December Book Club Selection: 'After the People Lights Have Gone Off' by Stephen Graham Jones

LitReactor Book Club

Every month here at LitReactor, we celebrate reading with a new selection in our Book Club. For December we will be reading and discussing After the People Lights Have Gone Off by Stephen Graham Jones.

Synopsis:

The fifteen stories in After the People Lights Have Gone Off by Stephen Graham Jones explore the horrors and fears of the supernatural and the everyday. Included are two original stories, several rarities and out of print narratives, as well as a few "best of the year" inclusions. In "Thirteen," horrors lurk behind the flickering images on the big screen. "Welcome to the Reptile House" reveals the secrets that hide in our flesh. In "The Black Sleeve of Destiny," a single sweatshirt leads to unexpectedly dark adventures. And the title story, "After the People Lights Have Gone Off," is anything but your typical haunted house story.

With an introduction by Edgar Award winner Joe R. Lansdale, and featuring fifteen full-page illustrations by Luke Spooner, After the People Lights Have Gone Off gets under your skin and stays there.

Author:

Stephen Graham Jones is the author of fifteen novels and five collections, and has some two hundred stories published. Stephen's been an NEA Fellow and has won the Texas Institute of Letters Award for Fiction and the Independent Publishers Award for Multicultural fiction. He's forty-two, married with a couple of kids, and lives in Boulder, Colorado.


Discussion for After the People Lights Have Gone Off will kick off on December 1st, but you should pick up the book and start reading ASAP!  (We've provided a handy link below). Once you're locked and loaded, you can announce your presence in the Book Club. (No invitation needed!)  That thread is where all discussion about the book will go down.

If you read our November Book Club selection, Echo Lake by Letitia Trent, make sure you check out that thread as discussion there has officially started.

Happy reading!

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Author: Stephen Graham Jones
Price: $15.95
Publisher: Dark House Press (2014)
Binding: Paperback, 326 pages
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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies November 4, 2014 - 8:49am

this will be a lot of fun