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Apprehensions and Other Delusions
by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

Category: Fiction / Horror
345 pages; ISBN: 0786253525

Rating: 9/10  (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Harriet Klausner

Review

Apprehensions and Other Delusions
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
Five Star, Dec 2003, $25.95, 345 pp.
ISBN: 0786253525

If readers are like me, they will first search this thirteen, mostly longer short story horror anthology to seek out any Saint-Germain tales. While there are no direct Saint-Germain entries, one inclusion “Fruits of Love” is a well written “tangential to HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA”, which of course this reviewer read first (nothing says one must read an anthology in sequence; nor read every contribution though you will with this compilation).

The other twelve tales match the excellence of “Fruits of Love” while displaying the vastness of Ms. Yarbro’s talent to write outside or on the peripheral of the vampire novel realm. Twelve of the stories were initially released in other publications with two from the 1980s, six from the 1990s, and four from the current decade. There is also one new delightful story, “Fugues” that highlight the author’s ability to keep the reader in suspense as to whether it is about a psychological problem or possession. No delusion, APPREHENSIONS AND OTHER DELUSIONS is the real thing when it comes to strong horror suspense.

Harriet Klausner

 

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