Thursday, February 11, 2021

Eleven top fictional hotels for your fictional vacation

Jae-Yeon Yoo is an MA candidate in English at New York University.

At Electric Lit she tagged eleven "novels to immerse yourself in the world of hotels, hospitality work, and bed-making." One title on the list:
The Third Hotel by Laura Van Den Berg

This psychological thriller skulks through ghostly hotel bedrooms and Havana streets, written in Van Den Berg’s signature propulsive, elegant, and unsettling prose. A recently-widowed American woman, Clare, travels to Cuba to attend a horror film festival in memory of her late husband, Richard, who was a horror film scholar. When she arrives in Havana, however, she finds the allegedly dead Richard standing outside of a museum—setting off a chain of surreal events as she attempts to track him down. If you love The Shining and Psycho, this contemporary hotel novel is a must-read.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Third Hotel is among Katie Yee's twenty books that are laced with sinister magic.

--Marshal Zeringue