The BOO*-k Club

When: Friday, May 3, at 5 PM
Where: Dog-Eared Books Loft

Bailey and Mariah invite you to join them for BOO*-k Club (*Bloodcurdling, Ominous, and Otherworldly) each month. As avid horror readers, they cannot wait to explore some of the genre’s most interesting offerings by focusing on short story collections and novellas. Come get creeped out with us!

This month’s book is The Beast You Are by Paul Tremblay

Paul Tremblay has won widespread acclaim for illuminating the dark horrors of the mind in novels and stories that push the boundaries of storytelling itself. The fifteen pieces in this brilliant collection, The Beast You Are, are all monsters of a kind, ready to loudly (and lovingly) smash through your head and into your heart.

In “The Dead Thing,” a middle-schooler struggles to deal with the aftermath of her parents’ substance addictions and split. One day, her little brother claims he found a shoebox with “the dead thing” inside. He won’t show it to her and he won’t let the box out of his sight. In “The Last Conversation,” a person wakes in a sterile, white room and begins to receive instructions via intercom from a woman named Anne. When they are finally allowed to leave the room to complete a task, what they find is as shocking as it is heartbreaking.

The title novella, “The Beast You Are,” is a mini epic in which the destinies and secrets of a village, a dog, and a cat are intertwined with a giant monster that returns to wreak havoc every thirty years.

A masterpiece of literary horror and psychological suspense, The Beast You Are is a fearlessly imagined collection from one of the most electrifying and innovative writers working today.

Purchase a copy to read, or grab it from the library, and join us May 3rd for a thoughtful and entertaining discussion about The Beast You Are by Paul Tremblay. This book club is free to anyone who wishes to participate. No registration necessary.

Want to keep the conversation going after club? Join the BOO*-k Club Discord server!

Content Warnings for The BOO*-k Club 2024
Content Warnings for The Beast You Are
Content Warnings for Her Body and Other Parties

Dates and books of upcoming 2024 The BOO*-k Club:

May 3 at 5 PM
The Beast You Are by Paul Tremblay
May 24 at 5 PM
The Jewish Book of Horror ed by Josh Schlossberg
June 28 at 5 PM
Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado






Previous Book Club Selections