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Sometimes your nightmares become real...,
This review is from: More Bloody Horowitz (Paperback)
Looking in a small independent book store I was instantly drawn to 'More Bloody Horowitz' by its stylish retro cover. As you should know, Anthony Horowitz has two other horror story collections, both of which are brilliant but live in the menacing and ever growing shadow of 'The Alex Rider' series. This book of course is no exception. The similarities end there though, because while 'Horowitz Horror' one and two have nine chilling tales each, 'M.B.H' has eleven, as well as an intermission which has 'poems', 'crosswords' and 'comments'! Each story is considerably longer than any of the stories within 'Horowitz Horror' one and two, although that does mean that 'M.B.H' is £4 more expensive.
'M.B.H' begins with the story of 'The Man Who Killed Darren Shan',-Darren Shan is in fact a successful author who, in the eighth volume of his Demonata series, happened to call one of his villains Antoine Horwitzer!-it is bold and clever and has a good twist, although perhaps not quite as good as when Tim discovers that his aunt has been rubbing `QuickCook Vegetable Oil-For Faster Frying' into her husband's skin instead of sun cream in `Burnt' ! Up next is the ultra-violent, adrenaline pumped `Bet your Life' which is stylish and blackly comic. The following nine stories are all hilarious; blood soaked and have shocking twists at the end. My favourite's are-
ROBO-NANNY: More of an SF than a horror, the plot is striking and original and Robo-Nanny is such a great villain. Anthony Horowitz is a master at transforming something so ordinary and commonplace into something truly terrifying. Read `Granny'
POWER- This has quite simply the most insane and yet brilliant twist in `M.B.H'.
SEVEN CUTS-A reminder of how demented and murderous Anthony Horowitz really is...
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Initial post: 9 Nov 2011, 15:48:59 GMT
You know you just gave away the big creepy twist ending in 'Burnt,' right? You're supposed to put up a spoiler alert if you're going to do that.
In reply to an earlier post on 18 Feb 2012, 16:18:45 GMT
Mr. S. Merrill says:
sorry, cheers for pointing that out.
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