August 20, 2012 As a kid, author Victor LaValle loved horror stories. But it wasn't until he read Books of Blood by Clive Barker that he found one set in his own hometown. Have you ever read a book that took place where you live? Tell us in the comments.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/158701113/160265965" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
August 14, 2006 Regina, who listens to WFSU in Florida, recommends this story for readers aged 10 and up, about a bored boy who gets granted a wish — and finds that it all might be too good to be true.
NPR thanks our sponsors
Become an NPR sponsor