Sunday, October 29, 2017

A Prime Example of the Halloween Spirit

As the midnight hour gets closer to hand, James Basile writes this weekend in the Oklahoman about one of his favorite spooky and creepy reads:

...when I stopped to ponder what would top my list as the creepiest book I've ever read, there was simply no contest — that title goes to The Face in the Frost by John Bellairs. ​

...What really makes this book a perfect read for a chilly autumn night is Bellairs' skill in creating a sense of unsettling dread and an uneasiness that can't be readily dismissed by turning on a light or laughing a little too loudly. ​ ​ If you're looking for a prime example of the Halloween spirit, look no further. Grab the book, settle into a comfortable chair and listen to the wind howling outside as the light from your reading lamp casts strange shadows on the wall. And if you start to feel like there's someone behind you, just over your shoulder, and you turn to look ...

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