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    Registered User magze's Avatar
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    I havent been reading horror recently the last one i read was Stephen King's Dreamcatcher but i would reccomend James Herberts earlier works ie The Rats,Lair, Domain,The Fog ,Survior etc.Stephen Kings It ,The Stand ,Needful Things, Four Past Midnight Tommy Knockers in fact anything by him also Clive Barker ,havent read many Koontz but have enjoyed what i have read specially Twilight eyes.

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    James Herbert is probably the first horror I read, even before King. I was in my late teens, early twenties, and those books scared me then. Not sure if they would now.

    Herbert is still writing. Not sure why that surprises me, but it seems like he's been around forever.

    Clive Barker's Books of Blood are my favorite Barkers. Have you read those too?

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    Yes i have read Books of Blood . And Clive Barker scares me .I think my favourite King book was The Stand but i am not including The Dark Tower series because it is fantasy not horror .James Herberts earlier works were scary his later books are good but not as frightening as his earlier ones the last one of his i read was Once.

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    Thanks for the recommendations AuntiePam! That should keep me occupied now I've got some free time. Yay!

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    These books are not exactly horror but they are close. If you like good books the following are very good.
    1. Any of the Anita Blake series by Laurell k hamilton: You don't have to start out with the first on to get it but if you start out beyond the third one you'll be lost
    > Guilty Pleasures
    > Laughing Corpse
    >circus of the damned
    if you want any more go to the incubus dreams forum
    2. Midnight Blue by Nancy A. Collins: not one book but infact 3 very good.
    3. Midnight Mass by F. Paul Wilson.

    Those are my recondmendations. Normal poeple would recondmend Stephen King or Anne Rice but i can't stand these Authors. i know i'm weird but if you want good books above are some of the best i've read that can be classified under horror. I wouldn't recondmend any others
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    What about Veniss Underground by Jeff Vandermeer?

    It's supposed to be sf but it doesn't quite fit apart from a bit of wild crazy bioneering and its futuristic setting... and... the true mark of a horror story IMHO... it uses the word 'ichor'.

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    I was given Veniss Underground for Christmas -- so there's ichor?

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    I'm writing a review for it at the moment. I'm considering saying: "stomach-churning, grotesqueries of flesh" ... but it's generally a positive review.

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    Funny you should have mentioned "Woman in White" by Wilkie Collins. I picked that book up several weeks ago, but haven't gotten around to read it yet!(It's in my to-read list)

    I have recently gotten into short stories re: Ghost and horror!! Highly reccommended!!! I am not sure what got me started, but I am truly amazed by the great authors of their time!!

    Oscar Wilde - The picture of Dorian Gray

    H.P. Lovecraft-Mountain of Madness

    I also love the works by so many more such as Algernon Blackwood, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Poe, Lord Byron, and I could go on!!!!

    There are a few sites I could reccommend: Blackmask Online and'm sorry, but I do not know how to do the linkup from here to there-my bad!!!)

    There are many more out there and have a great time looking!! I did and still do!!

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    Here's the ones I enjoyed.
    Richard Matheson-I Am Legend,Hell house,The Incredible shrinking Man and short stories.
    Brian Lumley-Necroscope Series 1-5.
    Clive Barker-Books Of Blood 1-6,Cabal,The Hellbound Heart and The Damnation Game.
    Stephen King-The Night Shift,Skeleton Crew,Carrie,The Dead Zone,The Bachman Books,Firestarter,Misery,Different Seasons,It.
    Preston Child-Relic.
    Thomas Harris-Red Dragon,Silence Of The Lambs and Hannibal.
    Harlan Ellison -Deathbird Stories.
    Bret Easton Ellis-American Psycho.
    James Ellroy-Silent Terror.
    Chuck Palahniuk-Fight Club,Survivor.
    -And I recently decided to try H. P. Lovecraft and was amazed!
    I just ordered three collections and am eagerly awaiting them.

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    Horror Books


    Who would i recommend? Richard Laymon - The travelling vampire show or an english author by the name of James Herbert any book by his. but if you wanna get good and scared. Read "the dark" by aforementioned. It scared the living daylights out of me.

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    Cool I Suggest

    i suggest the book Lord Loss by Darren Shan

    and The Exorcest by William Peter Blatty

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    My top 10...this year

    This list changes on a yearly basis, but here's my favourites......

    Fevre Dream - George R R Martin ( A vampire novel, NOT a werewolf one...)
    The Matrix - Jonathan Aycliffe
    Ghost Story - Peter Straub
    Salem's Lot - Stephen King
    The Shining - Stephen King
    Anno Dracula - Kim Newman
    The List of Seven - Mark Frost
    At the Mountains of Madness - H P Lovecraft
    Something Wicked This Way Comes - Ray Bradbury
    The Hungry Moon - Ramsey Campbell


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    Favorite horror novels

    Quote Originally Posted by Hemingway
    What Horror novels do you recommend?
    Peter Straub, -Ghost Story-
    Patrick Susskind, -Perfume-
    Fritz Leiber, -Our Lady of Darkness-
    Shirley Jackson, -The Haunting of Hill House-
    Ray Bradbury, -Something Wicked This Way Comes-
    Jonathan Carroll, -The Land of Laughs- & -Voices of Our Shadow-
    Cornell Woolrich, -Night has a Thousand Eyes-
    George R. R. Martin, -Fevre Dream-
    Thomas Harris, -Red Dragon-
    Stephen King, -The Shining- & -Pet Semetary-
    Stephen Gregory, -The Cormorant-
    Caitlin Kiernan, -Threshold-
    Alan Moore, -From Hell- (graphic novel)

    Now, if you're open to short stories, some of my favorite collections are,
    Poppy Z. Brite, -Wormwood- (a.k.a. –Swamp Foetus-)
    H.P. Lovecraft, -At the Mountains of Madness and Other Stories-
    Kathe Koja, -Extremities-
    Vernon Lee, -Hauntings- (I'm cheating on this; the latest edition has all of her stories that could be called horror, but the earliest edition only contained 4 stories -- I've read about 1/2 the book)
    Arthur Machen, -Tales of Horror and the Supernatural-
    Glen Hirshberg, -The Two Sams-
    Fritz Leiber, -Night’s Black Agents-
    Walter de la Mare, -Best Stories of …-
    Karl Edward Wagner, -In a Lonely Place-
    Michael Blumlein, -The Brains of Rats-
    Jonathan Carroll, -The Panic Hand-
    Robert Bloch, -The Early Fears-
    Murial Spark, -The Ghost Stories of...-

    Randy M.

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    Smile if your into filth Jorge Platin

    If reading filthy books of pointless acts of murder and violence "In The Mist of Ancients" by Jorge Platin. A sick novel for sick people with sick minds, ok not really, it was just to strong for me. If your normal and seeking an easy going story, Christ the lord of egypt by Ann Rice going to be released nov/01/05 I'm sure of it.

    Jorge Platin

    Ann Rice
    Last edited by bookworm; October 8th, 2005 at 06:26 PM. Reason: felt I was being unfair with the review

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