I think we all need some Halloween escapism

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If there’s anything 2020 has shown me, it’s that reality is its own kind of horror story. To combat that, I’ve gone looking for some old-fashioned spook. Admittedly, I’m not the biggest horror fan; I prefer creepy absurdism to spine-chilling slashers. So here are my top five creepy but not too creepy books.

I went down the nostalgic root while picking these books, so I would class all but one of these as YA. …


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