I got tagged on FB to do the 10 Books that Impacted Me Profoundly meme. FB isn’t really a good platform to compose lists, so I’m doing it here. I’m restricting this to fiction because non-fic would take FAR too long and could never be narrowed to ten.
In no particular order and presented without commentary:
1. To Take a Dare by Paul Zindel
2. The Cat Ate My Gymsuit by Paula Danzinger
3. Carrie by Stephen King
4. Skeleton Crew and Night Shift by Stephen King
(these go together since they’re both anthos, and I obsessed over both around the same time.)
5. My Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
6. American Psycho by Brett Easton Ellis
7. Psycho by Robert Bloch
8. The Bachman Books by Richard Bachman
(these include Rage, The Long Walk, The Running Man, and Road Work)
9. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
10. The Girl Next Door by Jack Ketchum
Honorable mention to Skipp & Spector’s Book of the Dead anthos, all of Milk & Cheese, Coraline, and anything at all by Roald Dahl.
While I have your attention, I’m looking for someone who might want to write a monthly mag article about horror in television. It will be a nice addition to our regular lit, movie, and game reviews. It’s not a paying gig, but I promise I’m swell to work with, and I bet some of you would love to add “magazine feature writer” to your resume. Right? 🙂Tags: horror, meme, scribing