This month we are starting with the book The Turn of the Screw by Henry James. At least this month I’ve actually heard of this book and author. Haven’t read it and probably never will though.
Some sort of horror’y book. Which considering it is October and halloween is at the end of the month, shouldn’t surprise anyone. Another book I almost automatically think of for Halloween is the following.
Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury. I am not a fan of Bradbury and this was the next to last book of his that I read. That cover though, reminds me of another book.
The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens. Dickens did not finish this book, as he inconveniently died while in the middle of it. An unfinished book is always an unpleasant thing. Another unpleasant thing is an Unfinished Series.
The Borderlands series by Lorna Freeman was just such a series. 3 books and then the author just seemed to disappear. Sometimes an author loses interest in writing the series, but sometimes a reader loses interest in the series.
For me, The Destroyermen series falls squarely into that category. I gave up on Book 10 and when I just looked, he’s currently up to book 15? There was no end in sight with book 10, so I don’t expect much has changed with those 5 extra books. The word “HELL” stands out pretty prominently to me.
Hellsing, a manga series where the word Hell is also pretty predominant. While it was based on a great idea, it quickly devolved. A lot of mangas do fall apart, but one that didn’t is the following, it stayed strong until the last volume.
Death Note. While all of the movies were ok to bad, the manga? Outside of Akira, probably the best I’ve ever read.
And that is how you go from The Turn of the Screw to Death Note. A suitably spooky ending to this #6Degrees post I think.
If you’d like to participate in the #6degrees series of posts, head over to #6Degrees Meme to find out the starting point for each month. They’re not always punctual, so sometimes you have to wait until a week into the month.