Sunday, August 2, 2009

Darkness Creeping by Neal Shusterman

Publisher: Puffin Books, 1995
ISBN: 9780142407219
Source: My Purchase
This book was part of my 9 For 09 Challenge. I had to find a book with the prettiest or ugliest cover. I thought this was one of the ugliest covers as it seemed to be a group of vines and/or snakes twisted around or creeping in and out of a school. The photograph and the stories within were definately both creepy. Here is my short review of this wonderful book.
Darkness Creeping is a book of 20 short stories that will creep you out. “Security Blanket” is the story of a 'special' quilt that turns into the worst type of security blanket. I may never look at quilts the same again. My favorite was probably the 'River Tour'. The story of a special guided trip down the River Styx. Have a fear of dentists? 'Ralphy Sherman’s Root Canal' is a story you can really sink your teeth into. I would recommend this book for anyone who likes short stories, the creepier the better. If you are a Neal Shusterman fan then I would definitely recommend this book. I gave it a 5 out of 5


  1. That sure isn't a pretty cover! I had no idea Neal had been around so long. I read UNWIND last year and really liked it.

  2. Great post and like your comments about the cover.

    Thanks for being in 9 for '09!

  3. I really loved this book. He has become one of my favorite authors.