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Features reviews of scary books by the GBN Staff.

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  • 1. Scary Stories for Late at Night I could not put this book down! Every story was suspenseful and exciting! I definitely stayed up late to read it, even though the stories creeped me out. One of my favorite stories was “It’s a Good Life,” which is about a boy who has the power to control everyone in his town. It gives me chills just thinking about it! Ms. Peso
  • 2. Scary Stories for Late at Night The Shining provided my first experience of being truly terrified by a book. Even if you've seen the movie, read it. It's a page-turner that will have you scared to turn to the next page. Stephen King is the king of suspense for good reason. He creates interesting characters and then places Mrs. Coupland them in unimaginably creepy situations. You will love this book.
  • 3. Scary Stories for Late at Night Early Stephen King with great suspense and tension.  Standard vampire story in a more current setting.  Vintage King. Mr. Meyer
  • 4. Scary Stories for Late at Night Ender’s Game is quite possibly the most GBN’s entertaining book I’ve resident ever read. Calling it a werewolf page-turner doesn’t do it justice. I was so intrigued by the story that I read it during final exams, which is usually a week dedicated to nothing but grading and eating. But Ender’s Game grabbed me by the collar and wouldn’t let go.
  • 5. Scary Stories for Late at Night I have read a few other Ludlum spy novels in the past and enjoyed his fast-paced, page-turning approach to writing even though the characters Mr. are not always fully Grdinic developed.  I enjoyed the movies immensely and was happy to hear that the story line in the novel is much different.  It's a great two-for-one read!  
  • 6. Scary Stories for Late at Night I read a book in RSD that I think you all recommended and thought it was a real page-turner: The Ms. Cunningham Killer’s Cousin. I am not usually a thriller person, but I thought this was really interesting!
  • 7. Scary Stories for Late at Night The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown had me continually on the “edge of my seat.” I couldn’t put it down, even when I wanted to. Every chapter would always end with some cliff- hanger, and I had to read on. Mrs. Ticho
  • 8. Scary Stories for Late at Night A thriller about a series of mother/son deaths. This page-turner whirred me from New York’s sophisticated flurry to a secret, conservative Catholic organization based in Rome. It is a shocking Mrs. blend of genetics, Eddington religion, and action that left me breathless.
  • 9. Scary Stories for Late at Night Author China Mieville’s shiftless lead character Saul Garamond wakes to find he is the suspect of his father’s murder. He starts to realize his life is in for some changes when a foul smelling mysterious stranger helps him escape jail. He learns that he is the king of the rats, his kingdom is threatened, and like it or not, he is involved. His allies, the spiders, birds and others are involved in an epic battle for existence that you Mr. Pinelli already know about. Based in London in the 1900’s, King Rat is a hectic journey of discovery driven by “Dram & Base” music. Mieville reveals a world that is ours, totally bizarre and real.
  • 10. Scary Stories for Late at Night Mrs. Green This classic mystery kept me guessing the whole time! In The Hound of Baskervilles, the famous detective Sherlock Holmes unravels a mystery that has “hounded” a family for generations. You’ll never suspect the ending….
  • 11. Scary Stories for Late at Night The Alienist by Caleb Carr is a thriller set in turn of the century New York about early attempts to track a serial killer using forensic evidence and behavioral profiling. Ms. Part CSI, part Silence Nelson of the Lambs, part Gangs of New York. I lived in NYC, so I loved the local details.
  • 12. Scary Stories for Late at Night Umberto Eco’s The Name of the Rose is a nice tight murder mystery set in a medieval monastery. It will leave you hanging until the end as our intrepid monk battles a killer and Mr. his superiors to Horine solve the mystery.
  • 13. Scary Stories for Late at Night Five seconds after viewing the inside cover of this book, I could not get the creativity of the premise out of my head. With this novel, Koontz brings to life multiple situations that require a decision between two equally deplorable options. The combination of Koontz’s careful crafting of his Mr. Krickl vulnerable protagonist and his peppering of the plot with other memorable characters results in an exhilarating read that is impossible to put down.
  • 14. Scary Stories for Late at Night Anything by James Patterson is fast-moving and full of suspense. They definitely keep you on the edge of your Mrs. seat. Along Hemesath Came a Spider is one of my favorites.
  • 15. Scary Stories for Late at Night Ludlum’s books remind me of James Bond movies but with more substance, a more complex plot, and unfortunately fewer gadgets. I started reading them in high school and still do whenever he publishes a new book. If anyone has seen the movie The Bourne Identity they should have a good idea what his novels Mr. are about. If the three books in this series are too much Jordan to bite off, any of his books are excellent.
  • 16. Scary Stories for Late at Night Caleb Carr has two chilling serial killer stories set in NYC in the 1890's, with characters like Teddy Roosevelt, J. P. Morgan, and the Delmonico (Restaurant) brothers: The Alienist, and The Angel of Mr. Blazevich Darkness.
  • 17. Scary Stories for Late at Night It by Stephen King. Horror to the nth degree. In fact, it was so scary that I had to read it with the lights on;) GBN’s resident werewolf
  • 18. Scary Stories for Late at Night A group of old men sit around telling the ghost story of a beautiful woman from their youth. This book terrified me! She is so beautiful, and yet so evil. I love it when the old man teams up with a teenager to try and defeat the ghost. You'll have to leave Mrs. the lights on after this one. Langer
  • 19. Scary Stories for Late at Night Redrum! Redrum! Figure out this word and you have the plot to this scary story which takes place in a remote, but beautiful mountain resort in Colorado. Danny sees dead people!!! The Stanley Hotel that inspired this story really exists- in Estes Park, Mrs. Colorado. Langer
  • 20. Scary Stories for Late at Night The Tales of Edgar Allan Poe, by himself Long before Stephen King, there was Edgar Allan Poe, who laid claim to perfecting the short story as a legitimate form of fiction at the same time as he excavated the depth and breadth of the dark side of the American psyche.  Stories such as quot;The Cask of Amontillado,quot; quot;The Masque of Mr. Ruter the Red Death,quot; quot;The Tell-Tale Heart,quot; and quot;The Fall of the House of Usherquot; never fail to astound for their combination of mystery, suspense, and horror.  For full effect, make sure you read this volume by the light of a dripping candlestick!
  • 21. Scary Stories for Late at Night This is a terrific ghost story set in pre-Katrina New Orleans. A widowed mother of two remarries a renowned New Orleans chef only to find that her dead husband continues to haunt them and their children. Sounds kind of hokey, but it Mrs. was really good. Cicciu
  • 22. Scary Stories for Late at Night Any of the Roma sub Rosa series on Rome by Steven Saylor, such as The Venus Throw, Roman Blood, etc. These are detective novels featuring Gordianus the Finder, who does investigative work for clients like Cicero, Caesar, Pompey and others in the First Century, B.C. These are good quot;Whodunitsquot; that paint Mr. Blazevich a real picture of early Rome.
  • 23. Scary Stories for Late at Night Set in New York in 1894, the story follows the investigation into a series of grisly murders. The title refers to our main character, a psychologist (Alienist was the 19th century term for psychologist) who is attempting to track the murderer by using  the new and untested technique of psychological profiling. Carr knows turn of the century New York and portrays the physical and historical settings with a keen eye for detail (the investigative team's late night Mr. suppers at Delmonicos will leave you Horine hungry). He even brings New York's then police commissioner Teddy Roosevelt into the story. Suspenseful and historically fascinating, its a great read.
  • 24. Scary Stories for Late at Night You'll never look and Fido or Kitty in the same way! A grieving father tries to bring back his loved ones with disastrous results. It also has a Chicago Mrs. connection!!! Langer
  • 25. Scary Stories for Late at Night Hawthorne's “Young Goodman Brown” is a short story that packs a punch with dark imagery, a hint of the paranormal, and a powerful message. Poe's story, “The Black Mr. Cat,” is downright Pryma twisted.
  • 26. Scary Stories for Late at Night Seventeen year old Duncan discovers a tattered brown leather book--it is the journal of a Ms. serial killer!! In it, the crazy Koeppen man describes his plan to kill a woman he has been stalking on the subway. Read Acceleration to see what happens when Duncan gets involved…and in the end, comes into contact with the killer himself!
  • 27. Scary Stories for Late at Night The Turn of the Screw, by Henry James Start with a vine-covered country mansion deep in the English countryside, whose owner chooses not Mr.Ruter to live there.  Then add the owner's niece and nephew--young, precocious, and orphaned--who do live there, along with a faithful housekeeper and a succession of hapless governesses.  And now add the newest governess who intends to right the wrongs of her predecessors.  But wait:  There are ghosts with whom to reckon, ghosts who wreak havoc on the tranquility of this mansion and its inhabitants.  Or do they? Whose story do we believe?  Until you read Henry James' masterful mystery, you will never know. 
  • 28. Scary Stories for Late at Night If you like good scary plots and really interesting characters try Stephen King's It---the story of a group of adults who battled a Mr. terrifying demon as children and Horine now must face the same monster again in their adult lives. It appears to each person in the form of their worst fear or nightmare. King does a terrific job capturing the characters as children. He really seems to have their voices as they bond together, share their deepest fears, and try to defeat evil. It is a tad long, but a real page-turner.
  • 29. Scary Stories for Late at Night This was recommended by my sixteen year old, Jamie. Mrs. A group of young writers Langer are invited to a warehouse for a writing contest. What happens to them shouldn't be written. The cover is a plus! It glows in the dark--- happy dreams!!!
  • 30. Most Recommended Author Stephen King
  • 31. Most Recommended Book The Alienist by Caleb Carr
  • 32. Most Prolific Reviewer Mrs. Langer