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Uncle Nigel is determined to get a sun tan. But Tim is sure there is something sinister going on, when his uncle's skin starts to frazzle and his brain begins to fry. When Bart buys a magical monkey's ear in a market in Marrakesh, he discovers that making wishes is a dangerous game - you might just get what you wish for ...And who is the writer of the shortest horror story Uncle Nigel is determined to get a sun tan. But Tim is sure there is something sinister going on, when his uncle's skin starts to frazzle and his brain begins to fry. When Bart buys a magical monkey's ear in a market in Marrakesh, he discovers that making wishes is a dangerous game - you might just get what you wish for ...And who is the writer of the shortest horror story ever written?


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Uncle Nigel is determined to get a sun tan. But Tim is sure there is something sinister going on, when his uncle's skin starts to frazzle and his brain begins to fry. When Bart buys a magical monkey's ear in a market in Marrakesh, he discovers that making wishes is a dangerous game - you might just get what you wish for ...And who is the writer of the shortest horror story Uncle Nigel is determined to get a sun tan. But Tim is sure there is something sinister going on, when his uncle's skin starts to frazzle and his brain begins to fry. When Bart buys a magical monkey's ear in a market in Marrakesh, he discovers that making wishes is a dangerous game - you might just get what you wish for ...And who is the writer of the shortest horror story ever written?

30 review for Burnt

  1. 5 out of 5

    Ahmad Sharabiani

    Burnt, 2002, Anthony Horowitz Tim's uncle Nigel is determined to get a tan, despite his pale skin. But he isn't just burning, he's fast frying, Gary discovers that Mother Nature doesn't like it when you ignore the Country Code. But Tim is sure there is something sinister going on, when his uncle's skin starts to frazzle and his brain begins to fry. Nick and Jeremy are on a night bus at Halloween but the other scarred and rotting passengers aren't trick-or-theaters! And Ben doesn't really believe Burnt, 2002, Anthony Horowitz Tim's uncle Nigel is determined to get a tan, despite his pale skin. But he isn't just burning, he's fast frying, Gary discovers that Mother Nature doesn't like it when you ignore the Country Code. But Tim is sure there is something sinister going on, when his uncle's skin starts to frazzle and his brain begins to fry. Nick and Jeremy are on a night bus at Halloween but the other scarred and rotting passengers aren't trick-or-theaters! And Ben doesn't really believe in ghosts, but it does make him nervous that no-one has ever left Twist Cottage, his new home, alive. Ordinary objects or events, take on unexpected and chilling twists in these fabulously scary stories. تاریخ نخستین خوانش: روز بیست و ششم ماه سپتامبر سال2008میلادی عنوان: گوش میمون؛ اثر آنتونی هوروویتس؛ مترجم گیتا گرکانی، مشخصات نشر تهران، کاروان، سال1386، در62ص، شابک9789648497892؛ چاپ دیگر تهران، کاروان، کتابای لوک، سال1386، در55ص؛ شابک9789648497892؛ چاپ دیگر تهران، کندر، سال1390، در62ص؛ شابک9786006344058؛ چاپ دیگر تهران، آوای روزان، سال1395؛ در47ص؛ شابک9786008267164؛ موضوع داستانهای کودکان از نویسندگان بریتانیا- سده21م هشدار: اگر میخواهید داستان را بخوانید، لطفا از خوانش ادامه ی این ریویو منصرف شوید؛ در ادامه خلاصه ی داستان نگاشته شده است؛ فهرست: «سوخته، ص9»؛ «گوش میمون، ص31»؛ «کوتاهترین داستانی که تا بحال نوشته شده، ص53»؛ گوش میمون، داستان خانواده‌ ای است، که از سفر خویش به «مراکش»، «گوش میمونی» را همراه آورده‌ اند، که فروشنده‌ ی آن ادعا کرده، می‌تواند چهار آرزو را برآورده کند؛ «خانواده‌ ی بکر» پس از بازگشت به منزل خود، در حومه‌ ی «لندن»، برای مدت کوتاهی، این سوغات کوچک را فراموش می‌کنند؛ اما پس از چندی، با یافتن دوباره‌ ی آن، هر آرزویی می‌کنند، به نوعی دیگر برآورده می‌شود؛ آن‌ها یک «رولزرویس» می‌خواهند، و در عوض، صاحب غذای «سوشی» می‌شوند، آرزو می‌کنند در «لاتاری» برنده شوند، ولی خانمی به آن‌ها یک ظرف عسل هدیه می‌کند، و پدر خانواده آرزو می‌کند، طاسی‌ اش از بین برود، و موهایش دوباره رشد کنند، اما خانه‌ ی آن‌ها گرفتار توفان و رعد و برق می‌شود؛ پس از این ماجراها، «بارت»، فرزند خانواده، درمی‌یابد که شنوایی «گوش میمون» سنگین است، و باید آرزوها را با صدای بسیار بلند بیان کرد، تا او متوجه شود؛ زمانی که همه به این راز پی می‌برند، بین «بارت» و پدرش گفت و شنید تندی، بر سر اینکه چه کسی حق دارد: آخرین آرزو را بکند، در میگیرد، و در حین دعوا، پدر با عصبانیت فریاد می‌زند «آرزو می‌کنم تو به جهنم بروی!» و ناگهان انفجار عجیبی رخ میدهد، و دیگر از «بارت» اثری دیده نمی‌شود تاریخ بهنگام رسانی 18/02/1400هجری خورشیدی؛ 19/01/1401هجری خورشیدی؛ ا. شربیانی

  2. 4 out of 5

    Melika Kalhor

    یکی از فراموش نشدنی ترین پایان‌ها رو داشت از اول که شروع به خوندن میکنی میدونی قراره یه اتفاق وحشتناک بیوفته ولی اصلا احتمالش هم نمیدادم اینجوری بشه

  3. 5 out of 5

    Ehsan Mohammadzadeh

    داستان اولی نسبتا جالب بود. دومی ایده‌ی تکراری‌ای داشت. سومی هم شاید بچه‌ها رو واقعا بترسونه.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Ken

    3 short horror stories, all with great twists. A must read for fans of the genre.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca Fung

    Anthony Horowitz is a great writer. I love his series starting with "The Word is Murder". Unfortunately, "Burnt" left a lot to be desired. It's a series of horror shorts, 3 stories packed into one very short book. I wouldn't say any of them are REALLY scary. That's probably the biggest letdown. None of them leave you with that little bit of a tingle that a really good horror does (and yes, I've read horror stories aimed at younger people that do exactly that). It doesn't have to be explicit or g Anthony Horowitz is a great writer. I love his series starting with "The Word is Murder". Unfortunately, "Burnt" left a lot to be desired. It's a series of horror shorts, 3 stories packed into one very short book. I wouldn't say any of them are REALLY scary. That's probably the biggest letdown. None of them leave you with that little bit of a tingle that a really good horror does (and yes, I've read horror stories aimed at younger people that do exactly that). It doesn't have to be explicit or gory to give you that little bit of creepiness. There are three and the first two are based on very well-known story tropes/formulae. The first, the "murderer who is really pretending to care but turns out to be a murderer". The second, "wishes that go wrong". As those aren't exactly new ideas, the greatness of the story comes in the execution. The first story is perhaps the most disappointing. From the very first I knew what was happening. Maybe not the exact detail but it was pretty obvious what was going on generally and we were just waiting for it to finish. It was drawn out. There was no tension, no horror, no surprise twist (I think Horowitz intended for it to be a twist but it was signalled so badly) and the protagonist's reaction was bland. End of story. The second story, involving four wishes rather than the usual three, was pretty good as a comedy rather than a horror. If we take it as a comedy it was pretty enjoyable. I could imagine this being on a more modern version of The Twilight Zone. I liked the idea of "The Monkey's Ear" misinterpreting wishes and it was a pretty simple idea. The way that it played out was predictable (people ALWAYS crap up their wishes!) but the ending was kind of both funny and unsettling. Not really creepy, this won't keep you tossing and turning at night, but a little bit of dark humour. The third story had a good voice and a good gimmick. I won't give it away. It is not so much a real story as a gimmick and rant but the protagonist's voice is done well, and for a young audience, it's a fun one. Again, it has a dark theme but is not horrific. It's clearly a gimmick - not a creepiness you'd take seriously, but I think it was good and original. However when all is said and done, this has made me want to turn back to Horowitz's longer adult work. I haven't read his Alex Rider series so I don't know whether this is because his talent is more for adults or more in longer stories or it was just a blip and his other short stories are much better but it just wasn't very strong compared to the other stuff I read from him which really I liked so much.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Slow Man

    I found myself enjoying the monkey’s ear. The four wishes are indeed dangerous but not in a conventional way. An unexpected tale in the manner of Roald Dahl’s short stories which I enjoy the most. And the final story, the shortest horror story makes me look out my window for a bit at the end haha.

  7. 5 out of 5

    amelia Davies

    this is a good book it makes you think and you think you have worked it our but you haven't I really recommend that you read this book xx this is a good book it makes you think and you think you have worked it our but you haven't I really recommend that you read this book xx

  8. 4 out of 5

    Mel

    1.5

  9. 4 out of 5

    Fergus Lees

    This was the second story of the short story bingo board. In my last review I stated that i wanted to read the book because Anthony Horowitz is a brilliant author. I really liked the originality and creativity used to make this story because I have never read anything like it so there was lots of surprises. I don't like how the author makes the protagonist unsure of himself constantly,"Maybe thats why I got up," And a few lines later,"I don't know why I tiptoed but I did," Because it sends a wrong ima This was the second story of the short story bingo board. In my last review I stated that i wanted to read the book because Anthony Horowitz is a brilliant author. I really liked the originality and creativity used to make this story because I have never read anything like it so there was lots of surprises. I don't like how the author makes the protagonist unsure of himself constantly,"Maybe thats why I got up," And a few lines later,"I don't know why I tiptoed but I did," Because it sends a wrong image of the characters personality. Overall a good book for teens and tweens.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Owen Law

    Wasnt too scary. The horror contained was more just a slight hatred between two people, then one person got caught up in the middle, making it complicated.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Paul Corless

    I LOVED this book. It was an amazing book written by Anthony Horowitz. I would be pleased if Anthony Horowitz made another book similar to this one. My favourite character was Uncle Nigel.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Sami

    Creepy with a horrible twist at the end, my favourite kind of horror

  13. 4 out of 5

    Hollybooks

    This is three very short but disgusting amazing horror stories I would definitely recommend reading them .... if you dare!!!!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Nat Frankli

    burnt is a murder mystery about a couple thats go away on holiday and brings their nephew, but the wife changes the husbands sunsreen with cooking and burns him to death

  15. 5 out of 5

    Max

    this is a very interesting and funny book with a good twist at the end. in this a boy goes on holiday with his uncle and aunt and the uncle goes crazy on tring to get a tan.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Alsjem

    This book is a four star purely for the addition at the back of the 'shortest horror story ever written'. Genuinely spooky. Well done Horowitz! This book is a four star purely for the addition at the back of the 'shortest horror story ever written'. Genuinely spooky. Well done Horowitz!

  17. 4 out of 5

    mariposa_nudrath

  18. 4 out of 5

    Tanu

  19. 5 out of 5

    Seth Cox

  20. 5 out of 5

    buzy_reading

  21. 5 out of 5

    Mr Gordon Cubie

  22. 4 out of 5

    Michael

  23. 5 out of 5

    Masih

  24. 5 out of 5

    Silvëe

  25. 5 out of 5

    Lollie

  26. 5 out of 5

    Laura

  27. 5 out of 5

    Hugo

  28. 4 out of 5

    MRS G

  29. 5 out of 5

    Roisin

  30. 4 out of 5

    georgina oliver

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