Title: For Sale
Author: David Sakmyster
In: Blood Lite III: Aftertaste (Kevin J. Anderson)
Rating Out of 5: 5 (I will read this again and again and again)
My Bookshelves: Comedy, Easy reading
Format: Short story
Publisher: Gallery Books
5th sentence, 74th page: Carefully reflect on all the intangibles.
A cleverly worded ad for the sale of a haunted house… would you buy it?
I always think that the adverts for houses are entertaining. The wording is always so majestic, the terms often obscure. And guessing what’s secretly wrong with the place can be kind of fun. Well, with this ad… I really didn’t have to go far to guess. But my god was it an entertaining read.
I love how this ad completely takes the mickey out of real estate agents and haunted houses. Everything that is stereotypical and expected appears here and the determined positive spin on the property had me laughing throughout. It’s kind of a pity that this sort of humour isn’t more prevalent within more for sale ads…
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