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).
"The Haunting of Hill House
by Shirley Jackson. I still think of that terrifying moment in the middle of the night when the lights come back on in the bedroom and Eleanor flings herself from the bed and says, terrified, 'God, God—whose hand was I holding?'"
— Chris Bohjalian, author of Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands