Author: Chris Snider
Genre: Horror; Short Stories
Synopsis: (from Goodreads) What would you do if you saw a hitchhiker on the side of the road on a rainy night? What if you saw headlights coming at you over a hill, but they disappeared into nowhere? What if the Grim Reaper showed up at your door while you were sitting down to dinner with your family? What if you were an out of work actor and the man who stole your job sat down beside you in a diner? All of these questions will be answered by the characters of Accents of Horror: Four Flavors of Death, by horror writer Chris Snider.
Review: While I was reading this, I continuously thought of who the best audience for this would be, and at the end of the first tale, I realized it would be good for youngish people at a camp campfire. With the right voice and the right mood, these stories could creep you out a bit. A few typos got in the way of my enjoyment, but I particularly like the Death tale. It reminded me of Emily Dickinson's "Because I could not stop for Death."
Reading Level: I'd recommend this to my students that are interested in horror. It was an easy read, and the stories were just spooky enough to leave a lingering "look over your shoulder" feeling.