A fellow writer mentioned the other day that she was reading Lord Of The Flies. Wow. What a blast from the past. I’ve always loved books, and growing up, I read quite a variety: Lord of the Flies, Huckleberry Finn, Jungle Book, Call of The Wild, White Fang, Little Women, To Kill a Mockingbird, Animal Farm, and a Christmas Carol to name a few.
When I was ten, I read and fell in love Dracula. Since then, I’ve gravitated towards horror/fantasy, (so much so that, for fun, I’ve named my iPhone Edgar Allen Phone) While other kids were out playing, I was reading The Martian Chronicles, Frankenstein, and The Hobbit, along with countless others. Of course, there was the Exorcist when I was thirteen (my mother nearly had a fit when she found out I’d read it). I devoured anything by Stephen King, too.
But I digress. The classics. My all time favorite? Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House. I loved the original movie and I read the book a few times afterward.
What are some of your favorite classics?