Saturday, November 01, 2014

Ten of the best ghost stories

Lauren Oliver's latest novel is Rooms.

One of the author's ten favorite ghost stories, as shared at Publishers Weekly:
The Woman in Black by Susan Hill

Borrowing heavily in tradition and tone from the great gothic novels, Hill’s novel, like The Turn of the Screw, begins with a narrative: a man named Kipps tells the story of a strange and secluded house and the woman who haunted it, presaging the death of children. Deliciously creepy, and subsequently made into a good movie.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Woman in Black is one of Kate Mosse's top ten ghost stories.

Also see: Sandra Greaqves's top ten ghost stories, Rebecca Armstrong's ten best ghost stories, the Barnes & Noble Review's list of five top books of ghost stories, Kate Mosse's top 10 ghost stories, Peter Washington's top ten ghost stories, and Brad Leithauser's five best ghost stories.

--Marshal Zeringue