Prayers to Broken Stones

Dan Simmons
horror, short stories
Prayers to Broken Stones - Dan Simmons6.66

A woman returns from the dead with disastrous results for the family who loves her... An old-fashioned barbershop is the site of a medieval ritual of bloody terror... During a post-apocalyptic Christmas celebration, a messenger from the South brings tidings of great horror...

From a ghostly Civil War battlefield to a combat theme park in Vietnam, from the omnipotent brain of an autistic boy to a shocking story of psychic vampires, journey into a world of fear and mystery, a chilling twilight zone of the mind.


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  • Vanni Fucci Is Alive and Well and Living in 'Hell' (1988)
  • Vexed to Nightmare by a Rocking Cradle (1985)
  • Remembering Siri (1983)
  • Metastasis (1988)
  • The Offering (1987)
  • E-Ticket to 'Namland (1987)
  • Iverson's Pits (1988)
  • Shave and a Haircut, Two Bites (1989)
  • The Death of the Centaur (1990)
  • Two Minutes Forty-five Seconds (1988)
  • Carrion Comfort (1983)
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Release date: 1990
Genres: horror, short stories
Tags: bram stoker award
Average rating: 6.66/10
Total ratings: 3
Updated: August 19, 2021