Top Five Wednesday: Favourite Creepy Settings

Find more about T5W here! This week’s topic is our favourite creepy settings, which is perfect for Halloween!

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

I mean it takes place IN a graveyard! The main character LIVES in a graveyard!

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

I think this one’s pretty self-explanatory. I love this book with my whole heart, but it’s definitely very creepy.

White London from Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

I really enjoyed this book, and White London was definitely a creepy setting.

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

This book takes place in an old estate on an isolated island and all the characters are being killed off one-by-one. It’s definitely a creepy setting.

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick

This book just had a creepy feel to it. It’s about suicide and depression, and some of the characters don’t really help the setting.

That’s all for today! What are some of your favourite creepy settings??

9 thoughts on “Top Five Wednesday: Favourite Creepy Settings

  1. I am in 100% agreement with The Graveyard Book and And Then There Were None.

    I would also add that just about any story by Edgar Allen Poe has perfect creepiness for me, as does The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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  2. I figured Lolita would be creepy before I read it but not nearly as creepy as it turned out. It was the combination of just how delusional he was and that I listened to the audiobook read by Jeremy Irons. He can make anything creepy when he sets his mind to it.

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      1. Honestly, I probably wouldn’t have had I read it cold. I had been reading a book called “Reading Lolita in Tehran” where this professor talks about all kinds of classics with a bit of a feminist slant. Several of the books written by men have explanations about the point of view that I never would have gotten. I took a lit class where I had to read Great Expectations and The Great Gatsby and hated both at the time because I didn’t get them. I’m still not a fan, but I get what the point was better and can appreciate Gatsby. Still not Dickens, though. The idea that boys think of all girls that are elusive to them this way is among the most disgusting things I’ve heard.

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      2. I read an interesting thing that suggested the reason boys think that is because we mainly read books written by men in school, or written by women but where the protagonist is a male, so boys are never really exposed to women’s thoughts, which was really interesting. But yeah, the fact that some people sympathize with Humbert Humbert, a literal murderer, kidnapper, and child molester, is pretty frightening.
        I’ve been meaning to read Reading Lolita in Tehran for AGES because I think it would be such an interesting perspective.


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