Thursday, October 31, 2013

Suburban Legends - Sam Stall

Do you remember all those scary tales that circulated and were absolutely positively true? You know - the young couple out necking in the woods in their car, hear someone trying the door and race off only to find a hook hanging from the handle after their escape. There's tons more like that. Sam Stall has actually gathered together a collection of tales in Suburban Legends. The difference being that these are " True Tales of Murder, Mayhem, and Minivans".

It's one of those books that you pick up, read a few pages and put down. Pick and choose entries from Inhumanly Bad Houseguest, The Ghoul Next Door, Hellish Commutes, Backyard Beasts, Really Desperate Housewives, Lawn of the Dead, Sundry Cul-de-Sacrileges. Some stories you'll recognize from news stories, others have been pulled from old files. Some deal with the paranormal and some are really bad people. Stall puts his own stamp on the retelling of them. They'll leave you either shaking your head or shaking in your boots. Happy Hallowe'en!


bermudaonion said...

I well remember those tales. This sounds like fun!

Christa @ More Than Just Magic said...

I just started reading this today. Perfect for Halloween!