Title of book: Uncle Montague’s Tales of Terror
Author(s): by Chris Priestley & David Roberts (illustrations)
This spine-tingling, thrill-packed novel has more than enough fear-factor for the most ardent fan of scary stories. Uncle Montague lives alone in a big house, but regular visits from his nephew, Edward, give him the opportunity to recount some of the most frightening stories he knows. As each tale unfolds, it becomes clear that something sinister is in the air. From the account of a curious boy who intrudes on Old Mother Tallow’s garden to a shy girl’s ghostly encounter during an innocent game of hide and seek, a pattern emerges of young lives gone awry in the most terrifying of ways. Young Edward begins to wonder just how Uncle Montague knows all these ghastly tales, and ultimately discovers that his mysterious uncle’s life has a darker side than he ever imagined. This cleverly wrought collection of stories-within-a-story by Chris Priestly is perfectly matched in darkly witty illustrations by David Roberts.
I discovered ‘Uncle Montague’s Tales of Terror’ whilst looking for the synopsis for ‘The Graveyard Book’ by Neil Gaiman and I am glad I invested in it because ”Uncle Montague’s Tales of Terror’ is a quirky, wonderful book, scary tales told to Edward by his mysterious Uncle Montague, are his stories true or are they are imaginary? read and find out.
An excellent read, great stories, memorable characters, lovely illustrations and loads of twists in the tales, something to share in the future with my nieces and nephews.
I am looking forward to reading ‘Tales of Terror from the Black Ship’ by Chris Priestley & David Roberts