3 New Books About Monsters in Unexpected Places
Gated suburbia. A kindergarten classroom. A medical research lab. None of these places, on the surface, seem like a place for monsters (although perhaps that depends on your feelings about kindergarteners and how many times you’ve read Frankenstein). The dark secrets in these new novels prove otherwise, showing that the monstrous can appear in a pleasant, unlikely guise. They also show that “monster” is an easy, reductive label for something that’s more complex and multifaceted. That being said, your spine will still tingle and your breath catch as you read the roster of this week’s book club.