#horror. 'Ghost Story'. Four men, comfortable in their middle-agedness, never speak of the young woman they killed 50 years before and buried in a watery grave. What happens when that young woman returns to the mortal plane makes up the harrowing substance of Straub's 1979 classic.
#horror. 'The Silence of the Lambs'. Dr. Hannibal Lecter, is a former psychiatrist with unusual tastes and an intense curiosity about the darker corners of the mind. His intimate understanding of the killer and of Clarice herself form the core of The Silence of the Lambs--an unforgettable classic of suspense fiction.
#fantasy. 'American Gods' by Neil Gaiman. One of the most talked-about books of the new millennium, American Gods is a kaleidoscopic journey deep into myth and across an American landscape at once eerily familiar and utterly alien. It is, quite simply, a contemporary masterpiece.
#fiction. 'The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao' by Junot Diaz. Diaz follows the story of Oscar’s family backward to the old country, and the reign of the tyrant Rafael Trujillo, which warped it beyond repair, and then forward to Oscar’s tragic and, strangely, exalted end.