The Fifty Year Sword
Mark Z Danielewski
This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
This special eBook edition features an animated cover design, animated illustrations and text, sound effects, and original music.
In this story set in East Texas, a local seamstress named Chintana finds herself responsible for five orphans who are not only captivated by a storyteller’s tale of vengeance but by the long black box he sets before them. As midnight approaches, the box is opened, a fateful dare is made, and the children as well as Chintana come face to face with the consequences of a malice retold and now foretold.
From Publishers Weekly
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Chilling!!! Easily the most unique book I've ever read. All the elements of a scary tale told around a campfire. Every page is a surprise and a dare to continue...Do you dare?
not much fun
if you're colorblind and can't tell who's speaking because the quotation marks are color coded
Not for everyone
I'm sure many will find this book enjoyable. I did not. The formatting, font size, and writing structure interfered with reading. I gave up. Technique simply trumped story and I didn't like the technique.