Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Shelf Control | Ghost Story by Peter Straub

Bookshelf Fantasies has a new feature called Shelf Control where we share the books we have on our shelves that we've never read. This week I thought I would share the book I'm most shocked I still haven't read.

Ghost Story by Peter Straub

In life, not every sin goes unpunished.

For four aging men in the terror-stricken town of Milburn, New York, an act inadvertently carried out in their youth has come back to haunt them. Now they are about to learn what happens to those who believe they can bury the past -- and get away with murder.

Peter Straub's classic bestseller is a work of "superb horror" (The Washington Post Book World) that, like any good ghost story, stands the test of time -- and conjures our darkest fears and nightmares.
This is the one book of all books that I should have read by now. Nothing tops a good ghost story for me, and this obvious selection sits on my shelf unread. I can't imagine what I'm saving it for.

Not only is Ghost Story considered a must read ghost novel, it's a must read horror novel in general. Basically, this is me failing at books.

Have you ever read Ghost Story? Is there a book that is a perfect fit for you that you have no excuse for not having read yet?

If you ever want to buddy read a book I've mentioned on Shelf Control, please let me know!

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  1. This is also a "should have read by now" book for me! I'm definitely deficient when it comes to Peter Straub. I should make an effort to read this one for Halloween this year! Nice choice.

    1. You are going to beat me to it, aren't you? I really need to join you!!

  2. Yep, I've had this one for ages and have never read it. Every year I say I'm going to read it around Halloween and every year it ends up back in the TBR.

    1. You guys are making me feel so much better! I say the same thing every year, too.

  3. I haven't even heard of this one. Sigh! I do understand having books that I just never seem to get to though.

    1. It's an oldie. I think it was published in 1979. I've had almost my entire life to read it... Haha.

  4. This one has been on my TBR for ages too. I was kind of thinking about getting to it for my month-long horror readathon but I have a ton of books on that list so we'll see... someday. :)


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