Friday, January 25, 2008

Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror

Edgar loves to visit his Uncle Montague during the school holidays particularly to listen to his horror stories. Uncle Montague lives alone in a big house filled with a collection of objects. Coincidentally, most of his stories revolve around these items; a doll with a china head, a wooden gargoyle bench end, an empty gilt frame, and an old brass telescope just to name a few.

As each story unfolds, it soon becomes clear that the principal characters always meet terrifying ends, and Edgar begins to wonder how Uncle Montague comes to know about these spine-chilling tales. Even more so, how does Uncle Montague come into possession of such a collection of ill-fated artifacts?

From the tale of a girl who was granted three wishes to a boy's encounter with a jinn in Turkey, and ultimately Uncle Montague's own story, not all them have clear-cut endings. Rather, the author leaves it to your imagination to finish the job. Accompany by interesting illustrations, this is an intriguing stories-within-a-story that leaves me wanting for more.

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Anonymous said...

oi, ada illustration wan ar? is it a graphic novel, or just a novel with few pages of illustration?

Catherine said...

It's a novel with one illustration for each story ;)

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