The first is Doug Clegg's Neverland. The perfect summer horror read, in my humble opinion. Originally released in 1991, this new trade edition features creepy drawings by Glenn Chadbourne (who also paired with Clegg for the recent new edition of Isis).
Neverland is the story of a family vacation gone very, very wrong. Beau and cousin Sumter have dubbed an old shack in the woods their "Neverland." Here their imaginations are free to run wild. But Sumter has brought something powerful to Neverland. Something that will change their lives. Something that wants to be let loose. Now the family's annual trip to Gull Island has become so much more than mosquitoes, boredom, and grumpy parents. Neverland is one of Clegg's scariest reads, if only for the fact that the imagination of a child -- which Clegg so eloquently and disturbingly captures here -- is so full of possibility. As the basis for a horrorific tale, that imagination let loose is truly magnificent.
I have one copy of Neverland to give away. Leave me a comment here by midnight Wednesday, July 14 to enter to win. Include your email -- US only. I'll contact the winner on Thursday, July 15 and announce it here as well.