What Books Scared the Pants Off Me
The world's most compulsively readable writers share the novels that unexpectedly thrilled and terrified them. (Wait till you see what the author of Wolf Hall chose on slide two).
"David Halberstam's The Children
. It's so terrifying and thrilling to watch those young, young kids—elegant and determined, defying their parents and risking their college educations and their lives—going by the busload to counties in the south whose sheriffs openly promised their deaths should they enter to set up voting registrations. I mean, Jesus Christ."
—Gabrielle Hamilton, author of Blood, Bones & Butter