Spooky Books

By The End of the World Review
The Black Spider

The Black Spider

Jeremias Gotthelf

$15.95 $14.83

I felt panicked the entire time I read this!

The Manuscript Found in Saragossa (Revised)

The Manuscript Found in Saragossa (Revised)

Jan Potocki

$22.00 $20.46

A guy is being told stories within stories within stories by two sisters who are either ghosts or secret Muslims, and, naturally, every time one of the frame stories is over, he wakes up under a gallows.

Shadows of Carcosa: Tales of Cosmic Horror by Lovecraft, Chambers, Machen, Poe, and Other Masters of the Weird

Shadows of Carcosa: Tales of Cosmic Horror by Lovecraft, Chambers, Machen, Poe, and Other Masters of the Weird

Ambrose Bierce, H. P. Lovecraft, et al.

$16.95 $15.76

Expand your horizons.

Friday Black

Friday Black

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

$18.99 $17.66

"Is this about the real world or a fucked up horror world? Wait, why can't I tell the difference?" you keep asking yourself while you read Friday Black.

Vlad

Vlad

Carlos Fuentes

$17.95 $16.69

The Impaler does Mexico City.

The Vampire of Ropraz

The Vampire of Ropraz

Jacques Chessex

$12.95 $12.04

Yummy.

The Witches: Suspicion, Betrayal, and Hysteria in 1692 Salem

The Witches: Suspicion, Betrayal, and Hysteria in 1692 Salem

Stacy Schiff

$21.99 $20.45

This book doesn't get enough credit for being scary. It's 500 pages of people talking about meeting the devil!

The Return

The Return

Roberto Bolaño

$14.95 $13.90

Wired: Bolaño wrote a vampire story. Inspired: All of Bolaño's books are vampire stories.

Mythologies

Mythologies

William Butler Yeats

$18.00 $16.74

A collection of three different volumes of frankly very messed up stories about fairies (as in Irish fairies, who are scary as hell) that William Butler Yeats published in his lifetime, claiming all of them were "as told to" him by random people he met on walks!

Little, Big

Little, Big

John Crowley

$19.99 $18.59

What's going on with the house.

An Untouched House

An Untouched House

Willem Frederik Hermans

$16.00 $14.88

What's going on with the house!?

The Changeling

The Changeling

Joy Williams

$19.95 $18.55

What's going on with the child.

The Green Child

The Green Child

Herbert Read

$15.95 $14.83

What's going on with the child!?

Demon Camp: The Strange and Terrible Saga of a Soldier's Return from War

Demon Camp: The Strange and Terrible Saga of a Soldier's Return from War

Jennifer Percy

$17.00 $15.81

Ah, a bit of narrative nonfiction about demons! I'm sure, though, that the author will reassure me that demons are not real………surely!

Fairies: A Dangerous History

Fairies: A Dangerous History

Richard Sugg

$22.50 $20.93

Fairies: very scary, not cute, bad.

Jonathan Strange & MR Norrell

Jonathan Strange & MR Norrell

Susanna Clarke

$19.99 $18.59

More scary fairy stuff going on. Plus a generalized sense of doom.

Blue Light in the Sky & Other Stories

Blue Light in the Sky & Other Stories

Zeping Chen, Karen Gernant, et al.

$16.95 $15.76

Can Xue always freaks me out, I can't be the only one? Just really disturbing stuff. She'll write a short story from the perspective of a tree and by the end I'm hyperventilating.

The Literary Conference

The Literary Conference

César Aira

$13.95 $12.97

Don't try to clone Carlos Fuentes!

Hyperion

Hyperion

Dan Simmons

$8.99 $8.36

An interstellar Canterbury Tales–style pilgrimage to the transdimensional shrine of a space god made of knives. (*Buy this one used because Simmons in the Mamet of the sci-fi world.)

Escape from Baghdad!

Escape from Baghdad!

Saad Z. Hossain

$18.00 $16.74

Weird things start to happen when you're paid to help a Ba'athist torturer escape from Baghdad.

The Astronomer and the Witch: Johannes Kepler's Fight for His Mother

The Astronomer and the Witch: Johannes Kepler's Fight for His Mother

Ulinka Rublack

$17.99

Kepler, the astronomer, had to organize the defense for his mother's witchcraft trial.

Reticence

Reticence

Jean-Philippe Toussaint

$12.95 $12.04

Don't get paranoid.

The Haunting of Hill House: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

The Haunting of Hill House: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Shirley Jackson

$18.00 $16.74

Don't get paranoid!