the very near future.....

  13. 4 out of 5

    J.B.

    Amazing!!! Wow--this was a great book. I love how some of the stories have a subtly creepy feel. But even more, I love how most of the endings do a complete turnaround, and end up being more surprising than I ever thought possible. I would definitely recommend this compilation to all lovers of great horror fiction--you will not be disappointed.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Red Hand

    I was provided an audible credit in exchange for my honest review of this book. It is below. I'm not honestly sure what part of this was meant to be horror. Most of it was juvenile Java, references to genitals, sex with minors and stories with either no movement whatsoever or a lot going on that made little sense. Between the "cannabis kills" message of one story and the self insert fiction where this self published nobody compares himself to Stephen King and brags about his penis size...none of t I was provided an audible credit in exchange for my honest review of this book. It is below. I'm not honestly sure what part of this was meant to be horror. Most of it was juvenile Java, references to genitals, sex with minors and stories with either no movement whatsoever or a lot going on that made little sense. Between the "cannabis kills" message of one story and the self insert fiction where this self published nobody compares himself to Stephen King and brags about his penis size...none of these stories had any kind of subtlety. None of them had a hint of development or originality. It was mostly tripe and I honestly rolled my eyes through most of this. What wasn't garbage was borderline plagiarized from other authors or movies. Ultimately his style falls far short of what is normally read cheerfully. Tons of mentions of Google, Facebook, Twitter, iPhones and other fads got in the way of really immersing myself in the stories. I don't give a damn about the product your characters use. You have maybe 30 pages to tell me a story and you're pushing this instead of detail that matters? The guy also uses the same odd phrases multiple times throughout the stories, making the reader think (mistakenly) that the might be connected. But they aren't, it's just weak writing exemplified by the author's inability to sound like anyone other than himself. Overall, this collection comes across as being written by a man with a far higher opinion of himself than is merited... while having a very low opinion of more successful writers as he disparaged then in favor of pushing the ludicrous idea that vanity press publication is incredibly lucrative. I have friends who are self published... It will not make you a lot of money unless you have incredible luck and outreach. The reader, on the other hand, was rather good. The only pointer that I would offer him is to go ahead and do multiple takes and focus on what accent he wants to use. In one, he used an "American accent" (flat inflection with a slight New York sound) only to reveal that the story was set in the English countryside. That seemed to throw the reader a bit and his own natural tone came back off and on for the rest of the story. Otherwise, he was great and I would be more than interested in hearing more of him. With better authors, of course. This is only my personal opinion. If this collection worked for you on any level, that's awesome and I'm happy for you. I just prefer more cerebral horror that doesn't have to rely on tearing down more successful authors in order to be edgy. The best part of this book was where he had other authors' stories. I promised an honest review and that's what this is. Thanks!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Bruce Blanchard

    What can I say about this collection that others have not? Not much. My inner gut loves the way he can take a situation from the humorous to the horrific, something of fantasy to science fiction and nicely blend human beings into the mix. He is a master story teller and not just novels. From the 1st Antichrist and ending in Zion, these are stories of human beings caught in the mires of a bad situation. For my part the characters are intermixed with the horror in a very satisfying kind of a way w What can I say about this collection that others have not? Not much. My inner gut loves the way he can take a situation from the humorous to the horrific, something of fantasy to science fiction and nicely blend human beings into the mix. He is a master story teller and not just novels. From the 1st Antichrist and ending in Zion, these are stories of human beings caught in the mires of a bad situation. For my part the characters are intermixed with the horror in a very satisfying kind of a way when it comes to the craft of writing. And that's not all! Since you've been nice and finished to the end of Z, this collection has three cherries on top of your bloody ice cream sundae. Craig Saunders has a man who just can't stop himself. Andrew Lennon presents a man and his revenge for the death of his daughter. Matt Hickman tops it off with Stag Night, a creepy unsettling story. Read this one at night in a haunted house, I dare you. A-Z of Horror was an ambitious project and I appreciate all the work Iain Rob Wright put into it. Thanks, dude, love ya!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Jessie

    I received this audible book for an honest review. This collection of short stories was highly entertaining for the most part. Many of the stories were fun to follow and gave very unique plotlines. I would honestly put those closer to 3.5 Stars but the narrator of the audible book bumped it up to a four Stars review. The only problem I had was many of the stories had gross-out body horror and involved some very delicate subject matters. I feel as though I'm pretty tough when it comes to gross ou I received this audible book for an honest review. This collection of short stories was highly entertaining for the most part. Many of the stories were fun to follow and gave very unique plotlines. I would honestly put those closer to 3.5 Stars but the narrator of the audible book bumped it up to a four Stars review. The only problem I had was many of the stories had gross-out body horror and involved some very delicate subject matters. I feel as though I'm pretty tough when it comes to gross out horror, but I felt like Mr. Wright relied on the subjects to scare people for more of the stories then I felt was necessary. Other than that, these will give the reader new experiences for they are not your average horror stories.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Jeffrey Powanda

    I’d heard of Wright before, and this generous collection of stories went on sale for 99 cents, so I decided to give it a try. Most of the stories are drenched in sex and gore, apparently targeting an audience of unsophisticated 14-year-old boys. The book has a wide variety of stories, with monsters, demons, murderers, diseases, and ghosts, but most are crude, predictable, or derivative. Still, Wright scores points for taking this ambitious project to completion, and there were plenty of chills f I’d heard of Wright before, and this generous collection of stories went on sale for 99 cents, so I decided to give it a try. Most of the stories are drenched in sex and gore, apparently targeting an audience of unsophisticated 14-year-old boys. The book has a wide variety of stories, with monsters, demons, murderers, diseases, and ghosts, but most are crude, predictable, or derivative. Still, Wright scores points for taking this ambitious project to completion, and there were plenty of chills for the price, including several bonus guest stories. I’ll wait to judge Wright after I read one of his many novels.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Chelsea Jones

    Iain Rob Wright’s name has become synonymous with horror stories. A-Z of Horror is a compilation of stories written by Wright (with the exception of D as it was deemed too gruesome to publish). Many of them are on par with what you would expect from a master horror storyteller. And yet, there were some that were less horror and more what I would consider thriller. In M is for Matty-Bob, we see Iain himself dealing with a deranged fan, yet I didn’t feel that I was in any danger, nor did it give me Iain Rob Wright’s name has become synonymous with horror stories. A-Z of Horror is a compilation of stories written by Wright (with the exception of D as it was deemed too gruesome to publish). Many of them are on par with what you would expect from a master horror storyteller. And yet, there were some that were less horror and more what I would consider thriller. In M is for Matty-Bob, we see Iain himself dealing with a deranged fan, yet I didn’t feel that I was in any danger, nor did it give me the same fright as a King or Menapace novel. Full review here.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Ami

    This is the first collection of short stories that delivers awesome reading in every incredible story if you have read any of IRW's work in the past you know he always delivers an attention grabbing tale. But, A-Zach of Horrors exceeds all expections. That should be enough said but I feel compelled to include the fact that most of these will made me more than a little scared. However , U is for Urinary Tract terrified me as well as COMPLETELY freaked me out plus it has horrible, horrifying gross This is the first collection of short stories that delivers awesome reading in every incredible story if you have read any of IRW's work in the past you know he always delivers an attention grabbing tale. But, A-Zach of Horrors exceeds all expections. That should be enough said but I feel compelled to include the fact that most of these will made me more than a little scared. However , U is for Urinary Tract terrified me as well as COMPLETELY freaked me out plus it has horrible, horrifying gross factors. Quick, go get this book. I loved it.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Michael Elliott

    A Delightfully Dark Read. I discovered this author after reading A is for Antichrist. I was keen to read the entire book. Iain Robb Wright shows a brilliant imagination with this diverse collection of stories. His descriptions are minimal, preferring to launch the reader right into the action which I love. P for peeling was a particular favourite. I'd recommend this one for fans of the short story.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Susan

    An Alphabet of Sheer Terror! Such a fun ride! The stories are so different from one another that you tend to forget it's the same author writing them. I had tried to read 'D' is For Degenerate previously, but chickened out after the first couple of pages...this collection of short stories made me go back and read it, and, boy, am I glad I did! Thanks for the laughs, the scares, and great story-telling.

  22. 5 out of 5

    rich_reads_

    I struggled with rating this one. This is a short story collection that was very mixed for me. The stories were really varied and used so many sub genres in horror, there was use of a clown, exterminator, hauntings, body horror, thriller which means something for everyone. There was definately some 4 and 5 star stories in here but others didnt really connect with me. Definately worth a read if your a horror fan.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Claire McNaughton

    Pretty good collection of short stories. Iain Rob Wright is fast becoming one of my favourite authors. I have read a few of his books and loved every single one of them. This is of no exception. I very much enjoyed reading these short stories. There is maybe one or two of them that aren't so great but the rest are a very good read.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Robin

    The writing in these short stories is quite good, and I thoroughly enjoyed them all, but there are a number of errors, which are a bit distracting. Not enough so that I would forego reading the authors’ (there are a few by other authors in this collection as well, as bonus content) work, but editing/proofreading/Betaing needs to be a bit more clean.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Roy Oswald

    This is one scary book. 30 short stories. I just had to read just one more and then just one more. Just when I had it figured out I found I was wrong. I hope there will be another volume. Most are strict horror stories and a few of them are thrillers. Just the right mix to keep you guessing.

  26. 5 out of 5

    May Panayi

    IRW is my favourite indie horror writer and I have enjoyed many of his books, including the excellent Seasick, Housemates, Final Winter and Tar amongst others. The A-Z of horror is a collection of short horror stories. I loved all of them, some more than others. My favs were P U and M, but they are all good; rivetting and disturbing in equal measure. Most entertaining as always.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Carolyn Injoy

    I received a complimentary Kindle copy of E is for Exterminator by Ian Rob Wright in an Amazon promotion. It is found in A-Z of Horror: Complete Collection: Fear from beginning to end. That did not change my opinion for this review. I gave this book four stars. It is a compelling horror story. Link to purchase: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01... I received a complimentary Kindle copy of E is for Exterminator by Ian Rob Wright in an Amazon promotion. It is found in A-Z of Horror: Complete Collection: Fear from beginning to end. That did not change my opinion for this review. I gave this book four stars. It is a compelling horror story. Link to purchase: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01...

  28. 5 out of 5

    Samantha

    Not for the faint of heart I've always been a big fan of Stephen King, so when I stumbled across Iain Rob Wright 's work I was thrilled. It's like falling in love with horror all over again. The only thing that I found disappointing about this book is the exclusion of D is for degenerate. It's banned on Amazon but can be found on Wright's blog. Find it, buy it, read it.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Kirsty Mills

    I cannot rate Iain Rob Wright enough. This collection of stories has something for every horror fan. I enjoyed each one with a few of them I was left wanting more. A great book to have to hand for a quick horror fix and one I'll dip into again.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Tina

    Brilliant collection of stories all in one book. Each and every one has the potential to be a novel. Only one story truly crossed me out though and that was P for Peeling. M for Matty-bob was funny. Loved a stories though and will no doubt 're visit at some point.

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