Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Ten top Halloween books

In 2006 Book Sense came up with a top ten list of Halloween books. One title on the list:
THE INHABITED WORLD: A Novel, by David Long (Houghton)

"This beautifully written ghost story is a moving speculation about the world beyond. A man wakes up to the realities of having dodged just about every stand he could have taken and, 10 years after his suicide, realizes that he's at another branch in the road. If he can't intervene in the world of the living, perhaps the living world can help spur him on to do what he needs to do."
Read about another book on the list.

Also see James Hynes' 2008 top 10 list of Halloween stories and Brad Leithauser's five best ghost tales.

--Marshal Zeringue