双语|适合在万圣节读的恐怖小说推荐

英语画刊 2018-12-05 11:03:49

万圣节即将到来之际,为了渲染节日氛围,我们精选了几本适合此时赏读的恐怖小说,这些小说不同于某些恐怖电影,都以心理上的恐怖感取胜。


1.The Witches of Worm by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
《虫巫》作者:Zilpha Keatley Snyder

Jessica buys a runt of a kitten -- a tiny creature that her neighbor helps her nurse to health. Adorable, right? NO. WRONG. There is nothing adorable about this story. Jessica names the kitten Worm, which is already a horrible sign. Then, timed perfectly with her acquisition of said kitten, Jessica begins committing increasingly violent acts against her family.

杰西卡买了一只小猫崽——她的邻居也来帮助她饲养这只小东西。听起来很萌萌哒,不是吗——不!这个故事一点也不萌萌哒。杰西卡为小猫取名为“虫子”,这本身就是一个恐怖的征兆了。接着,恰在她将这只小猫带回家之后,杰西卡开始对家人施暴,而且暴力倾向越来越严重……


2.The Collector by John Fowles
《收藏者》作者:John Fowles

Miranda was captured by a man who's been following her, and forced to live in a room he's set up to appeal to her wishes. The man, Frederick Clegg, has won a small fortune from football pools and uses his winnings to try to transcend his social standing. The book is narrated from his point of view first, then Miranda's, who keeps a diary logging her plans and hopes for escaping.

米兰达被一个一直在跟踪她的男人劫持了,他把她关在一个按照她的喜好精心布置的房间里。这个男人名叫弗雷德里克·克莱格,由于买足彩赚了一小笔钱,并希望用这笔钱能改善自己卑微的社会地位。故事首先是从这位挟持者的视角出发叙述的,而不是从米兰达的视角,米兰达在自己的日记中写下了自己逃跑的计划和渴求。



3.The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury

《纹身人》作者:Ray Bradbury

The stories are connected only by the fact that each is represented by a tattoo on a man who's fully inked up. In "The Veldt," a pair of kids addicted to their very immersive TV room will move the scenes from the screens to life. In "The Long Rain," a group of men lands on a planet that is plagued by nonstop, suffocating rain.

小说由许多小故事组成,每个故事都能在一个全身布满刺青的男子身上找到对应的图案象征,这也是这些故事唯一的关联点。其中有一个名为《大草原》的故事,一群沉迷于电视里的虚拟世界的孩子决心要将电视世界中的情景移置到现实生活中。在《久雨无晴》中,一群人在一个神秘的星球登陆,这个星球正在爆发涝灾,一直下着连绵的阴雨,气氛令人窒息。


4.Hemlock Grove by Brian McGreevy
《铁杉林》作者:Brian McGreevy

In a small town residents are turning against each other after the tragic closing of a steel mill. The death of a teenage girl leads to a lot of finger-pointing, especially toward Peter, who's suspected to be a werewolf .

在一座小镇里,居民们正在为自己痛失轧钢厂的悲剧相互敌视。一位少年的死亡使人们开始相互怀疑,尤其是针对彼得,人们怀疑他是一只狼人。



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