What Is the Social-Horror Book Genre?
These 7 Social-Horror Books Are Equal Parts Thought-Provoking and Terrifying
Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff
Arguably the most popular book on this list thanks to its 2020 HBO adaptation, Lovecraft Country ($10) highlights the terrors of life under Jim Crow America in the 1950s while melding Lovecraftian horror and fantasy in one gripping novel. When 22-year-old Atticus Turner's father goes missing, he embarks on a road trip to find him, accompanied by his childhood friend Letitia and his uncle George. While traveling, they encounter both the mundane terrors of white America and supernatural spirits straight from . . . well, a Lovecraftian novel.