5 Frightening Novels to Keep You Up At Night: Halloween Edition

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1. The October Country by Ray Bradbury

There was no way I was going to leave Bradbury out of the top spot. The October Country is a fabulous anthology of short stories of the bizarre and the macabre. Bradbury begins the book with this epigraph:

"The October Country … that country where it is always turning late in the year. That country where the hills are fog and the rivers are mist; where noons go quickly, dusks and twilight linger, and midnights stay. That country composed in the main of cellars, sub-cellars, coal bins, closets, attics and pantries faced away from the sun. That country whose people are autumn people, thinking only autumn thoughts. Whose people passing at night on the empty walks sound like rain."

It is the perfect book for those cold October nights, to read while the dead stir in the ground and the ghosts whisper on the wind, to relish long into the night until All Hallow’s Eve comes to claim your soul…

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