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EXPLORE… travel through summer thrillers!

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Summer’s here!

If you’re in need to get away to some exotic destination, and/or looking for ways to cool down from the summer heat (when it finally arrives!), you don’t need to look any further! Chillax like the South Koreans do during their dreadfully sweltering summers: by means of stories about spooks, terrifying thrills, and horror, all genres that ought to successfully knock the temperature down but also have your small-hairs go up.

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In Shirley Jackson’s Hangsaman, read about Natalie Waite, her suspenseful story being “loosely based on the real-life disappearance of a Bennington College sophomore in 1946.”

If you fancy the UK, travel to England through Phil Hogan’s A Pleasure and a Calling, where you will meet a seemingly normal estate agent called Mr. Heming. He sells houses for a living, nothing abnormal there. But, Mr. Heming has kept every key to every house he has ever sold, and keeps watch over all the homeowners.

In Emma Donoghue’s Room, travel to Ireland and read a story that is very similar to the infamous and disturbing (Josef) Fritzl case of 2008, unsettlingly told from a small child’s point of view.

This is just a small sample of what we have for you to browse. Any selection within this collection (located in the library lobby) will take you to all sorts of places for free, and also introduce you to a murderer, a paranormal entity, or a psychopath, all guaranteed to give you lasting chills. So come, travel via book, if you dare.

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