The Mammoth Book of Jack the Ripper Stories PDF/EPUB

The Mammoth Book of Jack the Ripper Stories PDF/EPUB The individual stories were simply too short and there wasn t anything for me to really sink my teeth into I enjoyed the first few and then lost interest after that.I found it very confusing that the same characters were mentioned in numerous stories but in different contexts I found this very confusing and ultimately off putting. Round up to 3.5 stars Most of these stories were really good The setting just got old after a while But I think if you spread the stories out it would be better. The Mammoth Book of Jack the Ripper Stories really is mammoth With nearly forty stories about the mysterious serial killer, this book had it s ups and downs Some stories were interesting and but frustratingly short, which is probably why I hardly ever read short story collections Some stories were down right boring, and I have to admit, I skipped a few of them after only a few sentences Notable mentions include Bertie by Barbara Nadel, which immerses you in the 1800 s and The Ripper Legacy b The Mammoth Book of Jack the Ripper Stories really is mammoth With nearly forty stories about the mysterious serial killer, this book had it s ups and downs Some stories were interesting and but frustratingly short, which is probably why I hardly ever read short story collections Some stories were down right boring, and I have to admit, I skipped a few of them after only a few sentences Notable mentions include Bertie by Barbara Nadel, which immerses you in the 1800 s and The Ripper Legacy by John Moralee, which is a modern retelling of the fear and trepidation the killer inspired Unfortunately, the bad stories outweighed the good, making this a below average read You know from the very beginning that this collection is going to be quite twisted I mean, it s a collection of 40 stories about Jack the Ripper That is never going to be a nice collection But it was an incredibly interesting one One that I m incredibly glad I read and found very difficult to put down.I m glad that I read The Mammoth Book of Jack the Ripper before reading this It made a few things make a littlesense as I read these short stories Plus, there were SO many different tak You know from the very beginning that this collection is going to be quite twisted I mean, it s a collection of 40 stories about Jack the Ripper That is never going to be a nice collection But it was an incredibly interesting one One that I m incredibly glad I read and found very difficult to put down.I m glad that I read The Mammoth Book of Jack the Ripper before reading this It made a few things make a littlesense as I read these short stories Plus, there were SO many different takes on the events of 1888 Or adaptations to modern day society It filled my head with a lot of wonderful information.After reading this, I know evenabout Jack the Ripper I m not actually sure that this is such a good thing Because wow There s a reason why he s or maybe she s such a notorious killer There are just so many things that are known and not known For individual reviews, head to An interesting mix of stories involving Jack the Ripper with some modern ones thrown in Some are better than others, but that is partly due to personal tastes I recommend for anyone wishing to read short stories with different takes on the Ripper and the victims. Like most story collections, this is a mixed bag I love the subject matter and some of the stories are super great Others less so But over all, it s a great collection I look forward to reading another collection of Jack the Ripper stories soon because I am a twisted individual. As the title says, the book is mammoth Forty stories about Jack the Ripper Some of them vaguely supernatural, and all downright creepy.Don t read alone in the dark. Everyone has their favorite Jack the Ripper theory or suspect The odds are, we will NEVER know definitively who was responsible That said, This book is full of fictional stories based on various old and new theories as well as just plain imagination It will get us no closer to solving the crimes, but it does give us enjoyable reads of various possibilities Some of my favorites from the book were His Last Victim by KG Anderson, It s All in the Genes by Cara Cooper, Bluebeard s Wife by Everyone has their favorite Jack the Ripper theory or suspect The odds are, we will NEVER know definitively who was responsible That said, This book is full of fictional stories based on various old and new theories as well as just plain imagination It will get us no closer to solving the crimes, but it does give us enjoyable reads of various possibilities Some of my favorites from the book were His Last Victim by KG Anderson, It s All in the Genes by Cara Cooper, Bluebeard s Wife by Catherine Lundoff and Autumn of Terror by CL Raven Maxim Jakubowski, together with Nathan Braund, edited the bestsellingMammoth Book of Jack the Ripper, which has reprinted several times and was reissued inin a revised and expanded editionThe book focused on the countless theories that have been put forward with regard to the identity of the notorious Victorian serial killer and offered an extensivepage section presenting all the known facts in the case It includedessays written by the most famous, often controversial Ripperologists putting forward their own theories It remains one of the few titles to offer a series of alternative solutions to Jack the Ripper s identity and the truth behind the Whitechapel murders But how many new theories and identities can researchers come up with In this wonderful collection of brand new stories, Jakubowski has compiled an extraordinary array of explorations into the identity of Jack the Ripper this time unabashedly fictional, unrestrained by history and the known factsContributors include Carol Anne Davis, Martin Edwards, Peter Guttridge, Barbara Nadel Alvaro Zinos Amaro and Sally Spedding Jack the Ripper has appeared in a number of novels, as the lead character in some, beginning with Marie Belloc Lowndes s The Lodger , filmed by Hitchcock Authors as diverse as Michael Dibdin, Lindsay Faye, Philip Jose Farmer, Robert Bloch, Harlan Ellison, Alan Moore, Fredric Brown, Ramsey Campbell and Colin Wilson have all used poetic licence to revive the notorious killerThe varied stories in this fantastic new collection continue this tradition with many possible identities put forward, some already suggested by historians, others speculative, including famous names from history and fiction Even Sherlock Holmes is on the case

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