Monday, October 28, 2013
Coffin Hop #3
It's day five of Coffin Hop. This has been great fun. I'm amazed at the effort some of the other participants have put into their contests and posts. I need to start planning for next year. Now. I'm hoping to have a few more horror titles to give away by then.
here. If you're a vampire fan and you haven't read Carmilla, well, you should. There's a fine recording of Carmilla at LibriVox or you can find the text in LeFanu's In a Glass Darkly.
Next up is “The Rats in the Walls,” H. P. Lovecraft's tale of an ancient castle haunted by rats and a devastating family secret. Frederic Himebaugh gave an impassioned reading of the tale earlier this year on Protecting Project Pulp, show 47.
And then there's Roger Zelazny's A Night in the Lonesome October. Set in late Victorian England, the story tells of a "game," a competition between openers and closers, concerning a gate between this world and the realm of the Great Old Ones. Snuff, the guard dog and familiar belonging to Jack the Ripper, tells the story, which has a chapter for every day in October.
So how about you? Do you have any books or stories that you always read near Halloween?
While you're thinking, don't forget to enter my raffle for a chance to win the Coffin Hop anthology or my ghost story novelette Highway 24. Find more Hop destinations at the end of this post. Keep hoppin' and don't close the lid too tight. I've heard coffins can get a bit stuffy.
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