Saturday, November 14, 2015

Review: Horowitz Horror: The Ultimate Collection

Title: The Complete Horowitz Horror
Author: Anthony Horowitz
Publisher: Orchard books
Year published: 2008
How I got this book: Don't remember, but I think I bought it at a random bookstore
My rating: 3,5 stars

Goodreads synopsis:
New York Times Bestseller Anthony Horowitz's horror collections, now in one volume!

Welcome to a world where everything seems normal. At least, at first. But the sinister and truly terrifying lurk just beneath the surface. Like a bathtub with a history so haunted, no one dares get in it? Or an ordinary-looking camera that does unspeakable things to its subjects? Or an elevator filled with cannibals just waiting for their next victim to walk in? 

This wicked collection of eighteen macabre tales combining both Horowitz Horror and More Horowitz Horror will send shivers up your spine.

My thoughts:
Bath Night - 4,5
Killer Camera - 3 
Light Moves - 4
The Night Bus - 3
Harriet's Horrible Dream - 4
Scared - 3
A Career in Computer Games - 3
The Man with the Yellow Face - 4
The Monkey's Ear - 3,5
The Hitchhiker - 4,5
The Sound of Murder - 4
Burnt - 4
Flight 715 - 3,5 stars
Howard's End - 3 stars
The Lift - 3,5 stars
The Phone Goes Dead - 3,5 stars
Twist Cottage - 4 stars
The Shortest Horror Story Ever - 4 stars
 - favourites are bolded - 

Over all I really enjoyed this book. I thought it would be a lot scarier, but it wasn't really that scary at all, and I honestly didn't mind that. I'm not a big horror fan, and I liked that I was actually able to read this before going to bed, and actually being able to fall asleep. 

While the stories wasn't that scary, they still had suspense and weren't boring. These stories are YA, something I didn't know going into it, and I think that why it wasn't as scary. But I still think that it's worth a read, though some were better than others. 

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