Recommended Halloween Reading: The Feminist Horror of Lisa Tuttle
Last year, I posted this list of recommended creepy reads for Halloween. This year, I recommend two books, both by Lisa Tuttle: the short story collections A Nest of Nightmares and The Dead Hours of Night.
Although Lisa Tuttle has long been a major name, I had somehow not read her until daishin recently introduced me to her work. Neither of these books has a story that is merely very good; every one is great — sparse, vivid, tense, and offering no resolutions or pat explanations.