“It was the story of a man who, in childhood, long ago, had chanced upon a book, in which there was a picture that frightened him.” Midnight Express is a dark short story which tells the tale of a twelve year-old boy’s fear of a battered old book, bound in read buckram. One or two fail spectacularly.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Refresh and try again. Be the first to ask a question about Midnight Express. It was the story of a man who, in childhood, long ago, had chanced upon a book, in which there was a picture that frightened him. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. He is forced to ride in a second-class cabin because the train is unusually full. Ratchett and Hector McQueen are also aboard the train. Diverse voices and sparkling debuts dominate today's contemporary short story collections. The Midnight Express may be found in The 8th Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories and 65 Great Tales of Horror and the Supernatural, both edited by Mary Danby, and Bar the Doors edited by Alfred Hitchcock (‘Hitchcock’ in this case probably actually Peter Haining). Billy Hayes and William Hoffer Booklist Billy Hayes and William Hoffer Message Board. The review of this Book prepared by Michael JR Jose. Start by marking “Midnight Express” as Want to Read: Error rating book. The movie was exaggerated for dramatic effect. His father was a teacher and taught Latin and Greek and in Aberystwyth, Wales. Amazing short story!!! Midnight Express is a 1977 nonfiction book by Billy Hayes and William Hoffer about Hayes‘s experience as a young American who was sent to a Turkish prison for trying to smuggle hashish out of Turkey. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of. Ratchett approaches Poirot and asks if he will work for him, Ratchett tells Poirot he has been receiving threatening letters and that someone is trying to kill him. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I think it would have made a great story if the idea would have been used by someone like Poe or Ambrose Bierce. A couple of the other prisoners do escape, one by sheer cunning and the other by clever bribery. It's not a very bad short "scary story", and the basic idea is great (although mixed up with some over-used motifs), but feels very unpolished. A classic story of survival and human endurance, told with humor, honesty, and heart, it became a worldwide best-seller and the Academy Award-winning blockbuster film of the same name. The book was adapted by Oliver Stone and directed by Alan Parker into a 1978 feature film of the same name that took many liberties with the book. Alfred Noyes was the son of Alfred and Amelia Adams Noyes. In 1898, Alfred attended Exeter College in Oxford. [1], Learn how and when to remove this template message, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Midnight_Express_(book)&oldid=955764992, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 9 May 2020, at 17:42. Welcome back.

Click on a plot link to find similar books! It was call The Midnight Express; and, as he read the first paragraph, it began to dawn upon him slowly, fearfully, inevitably. For this roundup, we took a look at the... To see what your friends thought of this book, “It was the story of a man who, in childhood, long ago, had chanced upon a book, in which there was a picture that frightened him.”. Though he failed to earn a degree, the young poet published his first collection of poetry, 17 Contemporary Short Story Collections to Devour. "Midnight Express" is a semi-known classic dark tale about a twelve year-old boy who, against all rules, removes a book from his father's shelf and sneaks it, along with a tapered candle, up to his room late at night. Billy Hayes and William Hoffer Message Board. He returned home, much the wiser for his experiences, and co-wrote this book and also signed the Hollywood deal which led to the famous film of the same name. Midnight Express tells the gut-wrenching true story of a young man's incarceration and escape from a Turkish prison.