|Daguerrotype of Andrew Jackson|
It doesn’t have to be Horror. For some, Edgar Allen Poe and H.P. Lovecraft were the masters. But Brave New World’s vision of the future might have disturbed you more than any story about mummies and werewolves, and Tom Robinson’s situation in To Kill a Mockingbird sent shivers through plenty of people. I’m saving mine for later this month, but I guarantee it’s an unusual pick, even though it's the only book to ever drive me to try to hide under a bed.
With luck, we’ll gather a whole list of unusual ones and share them on All Hallow’s Eve. You have until October 29th to write up a brief explanation of whatever book or short story scared you the worst (or the best), and I’ll post them on the 30th. That way anyone looking for one last scary read in October can hit the library on Halloween with a healthy list.