Many readers enjoy Halloween as a time to express their love of literature through the time-honored tradition of jack-o-lantern carving, ranging from the classics to the contemporary.
Indeed, here are a handful of examples of people illuminating (ahem) some of their favorite reads for trick-or-treat season.
1. The Raven
Quoth the person who spent countless hours carving individual letters: “Never again.” (Found here.)
2. The Headless Horseman
Due to extreme headlessness, it is unclear if this is the Christopher Walken version or otherwise. (Found here.)
3. Oedipus and the Sphinx
Thebes: the worst place to go trick-or-treating ever. (Found here.)
4. Alice in Wonderland
This Mad Hatter isn’t out of his gourd. (Sorry.) (Found here.)
5. You’re a pumpkin, Harry!
6. A (literal) literary pumpkin
Curve ball! That’s another way to go about showing off your book fandom. Be advised that this method does make the story significantly more difficult to read. (Found here.)
You say Halloween party, we say “wild rumpus.” (Found here.)
8. The Eye of Sauron
Halloween is pretty much the only holiday the Dark Lord Sauron can really get into. (Found here.)
9. Sherlock Holmes
The iconic silhouette of the world’s greatest detective. Deductive reasoning not included. (Found here.)
10. Daenerys Targaryen
Remember that scene in Game of Thrones when they burn the Mother of Dragons, and all that remains is perfectly toasted pumpkin seeds? (Found here.)