"You know what? The bastard blows me out of the water. This guy writes Maine like Ardai writes New York. If you're not reading him, you don't know what you're missing." --Chris F. Holm, author of The Big Reap, The Wrong Goodbye and Dead Harvest.

"Bagley's got the poet's eye, but that doesn't mean everything is prettier in his work. It means the ugly stuff is more vivid. More intense. Like a sudden switch from analog to HD. And that's a trait to very much admire in his work." --Anthony Neil Smith, author of Hogdoggin', Yellow Medicine, The Drummer and Psychosomatic.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Spooky Books

Kelly Link--one of the coolest people on the planet, as far as I'm concerned--picks five spooky books for your Halloween reading pleasure. They're all new to me, and sound good.

So what five horror (or just plain spooky) books would you recommend?

My list includes:
I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
The Sandman series of graphic novels by Neil Gaiman
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
Dracula by Bram Stoker
The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe

Kelly's new collection, Pretty Monsters, is chock-full of eerie goodness, too.


marco said...

You,know I don't know anything about you -I arrived clicking a link from Crimespot- but as a transgenre reader,your mention of some of my absolute favourites- Kelly Link,Sandman,The Haunting of Hill House and Matheson -sure makes me want to take notice.


My verification word is appropriately tense.

Patrick Shawn Bagley said...

Thanks, Marco. I can't imagine limiting my reading to just one genre. How boring that would be.