John Robertson

Halloween Special Book Shambles

In a Halloween special, comedian and author John Robertson joins Book Shambles this week to talk of his novel, The Little Town of Marrowville with Robin and Bec. Then they talk about the spooky tales of childhood books from horror anthologies to Paul Jennings and the most unsettling things in fiction… Who’s that woman standing by the window? The one without any eyes…

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Reading List

John recommends:

Labyrinths by Jorge Luis Borges

The Gormenghast series by Mervyn Peake

The short stories of Kurt Vonnegut

I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream by Harlan Ellison

Bec recommends:

The Testament of Gideon Mack by James Robertson

The work of Paul Jennings

The Goosebumps series by RL Stine

The Smiling Man by unknown

Robin recommends:

Dark Tales by Shirley Jackson

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

The work of HP Lovecraft

The Little Town of Marrowville by John Robertson

A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond

The work of HG Wells

The Hamlyn Book of Horror by Daniel Farson

The Gilded Gutter Life of Francis Bacon by Daniel Farson

The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe

Britain’s X-Traordinary Files by David Clarke

Unexplained magazine

The Pan Book of Horror Stories edited by Herbert Van Thal

The work of Robert Aickman

The Bugalugs Bum Thief by Tim Winton

Their Brilliant Careers by Ryan O’Neill

Dead Funny edited by Robin Ince and Johnny Mains

Dead Funny Encore by Robin Ince and Johnny Mains

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