Read Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories Not for the Nervous by Alfred Hitchcock Lucille Fletcher Carter Dickson Fredric Brown MichaelGilbert Henry Slesar Ellis Peters Margaret St. Clair Online


A Brief Message From Our SponsorThe title of this volume is Stories Not for the Nervous. There are those who will argue that this title could apply to any of the various tomes of terror, sagas of suspense, or groupings of grue which I have, from time to time, gathered together for the delectation of my readers. And indeed the point is well taken.For I am not a man to caterA Brief Message From Our SponsorThe title of this volume is Stories Not for the Nervous. There are those who will argue that this title could apply to any of the various tomes of terror, sagas of suspense, or groupings of grue which I have, from time to time, gathered together for the delectation of my readers. And indeed the point is well taken.For I am not a man to cater to the nervous. If you are in the habit of chewing your fingernails, jumping from your chair when a door slams, or swooning when someone playfully shouts "Boo!" in your ear, I have only two words of advice--pass on.If, however, you have nerves which are under good control, nerves which are pleasantly tickled by a touch of terror or agreeably stimulated by a soupçon of suspense, then I invite you to join me.Take a seat, any seat, and start wherever you wish. Break for an intermission whenever you choose and return when you are ready. Informality rules in your enjoyment of this smörgåsbord of stories. There is, I think, something for every taste.Except, that is, for the nervous.And now my sixty seconds are up.-Alfred HitchcockIn this collection:"To the Future" by Ray Bradbury"River of Riches" by Gerald Kersh"Levitation" by Joseph Payne Brennan"Miss Winters and the Wind" by Christine Noble Govan"View from the Terrace" by Mike Marmer"The Man with Copper Fingers" by Dorothy L. Sayers"The Twenty Friends of William Shaw" by Raymond E. Banks"The Other Hangman" by Carter Dickson"Don't Look Behind You" by Fredric Brown"No Bath for the Browns" by Margot Bennet"The Uninvited" by Michael Gilbert"Dune Roller" by Julian May"Something Short of Murder" by Henry Slesar"The Golden Girl" by Ellis Peters"The Boy Who Predicted Earthquakes" by Margaret St. Clair"Walking Alone" by Miriam Allen deFord"For All the Rude People" by Jack Ritchie"The Dog Died First" by Bruno Fischer"Room with a View" by Hal Dresner"Lemmings" by Richard Matheson"White Goddess" by Idris Seabright"The Substance of Martyrs" by William Sambrot"Call for Help" by Robert Arthur"Sorry, Wrong Number" by Lucille Fletcher and Allan Ullman...

Title : Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories Not for the Nervous
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Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories Not for the Nervous Reviews

  • Glire
    2019-02-11 15:03

    "Limítese a permanecer sentado y descanse. Trate de divertirse con esto: es el último cuento que va usted a leer en su vida."En el capítulo de hoy de "Gliré Recomienda": Libro para iniciarse en el mundo del thriller: Prohibido a los nerviosos.Antología de cuentos cortos recopilados por "The Master of Suspense", que por su brevedad e incursión gradual en el terror psicológico resulta ideal para aquellos quienes desean adentrarse al genero y no saben por donde comenzar.Hitchcock sabía lo que hacía and I cannot lie. Cuento destacado: No mires hacia atrás.Disclaimer: Las recomendaciones se basan en gustos personales. La empresa no se hace responsable por disconformidad, discrepancia o incompatibilidad de opiniones pero, en caso de que ocurran, escribir una reseña (preferiblemente con muchos gifs) y notificar en los comentarios ;)

  • Susan
    2019-02-10 16:12

    Not all of the stories were winners, but I had a lot of fun reading them.

  • Greg
    2019-02-03 17:52

    A mixed bag of "fun" stories: it's Hitchcock, there WILL be a bit of humor to lighten things up.

  • Erika L. Miller
    2019-02-10 18:15

    A collection of short stories collected by its namesake, Alfred Hitchcock. This was a book that wound up in my library purely by chance when my brother moved away, leaving his entire library. First of all, I don't know what he was thinking but score one for me!! The title alone always made me 'nervous' - too nervous to read it but I finally buckled down and read it. The stories vary from short stories to novelettes and each live up to the title of the book. They weren't scary, per se, but there was just a bit of drama and buildup that left me on the edge of my seat as I read them. I'm now interested in finding the rest of the books and reading more from such a wide collection of authors.So once again, do not read this book expecting to be scared. It is meant to raise your anxiety, make you nervous for the characters and what is going on and why!

  • Rachel
    2019-02-02 15:06

    Like a lot of short story collections, this was a healthy mix of two-, three-, and four-star stories. I don't think there were any one- or five-stars; they all pretty much ranged from "okay" to "pretty good." Most of the stories were predictable and not all that scary...The stories that stood out to me [no spoilers]:-River of Riches: Can't have a story collection published in 1965 without a healthy dose of racism, with some sexism thrown in for good measure. This story actually had an interesting premise, and I would've been really into it if it hadn't made me so uncomfortable.-View from the Terrace: PLOT TWIST!! This was, I think, the only ending that I definitely did NOT see coming.-Don't Look Behind You: The only one that FREAKED ME THE HECK OUT. Do not read while home alone! I was very glad that my back was to a wall when I read this! (The middle was "meh" at best and there was a weird switch from third- to first-person that I maybe didn't really get, but the beginning and the end were [100 emoji].)-Dune Roller: hoooooly moly, this "novelette" felt like it was about 900 pages long. Probably not coincidentally, in my secondhand copy of the book, everything in the Table of Contents has a little pencil checkmark by it except for this story. Interesting premise! Booooring execution.-The Boy Who Predicted Earthquakes: I'm sad. :(-Lemmings: The only one that I wished was longer! I am so into this premise.-Sorry, Wrong Number: Excellent but for its length. I wish Lemmings and Sorry had switched page counts.It's hard to write a single-line summary review of a short-story book, so I'll point out the weird quirk of my "first printing" copy: Lemmings was so short that all of White Goddess also had the "Richard Mathieson - Lemmings" header on all the pages. The true horror, of course, is poor format-editing.

  • Marina Woollven
    2019-02-18 15:48

    Not particularly impressive, but an undeniably fun book. Most stories are okay, placeholder characters in quirky and at least mildly interesting plots with an old fashioned 'twist' or surprise at the end. Nostalgic in it's vein of 'spooky stories' to stay up late to, much like the Twilight Zone series. It's comforting in that way, and worth the time spent reading it.

  • elstaffe
    2019-02-08 14:59

    Pretty solid collection, all things said and done. There was story that featured the murder of a dog for no good reason, which was sad. But otherwise, fun! I especially enjoyed the novelettes within this (Dorothy Sayers, Bruno Fischer, and that other one).

  • Frank
    2019-01-22 17:58

    Read in the 70s

  • Lander
    2019-02-08 16:03

    Pues genial para pasar el rato.Muy buena selección para introducirse en el relato policiaco.

  • rabbitprincess
    2019-02-16 15:59

    A solid collection of stories that perhaps had slightly misleading cover art and blurbs. Not that there is anything wrong with the cover: it's actually pretty great, featuring Hitchcock surrounded by various monsters, vampires and aliens. And Hitchcock's introduction is suitably suspenseful, warning against the perils of these stories for people who jump when a door slams or screech when someone shouts "Boo!" in their ear. (Guilty on both counts.) But the stories in this collection, while being weird and consistently interesting, are not really as scary as the cover would have you believe.There's a fairly diverse group of authors and subject matter represented in this collection: Dorothy L. Sayers and Carter Dickson (aka John Dickson Carr) each contribute more mysterious sorts of stories, while Ray Bradbury and Julian May have more science fiction covered. The other stories fall toward one end or another of the mystery/sci-fi spectrum and seemed to be organized fairly well -- the long stories weren't all grouped together, and the subjects were different enough to distinguish neighbouring stories from each other. My personal favourites were probably "The Dog Died First", "The Twenty Friends of William Shaw" and "Don't Look Behind You", which frankly made me glad that I was reading with my back to the wall. I also enjoyed the Sayers novelette, "The Man With the Copper Fingers".Overall I would recommend this collection to fans of quick, unusual short stories -- but you can probably read them at night with no fear.

  • Air Knight
    2019-01-26 17:47

    Stories Not For The Nervous is a set of 24 tales compiled by master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock. Most of them are pretty short which makes for a solid and entertaining read, but most tales aren't that special, having the element of wonder but not the element of actual impact or shock, which means a nervous person can read this with no trouble and that Hitchcock was selling some lies here :(To the future, Miss Winters and the Wind, The other hangman, Walking alone, Sorry wrong number and Don't Look Behind You stand out as the best of the bunch, with 4 or so pretty worthless ones. The rest manage to be entertaining without being particularly amusing or memorable and the mix itself works well enough but going from that title I was expecting something different.

  • Mario
    2019-01-24 21:08

    This is the third Hitchcock short story collection I have read (I don't know exactly how that happened), and this one just didn't impress me as much as the others. Only the last one was even moderately scary, the rest were a little boring, sometimes inscrutable. None of the stories stood out as particularly good; the other books each had at least one memorable one.

  • FP
    2019-02-16 16:58

    Es una colección de relatos de suspenso a las que Hitchcock les prestó el nombre para publicarlas.Hay un par de cosas buenas, pero en general, una vez leído el libro no despertará mayor interés por tomarlo de nuevo.

  • Bonna Hicks
    2019-02-13 18:51

    I really enjoyed this collection of storie. My favorites included the story by Ray Bradbury (how could it not) and of course the "Dont look behind you" I don't think anyone could read the beginning or end of that story without feeling a chill.

  • Mercedes
    2019-01-30 17:58

    Mi viejo tiene dos versiones de este libro. La naranja (que me la quedé yo, obvio) es la que hojeé primero, para engancharme como una enajenada a ver cómo eran las otras historias.Aplaudiría a Hitchcock otra vez, pero el mérito se lo llevan todos y cada uno de los escritores featured here.

  • Jannell
    2019-02-22 19:13

    A total blast from start to finish. I was really bummed when it was over. Highly recommended - especially if you're looking for a nice book to read around Halloween (I always like to read spooky books in October). I read most of this in bed at night and got delightfully creeped out a few times.

  • Suzanne Vincent
    2019-01-27 20:06

    This is a great collection of spine-tingling short stories. How can it NOT be! Edited by Alfred Hitchcock!

  • Julie
    2019-02-12 20:14

    Solid set. I only skipped one and disliked two. The rest were satisfying.

  • Tamsyn
    2019-01-23 14:49

    I read this a long time ago, and I mostly remember that "Don't look behind you" scared me for weeks. It's a good book if you like that sort of thing.

  • Emily
    2019-02-12 16:47

    I don't usually get into short stories but there were quite a few good ones in this collection. A really fun set of short stories and creepy enough for Halloween reading.

  • Rae
    2019-01-27 16:48

    I can't remember how many of these AH Presents volumes I read, but it was quite a few. I loved reading them in bed just before I tried to go to sleep.

  • Rhiley
    2019-02-09 16:15

    Apparently, I'm not of a nervous disposition.

  • Xio
    2019-01-23 16:06

    I went out of my way in used bookstores to find any of these hithcock collections of horror stories. I loved Robert Bloch especially.

  • Sweet~n~low
    2019-02-19 17:52