Wael Shaheen Shaheen itibaren Jiken, Jiken, Blora Regency, Central Java 58372, Endonezya
After spending most of my childhood drowned in his books, especially the Fear Street Sagas, I felt I owed it to Stine to read his first adult fiction novel. Not bad, he still knows how to scare you down to the core. R.L. Stine still has "it" and I was happy to find out that out.
Whether you're looking for an easy, calming, uplifting read or an insight into one of history's greatest minds, this is an experience, not a book. Cover to cover in three hours, you will come out of your trance a new person.
I love these compendiums of short stories - it's an excellent opportunity to be exposed to writers that you otherwise would not have heard of. Pick any genre you like - I like mystery and travel - and take down little bite size pieces of reading. The travel stories, especially, can be little epics of adventure of which you can tackle several in the course of a quiet evening. I picked this one up because Tim Cahill, the editor, is one of my favorite travel writers. Previous installments have ended up being ecological morality tales and rather depressing; Cahill injects some much needed humor with his selections. Although it must be said that the breezy treatment - most of the articles are pulled from magazines like GQ or The New Yorker, so that you might get the same experience by just reading those magazines. All in all - a lot of fun.