Friday Reads: Halloween Reads Edition

Halloween is very nearly here. To celebrate, we asked Team Gollancz to share their favourite Halloween Reads. Did your favourite read make our list? Gillian: My perfect Halloween read is Sarah Pinborough’s award-winning novella Beauty. A little dark, a little sexy and a lot of fun, it’s a superb retelling of the Sleeping Beauty story – and about revealing the monster hiding inside us all! Simon: It’s always Something Wicked This Ways Comes by Ray Bradbury for me. The book where Halloween came one week early one year. It’s Bradbury’s most consciously poetic work  but that doesn’t get in the…

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Gollancz’s Favourite Halloween Reads

Team Gollancz tell you all about their favourite scary books to read at Halloween . . .  Gillian: What could be more spookily appropriate a read today than Horns by Joe Hill? I love this story – it’s a chilling tale of romance and revenge with a supernatural twist that keeps it gripping to the end. Perfect reading as the light fades and you wait for the first knock on the door … Jen: My Halloween read is The Haunting of Hill House. I’ve never read this before, but both Simon and Sophie spoke so highly of it that I…

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Cityread London announces Rivers of London as its 2015 book

Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch (Gollancz) has been chosen as the focus of Cityread London’s 2015 campaign. The title will be the centre of a month-long celebration of reading in the capital, starting on 30 March and running throughout April, which aims to engage London’s residents, workers and visitors with reading for pleasure, focused around the shared reading experience of a single book. Taking Aaronovitch’s novel as a starting point, a programme of events will take place across all 33 London boroughs in libraries, bookshops, museums and other venues including a series of interactive theatrical performances by award winning…

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Geeks Friday Read: N0S4R2

To celebrate not only the horror-fest that is Halloween this week, but also the Christmas edition of N0S4R2 being published, we have chosen to share one of our brilliant Gollancz Geeks reviews with you for Joe Hill’s epic horror. This week’s Geek review comes from Jan, who has given us this great review of N0S4R2 to sink your Halloween teeth into. Enjoy! Determined not to be put off by the sheer size of the book (I was wary of investing so much time in an author I had never read before), I started reading and literally did not want to put…

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