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zondag 17 oktober 2010

Horowitz Horror by Anthony Horowitz

Nine ltittle gems

Horowitz Horror was first published in 1999 and contains nine short stories where the protagonist is predominantly a younger person, as such is seems to be written for a preadult audience.

The nine stories:
  • When it’s Bath Night Isabel has to deal with a rather hostile, old Victorian bath.
  • Do not by that Killer Camera, because is has a certain influence on the subjects it photographs.
  • The future is no secret anymore in Light Moves, but Ethan Sly should get worried when other people notice his good luck.
  • You never know where The Night Bus will stop.
  • Luckily Harriet's Horrible Dream is only a dream, not?
  • A school bully gets Scared while walking through the countryside.
  • How doesn’t want A Career in Computer Games, but be aware it might be a job for life.
  • The Man with the Yellow Face haunts a sinister photo booth, but is he maybe trying to tell you something?
  • The Monkey's Ear is pure rubbish, it can’t even get its spells right.

When Anthony Horowitz enters the world of creepy short stories, be warned that he will behave himself like a child in a candy store. It becomes very clear that his prefered habitat is the world of mystery and the supernatural, but the humour is never really far away. The nine easily digestible stories collected in this book are each little gems of guilty pleasure. It’s not surprising that the stinger always comes at the end, because if Horowitz knows one thing, it’s certainly the technique to plot a good suspense story. The mix of stories is so diverse that it is quite impossible to select your favourite. But rest assured, you will chuckle more than once.

A must read for those horror buffs that are still young at heart.

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