With Halloween just around the corner, here are some of the spookiest reads to get your hands on. From H.G. Wells to horror story collections featuring the likes of H.P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe, this is not a selection you want to miss if you're a fan or avid reader of classic horror literature. So get stuck in and enjoy the Halloween holiday as it was meant to be enjoyed - with one hell of a fright!
Horror is one of the most creative and emotionally stirring genres in fiction, with its origins dating back thousands of years, yet it is often also one of the most unfairly judged and misunderstood. Often mistakenly perceived as a mass of unpleasant tales with nothing to offer but macabre violence, horror regularly delves into the deepest and darkest depths of the human soul, touching on forbidden feelings, unsettling questions, and morbid philosophy. It is this bravery to pull back the curtain and look at the rawest subjects, subjects that other genres often dare not peak at, that makes horror (and literary horror fiction) arguably the bravest genre of all.
With Halloween just around the corner, there's no doubt that we're all beginning to feel the spooktober spirit. To celebrate one of the most exciting (and definitely the scariest) events of the year, we're hosting a giveaway of a vintage book on Magic and the Supernatural worth £40! The winner will be selected on the 31st of October, so make sure you get stuck in before the spookiest day of the year comes round.