CM December 22, 
1995. Vol. II, Number 10-11

image Northern Frights 2.

Edited by Donald Hutchion.
Oakville, ON: Mosaic Press, 1994. 222pp, paper, $16.95.
ISBN 0-88962-564-6.

Subject Headings:
Fantastic fiction, Canadian (English).
Fantastic fiction, American.

Grades 9 - 12 / Ages 14 - 17.
Review by Michele F. Kallio.


Old Faris ruined it. He really did. Even up until last night, Mischief Night, I felt okay about pumpkins. Now I'm spooked.

 And so will the reader be! The above opening from Toronto writer Nancy Kilpatrick's "Punkins" sets the pace for the entire book. A collection of stories by Canada's best fantasy/horror writers, Northern Frights 2 is a terrifying trip to the Dark Side.

The anthology is an excellent companion for a long winter's night -- or any night when you don't plan to get any sleep. Each of the eighteen authors offers up their best dark dream for the reader's enjoyment. Authors include Sean Dolittle ("These Broken Wings"), Diane L. Walton ("Objects in the Mirror"), and Edo van Belkom ("The Cold"). The collection as a whole, edited by award-winning writer/film-maker Don Hutchion, takes terror to new heights, and will appeal to both teens and adults.

This well-presented volume will be a favourite in school and public libraries.


Michele F. Kallio is a former teacher/librarian living in Blacks Harbour, New Brunswick.

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