Coraline by Neil Gaiman was a really fun and quick read. It is a horror story for kids, told through the mind of a child. Coraline and her parents have recently moved into an apartment inside a house that’s been broken up into four dwellings. Inside their apartment is a door to the apartment next door, but it’s been bricked over. However, Coraline opens the door one night and finds stairs leading down into the depths. When she comes out the other side, she finds she’s back in her family’s apartment and her parents are there, but they have black buttons for eyes. It turns out that they are the other parents and they give her everything she’s ever wanted. Eventually, she realizes that all is not as it seems and she must rescue her parents and escape before it’s too late.
In honor of Halloween, I present to you Psycho by Robert Bloch; the book that inspired the movie of the same name. I have to admit that I was a complete newbie going into this book. I hadn’t seen the film, nor had I read the book. I did not know what was going to happen, and I was honestly surprised by the unexpected twist at the end.