Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Six Scary Stories - A Collection That Sort Of Worked For Me
AUTHOR: Stephen King (Editor)
PUBLISHER: Cemetery Dance Publishing
PUBLISHING DATE: August 25, 2016
FROM GOODREADS: #1 bestselling horror author Stephen King introduces and present six gripping and chilling stories in this captivating anthology.
King discovered these stories when he judged a competition run by Hodder & Stoughton and The Guardian to celebrate publication of his own collection The Bazaar of Bad Dreams. He was so impressed with the entries that he recommended they be published together in one book, which has finally become a reality.
Reader beware: the stories will make you think twice before cuddling up to your old soft toys, dipping your toes into the water, or county spots on a leopard.
MY THOUGHTS: This book contains six pretty short stories. Some I loved and some were just "meh." They're so short they are actually rather hard to review so here's a breakdown of my thoughts and ratings on each.
WILD SWIMMING: (3/5)This one is represented by the cover art and sort of gave me a "creature from the black lagoon" vibe.
EAU-DE-ERIC: (4/5)A maniacal dead husband returns in the form of a stuffed teddy bear - or does he?
THE SPOTS: (2/5) Counting spots on a leopard - my least favorite.
THE UNPICKING: (4/5) So this is what my dogs stuffed toys do while we're sleeping each night?
LA MORT DE L'AMANT: (3/5) Stupid cop!
BEAR TRAP: (3/5) This book is obsessed with stuffed animals! Wait until you meet Diablo!
So overall it was a pretty decent collection. I didn't think I'd make it through THE SPOTS but I did. It was really the only one I didn't find entertaining. I figured since Stephen King recommended these, there would be some decent finds within the pages and I wasn't entirely wrong.
RATING: 3 PAWS