Happy Halloween Book Number Ten

October 9, 2011 - 11:01 pm No Comments

Welcome to my first entry in the Halloween Top Ten book list, listing my personal favourite scary books of all time. You may not agree with my choices which will appear between now and 31st October, but give them a try. And note, I didn’t say horror, I said scary.

So peeps coming in at number ten is Mirror by Graham Masterton. This novel was bought for me as a special birthday present when I was youngster by three of my closest friends so still retains a special place in my heart. However, regardless of the affection I hold for that memory, this novel still retains an important place in the history of horror and literature. The synopsis on Graham Masterton – The Official Site: Bibliography website reads, “A screenwriter becomes obsessed with a Hollywood child star murdered in the 1930s. Fifty years after his death he has the idea of making a movie that will bring him back to life. But the mirror he buys from his idol’s house is possessed and those who tamper with it risk unleashing a terrible evil that threatens to overwhelm everything in its path…

A fascinating tale, full of decadence, obsession and grotesque imagery. Alongside several well staged scenes of horror, there’s an intriguing examination of what it might be like to step inside your own mirror-image. An engaging twist on Lewis Carroll’s Through The Looking Glass.”

Now, I love my niece, nephews and Godchildren, but I have always been rather afraid of and inept with kids. I suspect Masterton’s novel, read at such an impressionable age is the reason why. Either way, it’s a thoroughly engaging read and their isn’t anything scarier than an evil kid; The Exorcist, Children of the Damned, The Innocents and that’s just for starters.

Try it and be converted at Mirror.

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