2018: #6 – FantasticLand (Mike Bockoven)

This book was crazy, and I’m really glad I read it *after* I went to DisneyWorld, because it would have significantly altered how I look at the park if I’d read it before… FantasticLand is a Disney/Universal-esque park near Daytona Beach, Florida, and it’s in the path of the largest, fastest moving hurricane that’s ever existed. But that’s okay, because they have an emergency plan!

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2005: #19 – The Haunting of Hill House (Shirley Jackson)

Book 19 was Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House, part of the Stephen King Horror Library (same way I got Rosemary’s Baby). Another great horror story. I loved how Jackson portrayed the slow unraveling of Eleanor’s mind, with those little bursts of clarity. It’s no surprise that this is considered a classic. Another interesting thing about reading these classics, is that the style of

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2005: #14 – Rosemary’s Baby (Ira Levin)

Book #14 was the incredible Rosemary’s Baby, by Ira Levin. Like most people, I at least knew the basic premise behind Rosemary’s Baby, but I had never read the book or even seen the movie. “Disquieting” is perhaps the perfect word to describe this book. There is just this subtle thread of dread throughout the entire story that is amazing. I highly, highly recommend it.

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