Friday, November 14, 2014

Seven awesomely scary novels

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog, Shaun Byron Fitzpatrick tagged seven awesomely scary novels, including:
Coraline, by Neil Gaiman

Coraline might be a book for kids, but I still have nightmares about the Other Mother and her button eyes. I used to check under my bed and behind my dresser to make sure her hand wasn’t creeping around. And by “used to” I mean “still pretty often, even though I’m almost 24 and an adult.” Gaiman creates a world that’s creepy and twisted and so horrifying it’s almost beautiful, with the mission of scaring the pants off of his readers. Mission accomplished, Neil.
Read about the other books on the list.

Coraline appears on Sam Leith's top ten list of alternative realities.

--Marshal Zeringue