Spells - Michel de Ghelderode

Staff Pick

The best pieces in this collection of eerie tales, and there are many, recall the peak ghost story output of M. R. James: elegantly composed, attuned to the darkness lurking within provincial towns and antique objects, and haunted by sudden supernatural visions. Yet without explicitly conforming to the style of horror, his work is somehow darker than so much else, obviously shaped by the attitudes of the times when its author lived. (Ghelderode originally published this in Belgium in the very midst of World War II.) Even so, there’s so much humor to spare -- see “Rhotomago”, where a demon gets loosed from a bottle and is unceremoniously forced back in.

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By Michel Ghelderode, George Maclennon (Translator), George Maclennon (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781939663207
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Published: Wakefield Press - January 24th, 2017

The Silence of the Lambs - Thomas Harris

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In "The Silence of the Lambs", Harris introduces us to Clarice Starling, a promising FBI cadet with a keen eye for detail that leads her to join the hunt for Buffalo Bill, a serial killer targeting women across the country.  Without any leads, the FBI turn to a jailed serial killer, the brilliant and manipulative Hannibal Lector, to help solve the crime. Starling must balance and analyze the personalities of two psychopaths in order to catch the killer before he strikes again. Although many have seen the film, the language is fantastic and the characters are even brighter on the page. And of course who can forget the inimitable Hannibal Lector? Psychiatrist, genius, cannibal and madman, one of pop culture’s best monsters, and the reason that Anthony Hopkins's face sends a cold chill down my spine.
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ISBN: 9781250048097
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - October 1st, 2013

A Head Full of Ghosts - Paul Tremblay

Staff Pick

If there is such a thing as meta-horror, Paul Tremblay’s A Head Full of Ghosts must be it. This novel pays an homage to horror, dissects its tropes, and has the best unreliable narrator since Shirley Jackson’s We Have Always Lived in the Castle. Far from being a straightforward possession story, Tremblay’s novel is a smart psychological horror with layers upon layers of uncertainty and unease.

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ISBN: 9780062363244
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - May 10th, 2016