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Monday, September 16, 2013

Monday Book Review - The Man in the Picture

Welcome to Monday and this week's book recommendation!



Another perfect addition to our fall reading spooktacular. This is the eery tale of a picture, its disturbing past and the curse that binds itself to whomever owns it. It's a tale of supernatural revenge and the dangers of a woman scorned.  A macabre tale if ever there was one.

I loved this book. It's a short tale, easily read in an afternoon or two (or perhaps on a stormy evening? Bwah hah hah...), which made it appealing for someone like myself with little to no spare time. The story is supremely well told. It's subtle. You won't have nightmares, nor will you find yourself peering over your shoulder nervously, but you will be creeped out. There's something about it that's just ... eery. It's the way it's told, unfolding slowly, the way the picture seems to latch on to whoever knows about its mysterious past. It's fantastic. 

This was the perfect book to get me in the mood for fall. It's creepy, but not too creepy. It's haunted, the way a gloomy fall afternoon when the trees look skeletal is haunted. It's beautifully written, a tale full of imagination, one that will have you never looking at a painting the same way again. Definitely pick this up if you're looking for a haunted tale for fall. It's brilliant.


  1. Sounds excellent!!!! I should read some spooky reads for fall!!

    1. It's a lot of fun, and it helps take away some of the sting of a departing summer.