Well, the Bab’s been a poorly pup, the Vauxhall Van Helsing blew a head gasket yesterday, and our trip to Devon has now been cancelled … but LAST DAYS won the RUSA for HORROR last night, so the day has picked up immeasurably (inside my office, at least). THE RITUAL was the horror category winner last year too, so it’s a double for the Limey! My sincerest thanks to the American Library Association.
“Established in 2007 by the CODES section of RUSA, The Reading List seeks to highlight outstanding genre fiction that merit special attention by general adult readers and the librarians who work with them
“Last Days” by Adam Nevill (St. Martin’s Griffin)
Deep in debt, documentary filmmaker Kyle Freeman reluctantly accepts the financial backing of an enigmatic self-help guru to make a movie about infamous cult The Temple of the Last Days. Unique, atmospheric and deeply disturbing, Nevill delivers a visceral horror experience that will haunt readers long after they put the book down.
Horror Short List
“Apocalypse Cow” by Michael Logan (St. Martin’s Griffin)
“The Daylight Gate” by Jeanette Winterson (Grove Press)
“Doctor Sleep” by Stephen King (Scribner)
“Red Moon” by Benjamin Percy (Grand Central Publishing)