Critical Linking for October 23rd, 2015

This is the power of scary books: a character like Worm would seem like a farce in a movie, but Snyder’s book, a cult YA classic, describes the anxious feelings of those affected by him — and that, to me, is scarier than clowns and ghouls jumping out from behind corners.

So, in the spirit of Halloween, I’ve gathered up a few books that are psychologically eerie in the way some horror movies just aren’t.

It’s the time of year for 10 Scary Books That Will Seriously Keep You Up at Night.


A series adaptation of “Still Star-Crossed,” based on the 2013 book of the same name that picks up after Romeo and Juliet’s tragic ending, has landed at ABC from Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers and scribe Heather Mitchell, Variety has learned.

The love story follows the conflict between the Capulets and the Montagues in the wake of Romeo and Juliet’s deaths.

Ummm…..I guess get ready for a lot of Benvolio?


This makes Google Books a wonderful tool—a transformative one, in the eyes of the court, and thus non-infringing—but it also means that the service has ended up being more tantalizing than fulfilling. What Google has created is less a universal library than a tinted window into one.

Google Books came THIS CLOSE to changing the world.


“Dear Public Library System, We hope you use some of the $12 million in hotel taxes to keep the library system open later. Love, Airbnb,” reads one ad.

Giant corporations seem to think it they who keep schools and libraries running, and not the other way around.

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