Saturday, November 15, 2014

Four of Laura Lippman's favorite reads of 2014

At Omnivoracious Laura Lippman tagged four favorite books she read this year, including:
The Fever by Megan Abbott

It's a long-time pet peeve of mine that great stories about adolescent boys (Huckleberry Finn) are seen as classics while wonderfully observed novels about adolescent girls often don't get their due (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn). Abbott is one of the writers helping to balance the scales, using the lives of teenage girls to explore the true mysteries of life. The Fever is her latest exploration/excavation. And it will give you chills.
Read about another book on the list.

The Fever is among 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