Bibliophobia: The Fear of Books by Allisha McAdoo
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Evan was scared of books. The shape, smell, and feel of them would send him into severe panic attacks. That is until he found an author that he could touch the books without freaking out. There was something about the books that were to die for. There was something about them that was making Evan go insane and do things he hadn’t thought of before. Will this author be his undoing or will he find a way to get over his fears?
Thankfully, None of Us Suffer from This Fear
The concept of bibliophobia is anathema to me, both as a writer and an avid reader. Being scared of books would be a nightmare for me, and it's a nightmare Evan has suffered through his whole life. Unable to bring himself to touch a book, he made his way through most of his life by pretending he had an allergy to binding glue. It wasn't a perfect solution, but it worked. Unwilling to leave the town where he grew up, Evan experiences the perverse cruelty of fate in finding himself working the only career available to him, the town librarian. It's in that role that Evan discovers something miraculous, a book he can not only touch but that he craves. Under the circumstances, it's only reasonable that he might be developing a bit of an obsession with not only this book but its author. It should be no surprise for readers of Allisha McAdoo's stories that things only get stranger from these already strange beginnings. The author has a knack for packing a whole lot of weirdness into a small number of pages, and Bibliophobia: The Fear of Books is no exception.