Wednesday, October 10, 2007

A Good Scary Story

Although Halloween is not my favorite time of year- it is certainly one that I enjoy. The whole idea of dressing up in costumes, passing out candy, and scary stories makes the kid in me smile.

I love a good scary story. Not a horror story- but a good freaky mind job. Something that makes you ‘jump’ at the end and gives you goose bumps. One of my 'freaky' authors is Edgar Allen Poe. I love Poe. My favorite short story of his is The Cask of Amontillado.

In the story one man is buried alive by another and he doesn’t even know it is happening. The whole rhyme and tone of the story is freaky. It gives you chills. For all of its weirdness, it is not my favorite scary story. My favorite is entitled And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie.

I remember reading her book and literally jumping out of my chair at one point because of the suspense on the pages. I finished that book with my back up against the wall looking toward the door! Needless to say, I really get into books when I read them.

So, if you are looking for a good suspenseful book to read this October, I recommend And Then There Were None. You will be turning pages faster than you can read them and in the end you still wont have a clue as to ‘who did it’!


Lynn said...

I personally like the true story about creepy footsteps up and down the stairs of the apartment and a jiggling door knob at 1 AM, Chandler hearing it and saying, "Woof" ever so quietly as if he too knew it was a ghost from funeral home's past....ooooooohhhh

Joseph James said...

I can totally see how ghosts would live in that place...the trains would be enough to keep anyone from resting comfortably in the after-life!

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