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Subject: Authors like Laymon ??
Date Posted: 2/18/2008 5:52 PM ET
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Hi all

    I usually tend to read mostly non-fiction but my girlfriend let me read a few  "strange" books by Richard Laymon and I loved them("body rides" was awsome). Are there any authors similar to his style ??  If I can get up the courage I might try something by Ketchum......lol

 

                          peace and blessings

 

                                        bill

Date Posted: 2/18/2008 6:44 PM ET
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A few other authors that might fall into that "strange" catagory (which seems to be very popular on this site) in my  opinion would be "Ray Garton", "Edward Lee", "Rex Miller", and "John Skipp and Craig Spector"

I personally like the books by "Rex Miller" they are older, mostly out of print. His Chaingang series, featuring an obese serial killer who cultivates halitosis as a weapon and loves his length of logging chain are classics in my way of thinking. LOL

 

Date Posted: 2/18/2008 7:27 PM ET
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Also Graham Masterton, Bentley Little, Thomas Sullivan.

Date Posted: 2/18/2008 10:05 PM ET
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Dean Koontz has quite a few weird books.
Date Posted: 2/19/2008 2:18 PM ET
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I would suggest Tim Waggoner, Bryan Smith and Tamara Thorne.  To a lesser extent, you might try Michael Laimo and Douglas Clegg.

For Waggoner, you might try Like Death, for Smith, House of Blood, and for Thorne, Haunted.

Also, although he hasn't really written any horror in a few years, any one of Joe Lansdale's collection would cover "strange", maybe High Cotton, or By Bizarre Hands. 

 

 

 

Date Posted: 2/19/2008 11:50 PM ET
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Edward Lee  has alot of strange ones out there.

Subject: A big thank you
Date Posted: 2/20/2008 1:48 AM ET
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Thanks everyone for the wonderful suggestions. I'm weeding through them as we speak. I also decided to grit my teeth and I ordered a Jack Ketchum this morning, "off season". Looking forward to reading that as well as sampling a few of the suggested ones.

     Have a great evening everyone.

 

                                 peace and blessings

 

                                                   bill

Date Posted: 2/20/2008 9:49 AM ET
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Bill, if you end up liking Off Season (which was a best seller when it came out in 1981), there was a sequel as well, Offspring.

Date Posted: 2/20/2008 4:45 PM ET
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Hey, thanks Steve -

I didn't know there was a sequel to Off Season. I just ordered it.

Date Posted: 2/21/2008 10:08 AM ET
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Not a problem.  It's in the same vein, and is one of those ...a few years later....  There is also a short story that bridges the two novels in the Peaceable Kingdom collection, but I do not recall the name of it...

Subject: ok, I got brave.....lol
Date Posted: 2/21/2008 8:04 PM ET
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Hi all

   I ordered two by Ketchum "the girl next door" and "offseason"   Wish me luck......lol

 

         will share my thoughts as soon as I can get to them

 

                                  peace and blessings all

 

                                                   bill

Date Posted: 2/23/2008 6:35 PM ET
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I hope you do better with The Girl Next Door than I did.  It ruined the genre for me.  I liked Offseason though.  I'm glad y'all mentioned Offspring.  I had forgotten about it.