Occasionally, people ask me why I like scary stories so much. I have a higher threshold than some when it comes to gore and creepiness, although I will walk away from a book or movie that makes me feel sick or like I’m going to have serious nightmares. And yet I continue to seek out books and movies that creep right up to the very edge of both those feelings. On purpose. Over and over again.
So it’s fitting that one of my all-time favorite writers, Neil Gaiman, decided to design his latest collection around the theme of being disturbed and unsettled.