What’s the scariest book you’ve ever read?
I ask this question because I’m currently the Keeper for my Call of Cthulhu pbem and as such, am delving into the realms of horror literature for hints and tips on what scares people.
There is, however, one problem. None of the stuff I’m reading really frightens me. Nothing unnerves me, nothing sends a chill down my spine. I go to bed after reading them and my dreams are normal.
Is it just me? Perhaps it's because, being a bit of a rationalist, I don't really believe in ghosts, the supernatural and paranormal happenings.
However, I like to know what scares people because it means that I can tailor my Keepering more precisely to achieve a truly spine-chilling and memorable experience.
Note that I’m not including films in this impromptu survey – they’re a different medium. Books is what I’m interested in today.
So what’s given you goosebumps after reading? What would you never read at night? What title truly encapsulates fear in your opinion?
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