It's almost Halloween, and it got so creepy we scared Gwen away. Frank braves the gore with Isaiah Pittman, horror aficionado and adult services librarian at NYPL. They talk scary books AND movies.
Paperbacks From Hell: The twisted history of 70's and 80's horror by Grady Hendrix
The Hungry Moon by Ramsey Campbell
Night Shift by Stephen King
20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill
Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
Final Girls: A novel by Riley Sager
The series-- Anno Dracula by Kim Newman
Kanopy-- stream movies for free with you NYPL card!
Check out Gas Station Horror, the monthly improv show in NYC that turns bad horror movies into comedy.
Gwen and Frank tackle a near-future dystopian novel about space colonization and a sobering work of journalism about the fallacy of modern philanthropy. Plus: why pho is objectively the best food ever.
Frank and Gwen's Recommendations
Foe by Iain Reid
Frank and Gwen are all about feminist texts this week. They go back in time with the classic short story, "The Yellow Wallpaper" — which is also NYPL's newest Insta Novel — and then hit the present (hard) with "Red Clocks." In between, there's a beautiful picture book for kids. Plus: Frank figures out a literary puzzle.