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Neste livro, Lindy e Kris são gêmeas, fazem quase tudo juntas e até se vestem parecido. Um dia Lindy encontra um boneco ventríloquo numa caçamba e decide ficar com ele. Kris também ganha um e parece que o presente é muito legal. Só que ele começa a ofender as pessoas como se tivesse vida própria. Kris jura que não foi ela, mas seus pais estão muito zangados. O que ela não Neste livro, Lindy e Kris são gêmeas, fazem quase tudo juntas e até se vestem parecido. Um dia Lindy encontra um boneco ventríloquo numa caçamba e decide ficar com ele. Kris também ganha um e parece que o presente é muito legal. Só que ele começa a ofender as pessoas como se tivesse vida própria. Kris jura que não foi ela, mas seus pais estão muito zangados. O que ela não sabe é que o pior ainda está por acontecer.


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Neste livro, Lindy e Kris são gêmeas, fazem quase tudo juntas e até se vestem parecido. Um dia Lindy encontra um boneco ventríloquo numa caçamba e decide ficar com ele. Kris também ganha um e parece que o presente é muito legal. Só que ele começa a ofender as pessoas como se tivesse vida própria. Kris jura que não foi ela, mas seus pais estão muito zangados. O que ela não Neste livro, Lindy e Kris são gêmeas, fazem quase tudo juntas e até se vestem parecido. Um dia Lindy encontra um boneco ventríloquo numa caçamba e decide ficar com ele. Kris também ganha um e parece que o presente é muito legal. Só que ele começa a ofender as pessoas como se tivesse vida própria. Kris jura que não foi ela, mas seus pais estão muito zangados. O que ela não sabe é que o pior ainda está por acontecer.

30 review for Goosebumps. O Mistério do Boneco - Volume 8

  1. 4 out of 5

    ✨Bean's Books✨

    #7 "He walks. He stalks..." Kris and Lindy are twin sisters. But when Lindy finds a ventriloquist dummy and names it Slappy, she starts getting all the attention. It's when Kris gets her own dummy to show up her sister that things get weird. Dummies aren't real... are they? Creepy as hell and reminiscent of Child's Play. I loved it!!! #7 "He walks. He stalks..." Kris and Lindy are twin sisters. But when Lindy finds a ventriloquist dummy and names it Slappy, she starts getting all the attention. It's when Kris gets her own dummy to show up her sister that things get weird. Dummies aren't real... are they? Creepy as hell and reminiscent of Child's Play. I loved it!!!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Mandy

    This book by Stine was always my favorite. There was something so creepy and sinister about a ventriloquist doll coming to life... Ughh. It's one of my daughter's top favorites from him as well! R.L. Stine never really disappoints. This book by Stine was always my favorite. There was something so creepy and sinister about a ventriloquist doll coming to life... Ughh. It's one of my daughter's top favorites from him as well! R.L. Stine never really disappoints.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Sully (thysaltymar)

    It does not matter how old I get because this was probably my favorite and the creepiest Goosebump series I have read in my elementary years. The idea of a DUMMY that talks and stalks totally wacked my brain out! Totally wicked! :p The story is about Kris and her twin sister Lindy Powell who both love to play with dolls and dummies (just like a typical princess-brat girls). One day Lindy, found a dummy (she named it Slappy) for her to play with. The twin sisters started to fight over the dummy so It does not matter how old I get because this was probably my favorite and the creepiest Goosebump series I have read in my elementary years. The idea of a DUMMY that talks and stalks totally wacked my brain out! Totally wicked! :p The story is about Kris and her twin sister Lindy Powell who both love to play with dolls and dummies (just like a typical princess-brat girls). One day Lindy, found a dummy (she named it Slappy) for her to play with. The twin sisters started to fight over the dummy so their father decided to buy a dummy for Kris. So Kris named the new dummy Mr. Wood thinking it was a perfectly nice dummy. Days have passed and the dummy started acting suspicious because when Kris and Lindy try to play with it...it started to move by itself! Bewildered and breathless, the twin sisters started to get rid of Mr.Wood but the dummy is so strong and wicked it even strangled and killed the family dog, Barky! The ending was unpredictably scary because when they got rid of the evil dummy Mr. Wood and went home, Slappy (the other dummy that Lindy found in the garbage) says to Kris, who is going to shut the open window at their room, "Hey, slave - is that other guy gone? I thought he'd never leave!". Seriously, I had goosebumps! Spooky isn't?! The following scary questions actually started to nag me night after night after reading this: What if you had a favorite dummy but then you speechlessly figured out it was haunting you? What if you had a dummy who you must obey or else it would kill your loved ones? Well that is exactly what happened to Lindy and Kris in the book Night of the Living Dummy by R.L. Stine! I must say (again) that this was one of the greatest and well-remembered CHILHOOD BOOK in my life! :3

  4. 4 out of 5

    Amber J

    I try to express only my most honest opinion in a spoiler-free way. Unfortunately, there is still always a risk of slight spoilers despite my best efforts. If you feel something in my review is a spoiler please let me know. Thank you. It's kind of hard to rate this, cause it was just not meant for an adult reader. But read it I did to my 8-year-old daughter. Reading at night is one of our rituals. It was interesting to read the book that began Slappy. Who basically became the icon of Goosebumps. I try to express only my most honest opinion in a spoiler-free way. Unfortunately, there is still always a risk of slight spoilers despite my best efforts. If you feel something in my review is a spoiler please let me know. Thank you. It's kind of hard to rate this, cause it was just not meant for an adult reader. But read it I did to my 8-year-old daughter. Reading at night is one of our rituals. It was interesting to read the book that began Slappy. Who basically became the icon of Goosebumps. Even more interesting that the book really wasn't about Slappy at all. I thought this one was a bit too violent for a children's book. Even a middle grader. A pattern in the books is how long it takes for anything to really happen. That is starting to get a bit old for me. I would say a 3-star and my daughter would say a 5, so I'll split the difference and go with 4.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Brandy

    Just had the opportunity to re-read this classic from my youth to my daughter. This was one of my favorites! Not sure who enjoyed it more, Liv or I!!😂😂5 stars

  6. 5 out of 5

    Ashley Daviau

    I think this is probably my favourite Goosebumps book out of the ones I’ve read and probably the one I’ve reread the most times. There’s just something so damn creepy and sinister about any kind of doll coming to life, dummy or not and I’m obsessed with it. For some reason I really enjoy the sibling rivalry in this book too, probably because I’m an only child and it makes me appreciate that a whole lot. I loved this one as a kid and I think I love it even more now! Reading it again at an older a I think this is probably my favourite Goosebumps book out of the ones I’ve read and probably the one I’ve reread the most times. There’s just something so damn creepy and sinister about any kind of doll coming to life, dummy or not and I’m obsessed with it. For some reason I really enjoy the sibling rivalry in this book too, probably because I’m an only child and it makes me appreciate that a whole lot. I loved this one as a kid and I think I love it even more now! Reading it again at an older age made me appreciate little details I didn’t notice when I was younger and gave me a whole new appreciation for this book and Stine’s writing.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Justin Padilla

    Slappy surprisingly played only a small part in the original book. He was found in a dumpster by Lindy Powell, implying that Slappy has had more mischief in his past than we know about. Lindy took the dummy home, but soon her twin sister, Kris, became jealous and got a dummy of her own, named Mr. Wood. After purchasing Mr. Wood, strange things began to happen. The girls' room was turned upside down, and the kitchen was demolished when all of the food was emptied out and thrown about the room. Ho Slappy surprisingly played only a small part in the original book. He was found in a dumpster by Lindy Powell, implying that Slappy has had more mischief in his past than we know about. Lindy took the dummy home, but soon her twin sister, Kris, became jealous and got a dummy of her own, named Mr. Wood. After purchasing Mr. Wood, strange things began to happen. The girls' room was turned upside down, and the kitchen was demolished when all of the food was emptied out and thrown about the room. However, Lindy revealed that she was behind all of it to get revenge on Kris for copying her. Later, after everything calmed down, Kris found the words in Mr. Wood's pocket and read them aloud, bringing him to life. When she did routines with Mr. Wood, he would nastily insult the audience without Kris's control and spew green, foul-smelling gunk out of his mouth. In the story's climax, Kris and Lindy tried to kill Mr. Wood by decapitating him with scissors, but he simply told them that he had "powers" that prevented him from being killed. Even burying him in a construction site didn't work. Mr. Wood decided the girls would be made to pay for their insolence and tried to kill their dog. However, they ended up in the construction site again after a chase, and Mr. Wood was killed by a bulldozer. When the girls returned home, they found that Slappy was alive the whole time.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Hayley ☾ (TheVillainousReader)

    I had one experience with R.L Stine when I was younger and that was watching The Werewolf of Fever Swamp. That memory is cemented in my mind because I was so fucking terrified. I can remember the day, where I was, the color of the couch I sat on and how I had the worst nightmares. Because of that movie I never went anywhere near “the dummy one” but I heard about it, and just hearing about it scared the shit out of me. I wanted to read this because what better time to revisit a childhood terror t I had one experience with R.L Stine when I was younger and that was watching The Werewolf of Fever Swamp. That memory is cemented in my mind because I was so fucking terrified. I can remember the day, where I was, the color of the couch I sat on and how I had the worst nightmares. Because of that movie I never went anywhere near “the dummy one” but I heard about it, and just hearing about it scared the shit out of me. I wanted to read this because what better time to revisit a childhood terror than during October?! I didn’t expect to be scared but I did expect to have fun and wow, was this fun. I’m kind of shocked by how good this was? It was well-written and there were so many twists I didn’t see coming! When I think of The Night of the Living Dummy I think of Slappy, so Mr. Wood completely threw me off but I loved it. I’m not going to lie, this middle grade had me on the edge of my seat and I really didn’t know how it would end. I think if I read it when I was younger I would have been T E R R I F I E D, instead of giggling with delight and thinking it was so spooooooky. I wish I hadn’t been such a scaredy cat so I would have read them then, but better late than never! I liked this one so much that I will be starting from the beginning and devouring as many as I can. I would definitely recommend if you’re looking for a quick, nostalgic and spooky Halloween read!👻🕷

  9. 5 out of 5

    Yumi Learner

    A couple of days ago when I talked to my French Canadian friend, he introduced me to a very interesting book series called Goosebumps. The book series is very easy for me to read in English without using a dictionary. And plus, I can enjoy reading it. When I was a kid, I was a huge fan of 江戸川乱歩 (Edogawa Rampo). I read all his books when I was in the fifth grade. Most of his books were creepy and I competed with my classmates who was the fastest to finish reading all his books. Although I couldn't A couple of days ago when I talked to my French Canadian friend, he introduced me to a very interesting book series called Goosebumps. The book series is very easy for me to read in English without using a dictionary. And plus, I can enjoy reading it. When I was a kid, I was a huge fan of 江戸川乱歩 (Edogawa Rampo). I read all his books when I was in the fifth grade. Most of his books were creepy and I competed with my classmates who was the fastest to finish reading all his books. Although I couldn't win, I was one of the fastest kids. I started reading a book of Goosebumps. The book series has over 160 books. I'd love to read all of them with my Kindle to improve my reading skills!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Rachel (TheShadesofOrange)

    3.0 Stars I never grew up reading Goosebumps so I didn’t have any nostalgia for this series. I don’t tend to enjoy middle grade fiction and I honestly felt too old reading this one as an adult The sisters in the story were rather annoying, but I was pleasantly happy with the creepiness of the dummies. While I didn’t love this book, I look forward to reading through the series with my son when he is old enough. 

  11. 4 out of 5

    gina

    My fourth grade students begged me to purchase a class set of the book Night of the Living Dummy, part of the Goosebumps series by R.L. Stine. I can see why they love this book, although--sorry, kids, I won't be getting a class set. Night of the Living Dummy is kind of like a cross between Stephen King weirdness and the Night Gallery series by Rod Serling, but targeting kids. That aspect of the story was fun. I enjoyed the creepy and familiar of the story. (I recall, in fact, an evil doll in one My fourth grade students begged me to purchase a class set of the book Night of the Living Dummy, part of the Goosebumps series by R.L. Stine. I can see why they love this book, although--sorry, kids, I won't be getting a class set. Night of the Living Dummy is kind of like a cross between Stephen King weirdness and the Night Gallery series by Rod Serling, but targeting kids. That aspect of the story was fun. I enjoyed the creepy and familiar of the story. (I recall, in fact, an evil doll in one of my favorite Night Gallery episodes; folks these days might compare this to Chucky.) However, the writing leaves a lot to be desired. It's flat. Boring. It's okay for the kids to read independently, but when it comes to sharing a piece of literature as a whole class, I expect something a little more meaty. Don't get me wrong. I'm not against covering books that kids love. We do have a class set of The Adventures of Captain Underpants (and the second in the series, Attack of the Talking Toilets). However, the Captain Underpants books are loaded with figurative language, metaphors, similes, and idiomatic expressions. Each page offers a plethora of opportunities to discuss the finer points of the English language. Sadly, this Goosebumps book does nothing like that. If there is an R.L. Stine book out there that has more sophisticated language, I will be happy to get a class set for my kids. Otherwise, I'll have to pass.

  12. 5 out of 5

    ☣Lynn☣

    This is my all time favorite Goosebumps book. Slappy is just so freaky man. 0__0 Still as awesome as I remember it.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Carmen

    Lindy and Kris are twins. They are 12, with blonde hair and blue eyes. Lindy wears her hair long, and Kris short. They hate each other. They fight all the time, try to copy each other, make fun of each other, and pull pranks on each other. One day, Lindy finds a ventriloquist dummy in a dumpster. She names it Slappy. She decides she has a gift for ventriloquism and starts practicing with Slappy every day. At first, Kris makes fun of her for being a dork. But after a few weeks, Lindy and Slappy sta Lindy and Kris are twins. They are 12, with blonde hair and blue eyes. Lindy wears her hair long, and Kris short. They hate each other. They fight all the time, try to copy each other, make fun of each other, and pull pranks on each other. One day, Lindy finds a ventriloquist dummy in a dumpster. She names it Slappy. She decides she has a gift for ventriloquism and starts practicing with Slappy every day. At first, Kris makes fun of her for being a dork. But after a few weeks, Lindy and Slappy start getting pretty popular. All the kids at school think they're funny and Lindy gets hired to do her act at a kid's birthday party. It's around this time that Kris starts getting very jealous. She asks her parents for her own dummy, which makes Lindy furious. The parents suggest the girls share Slappy. But when Kris reaches over to take Slappy from Lindy: Suddenly the dummy's head tilted back and his mouth opened wide. "Beat it, Kris!" he snarled in a harsh raspy voice. "Get lost, you stupid moron!" Before Kris could back away, Slappy's wooden hand shot up, and he slapped her hard across the face. Lindy claims that she didn't do it - that the dummy acted on its own. Of course, no one believes her. Then Kris's parents buy her a dummy. Kris names it Mr. Wood. Now there are two dummies in the house...and it seems that they hate each other. The girls wake up to find Mr. Wood wearing Kris's clothes. Mr. Wood, in Lindy's hands, berates Lindy and calls her names. But Lindy claims it isn't her speaking. They also walk into the room to find Wood on top of Slappy, it's hands around Slappy's throat. Kris starts shutting Mr. Wood in the closet at night, but every morning he's on the chair next to her bed. One night, when Kris goes downstairs to get a drink, the refrigerator's empty - all the food spilled and scattered on the floor. Mr. Wood is sitting there, wearing Kris's jewelry, with a big plate of fried chicken on his lap. Kris is in tears, terrified of Mr. Wood and absolutely convinced that her dummy is evil. It's then that Lindy confesses - everything was her doing. She set up every incident, trying to make Kris believe that her dummy was alive. What a jerk! I was very angry with her. Think the nightmare's over? Oh, no, no, no. It's just beginning. Read on... if you dare! ... This is widely accepted as the scariest of all the Goosebumps books, and I have to admit that it is chilling. Perhaps even more chilling to me, since I've always been terrified of living dolls and living ventriloquist dummies are just the epitome of scary. I don't think I'm alone in this! Again, Stine chooses to create two main characters who are horrid. The book is technically from Kris's point of view, and I suppose that she is the more sympathetic sister, but both her and Lindy are horrible brats, in my opinion. Lindy is the worst - playing that malicious, drawn-out prank on her sister, and filled with fury that Kris is trying to "copy her" all the time. Kris isn't a good person either. She does copy her sister, and won't allow Lindy to have her own likes and hobbies. She's also whiny. I didn't want to see either of them hurt - and this book gets very violent and twisted for a Goosebumps book - but I didn't like them as people. Stine really pulls out all the stops on the horror. Dummies crawling around your bedroom at night. Dummies that speak to you in a low growl, saying horrible things. Dummies that seem to be indestructible. Again, the horror is even more horrifying because the protagonists are 12-years-old. I know (at least in the US of A) children are generally coddled and loved and adored. It's easy to forget that they also have no rights and no agency. They are at the complete mercy of the adults around them. And adults tend to think that kids are making stuff up when they try to tell the adults what's going on. Kids can't drive, they can't have weapons, they can't go places alone. Also, their minds aren't as developed as an adult's mind and oftentimes they don't think as clearly or as rationally as an adult would. All of this combines to put children in a precarious position when evil possessed living dummies decide attack. (view spoiler)[ Woody is alive. Kris brought him to life accidentally by saying some magic words. He's evil. He addresses the girls as "Slaves." The girls try many ways of killing him - pulling his head off, sawing through him, and burying him in a suitcase in a huge hole - nothing works. One super-scary scene is when Woody has his hands around Barky's (the little terrier's) throat and is strangling him to death, with both girls frantically trying to stop him. Finally, at the very end, Woody runs across the street and is run over by a steamroller. A cloud of noxious green gas escapes into the air. The girls are so relieved - the nightmare is over. But when they collapse in their bedroom in a grateful heap, Slappy turns his head to look at them. "Hey, slave - is that other guy gone?" the dummy asked in a throaty grow. "I thought he'd never leave!" Fade to black. Dum, dum, dum!!!!! So scary! (hide spoiler)] If you're only going to read one Goosebumps and you want the scariest one - this is probably your best bet.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Evelyn Medina

    Super fun read! Would've loved it if the dummy (Mr Wood) had come to life sooner but the end was perfect! Can't wait to read the next one! 4/5 stars! Super fun read! Would've loved it if the dummy (Mr Wood) had come to life sooner but the end was perfect! Can't wait to read the next one! 4/5 stars!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Ruthy lavin

    Wowzers this took me right back to the 00’s when I used to read the Goosebumps books to my nieces! They used to adore the TV programme too! So it’s world book day this Thursday and my son has decided to go as Slappy, his favourite character from the Goosebumps series. We had a catch up read and I loved every second of it! It’s easy to get caught up in the glitz and glamour of the Goosebumps films, but this has just reminded me what an awesome author R L Stine is! Every child should read his books!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Vinton Bayne

    After watching the Goosebumps movie I thought I would delve back into my childhood for some nostalgic fun. This may have been a bad idea. Here we have a story of two mean sisters, one who is downright sadistically cruel at one point. Reading about them kind of made me sick. Slappy, the famous goosebumps dummy, is hardly a background character until the last sentence of a very rushed ending and the main "living" dummy has the worst dialogue, repeating over and over "slaves, I have power!" He is j After watching the Goosebumps movie I thought I would delve back into my childhood for some nostalgic fun. This may have been a bad idea. Here we have a story of two mean sisters, one who is downright sadistically cruel at one point. Reading about them kind of made me sick. Slappy, the famous goosebumps dummy, is hardly a background character until the last sentence of a very rushed ending and the main "living" dummy has the worst dialogue, repeating over and over "slaves, I have power!" He is just full of empty threats. I need to try to re-read some others because I really don't see why I loved this series growing up from this title alone.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Princess Godoy

    Slappy' a dummy, is found lying in the dumpster of a scary house by the two sisters, but this is not his story. This is by far my favorite among the Goosebumps series. It goes so predictable that you will be surprise that it's different from the things you predicted. The ending is my favorite part, no matter how old I will be, it will forever haunt me. Slappy' a dummy, is found lying in the dumpster of a scary house by the two sisters, but this is not his story. This is by far my favorite among the Goosebumps series. It goes so predictable that you will be surprise that it's different from the things you predicted. The ending is my favorite part, no matter how old I will be, it will forever haunt me.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Jeff_§of2014

    This book is about Kris who loves playing with dummies and one day her dad just found a new dummy for her to play with, thinking it was a perfectly nice dummy she put it next to her old one. When she played with her dummy it was moving and talking by itself and she started being suspicious. Then her family did a talent show, her dad was playing a guitar and her mom was dancing and her sister was showing her painting. When it was Kris's turn the dummy insulted the family and they taught it was K This book is about Kris who loves playing with dummies and one day her dad just found a new dummy for her to play with, thinking it was a perfectly nice dummy she put it next to her old one. When she played with her dummy it was moving and talking by itself and she started being suspicious. Then her family did a talent show, her dad was playing a guitar and her mom was dancing and her sister was showing her painting. When it was Kris's turn the dummy insulted the family and they taught it was Kris who said all those bad things and when she tried to pull it off it would not come off. After struggling to get the dummy off she decided to throw it away but she found it back in her closet. I can connect this to the world because peoples' problems always come back and more conflicts arise more and more problems will come upon them and it will get to the point where they cant solve it themselves and ask for other's help. I give this book 3 stars because this book I find this book interesting but I also find it boring at the same time because there are always stories about how this weird object gets angry and is put into another body for revenge and what not, that's what made it a boring book to read for me.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Krystal

    Hands up if this book single-handedly made you terrified of ventriloquism for life. *raises hand* Hands up if you will never be able to look at a ventriloquist's dummy without seeing something sinister and inherently evil. *raises hand* Hands up if this book single-handedly made you terrified of ventriloquism for life. *raises hand* Hands up if you will never be able to look at a ventriloquist's dummy without seeing something sinister and inherently evil. *raises hand*

  20. 5 out of 5

    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫ Mrs. Buttercup •*¨*•♫♪

    Woah. I can't believe this is the most famous Goosebumps story. I really didn't like it, not creepy at all plus the dummies are so annoying I wanted to punch them in the face the whole time. Nope, this was definitely a miss for me! Woah. I can't believe this is the most famous Goosebumps story. I really didn't like it, not creepy at all plus the dummies are so annoying I wanted to punch them in the face the whole time. Nope, this was definitely a miss for me!

  21. 4 out of 5

    Lindy

    I picked this up mainly because I remember one of the girl’s name being Lindy which isn’t very common so seeing my name in a book is always fun. I read it as a kid but didn’t remember much. Definitely a fun/spooky read and a must for all kids in my opinion. Makes me want to get all the new slappy books. I love RL Stine.

  22. 4 out of 5

    DeAnna Knippling

    An evil ventriloquist's dummy begins taking over a girl's soul...but with a pair of twins *and* a pair of ventriloquist's dummies, which one is it? This was like The Turn of the Screw: "Oh, you think it's bad when one kid is seduced by evil? How about two?" Although the classic Goosebumps have all been solid so far, I particularly liked this one, because I was sure the twin thing was going to be handled cheesily. But instead it produced several real "ouch" moments while their competitiveness and An evil ventriloquist's dummy begins taking over a girl's soul...but with a pair of twins *and* a pair of ventriloquist's dummies, which one is it? This was like The Turn of the Screw: "Oh, you think it's bad when one kid is seduced by evil? How about two?" Although the classic Goosebumps have all been solid so far, I particularly liked this one, because I was sure the twin thing was going to be handled cheesily. But instead it produced several real "ouch" moments while their competitiveness and jealousy was being described. Recommended for tweens and people who love horror tropes. A LOT of tropes...but not a one that hasn't had some kind of nice twist on it so far.

  23. 4 out of 5

    George Jankovic

    picked up Night of the Living Dummy as my third Goosebumps book. This time, we have twin sisters who try to beat each other in absolutely everything, driving their parents insane and managing to screw up quite a few things in the process. There were a few times that I wanted to yell at them, which proves characters were well developed. I absolutely loved this story! It's my favorite Goosebumps book so far and it's definitely 5 stars. It moves very fast, there are several wonderful twists along t picked up Night of the Living Dummy as my third Goosebumps book. This time, we have twin sisters who try to beat each other in absolutely everything, driving their parents insane and managing to screw up quite a few things in the process. There were a few times that I wanted to yell at them, which proves characters were well developed. I absolutely loved this story! It's my favorite Goosebumps book so far and it's definitely 5 stars. It moves very fast, there are several wonderful twists along the way, and it ended exactly the way I hoped it would. 5 stars. Enjoy!

  24. 5 out of 5

    Kathy

    Love rereading theGoosenumps books. Always fun and a little creepy

  25. 5 out of 5

    Shawna

    I just saw the new Goosebumps movie and felt inspired to read some of these creepy books so I came home and looked through my Goosebumps collection. I decided to start with Night of the Living Dummy because Slappy is one of my favorite characters. I was not disappointed. It is great! I look forward to many more enjoyable reads. I just saw the new Goosebumps movie and felt inspired to read some of these creepy books so I came home and looked through my Goosebumps collection. I decided to start with Night of the Living Dummy because Slappy is one of my favorite characters. I was not disappointed. It is great! I look forward to many more enjoyable reads.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Zoe

    I LOVE THIS BOOK!! kris reminds me of me and I love the plot, the ending... you get the picture

  27. 4 out of 5

    Darcy McLaughlin

    This book is our introduction to what would become an iconic Goosebumps character, Slappy the dummy. There would be at least two more "Night of the Living Dummies" in the original run, and some spinoffs for good measure. This story begins with two twin girls who share everything. Kris and Lindy. You can tell their level of wit because they named their dog Barky, continuing the proud GB tradition of dogs with shitty names (Whitey the black dog from the last book says hi). One day they decide to d This book is our introduction to what would become an iconic Goosebumps character, Slappy the dummy. There would be at least two more "Night of the Living Dummies" in the original run, and some spinoffs for good measure. This story begins with two twin girls who share everything. Kris and Lindy. You can tell their level of wit because they named their dog Barky, continuing the proud GB tradition of dogs with shitty names (Whitey the black dog from the last book says hi). One day they decide to dick around in their neighbour's partially constructed house, because they like courting lawsuits. While there, they get scared by a squirrel, and eventually find a ventriloquist dummy in a Dumpster. Dumpster is capitalized every time, so I assume it must be a trademarked term. Lindy decides she wants to steal the dummy, and become rich and famous with her amazing ventriloquism skills. For some reason, these kids live in a universe where ventriloquism is all the rage. People think that Lindy is hilarious with her corny jokes, and we get repeated references to her and her dummy Slappy's "rap routine", yet sadly we never get a rapping dummy. Meanwhile, Kris says she needs a dummy too, since she can't have her own damn interests and thinks she would be a way better ventriloquist than Lindy (Spoiler: she's not). Eventually their poor dad buys her a dummy from a pawn shop, who she names Mr. Wood (this is an indication of Kris' amazing sense of humour). We get some scenes of dummy practice, and Lindy gets to perform at kids' birthday parties. She starts making money, so Kris somehow wrangles a spot hosting a concert at her school with her stupid dummy. Then Lindy tops that by getting asked to be on TV. Everyone in the world is enamoured with god damn puppets. Unfortunately, things start getting a bit creepy. In a series of incidences, Kris finds Mr. Wood in different locations and positions where she didn't leave him. It's like he's....alive! She thinks this is the case and tells her mom, only to be told she is a crazy person. This reaches a head when she finds the dummy in the kitchen at night, the fridge open and destroyed. Food all over the floor, Kris blames the dummy and her parents are all "WTF", and basically says it's the end of dummy time. Now Lindy reveals to Kris that she is the one who was doing all of these awful "jokes", because she was mad her sister wanted her own dummy. Yes, she destroyed a weeks worth of food for a lark. Damn privileged suburban white kids. Kris is understandably pissed, but can't narc out her sister because they promised to shut up already about the stupid dummies. Sometime later, Kris finds a piece of paper in Mr. Wood's pocket with some weird words, which she reads aloud. Obviously she has never watched Evil Dead, because she'd know it's never a good idea to read strange Latin-y words found in mysterious places. Of course, this is the magic spell that makes Mr. Wood come truly ALIVE! This is where the book actually gets quite funny. When Kris tries to do her show for the elderly neighbours, Mr. Wood goes all Don Rickles on them, insulting their age and fake teeth. This frightening act of autonomy isn't enough to deter Kris, who goes through with her concert performance. While there Mr. Wood bangs out a few good zingers about the music teacher's weight, then vomits stinking green liquid all over the stage. This sounds like a crazy dream sequence, but fortunately for us it's not. That night Mr. Wood goes full evil, telling the kids he's going to hurt their family and make them his slaves. That escalated quickly. They chase him downstairs, and have a brawl with the surprisingly strong dummy. The parents come out, and tell the kids to stop being maniacs. Of course Mr. Wood plays the Toy Story card and goes limp. After telling them Mr. Wood is getting sent to the pawn shop on Monday, the parents go back to bed. Lindy and Kris force Mr. Wood into a suitcase, and then decide to go bury him in a big dirt pile at the construction site next door. They get a snow shovel from the garage and make Mr. Wood a shallow grave. The next morning Mr. Wood is back in the kitchen (surprise surprise), covered in dirt. Kris' parents leave to go to the garden centre, and Mr. Wood strangles the dog. Barky is saved by the kids, who decide the best course of action is to throw Mr. Wood under a steamroller next door. This leads to a chase sequence where they have to save their dog from a steamroller death. Mr. Wood tries to run away but is mowed down by the surprisingly fast steamrollers. The driver thinks he's murdered a kid, but the girls tell him it was "just a dummy", so he's immediately relieved. Mr. Wood's mutilated corpse releases a green mushroom cloud, and the kids go home to party. But then as Kris goes upstairs to get changed, Slappy tells her he's glad they got rid of that other guy. Awwww shit. Random thoughts: The biggest mental hurdle in this book is accepting that there's two 12 year old girls who think ventriloquism is really cool, and that there are numerous townspeople and TV stations clamouring for cutting edge dummy puns and wood jokes. Both kids are really unlikable, as Kris is initially irritating because she whines about not having a dummy and when she does get one she's abysmal at it but insists on performing for people anyway. Lindy seems alright until she reveals she's been psychologically tormenting her sister for days, pretending the dummy is alive. She exhibits almost no remorse after their parents are pissed she destroyed the entire contents of their fridge. Maybe slavery under an evil dummy overlord wouldn't be too bad a fate for these two.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Jenna Vahue

    I've heard many stories of people saying Goosebumps scared them as a child. Considering I started this series as an adult, I laughed it off. Night of the Living Dummy is a Goosebumps staple and it chilled me to the bone. I don't have a problem with coming across dolls in flea markets, and I honestly think they are very sweet. I picked up two mini porcelain figurines recently because they looked like Diana Barry and Anne Shirley for my bookshelf. The eeriness of this story was the sentience of Mr I've heard many stories of people saying Goosebumps scared them as a child. Considering I started this series as an adult, I laughed it off. Night of the Living Dummy is a Goosebumps staple and it chilled me to the bone. I don't have a problem with coming across dolls in flea markets, and I honestly think they are very sweet. I picked up two mini porcelain figurines recently because they looked like Diana Barry and Anne Shirley for my bookshelf. The eeriness of this story was the sentience of Mr. Wood and the lack of control for the twins. He did say disturbing things at first and he expelled toxic green slime over the front row at the talent show. It was when he would pop out of nowhere and threaten bodily harm to the twins that scared me. The episode I saw last year was different than the source material. It contained similar elements but I felt the book was much scarier. It was strange that the twins bonded over being ventriloquists together, but I feel it provided a backdrop for something scary. This was the first Goosebumps that earned its title and I halfheartedly want it to happen with another book in the series. This is a PSA to not read Latin inscriptions in the pockets of any strange toys you may acquire. Thank you.

  29. 5 out of 5

    TraceyL

    Slappy from the Goosebumps TV series is, in my opinion, scary than Chucky from the Child's Play movies. In the book, he's just an annoying doll. Slappy from the Goosebumps TV series is, in my opinion, scary than Chucky from the Child's Play movies. In the book, he's just an annoying doll.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Billie Pritchett

    R.L. Stine's Night of the Living Dummy is still one of the best Goosebumps books out there. Two competitive sisters get ventriloquist dummies and try to construct an act around them. But then strange things start happening with one of the dummies. It looks as though the dummy is talking and moving around on his own... This book set off two more books in the original 62 Goosebumps, and then various other books thereafter in the offshoot series. And the dummy Slappy became the mascot, more or less, R.L. Stine's Night of the Living Dummy is still one of the best Goosebumps books out there. Two competitive sisters get ventriloquist dummies and try to construct an act around them. But then strange things start happening with one of the dummies. It looks as though the dummy is talking and moving around on his own... This book set off two more books in the original 62 Goosebumps, and then various other books thereafter in the offshoot series. And the dummy Slappy became the mascot, more or less, for the Goosebumps franchise. Slappy does not do much in this book. He doesn't start moving and shaking until later. So don't expect much action from him here. Nevertheless, still a good book.

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