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Topic: i'm having lots of trouble picking out a good horror book.help?

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Subject: i'm having lots of trouble picking out a good horror book.help?
Date Posted: 8/24/2008 8:17 PM ET
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i keep seaching and i cant find one

Date Posted: 8/24/2008 8:21 PM ET
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Hmmm, what have you read that you liked?  My top favorite horror books are The Terror by Dan Simmons (warning, its long and written kind of old-fashioned, not for everyone), The Stand by Stephen King, and a lot of the classics like Dracula, The Phantom of the Opera, The Picture of Dorian Gray etc.

Other good ones that are easier reads are Relic by Douglas Preston and Red Dragon by Thomas Harris.

Date Posted: 8/24/2008 11:05 PM ET
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The Stand by Stephen King, Phantoms by Dean Koontz, are two that come to mind. Very scary.
Date Posted: 8/25/2008 4:53 AM ET
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You should check out these authors, they're really good:

Dean Koontz, Stephen King, R.L. Stine, Christopher Pike. I have two Stephen King books on my shelf if you want to check them out.


Date Posted: 8/25/2008 7:06 AM ET
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Bentley Little, Tamara Thorne, Ruby Jean Jensen, Graham Masterton, Richard Laymon, Simon Clark, John Saul, Tim Lebbon, Michael Laimo, Nate Kenyon

Just to name a few good horror authors

Date Posted: 8/25/2008 7:35 AM ET
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Along with the others already mentioned, Christopher Fowler and Tananarive Due.

Date Posted: 8/25/2008 10:58 PM ET
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Everyone dreamon mentioned and Peter Benchley, Bryan Smith, Brian Keene, Peter Straub and Jack Ketchum are a few off the top of my head.  Right now I'm reading Midnight Mass by F. Paul Wilson, and it's awesome



Date Posted: 8/26/2008 10:32 AM ET
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Timothy - What type of horror are your favorites?  If you narrowed it down, I'm sure the readers here would be able to give you lots of suggestions that are more specific- such as vampire, zombie,etc. 

Chrissy - I read Midnight Mass a few months ago and agree - I'd read Wilson before, but usually they were Repairman Jack type books.  Midnight Mass was totally different and I really enjoyed it - since I know the area (Jersey shore), it made it that much more interesting to read. 

Subject: Repairman Jack series by F.Paul Wilson
Date Posted: 11/16/2008 9:19 AM ET
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Wilsons an amazing writer, Repairman Jack is a series of 12 books so far and actually all of Wilsons books weave through the Repairman Jack series in some way or form......once you pick up The Tomb, you'll be hooked :)
Date Posted: 11/18/2008 6:03 PM ET
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Anything by Bentley Little, he writes on subjects that are everyday life if you want to live in a nightmare.