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Subject: Bryan Smith
Date Posted: 4/28/2011 4:18 PM ET
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So I finally read Depraved over my beach vacation. Definitely my kind of thing. Anyone else like this author? If so, which other books of his have you read and liked? I'm looking to get more of his work or something similar to Depraved.

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Date Posted: 4/28/2011 5:35 PM ET
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I would recommend Wrath James White and Richard Laymon. I also just finished a book by an author named Chuck Morgue (first book I ever read by this author) that would be worth checking out.

Date Posted: 4/28/2011 6:10 PM ET
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the deathbringer was good

Date Posted: 4/28/2011 7:36 PM ET
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I second Wrath James White. 

Date Posted: 4/28/2011 8:13 PM ET
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That's funny because I'm reading Succelent Prey right now  cheeky

Anyone read The Killing Kind, House of Blood or Freakshow by Bryan Smith? Those are on my possibilites list.

Date Posted: 4/28/2011 9:32 PM ET
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House of Blood was my 1st Smith, and wasn't bad.  I didn't care much for the sequel, Queen of Blood.  I just read Rock and Roll Reform School Zombies, which was a late 80's throwback zombie tale, and it was pretty good.  All of the chapter titles are song titles, and it was a nice jab at Tipper Gore and the PMRC.  depraved was a good one, as you had mentioned, I believe that he was working on a sequel of sorts. I have his other books on my TBR, but haven't gotten to them yet. 

If you want other authors similar to Smith, Definitely try Richard Laymon.  I like Wrath James White as well, but I wouldn't say he is similar to Smith.  I would recommend Edward Lee if you liked Depraved's hillbillies, specifically Creekers, but you also have some hillbillies in The Backwoods, and I am going to guess The Black Train.  I had read the original version, Gast, and I know that it was rewritten (read: tamed) for Leisure as The Black Train, but it does take place in the south, with some odd local characters.  Also, if you can find a copy (hard to do unless it's as a collector's edition), there is a nice collection called Scary rednecks and Other Inbred horrors by Weston Ochse and David Whitman (it looks like there is a cheap Kindle version available).  That is entirely Redneck hHorror stories, as was the follow-up Appalachian Galapagos.  Ochse won the Bram Stoker award for his first novel, Scarecrow Gods.

Date Posted: 5/1/2011 4:38 PM ET
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I enjoy Bryan Smith also.  Killing kind, depraved and deathbringer were all good. If you follow Keene's website, I think it might have been Smith's wife who recently died.  Poor guy- that is tough.

I also second wrath james white I enjoyed his book the resurrectionist.

Date Posted: 5/8/2011 12:27 PM ET
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I liked The Freakshow alot.  House Of Blood was ok, but I'm not going out of my way to get the sequel.

Date Posted: 5/12/2011 9:33 AM ET
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I have all the titles mentioned just have not read them.  The only two I have read are Depraved and Deathbringer.  Check out Deathbringer.  It was pretty good.  Smith's writing flows pretty good!





Subject: ChelsieN.
Date Posted: 12/5/2011 5:51 PM ET
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The Killing Kind , The Dark Ones, Highways To Hell ,Kayla And The Devilare some great books by him i really liked themsmiley

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