Can you believe it? We’ve come to our last showcasing of festive books for HauntoberFest 2015! I hope you’ve enjoyed this event as much as I have. Just FINDING these books again was a delight. Maybe you’ve discovered some new favourites over the month, or simply had the opportunity to spread the love of bookish horror, macabre, and ghoulish fun to others.
Either way, enjoy — what I consider to be — the most horror appropriate book of the season:
Author: Stephen King
Page Length: 1116 pages (BEHEMOTH)
Synopsis: To the children, the town was their whole world. To the adults, knowing better, Derry, Maine was just their home town: familiar, well-ordered for the most part. A good place to live.
It was the children who saw – and felt – what made Derry so horribly different. In the storm drains, in the sewers, IT lurked, taking on the shape of every nightmare, each one’s deepest dread. Sometimes IT reached up, seizing, tearing, killing . . .
The adults, knowing better, knew nothing.
Time passed and the children grew up, moved away. The horror of IT was deep-buried, wrapped in forgetfulness. Until they were called back, once more to confront IT as IT stirred and coiled in the sullen depths of their memories, reaching up again to make their past nightmares a terrible present reality.
“Eddie discovered one of his childhood’s great truths. Grownups are the real monsters, he thought.”
― Stephen King, It
Why did I chose this book?
Or more precisely, “Why did I choose this book to end off our month of freight and thrills and disturbing as shit?” BECAUSE THIS BOOK IS ALL THAT ROLLED UP INTO ONE. I STILL HAVE NIGHTMARES ABOUT IT. YOU CAN’T MAKE ME EVER READ IT AGAIN. IT AIN’T HAPPENIN’. Jkfnsjanfdjnfladj
So. Y’know. Perfect book to end the month on. *smirksmirk**slinksaway*
Why did I ever think reading this book was a good idea? I don’t know! Why do I feel I should recommend it as the epitome of horror to all of you, lovelies? >3 ….Because I’m an asshole, THAT’S WHY. ❤
What I love/like about it:
- This was the very first book I ever read that so definitively stated what I’d known all along… that adults are the real monsters.
- Embodies the essence of horror
- The title is absolutely perfect, don’t you think? The simpliest, yet most striking title to give a book about your worst and deadliest fears.
- King’s writing mastery, as always. I’m a big fan of it and the poetic nature of his writing. I get very annoyed when I hear people say he’s too descriptive. You can never be too descriptive homg *eyeroll*
- Fuckin’ clowns.
Warnings or Triggers
Don’t even get me started here.
ALTERNATIVE TITLES FOR THE DAY
Because this book so epitomizes everything about terror that you can imagine, I really didn’t have any other titles as “alternatives”. That being said, here’s a fantastic collection of Halloween stories you can read instead, if you don’t want to drive into the twisted world of “It”: