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Book review: More Horowitz Horror

Eight nerve-tingling stories that are guaranteed to make you shiver and shudder and look rather suspiciously at the person unfortunate enough to be sitting next to you while you read the book.

Anthony Horowiz is a well know author of spy for children. I have read and truly enjoyed his Alex Rider and Power of Five series. His protagonists are always young teenage children and he finds inspiration from everyday things rather than supernatural forces.

This book, "More Horowitz Horror" is a collection of eight in which a teenage boy or girl gets caught in a nightmarish situation in broad daylight. A girl with a hearing aid can hear thoughts of her creepy teacher as he plans his wife's , a girl has a nightmare about the flight their family is going to take but her family dismisses her concerns as childish, a teenage boy is suspicious about the hitchhiker his father has given ride, there is a telephone, a cottage and a lift with strange powers. I can actually hear an evil laugh at the end of each story.

The stories are never too violent but they will make you a bit jumpy! I found the book deliciously spine-chilling. A bit of warning not read the book at night if you are alone.

Everyday commonplace things might start to look spooky and creepy...and alive!


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Porcospino wrote on January 8, 2015, 12:59 PM

I have read both Horowitz Horror and More Horowitz Horror. I don't remember the all details of the stories, but I liked both books a lot. In More Horowitz Horror I especially liked the story about the hitchhiker, but there are other great stories as well.

maxeen wrote on January 8, 2015, 1:00 PM

The ordinary can be scariest in my experience.

ElfenLied21 wrote on January 8, 2015, 1:18 PM

I have never heard of these books before but they definitely sound like something I would really enjoy. This post actually made me start a book list for books to get later on. I do enjoy horror that invokes a sense of dread and fear.

soupdragon wrote on January 8, 2015, 4:17 PM

Spooky without too much violence sounds good to me. This is the type of horror I prefer

Dawnwriter wrote on January 9, 2015, 12:23 PM

So nice to meet a kindred spirit emoticon :smile:

Dawnwriter wrote on January 9, 2015, 12:24 PM

Very true.

Dawnwriter wrote on January 9, 2015, 12:25 PM

Anthony Horowitz is actually a writer of YA fiction but I also enjoyed reading his books.

arthurchappell wrote on January 9, 2015, 1:05 PM

I have read this collection which is great fun even for grown-ups

Colibry21 wrote on January 9, 2015, 5:45 PM

I've never read any of his works. This sounds interesting though.

seren3 wrote on January 10, 2015, 2:15 PM

This is the kind of book my mom would take away from me. I'd end up sleeping with the light on emoticon :smile: .

scheng1 wrote on January 11, 2015, 2:41 AM

Good to find a horror story that is not violent. I think there are too many violence in books and movies and society already.