Monthly Archives: October 2019

Halloween Reads

With Halloween just days away, what better way to get into the spirit by sitting down with a good book and scaring the living daylights out of yourself.

Sam, our resident horror aficionado at Pontefract Library, recommends his top 5 chilling reads. (Disclaimer: Sam is a big Stephen King fan)

Christine by Stephen King

Christine, blood-red, fat and finned, was 20. She was Arnie’s obsession. There was still a malign power in her that corroded the mind and turned ownership into possession.

“Only King can make a story about a killer car believable and terrifying”

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Bird Box by Josh Malerman

Most people ignored the outrageous reports on the news. But they became too frequent, they became too real. And soon, they began happening down the street. Then the Internet died. The television and radio went silent. The phones stopped ringing. And we couldn’t look outside anymore.

“A masterclass in how to write chilling atmosphere”

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Pet Sematary by Stephen King

Rambling, old, unsmart and comfortable. A place where the family could settle; the children grow and play and explore. The rolling hills and meadows of Maine seemed a world away from the fume-choked dangers of Chicago. Surely it was a safe place.

“A creepy, slow burning novel that leaves you thinking about it long after the final sentence”

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Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy

Meet the great Skulduggery Pleasant: wise-cracking detective, powerful magician, master of dirty tricks and burglary (in the name of the greater good, of course). Oh yeah. And dead.

“Fast, funny and full of imagination, this is a winner for young adults who like a laugh and a scare”

View our full collection of the Skulduggery Pleasant series here

IT by Stephen King

It is the children who see – and feel – what makes the small town of Derry so horribly different. In the storm drains, in the sewers, IT lurks, taking on the shape of every nightmare, each one’s deepest dread.

“This is The Goonies with an evil clown. The characters are your best friends by the time it’s over”

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