Tag Archives: Horror

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (1890)

The boy who had his locker above mine in high school was named Dorian.  I’d never heard that name before, and really didn’t think anything about it.  But one day I mentioned him to my mother and she said, “I … Continue reading

Posted in Books for Boys, Fantasy, Fiction, High School Reading Level | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (1885)

If you’ve never read The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, go get it from your library today!  It’s under 75 pages and you’ll understand the cultural references to it forevermore. Henry Jekyll is … Continue reading

Posted in Books for Boys, Fiction, High School Reading Level, Science Fiction | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1818)

If you’ve only ever seen a film version of Frankenstein, you’re in for a surprise when you read the original book.  First of all, Frankenstein is NOT the monster.  Frankenstein is, in fact, the doctor who creates the monster.  Maybe … Continue reading

Posted in Books for Boys, Fiction, High School Reading Level, Science Fiction | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment