BOOKS THAT WILL BURROW INTO YOUR SOUL THIS HALLOWEEN [SHOWING SLIDE 4 OF 10]

At this time of year, torture porn, suspenseful slashers and emo-teenage vampires aren’t in short supply on TV. As Halloween nears, it’s the perfect time of year to unsettle into a little psychological horror to fully grab your imagination. After reading Stephen Dobyns’ The Burn Palace you may think twice about sleeping overnight in a hospital. Ryu Murukami’s In the Miso Soup takes you through three grisly and savage days with a sex tour guide into the sleazy demimonde of Tokyo’s worst streets. And Bret Easton Ellis masterfully creates a meta witches’ brew while casting himself as the reluctant anti-hero in Lunar Park. Here are our picks to sustain fright through All Hallows’ Eve.

Kirkus Star
by Haruki Murakami, translated by Jay Rubin, Philip Gabriel

"Orwellian dystopia, sci-fi, the modern world (terrorism, drugs, apathy, pop novels)—all blend in this dreamlike, strange and wholly unforgettable epic."
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