Thursday, April 16, 2009

What We're Reading - The Book of Lists Horror and Coffee & Conversation.

I will admit to a love of books or articles that list things from greatest baseball players or greatest Presidents ever to best of lists to being able to enjoy The World Almanac and Book of Facts for its endless amount of longest rivers in the world to cities with the highest population.

So when you make a compilation of various lists and mix in the horror genre, to me, you get a frighteningly enjoyable book, The Book of Lists Horror. It's a book chock-full of creepy information from the world of movies, TV, literature,& comics. Amy Wallace, Del Howison, and Scott Bradley have produced a spine-tingling compendium of all things macabre, mysterious, and gory. The various lists compiled by many people associated with horror range from the serious ["Ten Books that Changed the Horror Genre," pg. 225] to the amusing ["Five Common Tactical Errors in Horror Films," pg. 23] to many that fall into various areas of taste [bad, good, questionable, lacking any...]; but anyone interested in horror, even a casual reader like myself, will be sure to find a list that will lead to movies or books that you'll want to read, watch...or avoid!

If your blood-thirsty appetite for fright has been whetted, do consider stopping by on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at 7:00 PM at the Buena Vista Branch Library for


Coffee and Conversation

and meet the creators of THE BOOK OF LISTS: HORROR, Amy Wallace, Del Howison, and Scott Bradley. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing!

The Book of Lists: Horror has been nominated for the Black Quill Award, the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award and the Bram Stoker Award and, b
ased upon past experience with our horror book panels, I know you'll have a terrifyingly good time!

A pair of "did you know"s...
  • Del Howison, co-owner of Burbank's own Dark Delicacies bookstore [if you or someone you know love horror, you have to visit the store!], now is 3 for 3 in nabbing Bram Stoker Award nominations for books he's helped edit.
  • And, this year's Horror Writer's Association conference will be held from June 12-14 here at the Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel! Maybe Del can win an award on his home turf! How cool would that be? or should that be how scary?

3 comments:

Scott Bradley said...

Hey there! I'm one of the paricipants in this, Scott Bradley. Very much looking forward to this event, and hope everyone can come out and say hello! :-)

Del Howison said...

A good time is to be had by all. Bring your Horror questions and thoughts. I also understand that our fourth Beatle on putting together this Book of Lists Horror, celebrated horror author John Skipp, is also planning on attending this forum. so drop by for the rare treat!

Del Howison

Duedsml said...

Hi and thanks for the comments and the news about your "fourth Beatle" being able to attend. The more the merrier! I plan on being there because you Horror guys are a lot of fun to hear speak!