RVA Horror Book Club #24 [Online]

  • June 12, 2014 · 10:00 PM
Tonight's book club link:https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/event/cv4h00dfvhk00cr56kjj42jep94

Into horror? Ghosts? Monsters? Haunted Houses? Haunted Attractions? Join the Red Vein Army for our monthly ONLINE horror book club!

To join- just check here the night of the event. The web chat link will be posted 30mins prior to the start of the event.

For our June meeting we're going with a suggestion from author Sam Stalls ("Night of the Living Trekkies") who participated in our last online event. For those who are interested in this month's author, he was a heavy influence on the works of H.P. Lovecraft 

Book 24: "The King in Yellow" by Robert W. Chambers


The King in Yellow is a book of short stories by American writer Robert W. Chambers, first published by F. Tennyson Neely in 1895. The book is named after a fictional play with the same title which recurs as a motif through some of the stories. The first half of the book features highly esteemed weird stories, and the book is described by S.T. Joshi as a classic in the field of the supernatural. There are ten stories, the first four of which, "The Repairer of Reputations", "The Mask", "In the Court of the Dragon" and "The Yellow Sign", mention The King in Yellow, a forbidden play which induces despair or madness in those who read it. "The Yellow Sign" inspired a film of the same name released in 2001.

Previous books:

Book 1: "Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter" by Seth Grahame-Smith 

Book 2: "The Hellbound Heart" by Clive Barker 

Book 3: "At the Mountains of Madness" by H.P. Lovecraft Book 4: "World War Z" by Max Brooks 

Book 5: "The Strange Case of Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde" by Robert Louis Stevenson 

Book 6: "Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children" by Ransom Riggs 

Book 7: "The Exorcist" by William Peter Blatty 

Book 8: "I Am Legend" by Richard Matheson

Book 9: "Feed" by Mira Grant

Book 10: "Dark Hollow" by Brian Keene 

Book 11: "Ghost Walk" by Brian Keene

Book 12: "The Haunting of Hill House" by Shirley Jackson Book 13: "The Canterville Ghost" by Oscar Wilde 

Book 14: "20th Century Ghosts" by Joe Hill 

Book 15: "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark" by Alvin Schwartz 

Book 16: "Innocence" by Dean Koontz 

Book 17: "At the Behest of the Dead" by Timothy L. Long 

Book 18: "Dagon" by H.P. Lovecraft 

Book 19: "The Woman in White" by Wilkie Collins 

Book 20: "Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad 

Book 21: "The Shining" by Stephen King 

Book 22: "Night of the Living Trekkies" by Sam Stall

Book 23: "Something Wicked This Way Comes" by Ray Bradbury

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