Vampires, zombies, witches, ghosts and monsters of all imagining have places in fiction all year long. In October they’re all over the stores, airwaves and even knocking on your door. It’s time also for our annual #LitChat Halloween Horror discussion in MediaMonday.
What’s the Most Terrifying Book You’ve Ever Read? Read this N.Y. Times Bookends piece by Francine Prose and Ayana Mathis (October 21, 2014).
Follow #LitChat at 4 p.m. E.T. in Twitter or login directly to our dedicated channel at www.nurph.com/litchat.
Later This Week in #LitChat
Josh Malerman joins us on Wednesday, October 29 to discuss his novel, Bird Box.
Written with the narrative tension of The Road and the exquisite terror of classic Stephen King, Josh Malerman’s Bird Box is a propulsive, edge-of-your-seat horror thriller, set in an apocalyptic near-future world—a masterpiece of suspense from the brilliantly imaginative Josh Malerman.
Something is out there . . .
Something terrifying that must not be seen. One glimpse and a person is driven to deadly violence. No one knows what it is or where it came from.
Five years after it began, a handful of scattered survivors remain, including Malorie and her two young children. Living in an abandoned house near the river, she has dreamed of fleeing to a place where they might be safe. Now, that the boy and girl are four, it is time to go. But the journey ahead will be terrifying: twenty miles downriver in a rowboat—blindfolded—with nothing to rely on but her wits and the children’s trained ears. One wrong choice and they will die. And something is following them. But is it man, animal, or monster?
Engulfed in darkness, surrounded by sounds both familiar and frightening, Malorie embarks on a harrowing odyssey—a trip that takes her into an unseen world and back into the past, to the companions who once saved her. Under the guidance of the stalwart Tom, a motely group of strangers banded together against the unseen terror, creating order from the chaos. But when supplies ran low, they were forced to venture outside—and confront the ultimate question: in a world gone mad, who can really be trusted?
Interweaving past and present, Josh Malerman’s breathtaking debut is a horrific and gripping snapshot of a world unraveled that will have you racing to the final page.
Follow Josh Malerman on Twitter: @JoshMalerman.