The very short stories in HALF MINUTE HORRORS are full of twists, creep-outs, and shiver-inducing scenarios.
There is such a variety here, many penned by famous authors, that you are sure to find some you love, and if you read some you don’t love too, well at least you didn’t invest too much time.
My fave three stories were:
- An Easy Gig by MT Anderson about a babysitting job gone really, REALLY wrong
- A Very Short Story by Holly Black about a mother tucking her daughter into bed and getting the typical “are there monsters?” questions but with an atypical ending
- Skittering by Tui T. Sutherland that brings out the arachnophobe in me and explains the reason why you should NEVER kill spiders
This collection also marks only the second book Daniel has actually finished reading this year, so I highly recommend it to reluctant readers.
HALF MINUTE HORRORS is available in hardcover now. Contributers include Margaret Atwood, Libba Bray, Neil Gaiman, Jonathan Lethem, Gregory Maguire, Melissa Marr, Joyce Carol Oates, James Patterson, Francine Prose, Lemony Snicket among many others.