Tag Archive | horror

Coraline

Coraline. An Adventure too Weird for Words by Neil Gaiman My rating: 5 of 5 stars I listened to this walking the darkened streets of my suburb. Scared the bejesus out of me. Definitely one to read with the lights on. Dawn French is a perfect choice to read this – alternately funny and scary […]

The Graveyard Book

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman My rating: 5 of 5 stars The Graveyard Book has possible the best opening paragraph – ever.How Nobody Came to the GraveyardThere was a hand in the darkness, and it held a knife.The knife had a handle of polished black bone, and a blade finer and sharper than any […]

Click-Clack the Rattlebag

Click-Clack the Rattlebag by Neil Gaiman My rating: 5 of 5 stars This delicious little offering was so worth it. A tiny short story that ended almost as soon as it had started, and with a startlingly quick ending, I wanted to start it again as soon as it finished. Unfortunately, I was driving and […]

The Mystery of the Golden Card

The Mystery of the Golden Card by Garth Nix My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is a really consistent, well-written series. The twins are engaging (although, as an adult I sometimes find them so infuriatingly stubborn!) and the adventures are spine-tingling and suspenseful. I also find myself getting very irritated with Grandma X when […]