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Tales of Terror (Christopher Pike's Tales of Terror)

3.86 of 5 stars 3.86  ·  rating details  ·  421 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Six chilling stories from the master of horror...

Death of Despair - a terrifying nightmare that is all too real.

The Fan From Hell - the Master of Murder revisited as his number one fan tries blackmail.

Last Dawn - the end of humanity looms as the world freezes over.

Timespell - a visit from time-travellers changes six teenagers' lives for ever.

Revenge - a wicked retaliation
Paperback, 202 pages
Published December 1999 by Hodder Children's Books (first published October 1st 1996)
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this was my third favorite book in middle school. the misogynistic story where the woman lies about being raped helped form a lot of the awful beliefs I held back then until I learned better.
I have become fond of Christopher Pike's books. They are books that refuse to be let go of, and since they are small, you won't get overwhelmed, as I do at times. Every page is a different mystery, different outcome, but it is still possible to keep track of all characters.

At first, I did not think this book would have individualized stories until I realized the plot was sped up. You must be a little mature when reading this book at times though. There are six tales in all. Many of the tales ha
"Death of Despair" >> A guy wakes up and is told he's dead and must move on...but is it really happening? a terrifying nightmare which is all too real, in more ways than one.

"The Fan From Hell" >> An amazing short story that was a semi-sequel to Pike's "Master of Murder". Pike leads the reader in many twists and turns. Even though Pike insists Marvin isn't suppose to be based on him, I still think a portion of Marvin has Pike's brilliance and personality.

"The Last Dawn" >> What
Rina Hidayati
Many of longtime fans’ Christoper Pike will think that this story originated with Remember Me ( The story before), and it’s possible the Author was influenced by it because the Author had only recently reread the book when He decided to write “Death of despair.” In either case He think the origin of Death of despair was simply a recurring image of Mike waking up alone and having no idea what was happening. He often wake up like that himself, But He do not know young women as dreamy as Penny, Lin ...more
Nate Klayer
I haven't gotten too far in this book i have only read maybe one story,but I am starting to get intrigued. The way this author writes 'Christopher Pike,' gives me chills. In a good way, it would be crazy if these things happen. i will really want to start reading these book some more.
The 4th star is for the insight of his introductions. He calls himself a genius and says he never dated in high school. Wow.
So, I have slowly been letting go of all my YA books as people have been asking for them, but trying to give them one last read first. Anyway, this one brought me back, good ol' Christopher Pike with cheesy high school stereotype characters, some morbid but creative premise, and all the character hormones raging enough to make a big mess. I'm not so sure I should have been reading these when I was 8-10... eeks.
Pike's writing is just so natural ... his thrillers are all simply brilliant stories told by a consummate storyteller.

This particular collection of short stories is entertaining for a quick read; I especially liked "The Fan From Hell".
Adebayo Adebomi
filled with suspense and intrigue. you never know whatsgoing to happen next. A very sho cking novel. Very intresting.
Sasha Enge
would have been 5stars, but the last story sucked! so I figured 4 great stories out of 5 makes 4stars : D
One of my favorite authors. Some stuff is brilliant, some is just bizarre.
This book made me start liking this kind of genre back when I was in 5th grade.
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Christopher Pike is the pseudonym of Kevin McFadden. He is a bestselling author of young adult and children's fiction who specializes in the thriller genre.

Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name.

McFadden was born in New York but grew up in California where he stills lives in today. A college drop-out, he did factory work, painted houses and programm
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