Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is a Halloween/Creepy Freebie. Last Hallows Eve, my TTT post was about Classic Gothic Literature and this year I have chosen Modern Gothic Fiction.
Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews
This is a creepy and disturbing novel about four children who are locked away in an attic. The book is controversial because of its taboo subject matter.
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind
A dark story about an obsessive killer who is on the quest for a perfect perfume. It’s a unique novel which explores the sense of smell.
Carrie by Stephen King
Stephen King’s first novel is about Carrie, a social outcast who exacts revenge on her bullies. This is a classic horror tale which has some pretty gory scenes.
The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
The Woman in Black is a spooky and macabre ghost story. I also recommend the play adaptation which is even more chilling.
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Rebecca is on my TBR. I’ve heard great things about this gothic novel which features mystery, suspense and romance.
Have you read any of these modern gothic books? Let me know in the comments and feel free to link your Top Ten Tuesday post!