We will not talk of horror books. I have not read a lot of such. Horror movies do not appeal to me. So do horror books.
But horror is not the scariest. Hopelessness is scary. The inability to transcend is scary. The degradation of humanity is scary. Enough of it. Let us proceed to the titular question: what books are you scared of?
I picked three books:
- Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun – Because I love the novels of Hamsun. I am scared that I will not love this.
- Middlemarch by George Eliot – Because I want to read this. I am scared that its length will be too much for my attention span.
- The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion – Because Didion is scathing. I am scared that my heart will be battered.
You. What are you afraid of?
This is courtesy of today’s Writing 101 challenge.
We all have anxieties, worries, and fears. What are you scared of? Address one of your worst fears.
Today’s twist: Write this post in a distinct style from your own.
(Psst! Is my writing style different here?)