Friday, October 11, 2013

Seven scary seasonal stories

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog Kat Rosenfield tagged seven scary October reads, including:
The Haunting of Hill House, by Shirley Jackson

Nothing much happens in The Haunting of Hill House, and holy geez, it’s terrifying. This story of strangers investigating a haunted house contains no gore, and no ghosts are in evidence, yet it manages to utterly unsettle the reader even while never making it fully clear what we’re being unsettled by.
Read about another novel on the list.

The Haunting of Hill House also appears on Michael Marshall Smith's top ten list of horror books, Carlos Ruiz Zaf√≥n's top ten list of 20th-century gothic novels,  and Brad Leithauser's five best list of ghost tales.

--Marshal Zeringue