Tales of Terror from the Tunnel's Mouth Hardcover – 5 Oct 2009
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`Inventive, deadpan, sardonic and cruel, [Tales of Terror] From the Tunnel's Mouth is a creepy autumnal treat' --James Lovegrove, Financial Times
`A spine chilling collection of short stories each of which will horrify but also delight readers with its creepy characters and unexpected occurrences . . . the black-and-white illustrations match perfectly and bring to life the gothic creepiness at the heart of each' --Julia Eccleshare, www.lovereading4kids.co.uk
`The stories are spine-chilling thrillers . . . a wonderfully nightmarish journey of the imagination - old-fashioned storytelling at its best'
`A witty pastiche of short sensation fiction from the Victorian era, it's genuinely, thrillingly horrible. And I mean that in a good way'
`Subversive and chilling . . . The mounting sense of danger is built up with great subtlety'
`The third in this excellent series of spooky yarns. The first was great, the second was even better but this latest outdoes them both in terms of sheer horrific thrills and slickness of storytelling. Priestley is at the top of his game here and he is master of the chilling scare' --The Edinburgh Geekzine
`This is horror in the vein of Edgar Allen Poe and as such is thrilling and engrossing . . . His class of chills transcends market type. You must read his books!'
--The Edinburgh Geekzine
Do you dare to read the Tales of Terror? A stunning and commercial new paperback package for this chilling collection of short stories
Illustrated by David Roberts--This text refers to the Paperback edition. See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
This book goes wonderfully well with the volumes Tales of Terror from the Black Ship, and Uncle Montague’s Tales of Terror. As with these other volumes, there is an overarching storyline that weaves through the book, the tales being told in the interim becoming more horrifying and more scary as each one unfolds. It’s not until you get to the end that the ultimate horror of the whole story hits you. These are great books; I thoroughly enjoyed all three of these Tales volumes, and I have enjoyed others of the author’s books as well. Definitely recommended, and they would be a great read for a younger reader (though not too young, as the tales would be a bit scary for a youngster) or to have read to them.
I particularly liked how Priestley linked his present characters with stories from the past. It was a clever way of connecting everything, and made the stories flow smoothly from one to the other. I enjoyed his writing style, and am definitely thinking of buying the other books in the Tales of Terror series.
My personal favourite stories from this anthology were The Glass House, The Island and The Little People. Killer plants, dinosaur-like creatures and evil fairies -- what more could I ask for?! Each tale was well crafted and thought out, and my only complaint is that some of them weren't longer. I could easily have read another twenty pages or so, though that would probably defeat the point of a short story.
If you're looking for a quick, gruesome read for younger teenagers, give the Tales of Terror books a go. They're highly entertaining, and will no doubt be the perfect alternative for readers not yet mature enough to tackle older horror fiction.
We all love the tales of terror books; they are brilliant fun to read. We highly recommend these books to young teenagers and older readers. With its spooky, yet humorous characters and settings it's a great book to share with your friends and family. Our favourite stories from the book are the little people, Gerald and the tunnels mouth. We all found it very entertaining and would love to see more books like this.
A fantastic book with spine chilling thriller stories. Like the rest of the books in the series, this book has fantastic horror stories like the crack in the wall. In which there is a crack in the wall and it doesn't fill up whatever the people do, but has a secret even dangerous.
Hope you like the book.
Christina & Emily
We have recently read tales of terror from the tunnels mouth in class and we think that... We liked tales of terror from the tunnels mouth because in some ways it was gory and in some ways it was scary. Our favourites were Gerald and the Glasshouse,
because the Puppet Master was very scary and would cut off a persons hair and make a puppet just like them.
Kai and Camilo
We have read this book in class it's a great book but you have to read it at night to find it scary our favourite and scariest ones are the island, Gerald, the glass house,
Sister veronica, the croatch stone and the whispering boy. We will give it a 7.5 out of 10 it has some lovely blood and gore but it could do with a bit more and a marvellous ending and is suitable for children raging from 5 to 14 years old.
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read from Chris Priestly who never disappoints me.
Try to get the first editions illustrated by David Roberts...sinister and alluring.
An essential read for lovers of quirky Victoriana.
Chris Priestley - we want some more!
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Vry good vry pleased some stories not that scary but some very good I preferred other tales of terror books thoPublished on 21 April 2014 by piper
Very atmospheric, loved every story so much I purchased the others books.
10/10. Delighted with the twist at the end,
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