In Cold Blood
Though I did a coverall post a while back for the Capote classic, I hadn’t yet read it at that point. It’s a true classic and a landmark book for the creative nonfiction genre, but somehow it just slipped under my reading radar.
Until now. There couldn’t be a better time for me to finally settle down to read In Cold Blood , being that it’s Halloween and also that I’ve had tons of extra reading time this week with Hurricane Sandy. In Cold Blood delivers everything you could want if you’re looking for a frightening Halloween read: it’s suspenseful, beautifully written, and extremely haunting. Above all, the story of the brutal and senseless murder of a small-town family of four is all true, adding exponentially to the scare factor.
As many of you have undoubtedly heard, New York City was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. Thankfully, my Brooklyn neighborhood was largely spared the trauma that other areas endured, and I couldn’t be more grateful. We never lost power and didn’t experience any flooding or structural damage to our building. My office is in Manhattan and like hundreds of thousands of others, they don’t have power. Combined with the uncertainty of when the subways will be up and running, I’m not at all sure when I’ll be returning to work. With all of that said, I can’t lie–it was nice to curl up with such a fantastic book while the storm whipped around outside, and I was safe on my couch with my husband and dog.
What are your favorite scary books? Do you enjoy reading scary stories during this time of year?
I hope you and yours are safe and sound after Sandy as well!