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A collection of contemporary and classic horror stories by authors such as Pete Johnson, Robert Westall, Roald Dahl and Stephen King. CONTENTS Preface (The Puffin Book of Horror Stories) essay by Anthony Horowitz Secret Terror by Pete Johnson Battleground by Stephen King The Vacancy by Robert Westall The Twitch (trans. of Le tic 1884) by Guy de Maupassant Freebies by Laurence St A collection of contemporary and classic horror stories by authors such as Pete Johnson, Robert Westall, Roald Dahl and Stephen King. CONTENTS Preface (The Puffin Book of Horror Stories) essay by Anthony Horowitz Secret Terror by Pete Johnson Battleground by Stephen King The Vacancy by Robert Westall The Twitch (trans. of Le tic 1884) by Guy de Maupassant Freebies by Laurence Staig Man from the South by Roald Dahl The Werewolf Mask by Kenneth Ireland Eels by John Gordon Jonathan Harker's Journal [Dracula Excerpts] by Bram Stoker Bath Night by Anthony Horowitz


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A collection of contemporary and classic horror stories by authors such as Pete Johnson, Robert Westall, Roald Dahl and Stephen King. CONTENTS Preface (The Puffin Book of Horror Stories) essay by Anthony Horowitz Secret Terror by Pete Johnson Battleground by Stephen King The Vacancy by Robert Westall The Twitch (trans. of Le tic 1884) by Guy de Maupassant Freebies by Laurence St A collection of contemporary and classic horror stories by authors such as Pete Johnson, Robert Westall, Roald Dahl and Stephen King. CONTENTS Preface (The Puffin Book of Horror Stories) essay by Anthony Horowitz Secret Terror by Pete Johnson Battleground by Stephen King The Vacancy by Robert Westall The Twitch (trans. of Le tic 1884) by Guy de Maupassant Freebies by Laurence Staig Man from the South by Roald Dahl The Werewolf Mask by Kenneth Ireland Eels by John Gordon Jonathan Harker's Journal [Dracula Excerpts] by Bram Stoker Bath Night by Anthony Horowitz

30 review for The Puffin Book of Horror Stories

  1. 5 out of 5

    Fiona MacDonald

    Really very scary. I have a feeling these stories are directed at children but I must say if I was a child I would find it impossible to sleep! I was especially scared by a story about a killer bath (which sounds hilarious but in reality is claustrophobic and terrifying). A nice change from my other books I have been reading although a shame the stories aren't written by Anthony Horowitz. Really very scary. I have a feeling these stories are directed at children but I must say if I was a child I would find it impossible to sleep! I was especially scared by a story about a killer bath (which sounds hilarious but in reality is claustrophobic and terrifying). A nice change from my other books I have been reading although a shame the stories aren't written by Anthony Horowitz.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Hafsa Sabira

    This is a collection of ten horror stories or I should say, ten classic horror stories by diffrent writers. Being a fan of Horror stories, I have had my fair share of horror stories and now not many can chill my bones like before. So, as I expected, none of these stories seemed horrific to me. These do not really raise fear , but more like a surprised kind of feeling. However, it's quite enjoyable if you give up the 'horror' part. This is a collection of ten horror stories or I should say, ten classic horror stories by diffrent writers. Being a fan of Horror stories, I have had my fair share of horror stories and now not many can chill my bones like before. So, as I expected, none of these stories seemed horrific to me. These do not really raise fear , but more like a surprised kind of feeling. However, it's quite enjoyable if you give up the 'horror' part.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Kim

    It wasn't until I read the reviews that I learned that this was not a collection written entirely by Anthony Horrowitz. Sorry, other authors for not thinking about you while reading this... I might have figured out that this was a collection of stories from different authors since the final story "Bath Time" was a story I already knew (from a Horowitz Horror). And I could have known if I had taken the time to read the table of contents. But since I never do that, I was left in the dark. It's my It wasn't until I read the reviews that I learned that this was not a collection written entirely by Anthony Horrowitz. Sorry, other authors for not thinking about you while reading this... I might have figured out that this was a collection of stories from different authors since the final story "Bath Time" was a story I already knew (from a Horowitz Horror). And I could have known if I had taken the time to read the table of contents. But since I never do that, I was left in the dark. It's my own fault, basically. The other stories were luckily all new to me. I'm a big fan of short horror stories so normally you might expect me to rate such collections 5 stars. This collection, however, had a few stories that were just a little to weird and farfetched for me, like the Stephen King story "Battleground". I know that short stories can't always explain everything because of their format, but with this one I was just left with too many questions. Plus I couldn't really see myself being frightened of toy soldiers even if they have rocket launchers (which is one of these weird questions I was left with...are there any toy soldier sets that come with rocket launchers? Not in my country as far as I know, but hey, maybe that's just me) There were luckily also a lot of stories I did enjoy. I think my favourite was "Man from the South" which really had an eerie vibe even though the narrator is not in imminent danger. All in all I would have liked that the stories were a little bit better connected (these were stories from different places, different times, different themes), mainly because them being so different makes it difficult to give an appropriate rating...Goodreads problems...

  4. 4 out of 5

    Rabia Khan

    2 out of the 10 stories in this book were ace! The others were really mediocre but overall the concept was great and the stories were a good, short length.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Hazel

    Not a great collection, this includes the Roald Dahl story about the man who likes to bet, and a familiar one about toy soldiers that I didn't remember was by Steven King. Some of the authors have the unfortunate tendency to set their stories in England and have their characters use US slang. shudder Not a great collection, this includes the Roald Dahl story about the man who likes to bet, and a familiar one about toy soldiers that I didn't remember was by Steven King. Some of the authors have the unfortunate tendency to set their stories in England and have their characters use US slang. shudder

  6. 5 out of 5

    Mala

    I picked this book up as a respite between some heavy duty reading. As a book meant for children of 10yrs & above,the horror content is suitably mild though can't say that of the only sci-fi one by Robert Westall called'The Vacancy'.That one was enough to scare even an adult in a sad kind of way. All the usual suspects r there:King,Dahl ,Bram Stoker & Horowitz himself. The stand out story,though,is the cover pic one,by John Gordon called'Eels': a psychological horror chiller. Roald dahl's 'Man fro I picked this book up as a respite between some heavy duty reading. As a book meant for children of 10yrs & above,the horror content is suitably mild though can't say that of the only sci-fi one by Robert Westall called'The Vacancy'.That one was enough to scare even an adult in a sad kind of way. All the usual suspects r there:King,Dahl ,Bram Stoker & Horowitz himself. The stand out story,though,is the cover pic one,by John Gordon called'Eels': a psychological horror chiller. Roald dahl's 'Man from the South' is quite macabre &Stephen King's'Battleground' is delightful,but rest r just so-so & quite predictable esp. Kenneth Ireland's'The Werewolf Mask',,the tale by Maupassant & strangely enough by Horowitz himself;the story called'Bath Night'about an antique bathtub. It would make a good gift for children who like a good scare but definately not for relaxing an adult! For adolescent readers i would give it 3/5 rating.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Nan

    Not so scary but very entertaining. The stories were not the type to send chills down the spine but enjoyed reading them

  8. 4 out of 5

    Eric St.Denis

    Nice selection of horror stories.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Paschalis

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  10. 5 out of 5

    Mateo

    This book was about different stories on horror. They all were stories from different books connected together to make this one. This book goes from creepy tarantula's to evil bathtubs. Are you ready for a scare? I can connect to the first story about tarantulas because I am bug phobia like her. She was being watched by spiders and she also said that they are the true devil. I really hate spiders also. At the end something was crawling down her face. I gave this book 3 stars because it really d This book was about different stories on horror. They all were stories from different books connected together to make this one. This book goes from creepy tarantula's to evil bathtubs. Are you ready for a scare? I can connect to the first story about tarantulas because I am bug phobia like her. She was being watched by spiders and she also said that they are the true devil. I really hate spiders also. At the end something was crawling down her face. I gave this book 3 stars because it really didn't have many efforts put into it. Also to me they weren't even scary stories. There was only about 2 disturbing parts. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to get a little fright, and read this only at night or its not scary.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Althea Ann

    A short anthology of horror stories aimed at the YA reader. includes: # Secret Terror • Pete Johnson # 25 • Battleground • Stephen King # 43 • The Vacancy • Robert Westall # 57 • The Twitch • Guy de Maupassant; trans. by Anthony Horowitz # 65 • Freebies ["Call-Back"] • Laurence Staig # 79 • Man from the South ["Collector's Item"] • Roald Dahl # 97 • The Werewolf Mask • Kenneth Ireland # 111 • Eels • John Gordon # 125 • Jonathan Harker's Journal from Dracula [Dracula] • Bram Stoker # 131 • Bath Night • Anth A short anthology of horror stories aimed at the YA reader. includes: # Secret Terror • Pete Johnson # 25 • Battleground • Stephen King # 43 • The Vacancy • Robert Westall # 57 • The Twitch • Guy de Maupassant; trans. by Anthony Horowitz # 65 • Freebies ["Call-Back"] • Laurence Staig # 79 • Man from the South ["Collector's Item"] • Roald Dahl # 97 • The Werewolf Mask • Kenneth Ireland # 111 • Eels • John Gordon # 125 • Jonathan Harker's Journal from Dracula [Dracula] • Bram Stoker # 131 • Bath Night • Anthony Horowitz Some not-so-bad stuff, some pretty good stuff, some quite forgettable stuff. My biggest question is: why bother putting together an anthology and make it so short? I guess they think younger people will be intimidated by "big" books?

  12. 5 out of 5

    Jane

    An anthology of short, creepy stories. I enjoyed them, and I may use a couple of them in my class.

  13. 5 out of 5

    raquel

    Terrible. I feel like Horowitz went out of his way to find cliched, badly written and racist horror stories.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Paul

    a couple were pretty creepy

  15. 5 out of 5

    Abigail

    Thoroughly creepy, everything I would expect from just reading the title in passing.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Sim

    Nice short stories in the horror genre. Good for a horror starter.. Its a book i will save for my kids to read when they are older for sure.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Izabela

  18. 5 out of 5

    Mike X

  19. 5 out of 5

    Mark

  20. 5 out of 5

    David M Natcher

  21. 5 out of 5

    Nora Nazeer

  22. 4 out of 5

    John

  23. 5 out of 5

    Kaci

  24. 5 out of 5

    Oroacdc Yea Ju

  25. 5 out of 5

    Βασίλης Γιαννάκης

  26. 4 out of 5

    Tigraka

  27. 4 out of 5

    Duarte

  28. 4 out of 5

    Margaret

  29. 4 out of 5

    paperblush

  30. 4 out of 5

    Constant eReader

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