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Subject: A Good Scary Read
Date Posted: 10/29/2008 4:02 PM ET
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I am looking for a new good scary read.  Something comparable to the "Old Stephen King".  Love reading books that make me look over my shoulder and that really creep me out.

Any suggestions?




Date Posted: 10/29/2008 4:31 PM ET
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Sure! Take a look at my bookshelf - mostly horror. Bentley Little is gone, but...

Date Posted: 10/29/2008 5:08 PM ET
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Try some of Robert McCammon's books.  One that might specifically work for you is Usher's Passing.  Good, creepy fun.  Then there's Susie Moloney's The Dwelling; best haunted house story I've read in a long, long time.  Dark Corner by Brandon Massey is great, creepy, vampire fun.  Anything written by Sarah Pinborough would be a good bet, too.  She reminds me a lot of old Stephen King.  Breeding Ground is a personal favorite.  My Soul to Keep by Tanarive Due is excellent (I love all of her books, but this one is my favorite). 

Subject: I'm probably going to get slammed for this suggestion :)
Date Posted: 11/2/2008 4:25 AM ET
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I thought the Ruins by Scott Smith was scary.  It was creepy and I couldn't put it down.  I thought about that book for a long time atter I read it. 

This one I guess is a little off topic but...... :)  Seductive Poisoning by Deborah Layton was scary.  It's a true story about Jim Jones and the People's Temple. Layton worked closely with Jones and has a lot of insider info.  Also she escaped just a few months before the mass suicide and that part of the book is terrifying.  I was in a cold sweat, biting my nails the whole time she is trying to get out of there.  Just a thought. :)

Date Posted: 11/18/2008 6:07 PM ET
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Bentley Little is a little scarier than Stephen King right now. He makes you scared in the daytime.:)

Date Posted: 11/19/2008 9:24 PM ET
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I'm reading Stephen King's Bag of Bones and at times that spooks me! :)

Date Posted: 3/7/2009 6:02 PM ET
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i think jonathan maberry ghost road blues was exellant


 give it a try

Date Posted: 3/8/2009 5:07 AM ET
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I recently enjoyed A Dark Dividing by Sarah Rayne. It's part horror, part mystery. Thoroughly enjoyed it. There were several times I was glad I was reading it during the day!

Date Posted: 3/8/2009 10:18 AM ET
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Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill (aka Stephen King's son) very chilling ghost story

Date Posted: 3/9/2009 11:32 AM ET
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The House That Jack Built  !!!  Good, creepy fun.

Date Posted: 4/12/2009 4:07 PM ET
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Don't Open This Book and Throne Of Bones

Date Posted: 4/14/2009 9:06 PM ET
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How about Richard Laymon?  I haven't read any of his but they sound scarey.  Has anyone read his?

Date Posted: 4/15/2009 9:41 AM ET
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Diane, definitely try out Richard Laymon. I honestly have not yet read a book of his I did not like!! His books are great!