Who’s scarier, Freddie Krueger or Philip Roth?

Reassessing an odd work of fiction, because I needed a break from so-called facts:

Novels and movies about ghosts and ghoulies are supposed to be scary, but they rarely are. If you want to enjoy a Halloween story that will chill you to the bone, read the National Book Award-winning Sabbath’s Theater (1995), by Philip Roth, master of morbid hyper-realism.

Just kidding. Sabbath’s Theater has nothing to do with Halloween, but read it anyway. Even if you don’t enjoy the novel, you’ll have to admire the author’s knack for brutally funny self-analysis and dark insights.

Or maybe not. More here.