Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Scariest Thing I've Ever Read...

And I don't mean bad books, scary things that lack plot, character and misuses 'everyday'. No, I mean, too scared to keep reading because what's going on in those pages makes your skin crawl, makes you forget to breathe, makes you turn on the television for company, makes your fingers so sweaty that they leave impressions on the page, makes you say your bedtime prayers for God's protection, makes you lock the doors and secure it with a five-gallon water bottle and then place the titanium Big Bertha at the foot of your bed and wish you owned a pit bull named Otto?

It by Stephen King. Damn that Pennywhistle and his nickel-colored eyes and even that stupid giant spider at the end.

Raven: the Story of Jim Jones and His People by Tim Braithwaite. How can someone have that much control over another? How can someone stomp, literally stomp, on the Bible like that and say that he's God? I actually had to stop reading, literally stop reading, until the next day at the scene where he implores the mothers to stop crying and just give their babies the drops of cyanide-tainted Flavor-Aid.

What are the scariest things you've read?

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