10-02-2011 09:47 AM
Let's have some fun. This is Halloween Month, and I love a scary book. Or just books about Halloween. So let's talk about our favorite Halloween Nook Reads. Here are the rules:
1) Each day I will post a reminder to post one of your favorite Halloween-oriented books.
2) Everyone post one and NO MORE than one book each day that the announcement goes up.
3) You can define a Halloween book any way you want. It could be something scary, something historical about the holiday....whatever. Just remember to post one day.
4) And since this is a Nook board, the book MUST be available to be read on a Nook device. Sideloaded is fine, though.....although native Nook format is even better.
My choice for today, since I just finished it, is Anne Rice's "INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE," the first vampire book since Dracula that actually made you THINK (about the nature of evil).
10-02-2011 10:54 AM
10-03-2011 08:17 AM
DAY 2: Name one Halloween book that you recommend reading on your Nook during the month of October. Day's 2 entry for me: FRANKENSTEIN, by Mary Shelly. The book, if you don't know, is quite different from most movies.....The monster much more intelligent and evil......yet we understand the ethical dilemma, since Dr. Frankenstein realized this evil was unleashed on the world by himself.
10-03-2011 10:43 AM
I am currently reading and enjoying The Ghosts of Belfast. I got this several weeks ago when it was $1(?) or free(?), so others of you may have it hidden somewhere in your library, too. I was browsing my library for something eerie or ghostly and I ran across this title. Thus far, it seems well written (I prefer literary fiction) and not overly bloody or violent (which is not my taste.)
10-03-2011 05:13 PM
Edgar Allen Poe's The Tell Tale Heart...scared the bejeezus out of me when I had to read it in middle school. : )
10-03-2011 10:24 PM
One of the best vampire tales I've ever read is Barbara Hambly's Those Who Hunt The Night. The tagline "Someone is killing the vampires of London." doesn't begin to do it justice! Hambly's writing is vivid, her characters strong and likeable and the plot very plausible. I won't spoil the plot by saying more than this: what kind of man would come home to discover a vampire has kidnapped his wife in order to secure his cooperation?
10-05-2011 11:25 AM
About the scariest book I have ever read was IT by Stephen King. One of the only movie from a book that was also scary that I have seen.
And interestingly only $8.99 as a nook book so I guess I will have to have it.
10-05-2011 11:50 AM
My day 3 Halloween read is the king of vampire novels, DRACULA, by Bran Stoker. Much more compelling than any movie version I've ever seen.
10-05-2011 06:09 PM
The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty gets my vote for one of the scariest books I've ever read.
10-05-2011 07:53 PM
This is too wierd. Earlier I said the scariest book I've read is the Exorcist. Tonight the author William Peter Blatty is online at the mystery forum. Cue the Twilight Zone music.
10-06-2011 10:58 AM
Rosemary's Baby I was a teenager when the book came out and it was forbidden reading, so of course I read it! It scared the pee out of me. I saw the movie many years later (in my thirties) and reread the book. It still gave me chills. By today's standards it is probably not THAT scary.
(BTW-The Exorcist IS the scariest book I've EVER read. I have NEVER seen the movie or reread it.)
10-06-2011 12:07 PM
Was petrified by IT, The Exorcist and Rosemary's Baby. Was never able to finish Dracula or Frankenstein. I'm going to try them again.
My recommendation for today is yet another Stephen King, actually 2 that I consider equally scary: Misery and Salem's Lot.
Misery is a mental thriller and Salem's Lot is more vampires. Both were made into video form (Misery is the first time I encountered the amazing Kathy Bates and Salem's Lot has had a couple of incarnations, my favorite was the Rob Lowe mini-series).
Yup, it's true, I consider King the "king of horror". Anne Rice is the "queen".
10-06-2011 12:36 PM
Be forewarned that my selection for today is by a Christian novelist, but it's a very subtle Christian message...and a very scary book. It's called THIS PRESENT DARKNESS, by Frank Peretti.And the bad guys are demons, in all of their dark "glory."