EBOOK The Cat Dogs

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Summary The Cat Dogs Free download The Cat Dogs æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Jack Built by Garry Kilworth; The Station with No Name by Colin Greenland; The Cat Dogs by Susan PriceThey're not exactly dogs They're not really cats They ha. As a kid who was obsessed with scary stories and horror in general I purchased this book at a book fair in the late nineties when I was in elementary school The reason I ve decided to review it now lo these many years later is because I returned to re read a few stories from it many times back in the day and they ve stuck with me over the intervening decades I ll focus on two of them in particular for this review no spoilers The Devil s Footprints by Malcomb Rose and The House That Jack Built by Garry Kilworth I d say The Devil s Footprints was at the time the most deeply frightening story I d ever read I still remember finishing it late at night and immediately going to sleep That night I had the one of the most terrifying nightmares of my life directly related to the story which I still remember vividly now than 20 years later I can t help but respect a piece of fiction that had that effect on me considering I sought out and devoured such tales for the shivery thrill they provided in the first place The House That Jack Built didn t scare me to the point of nightmares per se but I loved it and in fact it s safe to say I m still a fan of it even now It s imaginative eerie and mysterious creating a a dark Twilight Zone esue dimension of the classic nursery rhyme from which the story takes its name Another notable is The Piano by Dianne Hoh about a supernatural piano that communicates with a girl through the titles of the songs it plays on its own The title story The Cat Dogs along with Softies and The Station with No Name simply haven t stuck in my mind well enough for me to comment fairly on them The Devil s Footprints and The House That Jack Built however are alone worth the price of admission in my eyes and I think this is a fine collection in general for young readers looking to scare themselves Popinjay Stairs years later is because I returned to re read a few stories from it many times back in the day and they ve stuck with me over the intervening decades I ll focus on two of them in particular for this review no spoilers The Devil s Footprints by Malcomb Rose and The House That Jack Built by Garry Kilworth I d say The Devil s Footprints was at the time the most deeply frightening story I d ever read I still remember finishing it late at night and immediately going to sleep That night I had the one of the most terrifying nightmares of my life directly related to the story which I still remember vividly now than 20 Sunjata Penguin Classics years later I can t help but respect a piece of fiction that had that effect on me considering I sought out and devoured such tales for the shivery thrill they provided in the first place The House That Jack Built didn t scare me to the point of nightmares per se but I loved it and in fact it s safe to say I m still a fan of it even now It s imaginative eerie and mysterious creating a a dark Twilight Zone esue dimension of the classic nursery rhyme from which the story takes its name Another notable is The Piano by Dianne Hoh about a supernatural piano that communicates with a girl through the titles of the songs it plays on its own The title story The Cat Dogs along with Softies and The Station with No Name simply haven t stuck in my mind well enough for me to comment fairly on them The Devil s Footprints and The House That Jack Built however are alone worth the price of admission in my eyes and I think this is a fine collection in general for geoff buda ve ben young readers looking to scare themselves

Summary The Cat Dogs

The Cat Dogs

Summary The Cat Dogs Free download The Cat Dogs æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ve teeth like a dog's and claws like a cat's They're the perfect combination of two of our best loved pets There's only one problem cat dogs love to hunt human. This collection of stories includes some scary tales that are aimed at teenagers but that can also be enjoyed by adultsI m really glad that when I ordered this book I didn t know that it was a young adult book Had I known that I may not have bought it from As it was I am very happy that I read this because the stories in it were excellentThe first story the title story was about a family that find this strange litter of animals not uite cats and not uite dogs abandoned in the forest They take them home and nurture them only to have them grow into these deadly killers There is a scary scene of a hunt in the forest that finishes the storyThe second story is called The Piano It s about a haunted piano that deceives a young girl into committing a string of crimesThe Devils footprints was a story about a monstrous beings who makes an appearance at a teens party and brings death and destruction with it It was a very suspenseful storySofties was a science fiction story about a society in which humans were bonded with Companionscute and cuddly creatures that are supposed to be their guardians and protectors But what happens when these companions start having wishes and desires of their ownThe final story was called The Station with No Name It was about a young gang member who decides to visit an abandoned subway station and make his mark He does but not in the way he would ve hopedThis was overall a great collection of stories and I really enjoyed it from start to finish Digital Minimalism Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World young adult book Had I known that I may not have bought it from As it was I am very happy that I read this because the stories in it were excellentThe first story the title story was about a family that find this strange litter of animals not uite cats and not uite dogs abandoned in the forest They take them home and nurture them only to have them grow into these deadly killers There is a scary scene of a hunt in the forest that finishes the storyThe second story is called The Piano It s about a haunted piano that deceives a Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man A Memoir young girl into committing a string of crimesThe Devils footprints was a story about a monstrous beings who makes an appearance at a teens party and brings death and destruction with it It was a very suspenseful storySofties was a science fiction story about a society in which humans were bonded with Companionscute and cuddly creatures that are supposed to be their guardians and protectors But what happens when these companions start having wishes and desires of their ownThe final story was called The Station with No Name It was about a Popinjay Stairs young gang member who decides to visit an abandoned subway station and make his mark He does but not in the way he would ve hopedThis was overall a great collection of stories and I really enjoyed it from start to finish

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Summary The Cat Dogs Free download The Cat Dogs æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free A collection of scary tales from six different authors The Piano by Diane Hoh; The Devil's Footprints by Malcolm Rose; Softies by Stan Nicholls; The House That. The Cat Dogs is one of the unusual dream like YA scary story anthologies I ve read The horrors in these stories aren t clear cut ghosts werewolves vampires or other conventional monsters Each story in the anthology is written by a different author and thus each has a slightly different tone Based on the majority of the settings it seems like this anthology originally came from the UKHere s a run down of the individual talesTHE CAT DOGSby Susan PriceThe titular story is about a girl Liz who finds an abandoned litter of odd baby animals and brings them home to her parent s farm on an old English estate The animals are something like felines and something like canines hybrids somehow Biologically impossible of course but this is horror so who s paying attention As the cat dogs get older they get and vicious and eventually murderous The story climaxes with a slow suspenseful chase through the dark woods as Liz and her father try to hunt down the creatures before they can cause any death And of course they re being stalked themselves A very simple indeed one of THE most basic horror plots but done very effectivelyTHE PIANOby Diane HohThis one feels like a dark fairy tale A teenage girl Laura is forced by her cruel stepmother to practice the piano for hours so that she can win a contest that will allow said evil stepmom to live in luxury As Laura sits at the bench complaining to herself the piano actually responds It communicates through snippets of songs Black hearted Woman Why Do Fools Fall in Love Let It Be and so on Laura is surprisingly unfazed by this which adds even the fairytale logic of the story and uickly develops a close bond with the supernatural instrument Then people that Laura hates start dying in bizarre accidents which the story implies is being orchestrated ha by the piano somehow I m pretty impressed that the author was able to create entire dialogues between Laura and the piano with the instrument only using the titles of songs I like the fact that there is no explanation for what the thing actually is Maybe it s haunted Maybe it s alive Maybe it s like the car from Stephen King s From aBuick 8 it only looks like a piano but is actually something completely alienTHE DEVIL S FOOTPRINTSby Malcolm RoseA story set in the future world of 2004 the book came out in 1994 where a rich kid named Darren throws a huge Halloween party at his technologically advanced house while his parents are out of town Seeing as how this is a horror anthology you know someone is going to show up to kill all those dumb unsupervised teenagers And seeing as how the story is called the Devil s Footprints you can probably guess whoThe interesting thing about the story is that it s inspired by a real supernatural phenomenon that occurred in England around East and South Devon Residents of the area awoke one cold February in 1855 to find eerie horseshoe shaped prints running everywhere through the new fallen snow In many places the prints seemed to defy normal physics They d go right up to high stone walls over the top then continue on the other side Other prints would go up to the walls of two story houses and immediately continue on the roof The future setting is a weird addition though it seems that it was done so that the house could have an intelligent AI program that can t record the Devil on any of its cameras to heighten the supernatural nature of the part crasherSOFTIESby Stan NichollsOne of the most bizarre stories in the anthology The main premise is that everyone on Earth has a human sized sentient stuffed animal as a permanent Companion that follows them everywhere and always keeps them company Problem is despite being clearly intelligent beings with their own individual personalities and wants Companions are treated as little than slaves and property And they re not very happy about that So yeah it s a horror version of Ted The premise sounds goofy but there is something weirdly sinister and creepy about the tale Maybe it s the imagery of giant sentient stuffed toys having dark thoughts of revenge Like The Piano it creates a grim very fairy tale feelingTHE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILTby Garry KilworthThis one was my favorite of the bunch The story that stayed with me all these years and got me to pick up a used copy of the book for a second lookThe story features another living inanimate object with malevolent intentions This time it s a living house that captures a lone drifter Caleb and forces him to spend several years constantly repairing and maintaining its wooden facade by cutting and preparing boards from a nearby copse of trees Every time Caleb attempts to escape he is dragged back by tough white roots part of the house itself that burst out of the ground Like The Piano the exact nature of the sentient dwelling is never explained though it is clearly than just a haunted houseYou actually get a good sense of the loneliness and desperation Caleb feels as he s forced to work all day every day for over two years just to keep the house in good condition The house won t allow any furniture to touch its floors so he has no bed or chairs No comforts or distractions which is in itself pretty nightmarishTHE STATION WITH NO NAMEby Colin Greenland Considering how surreal the majority of the stories in this anthology have been the last tale is surprisingly conventional horror A graffiti artist named Mark finds an old forgotten train station and breaks in to cover it with his tags While exploring he runs into odd possibly delusional people wandering around the station in rotting ancient clothes It s briefly implied that they ve been inhabiting the place since the onset of World War II though it s ambiguous as to whether they re ghosts or people who have somehow survived in the darkness for decades hiding from the war they still believe is going on around them As I ve said before The Cat Dogs is a weird dream like anthology It s like that feeling you get when you re lying half awake on the couch at 2 am and some obscure horror movie from the 80s comes on the TV and you half watch it drifting in and out of consciousness so that your dreams start to meld with the snippets of plot Yeah just like that


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    EBOOK The Cat Dogs The Cat Dogs is one of the unusual dream like YA scary story anthologies I’ve read The horrors in these stories aren’t clear cut ghosts werewolves vampires or other conventional monsters Each story in the anthology is written by a different

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    EBOOK The Cat Dogs This collection of stories includes some scary tales that are aimed at teenagers but that can also be enjoyed by adultsI’m really glad that when I ordered this book I didn’t know that it was a young adult book Had I known that I may not have bought it from As it was I am very happy that I read this because the storie

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    EBOOK The Cat Dogs These six horror stories are intended for a young adult audience Though I'm not a normal fan of horror stories I did enjoy these A student purchased the book and brought it into the library for me to read because she enjoyed it so much I think the book would really appeal to our students who enjoy suspense For m

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    A. Finnis ó 5 Read Free read ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ó A. Finnis Summary The Cat Dogs None of the stories are what I'd call high literature but they're mostly good campfire stories Short sweet and unsettling ^^

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    A. Finnis ó 5 Read EBOOK The Cat Dogs I truly thought this was a really great set of short stories

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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 224
  • The Cat Dogs
  • A. Finnis
  • English
  • 03 June 2020
  • 9780590222921