This week’s Book Blogger Hop question: Halloween Edition: What is your favorite horror novel and why?
I am not generally one for actual Horror novels…I’m not sure I’ve ever read one! I know other people like them, but I don’t feel any need at all to fill my head with ghastly ideas.
However–I do like a good shadowy Gothic novel now and then, which is the closest I come to Horror. My favorite is The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, an adventure of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson out on the misty moor.
Holmes and Watson generally seem so indelibly placed in 221B Baker Street and the streets of London. In a way, I think what I like in this book is the changed atmosphere. I’m never tired by their usual setting, but the juxtaposition of urban Holmes and Watson in the Gothic landscape is great fun. And maybe I like venturing into the creepy and mysterious with familiar friends. 🙂
This book also features what may be my very favorite Holmes-story moment, when Watson goes out to confront the mysterious man on the moor, and he’s waiting for him to come, and the tension builds and builds, and then–but that would be telling!
Do you read Horror, or any related genres? What’s your favorite spooky or horrifying novel?