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It is that time of year again … time to read creepy and scary books and scare the pants off ourselves! As Carl says,
The purpose of R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril VII is to enjoy books and movies/television that could be classified (by you) as:
Or anything sufficiently moody that shares a kinship with the above.
As the weather just recently turned cool and Fall seems to be on its way, I finally feel ready to pick my RIP books and start reading. This year, I’ll be choosing:
First of all, check out the incredibly creepy cover at left!! This is one that was put on my radar by Sandy and I bought it months ago specifically as a RIP read. I’ve already started it and it is living up to the promise of the cover already. It is set in Sweden and involves vampires and bullies and lots of creepy stuff that is already giving me the heebie jeebies.
I AM LEGEND by Richard Matheson
This is supposed to be one of the best vampire books of all time, and I believe it was made into a movie starring Will Smith. Amazon had it on sale one day as part of their Kindle Daily Deals, and I snapped it up, along with the next two books listed below.
MAKE ROOM! MAKE ROOM! by Harry Harrison
This is the book that was the basis for the movie Soylent Green, which I’ve never seen and no nothing about except for one line. (I think you know the one I mean.) All I know is it involves a world that is very overcrowded.
DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS by John Wyndham
Published in 1951, this is acclaimed as a horrifying science fiction classic about aggressive plants. (I must confess that I mixed it up with that Star Trek episode with those fuzzy balls. Turns out those are tribbles.)
THE PURE IN HEART by Susan Hill
I’ve had this book (the second Simon Serrailler crime novel) on my shelves FOREVER since I read the most excellent first book in the series, The Various Haunts of Men. It has been way too long to read the follow-up so I’ll get it read during RIP.
THE LITTLE STRANGER by Sarah Waters
I’ve been wanting to read another book by the author of the incredibly twisty and satisfying Fingersmith and decided that this book (described as “a ghost story that creeps up your spine”) would be the perfect choice. And I’m not alone in thinking that as it turns out this book was chosen as one of the RIP Readalong books this year. Although I’m not sure I’ll get it done in time to participate in the readalong stuff, I figure I can always chime in later with people who’ve just recently read it.
So those are my RIP plans. I think I have a pretty good mix of books (classics and modern choices), and I’ll do my best to read them and review them right away so I’m not talking about ghosts and vampires and killer plants in December while everyone else is dreaming of sugar plums and candy canes.