Ink Stains

Bookworm from day one. Books, essays, comics, graphic novels, pomes, magazines and pamphlets. I read it all
The Amityville Horror - Jay Anson This book really scared the pants off me when I first read it. Whether or not you really believe the events described in the book really happened (I don't) is irrelevant. This is a scary book whether you read it as journalism or fiction. The tone, the pacing, the descriptions of the supernatural events are all top notch. Granted, I was only 12 years old or so when I first read this book, but I was also raised on a steady diet of Stephen King and Dean Koontz, and was a huge horror movie buff at the time. Horror fiction was nothing new for me. For some reason, ghost stories have always had a stronger effect on me than stories about hulking monsters or psychopaths with machetes killing teenagers, and this one delivered in spades for me.

Currently reading

And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks
Jack Kerouac, William S. Burroughs
Unholy Ghost: Writers on Depression
Nell Casey
Fishing for Dummies
Peter Kaminsky