To Read or Not to Read
Pages no: 16
A creepy short story I found on Amazon one day, by luck, for free. Being that it's October, I try to read as much creepy/horror as I can. How many of you would go into a little bookstore just to check out what they have? This was good - with an ending I didn't expect at all. :D
I gave this story 4 stars for a clever concept and good atmosphere. Add a bit of creepiness factor and you have a good horror short. It made me look for more stories by Hobbes. If you liked this one I would also try "The Hour of the Time" which is even better.
An intriguing short story involving a very different type of bookstore, where care must be taken in choosing a book.When care is not taken, who knows what may be in store?A fast paced short that packs a punch.
A bookstore with an odd, vaguely supernatural owner who doesn't like to sell books, but rents out reading rooms for a dollar a minute ... and only for brief periods of time? Hmm. Anyone else see the twist coming? I surely did. Well written, but a trifle disappointing in its predictability.
A very enjoyable short story that surprises you in the end. Or if not, at least it won't bore you to death. Herr Straus, ten minutes please!