The Fifty Year Sword
Mark Z Danielewski
This book is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device, and with iTunes on your computer. Books can be read with 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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This Book Deserves to Be Read
I read this book every Halloween. It's one of those works that sticks with you and so perfectly encapsulates so many things that it's easy to pick up over again. It's a book that will become a tradition to read forever, and it deserves it. It's a very creepy story and, while only taking an hour or so to read, has enough bits and pieces to keep you discovering new things in it even after countless reads. I love the extra mile that they went in producing this eBook as well. There's music flowing through it with pictures stitching themselves as you turn the page and clever effects on the words that work to engross you even further into the story. It really is in a class of its own and I promise that if you read it, you will love it. Everything about it from the wordplay to the setup of the actual writing and even just the general layout of the entire book is unique and original and certainly like nothing else you've ever read. I have to thank the author for once again pushing the boundaries of what books can be and creating an awesome piece of literature.
not much fun
if you're colorblind and can't tell who's speaking because the quotation marks are color coded
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?