In the spirit of Halloween, we at Pinata will present five special horror novels. There’s nothing quite like a good scare, on a cold day in October… The moon hanging overhead, maybe a black cat, or some bats will cross your path.
Let’s start with a story about Halloween.
A group of boys discover the meaning of Halloween when one of their friends falls ill. In the search for a cure, they embark on a journey through history and mythology to save him. The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury is a story you’ll find yourself falling into.
You want a good scare?
Read The Blackstone Chronicles by John Saul. When an abandoned Asylum with a dark past is earmarked to be demolished, six mysterious gifts are sent out to the citizens of the small town. As people start going missing, strange things start happening, everything is connected to what happened years ago in the halls of Blackstone Asylum.
Heres a book that’s more than a book. Reading this book might be a mistake altogether; you’ll understand what it’s like to go insane.
The House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski is a book unlike any other book. Cyphertext, text written backwards, pages that spiral, a story about a story.
A story about a house that has a hallway that stretches on forever. Watch as the protagonist reads a story about a family beset with the shifting house. I can’t explain this story any better, read it carefully and try not to fall into the pages.
A man down on his luck needs a break from school and his ex-girlfriend; so he decides to go for a walk late at night. He discovers a hidden world most people drive past hidden with the suburbs – from the cannibal homeless to shadows that seem to follow around every corner, and a beautiful woman he can’t get out of his mind. Night in Lonesome October by Richard Laymon is a story you won’t forget.
Which brings us to our last story, a fantasy horror epic.
A world that exists within a carpet, a paradise, threatened by forces that want to control it. Follow Cal and Suzanne as they run across London and Weaveworld away from an unholy horror, beset with false promises and creatures that’ll make your skin crawl. Weaveworld by Clive Barker, you won’t be able to put the book down.