Rick Kleffel has been reading for more than half a century. He lives in Aptos, near the Palo Alto, a cement boat built at the end of World War I. He writes about books and podcasts interviews with authors at The Agony Column.
Summer books, like summer movies, are generally widely promoted and easily found. Here are the books not so easily found that provide the pleasures of summer reading and leaven them with more than a frisson of the unusual.
A visit to the book store might have you thinking that the horror genre is all vampires and serial killers. For those who enjoy the literature of fear, with a touch of the fantastic, there are still lots of great writers out there. These 12 books offer first-rate literature with a macabre imagination.