In keeping with yesterday’s “Movie Nights With Permuted Press” we will keep the cinematic theme rolling with yet another fascinating tie-in and recommendation. If you’re a fan of AMERICAN HORROR STORY then you’re eagerly anticipating the next season which begins on October 8 on FX. The fourth season entitled FREAKSHOW will be set in 1952 Jupiter, Florida and will be centered around one of the last remaining “freak shows” of the era. October 8th is still a month away, but have no fear, we can keep your appetite for the out of the ordinary and carnival sated for the time being with a book from our spooky little library, as well as a counterpart television series for you to become addicted to.
THE BOOK: The Ninth Circle by Brendan Deneen
When Dan, 16, runs away from a terrible home life to join a circus, he has no idea what he’s getting himself into. Based on Dante’s Inferno, THE NINTH CIRCLE follows a young man’s coming-of-age as he travels with the circus through nine states. With the Ringmaster as his guide, Dan finds himself falling in love with the Bearded Lady but hated by almost everyone else, including the Strong Man, the Lion Tamers and The Sword Swallower. Meanwhile, he discovers that the performers have uncanny abilities and dark secrets, especially the person who’s looking to destroy the circus from within.
THE SERIES: Carnival
And if you haven’t seen the trailer for this season’s AMERICAN HORROR STORY, now is your chance…