A Night in Terror Tower by R.L. Stine
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Description from Goodreads:
All locked up and no place to go! Sue and her brother, Eddie, are visiting London when they run into a little problem. They can't find their tour group. Still, there's no reason to panic. No way their tour guide would just leave them. All alone. In a gloomy old prison tower. No way they'd get locked inside. After dark. With those eerie sounds. And a strange dark figure who wants them . . . dead.
This is, what, book 27 that I review from Goosebumps? And I have yet another bad review.
What I really dislike about this book is the transition from reality to fantasy or "flashback" It was terribly done. It all happened in a blink of an eye....speaking of eyes who's idea was it to have these Saw Movie like contraptions in a children's book? It's one thing to have torture chambers in a book, but is it necessary to explain what they do?
"...the prisoner was stretched and stretched..until their bones were pulled right out of their sockets!" << Again a bit much for children. That'll give them nightmares for the next 5 years. Heck it gave me nightmares and I'm still awake!
The kids don't actually spend a full night in the Tower, in fact more goes on during the day than the night and that steroid looking creature on the cover. Doesn't even 'appear" in the book. I think he got lost, he's supposed to be on a Ninja Turtles book cover instead.
Looking back on the first few chapters R. L gives hints on certain things that occur later in the book. He set the scene up for the ending early. He is a very good writer no doubt. But these scifi twists at the end are getting on my last nerv....not much of a review but meh, it's 4am, hat'd you expect?
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