The Bookshop From Hell by David Haynes
English | 2019 | Fantasy / Horror | ePUB |341 Kb
The Bookshop From Hell: Horror is what Dan Law enjoys.
He loves to read horror novels as a way to escape from his teaching job, from his loneliness, from the everyday dullness of life in Silver Lake. That’s what Dan lives for.
When a new bookstore opens in town, every visitor receives a free book of their own. A book that tells their own personal story…a story they have to follow to the brutal end.
As Silver Lake’s population descends into violent savagery, Dan finds he is no longer living for horror novels – he’s living inside one.
“He pulled other books out and read a couple of pages from each, smiling as fleeting images from his past mingled with the horrors on the pages. He was transported through his adolescence, through his teens, his college years, spewed out into the reality of the present.
Had any of the kids even heard of Michael McDowell, or of Shirley Jackson? Did they even know what they were missing? Of course not, not unless they sought these things out for themselves, and how many would do that? Only a handful in an entire school. Probably the same ones who came to the Reading Room.
The thought irritated him. Half of the school would be down at the football field, drinking beer, making out and trying to look like they didn’t give a shit about anything.
Dan stood up, walked to the kitchen and drank another beer. It was his responsibility to make them understand, to make them see what he saw in those books. The Reading Room would be back. He was going to make sure of that.
The doorbell rang, the tune warping as the batteries died. He grabbed a couple more bottles from the refrigerator and walked to the door. First things first though, there were more beers to drink and a pepperoni pizza to eat.”