Tales Of Terror From The Tunnel's Mouth (Tales of Terror #3)
In the end though I couldn’t resist. And when I picked the book up I read and I read.
I read the story of Robert, a child in Edwardian England, travelling back to school on his own for the very first time.
At first Robert was alone in a compartment. But as ...more
São pequenas estórias contadas de forma estranha por uma figura bizarra, sendo que cada estória é uma lição. É um livro engraçado.
Robert Harper is about to take his first ever train ride by himself to his new school in London. Before he boards the train, his stepmother has a premonition that Robert is in danger. Although he enjoys supernatural books, Robert is a rational boy and does not believe in such things as visions. He ignores her warning and boards the train. Not long into his journey, Robert falls asleep, only to wake up and find that all the ot ...more
Set in Victorian England, the story begins at the train station. Robert Harper is embarking on his first solo train ride. His step-mother has a terrible premonition about a kiss and a tunnel and begs him to not board. Happy to be leaving, he rudely dismisses her fears. He settles himself in a car with three other men and is lulled to sleep by the rocking. Finally he awakes to discover the car has a new passenger, a prim young woman dressed all in white. The train has stopped. ...more
In the end, though, I came around. The framing story itself got creepier and creepier. Well done. I look forward to reading more.
El desasosiego de los cuentos va en aumento hacia el final, y deja especial mal sabor de boca uno sobre una monja católica, que puede herir la sensibilidad a niños y adultos con sentido religioso.
Priestley doesn't allow you any respite. You are never settled into the story, you aren't nicely carried along. You are reading in a perpetual state of unease, your shoulders are at your ears, and your disconcerted body throws goosebumps up all over your skin. These stories are so strange, so unnerving, that it's i ...more
With this story I kind of new what was coming, or I at least guessed the twist half way through.
In this tale of terror a boy named Robert is going off to school and waiting for a train with his step mother. She falls asleep while they wait only to wake up and tell him she feels uneasy about him taking the first train ...more
Robert is on the train back to boarding school and, when the train pauses at the entry of a tunnel, a mysterious woman in white tells him stories to help pass the ti ...more
Piante bizzarre, fatine, suore devote, crepe nei muri sono solo alcuni dei protagonisti di questo racconti mozzafiato. Storie molto particolari, con un crescendo di tensione che molte volte si risolve con un finale aperto, lasciando spazio all'immaginazione.
Ci si può immedesimare facilmente, complice la narrazione in prima persona da parte di ...more
È la prima volta che Robert prende il treno da solo, è felice e molto emozionato. Finalmente ha l'occasione di allontanarsi dalla sua matrigna, che proprio non sopporta: ora la sua vita può ricominciare, in una nuova scuola. Alla stazione però, la matrigna ha una visione: vede un bacio, un tunnel, e un tremendo pericolo in agguato. Robert non se ne preoccupa affatto, sa che è una donna impressionabile e sciocca. Decide lo stesso di salire sul treno, come programmato, ma poco dopo l'inizio del vi...more
Being the final part of a series of books by Chris Priestley for young readers, that are absolutely enjoyable at every age, this book features once again a wide array of scary stories. The narrative has lost none of its captivating power and once again it is intricately written, letting the the authors love for storytelling shine through. This ...more
It’s the third part of a trilogy, but it can easily be read on its own (I’ve read the first book, Uncle Montague’s Tales of Terror, but couldn’t find the second book, Tales of Terror from the Black Ship, at least not in the library’s e-book catalogue – have since requested the physical book from the library). Young Robert travels by train to school and encounters a woman in white who has a way with scary stories:
“It was a curious thing ...more
Every story begins with a prologue, a character (always a kid), special circumstances and a story teller (mostly a creepy character or someone who deals in creepiness).
Throughout the stories there are pauzes were the main character and the story teller talk, what they think of the story or other things.
I love it. This book in particular, it is very very creepy. Some stories are also quite scary (or gross), but they all delive ...more
It's hard to pick a favorite story because the collection is so awesome, but the one that really stood out to me was the last: "A Crack in the Wall." It was so "The Yellow Wallpaper" meets Lovecraft's "The Rats in the Walls" meets Dr Who. Loved it!
Habe ich als eins von zwei Büchern bei meinem zweiten Büchergilde-Quartalseinkauf mitgenommen und fast in einem Haps ausgelesen. Klar, es ist ein Kinder- bzw. Jugendbuch, deshalb sind die Schauergeschichten nicht ganz so brutal, aber genau das macht den Horror aus, den ich liebe. Es ist das Grauen zwischen den Zeilen, das Böse, das in der Ecke lauert und plötzlich aufspringt, und die Weiße Frau, die versucht, den doch recht kotzbrockigen Ju ...more
He spent his teens in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, before moving to Manchester, ...more
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She was the thing that remained forever unseen in my visions of her tales. She lurked near the bodies of those whose whose lives were so cruelly taken. She was there always, waiting.”