Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Our Favorite Writers Share Their Favorite Childhood Books

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James Boice, author of the novels MVP, NoVA, and THE GOOD AND THE GHASTLY

If you'd like to scare the holy hell out of your child: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz. And I mean the original edition from the 1980s that's now out of print, which has beautiful, horrifying illustrations by Stephen Gammel. The editions currently in print have unfortunately replaced Gummel's with sanitized, harmless illustrations—and it is just not the same. I still have not a reading experience as vivid and memorable as the ones I had reading these books as a little kid.

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Kristin Iversen

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Kristin Iversen is the Managing Editor at Brooklyn Magazine and the L Magazine. She has been described as "a hipster buzzword made flesh." This seems pretty accurate.

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