Friday, October 23, 2015

Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop is hosted each week by
 
This week's question is:
 Name one book you've read in the past that still haunts you today.
 
My answer is:
It would have to be Stephen King's, The Shining.
I loved it and it is one of my favorite books ever. 
But I was reading it at our cabin, in the woods.  Granted, we have neighbors--it's right by a Wallowa Lake State Park-- but they are few and far between.  And it's the woods!  Dark Forest. Wild animals roaming about.
For some reason, I remember being alone.
Reading at night.
 
NOT A SMART THING TO DO!
 
It has always amazed me how that man can put a string of words together in a sentence that scares the hell out of you.
I mean---it's words.  Written down.
That's it.
If I do it, it sounds like this:  It was a dark and stormy night and the creepy monster was peeking thru the window as I sat reading a Stephen King novel.
See?  Not so scary.
Whether you like scary or not,  you have to agree it takes talent to be able to scare and unnerve readers by just words on paper.
 
I am participating in a read-a-long this month:  Salem's Lot.
This one might stay with me for a long time too.
Yes, another Stephen King book.

3 comments:

Stefanie said...

You have made a solid observation about Stephen King. You said it well that it takes talent to scare readers. Just reading the title of The Shining had Jack's crazy face popping up in my head when he's all wide-eyed and looking back and forth! Plus "redrum"!

Elizabeth said...

Yes...it is a lot of talent, but too scary for me.

I see you are reading Dollbaby. I loved that book. That is my kind of read. :)

ENJOY your weekend.

Happy Hopping!!

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
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Billy B. said...

The Shining is a great book. I read it when I was a teenager. I like the movie version and the televison mini-series as well.