I had a conversation with a very close friend of mine about this very topic a few months ago. I kept wanting to put something up on this blog about it but I kept forgetting. But it works out great because now I can spin this to fit in a general Halloween theme (albeit not really).
What I mean when I say books we’re scared of isn’t in a spooky sense. I mean books that a part of you really wants to read but another part of you is scared to start it for various reasons. From my experience, I believe this occurs with a lot of the readers and the classics.
Personally the number one book I’m scared of is Moby-Dick. A part of myself really wants to read Moby-Dick because it’s so iconic and it’s left a visible mark upon American literary culture. But I’m fearful of the book. I don’t know if it’s because I’ve heard there’s any entire chapter dedicated solely to the description of the old New England whaling industry or if I feel like it’s going to be a long and slow read.
So in the spirit of Halloween what are some books that you’re scared of?@7 months ago with 13 notes