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Monday, October 31, 2016

Monsters in Literature

Today is Hallowe’en so that got me thinking about literary monsters; obvious ones like Frankenstein’s monster and Count Dracula come to mind.  And of course there’s Pennywise from Stephen King’s It.

I found a couple of interesting websites on the topic of monsters in literature. 
Listverse has ranked the top ten “most horrifying of all monsters from literature through the ages”:  http://listverse.com/2011/07/05/top-10-horrifying-monsters-in-literature/.

A. V. Club ranks 24 literary monsters based on the work of a costume company.  “MorphCostumes decided to rank the scariest monsters in literature in a brand new infographic.  To come up with the final ‘scream score,’ the company looked at a combination of appearance, power, and evil intent”:  http://www.avclub.com/article/scariest-monsters-literature-ranked-226386.

But the most interesting article I found is entitled “31 Fairly Obscure Literary Monsters”: https://electricliterature.com/31-fairly-obscure-literary-monsters-163c993a3d12#.wwk08efgi.

Happy Hallowe’en!!