"Two or Three" Book Club, Meeting 12
So you remember what I was saying about going all out for October . . . ? What that means for the "Two or Three" Book Club is a Horror novel. You probably already know what's coming, but let me drag it out a little. =P
The beauty of declaring a theme beforehand is like the beauty of a scratched up metallic surface when a candle is set before it. (If you were on of those who read George Eliot's Middlemarch with me off this blog, then that image probably rang a bell!) As the scratches seem to rearrange themselves into a perfect halo, totally random accidents seem like magical gifts falling into pre-ordained places. After I announced the Burial Grounds theme for next month's Locus Focus (You're totally linking up, right?) and silently worried that I wouldn't be able to complete my own challenge, a slew of literary and cinematic cemeteries
You'd be surprised at how many final resting places there are in fiction--and how diverse they are! . . . Or maybe not! ;-)
Two books with prime Burial Ground settings are now up for consideration as "Two or Three" Book Club picks. But we can only have one . . .
In case you're a complete newbie when it comes to Stephen "Master of Horror" King, Pet Sematary is about a graveyard whose corpses don't stay dead and The Shining is set in a hotel that was built on an ancient burial ground.
UPDATE: You don't actually have to be a "Two or Three" Book Club member to vote, you know. If I limited the pool of voters to them, I think I'd get less than two or three votes. =P
Mrs. Darwin gets her vote counted twice because she knew about the painting in the final Persuasion post. =)
Go ahead, gang. Make Meeting 13 (My favourite number!!!) epic.
Image Sources: a) Pet Sematary by Stephen King, b) The Shining by King