Invasion of the Black Slime and Other Tales of Horror
When I was a kid, I loved Choose Your Own Adventure books. At school book fairs, I was always on the lookout for a good deal. There were various copycats series – such as the really excellent Fighting Fantasy series that I discovered in middle school. Which Way Books, however, never really received the accolades of Choose your own Adventure as most of them were very mediocre to downright terrible. One book from the series, however, really stood head and shoulders above the others.
Invasion of the Black Slime and Other Tales of Horror was honestly one of the most frightening books I read as a kid. The book consisted of 3 main story lines you could choose between. The first storyline was to continue on to the supposedly invaded mountain town of Silverlode. The second involves visiting a lonely doctor. The third was one of the best which involved spending 24 hours in Uncle Harry Crispen’s haunted house to earn a million dollars.
There were some really great illustrations as well.
It is hard to find copies of this book today. The series was never terribly popular, and used copies of this book can run you about $35 – if you can even find one. I have never seen this book online anywhere; so I decided to change that. I bought a copy and scanned the whole thing cover to cover. It’s now here available as a PDF to download and enjoy.
Personally, I found the haunted house path contained some of the most terrifying stuff I read as a kid. Even today as an adult it holds up really well. There’s even a warning that you need to give full attention to the pages you read as you go into Uncle Henry’s house. I remember taking it seriously and going to my room and laying on my bed to read it. It was downright terrifying to 10 year old me.
If you’d like to hear some the book, here’s an audiobook version:
If you read this book as a kid, share your experiences with it. It was definitely one of my favorites.
Which Way Books #10
The Invasion of the Black Slime and Other Tales of Horror
Written by: R.G. Austin
Published: January 1, 1983 by Simon Pulse
ISBN : 9780671460204
ISBN-10 : 067146020X
ISBN-13 : 978-0671460204
ASIN : 067146020X
Download Invasion of the Black Slime and Other Tales of Horror PDF here