Night Terrors

Night Terrors

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by Jim Murphy
     
 

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New in paperback, award-winning author Jim Murphy's six fast-paced, bone-chilling contemporary stories tell about ordinary high school students facing some of literature's most infamous villains--vampires, werewolves, witches, and mummies. HC: Scholastic.

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New in paperback, award-winning author Jim Murphy's six fast-paced, bone-chilling contemporary stories tell about ordinary high school students facing some of literature's most infamous villains--vampires, werewolves, witches, and mummies. HC: Scholastic.

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Stephanie Zvirin
Five unrelated horror stories are surrounded by episodes in the odd career of the narrator, known as Digger because he digs graves. Ostensibly told to Digger by various individuals he has encountered on the job, the tales are all of the gruesome (but not sensational) variety, populated with an assortment of vampires, mummies, and cannibals. Digger's expansive comments provide a glimmer of humor as well as atmosphere, the latter manifesting itself largely in the final chapters, in which Digger's own life takes a particularly ghastly turn. With the possible exception of the gruesome finales, there's little that horror buffs will find truly unexpected in the stories, but Murphy has a knack for evocative descriptions, which will probably be enough to keep readers happy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780590453424
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
11/01/1994
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
4.19(w) x 6.72(h) x 0.58(d)
Age Range:
12 - 14 Years

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Night Terrors 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was great, it was frightening, and entertaining. It included gorry storries as well as stories that just scared me silly. I esspecially liked the way he wrote. He wrote stories within a story, because he was telling us about his life as a gravedigger, and the collection of stories came from ones he learned on the way throuhg his life. This book had drama, action, love, as well as horror. I would recomend this book to anyone who likes a great scare.