|This number has the appropriate feel, I think|
I feel like the bosun in Tim's Last Voyage. I don't know if you're familiar with the Little Tim books by Ardizzone (if you're not, you should be!), but in this one, a terrible storm engulfs the ship where Tim is signed on as a cabin boy. The bosun takes to his room in a cowardly manner and unhelpfully howls "Doom" at everybody.
The funny thing is that I'm always putting a book I'm scared of into the #1 spot, on the obviously untenable and mathematically illiterate grounds that it's somehow less likely than the others. Brona informs me that this is the THIRD time the Spin has landed on #1, and last time it got me Faulkner's Light in August, which I hated. I do at least like Dostoevsky! Next time, I'll put something ridiculously easy in that #1 spot.