Neil Gaiman’s Modest Proposal: Name a book!

Posted by Glennis Byron on October 27, 2010 in News tagged with ,

Neil Gaiman proposes that, since there are so few traditions that involve giving books:

on Hallowe’en or during the week of Hallowe’en, we give each other scary books. Give children scary books they’ll like and can handle. Give adults scary books they’ll enjoy.

Sounds like a great idea. My suggestions are:

Adults: Sarah Waters, The Little Stranger

YA: Carrie Ryan, The Forest of Hands and Teeth

Children over 10: John Harris Dunning, Salem Brownstone: All Along the Watchtowers (Graphic Novel)

Children 9-12: Has to be Neil Gaiman’s Coraline

Children 7 – 12: Anything from Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events:

Children 4+: Raymond Briggs, Fungus the Bogeyman

Any other suggestions?

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