on June 6, 2012
As a kid I LOVED 'The Mysteries of Harris Burdick'. I was first introduced to it in the '80s in elementary school by a teacher who had us pick a picture and write our own tale for the picture we chose. I wrote so many stories for these pictures, and even made my own book with new pictures and one-liners. So when I stumbled across this book on Amazon a few weeks ago, I was THRILLED to have the opportunity to read other peoples' stories, and to see how their versions stacked up against my own.
For the most part I was impressed. There were about 3 stories that I thought were kind of lame, and unfortunately one of them was for one of my favourite pictures (The majority of that story was great, but in the end it didn't describe what was happening in the picture as the rest had). On the other hand, one of the stories for a picture I was never fond of as a child made me look at it in a whole new way, and it ended up being my favourite in the book! I guess it works both ways :)
All that being said, if you loved the original (at any point in your life), I absolutely recommend curling up with The Chronicles and getting sucked in all over again.