So glad somebody else has already written this comment. Myself, I find a great deal of comfort in rereading the first couple of Lewis Barnavelt books from time to time. I see your point about the heavy Catholic influence—that sort of thing is a hard sell these days and you can't really cut it out of Bellairs' work. … » 8/12/14 10:57am 8/12/14 10:57am

Does anybody remember R.L. Stine's pre-Goosebumps work? The Absurdly Funny Encyclopedia & Flyswatter? The Pigs' Book of World Records? How to Be Funny? The novelization of Spaceballs? I was just slightly too old for the Goosebumps series, but I was obsessed with Stine's books when I was kid. » 7/24/14 1:40pm 7/24/14 1:40pm