Half-minute horrors / edited by Susan Rich.

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    • Publication Information:
      1st ed.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: An anthology of very short, scary stories by an assortment of authors and illustrators including Chris Raschka, Joyce Carol Oates, Neil Gaiman, Jack Gantos, and Lane Smith.
    • Notes:
      "A collection of instant frights from the world's most astonishing authors and artists"--Jtk.
      Includes index (p. 133-141).
      Ages 10 up.
    • ISBN:
      9780061833793 : HRD
      0061833797 : HRD
    • Accession Number:
      2009018293
    • Accession Number:
      fay.297375
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      RICH, S. Half-minute horrors. 1st ed. [s. l.]: Harper, 2009. ISBN 9780061833793. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.297375. Acesso em: 26 nov. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Rich S. Half-Minute Horrors. 1st ed. Harper; 2009. Accessed November 26, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.297375
    • APA:
      Rich, S. (2009). Half-minute horrors (1st ed.). Harper.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Rich, Susan. 2009. Half-Minute Horrors. 1st ed. Harper. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.297375.
    • Harvard:
      Rich, S. (2009) Half-minute horrors. 1st ed. Harper. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.297375 (Accessed: 26 November 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Rich, S 2009, Half-minute horrors, 1st ed., Harper, viewed 26 November 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Rich, Susan. Half-Minute Horrors. 1st ed., Harper, 2009. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.297375.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Rich, Susan. Half-Minute Horrors. 1st ed. Harper, 2009. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.297375.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Rich S. Half-minute horrors [Internet]. 1st ed. Harper; 2009 [cited 2020 Nov 26]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.297375

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2009 September #2

A volume full of mostly one- or two-page horror stories from over 70 authors—it may sound like a gimmick, but it plays like the worst night of sleep you've ever had. Horror is the genre most suited for this stab-and-run format, and the authors seem to revel in the campfire-story quickness. At least four monster-in-my-bedroom tales exploit fears that will cut all too close to the target audience, and several babysitting-gone-wrong stories should not—repeat: not—be read while babysitting. The best are true examplars of narrative economy: Sarah Weeks' One of a Kind has the gut punch of a good urban legend; Daniel Ehrenhaft's The Rash is as gruesome as it sounds; and Chris Raschka's On a Tuesday during That Time of Year has no apparent point but to upset the reader—well done! Heavyweights Lemony Snicket, Neil Gaiman, M. T. Anderson, and more weigh in, but it's Arthur Slade's one-paragraph cautionary tale What's Coming that will haunt the most nightmares. The scattered art-based stories hit a few awkward notes, but this one's a creepy keeper. Copyright 2009 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2010 Spring

Each of these stories takes less than thirty seconds to read. The micro-narratives are eerie, grotesque, or darkly funny. Authors include Neil Gaiman, Sonya Sones, Jon Scieszka, and Margaret Atwood, using forms such as prose, single drawings, illustrated stories, and verse. The most cleverly constructed tales manage to delay their effects until a few seconds after you've finished reading. Ind. Copyright 2010 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Horn Book Magazine Reviews 2010 #1

It's a party game: write a scary story that will take less than thirty seconds to read. With a party of seventy-five that includes such guests as Neil Gaiman, Sonya Sones, Jon Scieszka, and Margaret Atwood, the results are bound to be pretty good. This is not the stuff of cozy campfires but a collection of micro-narratives that are eerie, grotesque, gnomic (Joyce Carol Oates is particularly inscrutable), or darkly funny. Participants worked in prose, strip cartoon, single drawing, illustrated story, and a variety of verse forms from pantoum to "horrorku." A subject index reminds us of the trappings of horror -- basements; beasts; blood; and beds, under and around. The most cleverly constructed stories manage to delay their effects until a few seconds after you've finished reading. Jon Klassen's "The Legend of Alexandra & Rose," a one-page drawing with labels, has this delicious aftershock effect. What any reader finds truly scary is a kind of Rorschach test, but do not read M. T. Anderson's babysitter story if you ever intend to eat lasagna again. Copyright 2010 Horn Book Magazine Reviews.

PW Reviews 2009 August #5

Featuring a who's who of authors and artists (Margaret Atwood, Avi, Neil Gaiman, Jonathan Lethem, Lauren Myracle, James Patterson, Brian Selznick and many more), this collection of more than 70 chilling snippets is ideal for campfires and car trips. The stories—some a couple sentences, some a few pages—range from darkly humorous (Jerry Spinelli's murderous twist on the age-old "chicken or egg" question) to outright creepy (Josh Greenhut and Brett Helquist's illustrated story about terrifying revelations from a Ouija board). These are inherently quick reads, but with enough plot and detail to encourage further imagining. Ages 10–up. (Sept.)

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