Sunday, March 22, 2015

Fifty of the best novels about madness

At Flavorwire, Emily Temple tagged fifty of the best novels about madness. One title on the list:
The Fever, Megan Abbott

In Abbott’s novel, based on a true case study of teenagers losing control of their bodies (seizures, snarling) en masse, something is spreading through the population of adolescent girls in Dryden — something that makes them twitch, something tied up in their sexuality, something that may or may not be in their heads, or evidence of black magic. As if being a teenage girl weren’t already nearly too crazy to bear.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Fever is among Laura Lippman's four favorite reads of 2014, Christopher Shultz's top ten literary chillers where literary fiction and horror converge and Anna Fitzpatrick's four top horror stories set in the real universe of girlhood.

My Book, The Movie: The Fever.

--Marshal Zeringue