What is the scariest novel based in a workplace?
Mike Wade asks “What is the scariest novel based in a workplace?” and suggests Moby Dick.
The scene in which Ishmael realizes that he is stuck in a vast expanse of ocean on a whaling ship captained by a mad man with unquestioned authority still gives me the chills.
Strictly speaking, I’d have to go with Heart of Darkness. Wet, rotting, and sent to find a boss you really don’t want to meet. I hate those jobs.
Not strictly speaking, I’d go with Alien (a movie, so not actually an answer to Mike’s question.) A space vaster than any ocean, limited resources, coworkers with scary secrets, and a customer you just can’t please.