Mr Adamson by Urs Widmer


What will happen next, only the gods know

Ghost stories are a tricky beast to get right. Ghost stories in translation, told across cultural and language divides, even more so. With the exception of perhaps The Darkest Room by Johan Theorin (translated by Marlaine Delargy) there are almost none that I can think of that I’d go out of my way to personally reread or to recommend to others. In fact I almost didn’t even bother to crack open Urs Widmer’s Mr Adamson for this very reason. What a huge mistake that would have been. Continue Reading

Favorite Fiction: Five Frightening Halloween Reads


October is traditionally a time for frightening ghouls, ugly witches, and flesh eating zombies to roam the land in search of deliciously delectable confectionary treats. In honor of this horrifically monstrous holiday, we’ve put together a very special Halloween reading list that contains five books that are guaranteed to scare you, though maybe not always in the way that’s traditionally expected.  Leave the lights on after reading these!

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