Sunday, October 5, 2008

'Tis The Season - Halloween Books

To many horror fans, Halloween is a significant holiday. It's the one day of the year when normal people behave like us. It's extra important to me, since I was born on October 31st, and if that hadn't happened, it would be difficult for me to write this blog.
Every year, I try to read as much Halloween-themed horror as I can, to milk the season for all it's worth. Here's a list of some of the horror novels I have which feature the holiday:

Ray Bradbury, Something Wicked This Way Comes (Recommended)
Ray Bradbury, The Halloween Tree
Al Sarrantonio, Halloweenland (On the shelf, I'll read it this month)
Al Sarrantonio, Horrorween
Al Sarrantonio, Hallow's Eve
Brian Keene, Ghost Walk (Just read - review to follow. Recommended)
Norman Partridge, Dark Harvest (Highly recommended. Probably the best Halloween-related book I've ever read)
David Nial Wilson, Roll Them Bones (Highly recommended. Along with Dark Harvest, I'll be re-reading this one for Halloween, and probably for years to come)
James A. Moore, Harvest Moon (I've been saving this one for months, waiting until closer to Halloween.

I'm sure I've overlooked some obvious ones. If you have any suggestions/corrections, please let me know.


Craig Clarke said...

You did leave out October Dreams, the anthology edited by Richard Chizmar and Robert Morrish, but since you listed only novels (loosely, in Sarrantonio's case, but still...) that may have been deliberate. Otherwise, you've got a great list, with many of my favorites included. Happy Halloween!

KentAllard said...

I was trying to avoid anthologies, to make the list manageable. But yes, October Dreams would be a good one to add to this.