Written by Mark J. Palm
There was a time long ago when Stephen King had only about half a dozen published works to his name. A time when most of the Literary community thought that the novel of horror was about as welcome as a fart in church. Things have changed since then. The success of the aforementioned Mr. King may have had a bit to do with that. The oddest thing, for those of us who have taken classes in nineteenth-century fiction, was how many books on the syllabus were works of horror. So, in honor of the only season that changes my reading habits, here is my take on horror novels and stories for Halloween.