Friday, March 09, 2018

Ten of the scariest books of all time

At at The Strand Magazine Ania Ahlborn tagged the ten scariest books of all time. One title on the list:
Carrie by Stephen King: No, not IT and not The Stand. For me, one of King’s best was his first. What makes Carrie so disturbing isn’t the poor girl’s supernatural powers; it’s not even that she sets the entire gym on fire; it’s the abusive relationship she has with her mother. King is one of the masters when it comes to fleshing out characters, and Carrie is no different. If you want to get a serious case of the creeps, walk a mile in Carrie White’s shoes, and then ask yourself… how did she not go nuts sooner?
Read about another entry on the list.

Carrie is on Jeff Somers's list of the five worst mothers in literary history, Becky Ferreira's list of six of the most memorable bullies in literature, Julie Buntin's list of favorite literary kids with deadbeat and/or absent dads, Gregg Olsen's top ten list of deadly YA books, and James Dawson's top ten list of books to get you through high school.

--Marshal Zeringue