October Reads 2017: A Month of Scary Stories

Sort of half intentionally and half unintentionally, all the books I read this October were Halloween-worthy. I started out with the idea of finally tackling my Stephen King TBR List and it spiralled from there.

dark half

I first read The Dark Half,  a novel about Thad Beaumont, a literary novelist, and his much more successful penname George Stark, who is “not a very nice guy”. When Thad tries to lay George to rest, George takes on human form and begins murdering all the people in Thad’s life who were involved in both creating and killing George.

This actually read more like a crime novel than a horror, and I can’t say I was frightened at any point. If you’re into serial killer novels with a bit of gore, this might be the one for you, but I wasn’t excited by it. There were good moments but I’m unlikely to ever re-read it.

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