Tag: horror

Haunted Hallways, Gothic Galleries

Haunted Hallways, Gothic Galleries

The concept of the haunted house comes up again and again. After all, houses hold histories—and those histories aren’t always kind. When we are at home, we are often our most unguarded and vulnerable . . . but are we safe? These six stories (intended for both adults and young adults) suggest otherwise. House of […]

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Six Literary Scares This Spooky Season

Six Literary Scares This Spooky Season

‘Tis the season for some of the most fun genre fiction. Stalwarts like Stephen King will always be around for reliable scares, but some novels that sit on the boundary of literary fiction and genre horror also serve well-deserved creeps. Whether you’re looking to get into the Halloween spirit or just enjoy the crisp weather […]

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Shelf Care, Episode #4: Body Horror, Bruce Springsteen, and Vampire Feelings

Shelf Care, Episode #4: Body Horror, Bruce Springsteen, and Vampire Feelings

Bid farewell to the familiar planes of reality and enter the eerily entertaining realm of the fourth episode of Booklist’s Shelf Care: The Podcast. Here, Susan Maguire, senior editor, collection management and library outreach, speaks with “the library world’s horror maven,” Becky Spratford; Booklist audio editor Heather Booth; and Booklist senior editor Maggie Reagan. For […]

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August Online Exclusives: 11 Bonus SF/Fantasy & Horror Reviews

August Online Exclusives: 11 Bonus SF/Fantasy & Horror Reviews

So many good books, not enough pages. This is the Burden of the Booklist Editor, alas, and it is a Weary Burden that Doth Make My Shoulders Stoop. ANYWAY. Here’s a bunch of real good science fiction, fantasy, and horror that didn’t make it into the August spotlight issue due to space being finite and […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on SF/Fantasy and Horror

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on SF/Fantasy and Horror

The August issue of Booklist is, at last, alive! Forgive us our fanciful and frightful furor over the annual Spotlight on Science Fiction/Fantasy and Horror. Okay, enough alliteration, we have a throng of top-10 lists, which includes the year’s best sf/fantasy and horror in adult, youth, debut fiction, and adult audiobooks. Booklist contributor Zara Rix […]

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A New Book for Daniel Kraus; Tiny Books for John Green

A New Book for Daniel Kraus; Tiny Books for John Green

Former Booklisters just can’t stop making news! On Monday, we received an announcement that former Books for Youth Editor Daniel Kraus (coauthor of The Shape of Water and solo author of  many more) will have a new book out next Halloween with Hard Case Crime—and it sounds like a doozy! We can’t wait to read […]

We Read Dead People: BRAINCHILD

We Read Dead People: BRAINCHILD

Welcome to We Read Dead People, where authors Stephanie Kuehn (Charm & Strange, When I Am Through with You) and Daniel Kraus (The Shape of Water, The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch) read a novel from the glory days of direct-to-paperback horror—the magnificent 1980s—and determine whether it was worth the suggested retail price. High-school student Lois Wilson is really excited about science! […]

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We Read Dead People: HEADS

We Read Dead People: HEADS

Welcome to We Read Dead People, where authors Stephanie Kuehn (Charm & Strange, When I Am Through with You) and Daniel Kraus (Rotters, The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch) read a novel from the glory days of direct-to-paperback horror—the magnificent 1980s—and determine whether it was worth the suggested retail price. In David Osborn’s Heads (Bantam, 1985), everything is lovey-dovey, hunky-dory between studly […]

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Watch DARK, Already!

Watch DARK, Already!

Netflix has billed its first German series, The Dark, as a grown-up Stranger Things. Little wonder: it features a small town with a creepy government facility, weird and inexplicable events, kids on bicycles, and 80s nostalgia out the wazoo. But where Stranger Things is quite funny and has a certain coziness, The Dark is maudlin and […]

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Stranger Things, Here We Come

Stranger Things, Here We Come

Say hello to Susan Maguire, our new Senior Editor of Collection Management and Library Outreach—and horror! She’s so new, we haven’t even had the chance to make her a contributor to The Booklist Reader yet—but she does have a few excellent reads for people looking forward to the Stranger Things season two premiere tonight. Take it away, […]

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