Everyone is gearing up for the last leg of 2016 but with all that needs to get done let’s not forget the books we had committed we’d read. So, to make it simple, I have a new reading list for you and this one is all things scary.
My top 5 picks of Horror Novels that you must read over the Halloween weekend.
Starting with an anthology of horror stories by Narayana Menon K (Author), Sharath Komarraju (Author), Amel Rahman (Author), Sagar Aiya (Author)
Next, I’d like to suggest That Frequent Visitor by K. Hari Kumar
Why are outsiders not allowed on Vypeen Island after sunset? What brought Richard Baxter to the dreaded Clifford Mansion in 1948? Where did Baxter and his wife disappear on the night of Pournami? Who is the visitor that the fishermen fear so much? How do true love and destiny justify their existence? How far will one man go for the one he loves? Will he go beyond death?
Six decades later, Shiuli Dutta is mysteriously lured into the Mansion, where she encounters the ghost of Richard Baxter. The grieving ghost tells her an incomplete story of its life.
A story that will reveal the darker side of a man’s mind. A story that shall unveil a venomous truth of the past. A story so sinister that it could alter the fate of an entire nation’s future. A story of courage and cowardice, of deceit and insanity.
The Evil Eye and The Charm: Stories of the Indian Lemon-Chili Charm by Neil D'Silva
The lemon-chili charm, or the nimboo-mirchi as it is locally called, is a fascinating part of Indian folklore. This charm is supposed to ward off evil. With that belief, it is commonly hung at the doorposts of homes and offices, in vehicles, and even in local trains and buses. Such is the popularity of the humble nimboo-mirchi! But, like all superstitions, there is a deeper question here as well. Is there any shred of truth behind this almost ritualistic practice? And if not, why are millions of Indians following this practice since generations?
The Evil Eye and The Charm is an anthology of three short stories, all of which are themed around the lemon-chili talisman. But more than the common notion of this charm, the stories are an analysis of the credulity of human nature when dealing with things unknown.
Next up is I See You
by Aindrila Roy
Liam’s life has become a waking nightmare. He’s plagued by constant headaches and is hounded by inexplicable events bordering on the insane. He is convinced that his vindictive ex, Lily, despite her vehement denials, is the one sending him disturbing packages. The only bright spot in a life gone berserk is Aliana, the woman Liam has loved ever since he saw her in a parking lot. But a shocking revelation about her leaves him questioning everything he knows. As Liam plunges deeper into the twin abysses of unbridled love and unexplained insanity, he has to do all it takes to stop his life from spiraling out of control.
And finally, I have to recommend this one again. Maya's New Husband: An Indian Horror Thriller
by Neil D'Silva
Maya's New Husband is an Indian horror tale. It is a story of a woman named Maya who plans a future with a man she doesn't know anything about. As her new life begins, secrets begin to slowly tumble out.
I hope you like my pick. I’d love to know what you are reading and have you read any of these?
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