Another Fine Collection Of Short Stories By The Late British Author Westall S Tales Are Spooky And Eerie, Rather Than Downright Scary He Creates Likable Characters And Effectively Sets Them In Slightly Supernatural Situations The Haunting Of Chas McGill, For Example, Is A Gem Of A Tale, Perfectly Plotted During The London Blitz In 1939, A Boy Discovers That A Deserting British Soldier Or Perhaps His Ghost Is Hiding Out In The Old School Into Which He Has Moved He Comes Up With A Way To Save The Soldier, But In A Delicious Twist, His Scheme Has A Surprising Effect On His Own Family Most Of The Stories Are Equally Satisfying Five Of Them Feature Adult Characters Exclusively They Are Excellent, But Seem Slightly Out Of Place, Especially Since Westall Created Such Memorable Children In Stories Like Fifty Fafty And The Red House Clock, The Thoughts And Feelings Of The Boys Who Narrate Are Fascinating When Supernatural Elements Subtly Appear Towards The End Of These Stories, They Have A Significant Impact Because Readers Are Already So Involved With The Lives Of The Characters Three Of The Eleven Stories Also Appear In The Call And Other Stories Viking, 1993 One Has Not Been Previously Published Some Are From Out Of Print Collections A Treat For Horror Fans As Well As For Those Who Appreciate Well Told Short Stories School Library Journal
Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Shades of Darkness book, this is one of the most wanted Robert Westall author readers around the world.
- 312 pages
- Shades of Darkness
- Robert Westall
- 07 September 2018 Robert Westall