Shock III by Richard Matheson
Originally Published: 1966
A collection of the early short stories of a great horror/science fiction writer. There were four books in the “Shock” Theme.
To be honest, I didn’t really enjoy this book, although there were a few notable exceptions:
Girl of My Dreams tells the story of a woman who can see the future, and how/when you are going to die. Unfortunately her “other half” uses this gift for extortion. He gets what he deserves.
Slaughter House is a classic horror story about two brothers who buy a haunted house. Really good horror.
First Anniversary is about a young couple whose marriage is about to come apart when the man starts losing his senses (literally) when it comes to his wife.
A few others in the book are good, but on the whole, I have enjoyed his other works (I Am Legend in particular) much more. Some of these shorts were so bizarre and laughable that they didn’t seem true horror or science fiction