October? More like Shocktober! Here are new horror novels to get you in the Halloween spirit:
FUTURISTIC VIOLENCE AND FANCY SUITS by David Wong
Two stars for Wong’s latest SF/horror/humor mash-up in which a barista inherits a fortune from her estranged billionaire father, as well as a high-dollar contract on her head and a prime spot in the middle of a futuristic Mob war. “Biting humor and blatant digs at modern society overlay a subtly brilliant and thoughtful plot focused on one young woman’s growth and survival against all odds.”
— Publishers Weekly, starred review
THE STEPHEN KING COMPANION: Four Decades of Fear from the Master of Horror by George Beahm (also available in trade paperback)
The “Master of Horror” gets a detailed companion to his work; Beahm uses illustrations, photographs, original articles, interviews, and biographical material to show how Stephen King became America’s favorite storyteller. “The completeness of Beahm’s analysis coupled with his accessible writing style make this book extremely absorbing.” — Library Journal, starred review
NO ONE GETS OUT ALIVE by Adam Nevill
“British author Nevill out-Kings Stephen in this intense tale of séances, houses of ill repute and pervert convicts. …a reading experience fraught with real chills.”
— Publishers Weekly.
If creepy antique dolls and puppets are your thing, then check out THE HOUSE OF SMALL SHADOWS, which Booklist raved about in a full-page starred review.
Plus, THE BOY WHO DREW MONSTERS by Keith Donohue will be available in trade paperback next week. This October 2014 LibraryReads pick is the perfect Halloween read!