Friday, 28 October 2011

Happy Halloween!

It's another blog hop day - a big welcome to any new visitors! - and this time it's for the Halloween weekend! Hosted by Jeremy Bates, this blogfest is all about favourite monsters and costumes - a full list of other monster-talkers is up on Jeremy's blog here.

Normally picking a favourite anything is hard for me, because I usually have so many, but this time it's a no-brainer. My favourite monster book is Frankenstein.

Apart from the fact that I think it's an amazing, deliciously creepy concept and such a sad story, this novel will always have a special place in my heart because it's an enormous part of the inspiration behind my first book, THE LOST GIRL. Without Mary Shelley and Frankenstein, I'm not sure I'd have been able to write a book about stitching a person together from scratch. And without Frankenstein's Creature, I'm not sure I could have made my stitched-together echoes quite as real.

So there's what I'm celebrating this weekend! Who's your favourite monster?


  1. Hmm. Do the Monsters Inc. guys count?

  2. Halloween Hop

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    My Favorite monster movie - Hellraiser
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  3. Dracula was always a favorite. And Godzilla!

  4. Hello! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm glad to be here and I'm now following you! Yay! Frankenstein is a good book. He is also one of my favorites.

  5. A couple of years ago, I subbed a class who had read Frankenstein. They were watching the latest movie version on the book.

    I'd have to say Voldemort. And I think he counts as a monster by the end of book 4.

  6. My favorite monster is Dracula since I was born in his land and no, I haven't been bitten by a vampire.
    Went to visit one of his castles last summer :)

  7. Halloween Hop!
    Hi! The scariest book I've ever read was "IT". It reached deep into my subconsciousness and scared the heck out of me! For Halloween I'll be dragging out my Elmo snuggy for my couch potato costume.


  8. I really like Frankenstein, it's such a cool story. The way it's told is pretty great too. :)

  9. I have to reread Frankenstein at some point . . . I enjoyed it, but I don't remember much.

  10. Robert De Niro's FRANKENSTEIN was one of my favourite versions! Read the book as a kid -- should reread it at some point!


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  11. Definitely "The Creature from the Black Lagoon." I'd like to watch that movie again someday, but only in the daylight.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm a big fan of YA novels because I buy for my grand-niece and grand-nephews but always read them first. :)

  12. Hi'ya Scaredy Cat checking in via the Halloween Blog Hop. Thanks for the comment over at Redemption ;-)

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  13. Monsters - Nasty Dragons in "Reign of Terror". Not at all like the nice dragons of Pern.

    Am following now.
    Happy Halloween!

  14. Hello from the Halloween Hop! I admit, I've never read Frankenstein! But you've peaked my interest. :) Congrats on your upcoming book release! I'm with you on the hard-time-picking-favorites thing. My favorite monster is...Grover! Lol he's not scary at all, but so adorable. He was also my favorite character on Sesame Street as a kid. :-p

  15. Happy Halloween Hop, Sangu - good to *meet* you ;)
    My pick for scariest book is "The Uninvited" by William Johnstone. I just reviewed it at Paranormal Wastelands if you want to read about it: Although most people say, "No thanks" as soon as they see the cover ;)

  16. Happy Halloween from Down Under. :) I hope you're all having a good one.

    Thanks for visiting my blog Sangu.

  17. Happy Halloween, Sangu. Swinging by to show some love. Thank you for stopping by blog. I'm now following you as well. :)

  18. Totally didn't think of Voldemort, Theresa! Good one.

    Dropping by for the Halloween hop :-)

    My favourite scary movie or book...erm well i'm not really a fan of anything scary as well to be honest lol! A total wimp!
    This year i won't be dressing up until next month when i go and visit my sister in Scotland. Not a clue what i'm going to wear

    New follower here :-)


  19. I have given you an award on my blog,!

  20. great classic
    i love young frankenstein, myself =)

  21. I love Frankenstein and have always wondered what it would have been like to be there with Byron and the Shelleys when this tale was written. But I have to say that my favorite monster has always been the werewolf. I don't know what it is, but I just love those hairy beasts. :) Thank you for the follow on my blog and I look forward to many return visits here. You have a wonderful site. :)

  22. Eek, what a question! I really don't know if I have one I could consider a favourite. I'll have to be lame and get back to you on this one!

    PS - Thanks so much for letting me know about your friend and Willow! :) :)

  23. Hello hoppers!!

    So glad to visit your blog! This year I will be a swachbuckling pirate and my favorite book is either Let the Right One In or The Witching Hour. I am visiting this blog from the Coffin Hop! I am #63 over there, and my blog is Hop over--you can win a NOOK! Happy Halloween! :)

    Penelope Crowe

  24. hey sangu! thanks for participating
    and btw, does ur name mean anything?? very nice, ive never heard it before
    frankenstein is a great book.... it was one of the few i really enjoyed that i had to read in university! lol
    my favorite is the shining by SK
    hope to see u around!