Picks and Pans Review: Neil Gaiman On...Scary Books I Love
updated 03/02/2009 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 03/02/2009 AT 01:00 AM EST
OH, WHISTLE, AND I'LL COME TO YOU, MY LAD by M.R. James
"The scariest short story—somebody is haunted by a bedsheet."
THE SHINING by Stephen King
"Deeply creepy—the best haunted house story of them all."
BOOKS OF BLOOD by Clive Barker
"Actually scary while being beautiful."
HEART-SHAPED BOX by Joe Hill
"The first time I remember being scared as an adult author." About a haunted suit, the novel was so gripping Gaiman even read while "flossing my teeth."—