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Dracula - (ISBN: 978-1450586665)
by Bram Stoker
Try rereading this classic tale of horror and vampires. What other creatures does Stoker use to inspire fear in its characters and readers? Why does this book continue to be a favorite?
Dracula's Guest: A Connoisseurs Collection of Victorian Vampire Stories - (ISBN: 978-0802719713)
by Michael Sims
Victorian terror, creaky houses, extreme sorrow, and, yes, old style vampires populate these riveting tales. How do depictions of vampires in today’s popular literature differ from the ones in these classic, grisly tales?
False Memory - (ISBN: 978-0553580228)
by Dean Koontz
Martie’s best friend Susan is a victim of agoraphobia, so Martie gladly helps her get to appointments outside of her safe area. When several other acquaintances begin to develop “nervous” complains and show signs of mental illness, Martie suspects something is up, and she herself becomes afraid of her own image. For a compelling journey through things that are not as they seem, try this offering from the very popular Dean Koontz.
Howard Hughes: His Life and Madness - (ISBN: 978-0393326024)
by Donald L. Bartlett
This biography tells the story of the famous Hughes, a man so obsessed by phobias that he did not go out, eat well, or even follow patterns of normal hygiene at the end of his life. Despite the self-imposed limitations of his later years, he managed to leave a fortune of millions and a legend of unbelievable accomplishments. Think of other great men and women whose visions have seemed obscure, but who have stuck to their dreams to accomplish their goals.
The Pleasure of My Company: A Novella - (ISBN: 978-0786888016)
by Steve Martin
This skillfully crafted narrative first tells the story of Daniel, whose life is controlled by his obsessive behavior and strict adherence to routine. He copes well with his fears and phobias, but when he starts to babysit for his therapist’s young son, his rituals are destroyed. Gradually he learns to function with chaos and unpredictability!