Learn more Download now Shop now Learn more Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Learn more Shop Fire Shop Kindle New album - Eminem Shop now Shop now

Customer Review

VINE VOICEon 11 October 2013
Format: Hardcover|Vine Customer Review of Free Product( What's this? )
You can count on Chris Priestley to deliver chills and scares which, although aimed at the children's market, aren't watered down. This is a reworking of Coleridge's 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner', and from the start, with the first person narrative (in the form of the nephew of the man fated to shoot the albatross) describing the boy's mysterious uncle and the lure of the sea felt by both the boy and his uncle, the atmosphere is one of creeping doubt and danger.

Priestley does a fantastic job of setting the scene and drawing the reader in slowly and surely. By the time the albatross meets its fate and the sailors begin to feel the full horror of the apparent curse upon them, the reader is fully engrossed in their nightmarish surroundings and events. The characters are well written, the tension and chills kept up throughout, and this will make a satisfying read for anyone who likes their stories dark and spine-tingling. It might well lead young readers to take a look at Coleridge's original masterpiece too.
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse| Permalink
What's this?

What are product links?

In the text of your review, you can link directly to any product offered on Amazon.com. To insert a product link, follow these steps:
1. Find the product you want to reference on Amazon.com
2. Copy the web address of the product
3. Click Insert product link
4. Paste the web address in the box
5. Click Select
6. Selecting the item displayed will insert text that looks like this: [[ASIN:014312854XHamlet (The Pelican Shakespeare)]]
7. When your review is displayed on Amazon.com, this text will be transformed into a hyperlink, like this:Hamlet (The Pelican Shakespeare)

You are limited to 10 product links in your review, and your link text may not be longer than 256 characters.

Product Details

3.9 out of 5 stars
£10.99+ Free shipping with Amazon Prime