Saturday, July 04, 2015

Five fictional books-within-a-book too dangerous to read

At B & N Reads, Ella Cosmo tagged five fictional books too dangerous to read, including:
Lullaby, by Chuck Palahniuk

In Palahniuk’s Lullaby, a children’s book is the source of a unique and terrifying outbreak. Simply named Poems & Rhymes, the book’s dark magic is triggered by reading the lullabies written inside; doing so imbues the reader with the power to kill instantly. This dark magic is uncovered by reporter Carl Streator, who embarks upon a breakneck quest to stop the spread of the infection by any means necessary. Accompanied by what can only be described as a ragtag group of co-adventurers, the novel is by turns refreshingly humorous and terrifying, keeping readers on their toes. Lullaby is one of those books that keeps you up late at night, because you just have to find out what happens next. Almost as though the power of Lullaby has infected you, too…
Read about another entry on the list.

Lullaby is among Ella Cosmo's five top supernatural books that promise to keep you up late at night.

--Marshal Zeringue