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Old 03-15-10, 12:31 AM
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That was a pretty old thread.
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Hm, I think you were going to be right if you were going to name a 4th party as someone who made a contribution to the tale...
That's certainly an element in the book too, but I was alluding to
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some of the appendixes. In particular, The Whalestoe Letters which may add a new dimension into the book.
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Originally Posted by asianxcore
I know most the stories were made for kids but, the "Scary Stories" and "More Scary Stories" books (i think there were 3) by Alvin Schwartz pretty much ruined my childhood. Even now I still remember most of the stories. Even the illustrations were creepy. Eeek.

For those who may not remember,
http://www.icanread.com/coverimages/...0397319266.jpg
(they've done new reprints since I last remember)
I just happened to read this site the other day. Check it out.
http://www.ala.org/ala/issuesadvocac...1999/index.cfm

I didn't know whether to like, laugh or write a strongly worded letter, to *someone*.... But yeah. At least two of these books are on my kids bookshelves and have been for years... It's kind of sad. They are obviously written as children's books. (Not to minimize your fear - I'm just older I guess. They scared the bejesus out of my 21 y/o son! And then his younger sister, heh.
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Originally Posted by Mazje
I can't recommend Michael Marshall's "Straw Men" enough. It may not be "scary" in the same way, say "Pet Sematary" is scary, but this is a pretty amazing and intense read.
Just finished this Michael Marshall book last week. Definitely a very chilling read with some beautifully pensive prose and finely written dialogue. One of the most unpredictable novels I've ever read.
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Originally Posted by JohnnyMovie
I loved this book as a kid!

The story about the girl with the ribbon around her neck was my favorite.
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House of Leaves sounds interesting. I am going to have to read it.
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Hell House by Richard Matheson is really scary.
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Re: What's the scariest book you've ever read? / Recommend a scary book

Originally Posted by lopper
I loved this book as a kid!

The story about the girl with the ribbon around her neck was my favorite.

Originally Posted by Joe Camel
This too was scary in my younger years... I checked it out to read to son a few months ago... Son didn't find it scary.
I'll remember this I was little at school and my teacher is reading out loud of front of my classmate and one of girl classmate is very frightening.

so I'll remember I saw this book at my local thrift store (Salvation Army) last year.

Looper... oh yes I'll remember the ribbon girl

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