Yesss! It’s Halloween!
Instead of movie-shopping, I went book-shopping – because this November (to get into the mood) I have decided to read all of these scary books listed down below↓
Who’s with me?
1.”Misery” by Stephen King
About: Paul Sheldon is a successful author of the book-series; Misery. Annie Wilkes, Sheldon’s number one fan, rescues the author from the scene of a car accident. Now … he’s no longer writing for a living. He’s writing to stay alive.
Why this book: Just putting it out there; I haven’t read any of the books in this list (trying out a new thing!) but I am very eager to, and I think this book is quite suitable for Haloween because I’ve seen the movie, and it’s SO scary! People say the movie is nowhere near as scary as the book is, so I’m very excited about this one!
2. “The Shining” by Stephen King
About: Jack Torrance’s new job at the Overlook Hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start. As the off-season caretaker at the atmospheric old hotel, he’ll have plenty of time to spend reconnecting with his family and working on his writing. But as the harsh winter weather sets in, the idyllic location feels ever more remote…and more sinister.
Why: Yet again; A book which (most likely) will give you goosebumps from start to finish.I’m guessing you all know about this one. It’s a classic. But … not everyone has read the book. The movie is popular alright but is the book equally as good? We’ll see …
3. “1984” by George Orwell
About: This is a dystopian story which follows the life of Winston Smith, a low ranking member of ‘the Party’, who is frustrated by the omnipresent eyes of the party, and its ominous ruler Big Brother.
Why: A lot of people wouldn’t pin this one down as a Halloween-book, but I have always viewed futuristic books as quite frightening. Who knows what will happen to the future? No one. But people do speculate. And to be honest, I haven’t seen or heard about one book which paints a positive image of the time to come. It’s all grey and lonely and sterile. Scary, if you ask me!
4. “The Road” by Cormac McCarthy
About: A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don’t know what, if anything, awaits them there.
Why: Everyone has been telling me to read this book, so I finally will. Note – I have seen the movie and it did make a huge impact on me. It’s scary, it’s sad, it’s hopeful … Perfect for a dark, cold November night♥
Aftur S. Nerdrum