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Any horror fans here? posted 24 September 2004 in Literature DiscussionAny horror fans here? by Grantaire, Moderator

I'm not a really huge horror fan, mostly because I simply haven't read too much of it, but over the past week or so, I dove into some of Stephen King's work, and read The Shining, It, and Salem's Lot. I liked them, and I think I might go into more horror, though I'm not sure of too many other authors. So, any horror fans who may be willing to point me out to some good books? view post


Any horror fans here? posted 25 September 2004 in Literature DiscussionAny horror fans here? by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

I like horror, but I've never been able to get into Stephen King. I've always leaned towards authors that were off that path. I've read a lot of Lovecraft and really like authors like Brian Keene, Tim Lebbon, Gary Braunbeck and Douglas Clegg.

-Neil view post


Any horror fans here? posted 25 September 2004 in Literature DiscussionAny horror fans here? by AjDeath, Didact

Quote: "Clarkesworld Books":k2889nvo
I like horror, but I've never been able to get into Stephen King. I've always leaned towards authors that were off that path. I've read a lot of Lovecraft and really like authors like Brian Keene, Tim Lebbon, Gary Braunbeck and Douglas Clegg.

-Neil[/quote:k2889nvo]Of course, Lovecraft is a must for any fan of literature. view post


Any horror fans here? posted 25 September 2004 in Literature DiscussionAny horror fans here? by drosdelnoch, Subdidact

I quite enjoyed Lovecraft, went through most of his works at some point, also go through Graham Masterton and Shaun Hutson, just depends who IM in the mood for really. view post


Any horror fans here? posted 29 September 2004 in Literature DiscussionAny horror fans here? by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

Hmm... don't think I've heard of Shaun Hutson. What kind of horror does he write?

-Neil view post


Any horror fans here? posted 30 September 2004 in Literature DiscussionAny horror fans here? by drosdelnoch, Subdidact

Shaun Hutson can be a little bit on the repetative side and reuse phrases quite alot like drew in breath. He tends to be more your sort of gory horror writer, some of his tales are quite good whilst others just seem to be short stories drawn out way too long. If your going to try him I'd suggest Relics and Shadows which is two of his books in one. view post


Any horror fans here? posted 02 October 2004 in Literature DiscussionAny horror fans here? by Clarkesworld Books, Peralogue

I probably wouldn't like it if he is repetitive. That's a pet-peeve of mine.

Anyone read Thomas Ligotti?

-Neil view post


Any horror fans here? posted 28 October 2004 in Literature DiscussionAny horror fans here? by Alric, Auditor

If I have to use the genre classifications, I will... I just don't like them much.

I haven't read much that would considered horror in today's standards. Oh, I've read some of the classics like Mary Shelly and Brom Stoker, plus some Lovecraft.

I've read one King horror book, which I don't count the Dark Tower series... epic quest in that regard. I've read some by Dan Simmons. Those would be it for pure horror.

Now, I've been reading a lot of the new generation books that are blending a great deal of these genre lines. One I can think of right off hand is China Mieville's Perdido Street Station, which blended a great many styles, including horror and supense. Alexander Irvine's A Scattering of Jades is another good example. The story has several classic horror elements, good enough to win a International Horror Guild Award, but I wouldn't classify it as a horror.

I enjoy the tendency of some authors today to thrill you with action and intrigue at one moment, and at the next frighten you silly with top-notch suspense and thriller. view post


Any horror fans here? posted 02 November 2004 in Literature DiscussionAny horror fans here? by Voland, Candidate

I'd recommend [url=http://www.johnconnolly.co.uk/:3gbrkpti]John Connolly[/url:3gbrkpti]

He mainly writes thrillers (the Parker novels and Bad Men) but currently has a collection of short stories out with mainly horror themes called Nocturnes.

If you like thrillers (sort of crime-ish) with supernatural connotations do try the Parker books. They are (in order): Every Dead Thing, Dark Hollow, The Killing Kind and the White Road with the the Black Angel coming out next year. He has some of the best and creepiest villains I've read.

Here's a prologue for [url=http://www.johnconnolly.co.uk/novels_kk_pro.html:3gbrkpti]The Killing Kind[/url:3gbrkpti] view post


Any horror fans here? posted 30 June 2005 in Literature DiscussionAny horror fans here? by Anonymous, Subdidact

Horror. Yeah i like horror. I live horror almost every night. Dreams can be pretty f-ed up. But the horror i like best is old horror. Best there is. Like i saw today The Innocents. Pretty good. Old, 0 effects horror flicks are the best. view post


Any horror fans here? posted 30 December 2006 in Literature DiscussionAny horror fans here? by paddyenglish, Candidate

CLIVE BARKER.......far better than King, he's origanal, deeply disturbing, and will kick the bounds of decency square into touch.....start with his earlier stuff, the books of blood are fantastic, though also read the abarat series which is new one he's doing at the moment 2 books and counting, there aimed at children aparently, but if i had kids i wouldnt let them any where near it. to illustrate my point there as removed from children lit, as the Potter books are from decent reading <!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: --> basically read everything he's ever done, i'm sure there's a bad one in there somewhere but i cant remember it. He did the books for Hellraiser, Candyman (which is an adaptation of a short story from the books of blood, and night wish)

James Herbet is another gud un, though a bit lighter reading and not always scary, bit cliched in parts to,,,,,,though the rats trilogy is a damn good read.

Richard Laymons done a few good books i've read cant remember the titles though and he's more a chiller writer than horror.

my friends made me read the Rice interview with a vimpire etc series to, personnally i dont like gay porn literature but if that's your thing it is a must

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Any horror fans here? posted 03 January 2007 in Literature DiscussionAny horror fans here? by gierra, Sorcerer-of-Rank

horror is probably my favorite genre.. never read anything by stephen king tho, for some reason.

by favorite lately is probably edward lee. gary braunbeck is also very good, in silent graves is probably the most fucked up book i've ever read. mo hayder is pretty good, and michael laimo.

and poppy z. brite, but only if you can stomach some majorly gay sex. view post


Any horror fans here? posted 05 January 2007 in Literature DiscussionAny horror fans here? by paddyenglish, Candidate

I'v read quite a bit by King and you're not missing much i think he's a bit cliched after the first couple.....makes good films though view post


Any horror fans here? posted 05 January 2007 in Literature DiscussionAny horror fans here? by gierra, Sorcerer-of-Rank

Quote: &quot;paddyenglish&quot;:25bg0ynf
I'v read quite a bit by King and you're not missing much i think he's a bit cliched after the first couple.....makes good films though[/quote:25bg0ynf]

that's pretty much what i've heard.. i was told to read dreamcatcher tho... view post


Any horror fans here? posted 07 January 2007 in Literature DiscussionAny horror fans here? by dillinisgood, Commoner

I don't realy understand all the hate for King but there are few you MUST read if you love horror, IT, Salem's Lot, The Shining, Christine, and Pet Semetary. view post


Any horror fans here? posted 08 January 2007 in Literature DiscussionAny horror fans here? by borfalkian, Candidate

I prefer Poe. view post


Any horror fans here? posted 10 January 2007 in Literature DiscussionAny horror fans here? by Zarathinius, Auditor

I agree with borfalkian; Poe is very good, and I would put H.P. Lovecraft in second place (as Lovecraft tended to think of himself). &quot;The Pit and the Pendulum&quot; was my favorite work by Poe, and &quot;The Colour Out of Space&quot; was my favorite of Lovecraft's. I'm not much into the horror genre otherwise, though; I've never read anything by Stephen King. view post


Any horror fans here? posted 10 January 2007 in Literature DiscussionAny horror fans here? by Harrol, Moderator

I agree nothing I have ever read compared to &quot;The Pit and the Pendulum&quot; it drew me in and showed me a world I did not know existed. I was 14 when i first read &quot;The Pit and the Pendulum&quot; . view post


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