Critical Linking for July 29th, 2015

 

But, as readers, we love the sensation of being scared—it is adrenaline inducing and addictive. If you’re in the mood for a fright, here are some of the scariest books ever written. And if they get to be a little too much, just do what I do: throw it in the freezer.

Boy, do readers love a frightening book. What do you think of this list of the 14 Scariest Books Ever Written?

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Ann Rule, whose 1980 study of the serial killer Ted Bundy, “The Stranger Beside Me,” set her on the road to writing dozens of best-selling true-crime books praised for their insight into criminal psychology, died on Sunday at a medical center in Burien, Wash. She was 83.

I’ve heard from a lot of readers who loved (and were freaked out) by Anne Rule’s books.

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According to the U.K.’s Publishing Perspectives, a news release by the Russian Ministry of Science and Education has publicized a new plan by the Russian government to offer rent and tax breaks to booksellers “in exchange for an ‘opportunity’ to provide a selection of titles chosen by the government.” The official goal of the program, as cited by ministry head Dmitry Livanov, is “to increase sales of high-quality literature, as well as books on culture, art, history and education.”

This sounds like quite the “opportunity.”

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Last week, Astoria Bookshop in Queens echoed Morrison’s sentiment by announcing that they would be selling copies of Between The World And Me at cost ($14 per copy vs. the full retail price of $24) in order to encourage readers to buy and read it for themselves.

I have never heard of this happening before. (You know who else deeply discounts books so that readers will buy and read more books?)

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