AbeBooks' Reading Copy

AbeBooks book blog

Advanced Search Browse Books Rare Books Textbooks
Advanced Search
Tag Archives: horror

Stephen King Fan Publishes Jack Torrance’s Novel

In Stephen King’s The Shining, Jack Torrance is a frustrated writer who travels to an isolated hotel during winter in hopes of finding inspiration to write the novel he’s always wanted to start.  Alas, “things” get in the way and Jack’s manuscript merely reads “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” over […]

Read more

Stephen King’s Choices for the 10 Best Books of 2008

What titles does an author who has sold an estimated 300-350 million copies of his own books recommend? Stephen King shares his top 10 picks for 2008 on EW.com. (Note: King does take liberties with choosing only 10 books.)  In descending order his choices include: 10. The Good Guy by Dean Koontz 9.  Old Flames […]

Read more

Creepy Poe-etry

Just in time for Halloween we have put together a little feature on the life and poetry of Edgar Allan Poe as well as the 10 most expensive Poe works ever sold on AbeBooks.

Read more

American Psycho the musical

American Psycho could be made into a musical reports the NY Times. What an excellent idea – doesn’t the book contain torture, rape, mutilation, cannibalism, and necrophilia? I can just imagine the Japanese tourists lining up to buy tickets on Broadway for that one.

Read more

Want a binding contract?

When nothing else will do, sign it in blood! Finally I can get started on my own interpretation of the Necronomicon.

Read more

Book bound by human skin

A 17th century book believed to be bound in the skin of a priest executed for treason appears to bear a “spooky” image of his face on the cover, according to the auctioneers who are selling the book. Sid Wilkinson, from Wilkinson’s Auctioneers in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, who will be selling the book on Sunday, […]

Read more

Halloween in Whitby

To celebrate Halloween, The Guardian’s Sam Jordison visits Whitby in Yorkshire – a quiet seaside market town….and, of course, the scene of Dracula’s evil work.

Read more

Scary reading

Tis the season to be scared out of your tree. If you want to sleep poorly this weekend AbeBooks.com Avid Readers have voted on the 10 scariest characters in literature of all time. Is there anyone YOU would have put on the list instead?

Read more

Stephen King defaces, er signs, books in bookstore

The prolific horror author was caught by a customer in an Alice Springs (Australia) bookstore, putting pen to page on six copies of his newest book, The Cell. The customer went straight to management and explained that some jerk was wrecking the books. Turns out the manager had an idea that it might be Stephen […]

Read more