Happy belated Halloween, boils and ghouls! Hope you had a spooktacular evening. I’m on this fitness kick thing, so after a long day at the office, instead of passing out candy to little spooksters, I took a jog and chased that with a couple glasses of wine (you know, to hydrate) and topped off the evening with American Horror Story: Asylum. No pumpkins, no costumes, no candy. Well, there was candy, but not for Halloween. I felt a tinge of guilt for being a spoil sport, but then Greg Lamberson posted on his Facebook that “Halloween is for posers,” so turns out I’m actually cooler than I thought. The guilt has washed away and I am clean again.
On to the important business of Book Club. I’ve been excited for every selection we’ve had of course, especially since I usually have a hand in picking out the selection, but I am particularly anxious to read this month’s novel. For November, we’ll be reading John Ajvide Lindquist’s Little Star. Lindqvist’s Let the Right One In settles easily into my top 5 horror novels of all time. While I’ve always intented to read his subsequent work, like Handling the Undead and Harbour, I just haven’t got around to it. Now is my chance!
Here is a synopsis of Little Star from Amazon.com:
A man finds a baby in the woods, left for dead. He brings the baby home, and he and his wife raise the girl in their basement. When a shocking and catastrophic incident occurs, the couple’s son Jerry whisks the girl away to Stockholm to start a new life. There, he enters her in a nationwide singing competition. Another young girl who’s never fit in sees the performance on TV, and a spark is struck that will ignite the most terrifying duo in modern fiction.
You can pick up Little Star here or wherever cool books are sold.
I hope you’ll join me this month. Please tell your friends, family, gardener, mechanic, or anyone else you know that loves to read horror. The more the merrier! And don’t forget to stop by the Book Club’s usual haunt, The Mortuary, to share your thoughts.