I know…I know…it hasn’t been a week and I already missed a day. BUT, seeing as how it was a Sunday that I forgot to post, I’ve decided to forgive myself and mention 2 horror titles today to make up for my lapse.
I’ve mentioned several short story collections and will most likely spend the remainder of the month discussing novels, so today I thought it would be fun to recommend two novella collections–Different Seasons by Stephen King and Prom Nights from Hell–by Meg Cabot, Kim Harrison, Michele Jaffe, Stephenie Meyer and Lauren Myracle.
Different Seasons includes four novellas–3 of which have been adapted for the screen–Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption, Apt Pupil, The Body (renamed Stand by Me for the film) and The Breathing Method. These are four very different stories that all illustrate the light & the darkness inherent in people. These tales show that horror and beauty can exist simultaneously and that evil may be present in the old man who lives down the road or your high school’s premier athlete and golden boy.
Prom Nights from Hell is pure fun. Each of these extraordinary authors present a paranormal prom story in their own unique writing style. My personal favorite of the bunch was the modern retelling of the Monkey’s Paw by Lauren Myracle. It was fast, fun and scary.
~Tricia is CPL’s teen librarian and is looking forward to watching a scary movie after dinner tonight.