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We will meet on Thursday May 26th at 7PM PST for Virtual Horror Book Club and discuss Brother by Ania Ahlborn

About the book:

By: Ania Ahlborn

From the bestselling horror author of Within These Walls and The Bird Eater comes a terrifying novel that follows a teenager determined to break from his family's unconventional--and deeply disturbing--traditions.

 Deep in the heart of Appalachia stands a crooked farmhouse miles from any road. The Morrows keep to themselves, and it's served them well so far. When girls go missing off the side of the highway, the cops don't knock on their door. Which is a good thing, seeing as to what's buried in the Morrows' backyard.

 But nineteen-year-old Michael Morrow isn't like the rest of his family. He doesn't take pleasure in the screams that echo through the trees. Michael pines for normalcy, and he's sure that someday he'll see the world beyond West Virginia. When he meets Alice, a pretty girl working at a record shop in the small nearby town of Dahlia, he's immediately smitten. For a moment, he nearly forgets about the monster he's become. But his brother, Rebel, is all too eager to remind Michael of his place...

  

 

We will meet on Thursday June 23rd at 7PM for Virtual Horror Book Club and discuss The Fervor by Alma Katsu. 

About the book:

The acclaimed author of the celebrated literary horror novels The Hunger and The Deep turns her psychological and supernatural eye on the horrors of the Japanese American internment camps in World War II.

1944: As World War II rages on, the threat has come to the home front. In a remote corner of Idaho, Meiko Briggs and her daughter, Aiko, are desperate to return home. Following Meiko's husband's enlistment as an air force pilot in the Pacific months prior, Meiko and Aiko were taken from their home in Seattle and sent to one of the internment camps in the Midwest. It didn’t matter that Aiko was American-born: They were Japanese, and therefore considered a threat by the American government.
 
Mother and daughter attempt to hold on to elements of their old life in the camp when a mysterious disease begins to spread among those interned. What starts as a minor cold quickly becomes spontaneous fits of violence and aggression, even death. And when a disconcerting team of doctors arrive, nearly more threatening than the illness itself, Meiko and her daughter team up with a newspaper reporter and widowed missionary to investigate, and it becomes clear to them that something more sinister is afoot, a demon from the stories of Meiko’s childhood, hell-bent on infiltrating their already strange world.  
 
Inspired by the Japanese yokai and the jorogumo spider demon, The Fervor explores the horrors of the supernatural beyond just the threat of the occult. With a keen and prescient eye, Katsu crafts a terrifying story about the danger of demonization, a mysterious contagion, and the search to stop its spread before it's too late. A sharp account of too-recent history, it's a deep excavation of how we decide who gets to be human when being human matters most. 

 

 

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NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky
House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski
Summer of Night by Dan Simmons
Tales in Sombre Tones by Sean Walter
The Institute by Stephen King
Ghost Story by Peter Straub
Twelve Nights at Rotter House by J. W Ocker
The Exorcist by Peter Blatty
The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampire by Grady Hendrix
The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay 
The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones
The Living Dead by George Romero and Daniel Kraus
Kill Creek by Scott Thomas
If It Bleeds by Stephen King
The Lesser Dead by Christopher Buehlman
Dead Lake by Darcy Coates
Later by Stephen King
High Moor by Graeme Reynolds
Wytches by Scott Snyder
Paradise Club by Tim Meyer
Goblin by Josh Malerman
Chasing the Boogeyman by Richard Chizmar
The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward
Hark! the Herald Angels Scream: An Anthology by Christopher Golden
In Somnio by Alex Woodroe
Nothing But Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw
Gwendy's Button Box by Stephen King
Such a Pretty Smile by Kristi DeMeester
The Lost Girls by Sonia Hartl