Five Scary Books for Halloween

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde book

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If you're looking for a scary read, check out these books suggested by Melissa Jenkins, an assistant professor of English at Wake Forest University who teaches a Tales of Mystery and Terror writing seminar,

  • Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson/Frankenstein by Mary Shelley: “You think that you know these stories, because so many of the details have trickled down into popular culture. So, reading the originals will be a surprise. Frankenstein and Strange Case have been popular for so long because they both ask universal questions about loneliness and guilt and human responsibility."
  • Thinner by Steven King: A truly terrifying tale of a man who begins to lose weight uncontrollably after … an accident.”
  • The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie: "With 60 novels and 19 plays to choose from, you can't go wrong."
  • Woman in White by Wilkie Collins: “One of the greatest terror books ever written using the power of suggestion to induce fear in the reader."

Is there a book that gives you goosebumps?

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