The King in Yellow

The King in Yellow - Robert W. Chambers I give this book 5 stars solely on the basis of the first story in the collection that left me giddy with horror. The other "King in Yellow" stories were also very strong. The rest of the book was okay - I think I would have enjoyed the last three stories about life in Paris as an struggling artist, if I wasn't waiting for the them to somehow tie into The King in Yellow - which they never did. It was that constant expectation that disappointed me, but that's not really the author's fault - other than possibly including them in the volume in the first place.