Not to Be Read at Night by Sandrine Spycher

Not_to_Be_Read_at_NightMy rating:  5  of  5  stars

(by Goodreads)

In this collection:

The Lone Writer
Abby and Noah go hiking in the forest. Their plan is to spend a night in a wooden hut. But, once there, they discover the woods can be more spooky than nightmares. Will they have the courage to face the ghost of the Lone Writer?

The Dog and the Child
Melody is driving home when suddenly she crashes her car against a tree. In the rain and the dark, she stars hearing voices and seeing things.

The Fairy’s Cave
Arthur is an archaeologist. He enters the Fairy’s Cave to find a mysterious gem. First everything seems to go the way it was planned, but soon Arthur gets blinded by his quest and goes too far. Will he stop in time to be saved?

A Spooky Expedition
A group of kids decide to go where their parents forbade them: an old abandoned church, surrounded by its spooky graveyard. But they had never imagined that they would find a vampire’s lair…

My Opinion

This book consists of four intriguing and very different stories.I caught myself several times holding my breath and quickly musing about what might be going to happen next. And I loved it. I will not tell you more about the story than shown in the Goodreads plot description. This would spoil the fun of reading this book yourself.

With Not to Be Read at Night, Sandrine Spycher presents us with a small collection of short gems. Each character is cleverly portrayed, I felt very close to the protagonists. Some situations left me with goosebumps. I had a great time reading Not to Be Read at Night. Thank you, Sandrine! I took your advice and read your collection by day. I am looking forward to reading more – please keep your stories coming!  🙂

This is a collection to read again.

About the author

Sandrine Spycher was born and grew up in Switzerland. Getting inspiration from everyday life as well as in the literary material she studies at university, she writes fantasy and gothic novels and short stories. She writes in French and in English, translating her own novels herself.

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Please take a look at my statement on reading in My train of thoughts on …reading.  Now I am asking you.  🙂

My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you?  What did you think about Not to Be Read at Night?  Or – if you did not yet read Not to Be Read at Night – are you now interested in reading it yourself?

My question for you cinephiles:
If one or more of the stories in Not to Be Read at Night was/were filmed – who should direct it/them, who could you imagine as actors? Which would be your favourite story to watch?

I am looking forward to reading your comments.  🙂



13 thoughts on “Not to Be Read at Night by Sandrine Spycher

  1. I really enjoy when authors take the time to write a compendium of short stories for their readers. These stories sound like those I’d love to read especially A Spooky Expedition. Nothing quite beats a creepy setting with plenty of mystery to boot. Thanks for the introduction, Karen!

    • This collection is remarkable because I was immediately ‘in sync’ with the stories. Sometimes it takes a while to get in sync with a story… This is a compendium of short stories you’ll certainly like, Jack!

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