Have a Haunting Good Time

Some ghost stories to keep you up at night:

The Dead Path   by Stephen Irwin

A Garden Lost in Time    by Jonathan Aycliffe

Dead Lines   by Greg Bear

Pharos   by Alice Thompson

The Secret of Crickley Hall    by James Herbert

The Night Country   by Stewart O’Nan

A Stir of Echoes   by Richard Matheson

The Substance of a Shade   by John Glasby

Underground   by Craig Spector

The Haunting of Hill House   by Shirley Jackson

The House of Lost Souls   by Francis Cottam


Happy Halloween!

Soon to be a Major Motion Picture

Film:  The Rum Diary   Starring Johnny Depp      Book:  The Rum Diary by Hunter S. Thompson

Film:  Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy    Starring Gary Oldman, Colin Firth and John Hart        Book:  Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy   by John le Carre

Film:  Big Year   Starring Jack Black and Own Wilson   Book:  The Big Year:  A Tale of Man, Nature and Fowl Obsession   by Mark Obmascik    

Film:  Drive    Starring Ryan Gosling    Book:  Drive by James Sallis

Film:  We Bought a Zoo      Starring Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson        Book:  We Bought a Zoo:  The Amazing True Story of a Young Family a Broken Down Zoo and the 200 Wild Animals that Change Their Lives Forever:  A Memoir  by Benjamin Mee

Film:  The Three Musketeers   Starring Orlando Bloom    Book:  The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Film:  A Dangerous Method   Starring Viggo Mortensen and Kiera Knightley     Book:  A Most Dangerous Method:  the Story of Jung, Freud and Sabrina Spielrein   by John Kerr

Film:  The Descendants    Starring George Clooney   Book:  The Descendents by Kaui Hart Hemmings

Film:  Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close    Starring Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock   Book:  Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

2011 Nobel Prize in Literature

Tomas Transtromer wins the 2011 Nobel Prize in Literature.  This is the first time a poet has won since Wislawa Szymborska took the honors in 1996.