Sunday, August 26, 2007

Video Nasty (Short Story Sunday Peril review)


Video Nasty, by Philip Pullman, is the story of three unsuspecting boys, a gruesome video, and a ghost...

Martin, Kevin, and David don't know what they are dealing with when they let the strange and mysterious boy watch their new video Snuff Park with them. At first they are just having fun, but then things start to get very scary. Just how does the weird boy know so much about Snuff Park?

I could tell straight away that this story was written by Philip Pullman. The dialogue was very similar to that of His Dark Materials. This was a very spooky story and I enjoyed every second of it. In fact, I can't wait to get to the next one!

This story gets 9 out of 10 stars.

(This story was from Scary! 2 edited by Peter Haining.)

9 comments:

Nymeth said...

Oooh, I absolutely adore Philip Pullman. I really need to get this anthology! Thanks for the review, Annie :)

Jean said...

My kids have highly recommended Philip Pullman. The list of books and/or authors I'd like to read or re-read grows ever longer.

Carl V. said...

I read a short novel by him last year, I believe, called Clockwork that I really liked alot. May have to dig that out again and read it for the challenge.

Quixotical said...

I love Philip Pullman's work, but I haven't read any of his short stories yet. Will have to rectify that!

Marina said...

His Dark Materials was a good trilogy, but I haven't read any of his short stories. I wonder if any have been chosen for inclusion in the "Year's Best Fantasy and Horror" series?

Bookfool said...

I haven't read Pullman, yet. Sounds like an interesting book.

gautami tripathy said...

I too must pick a Pullman book soon. Never read him!

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