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Offline DaveEllis

No, "What Horror book are you reading right now?" Thread?
« on: October 20, 2016, 03:17:28 PM »
I could only see Sci Fi and Urban Fantasy reading threads in this section thread and was just wondering why?

I read a melange of Fantasy, Sci Fi and Horror, usually alternating so I don't get burnt out.  But as it's coming up to Halloween I thought people might be reading a bit more horror.

So I'm reading Lost Girl by Adam Nevill, although having read about 100 pages, its actually a thriller set in a near-future Britain where the worlds gone to shit...but there's a sense of something sinister behind the scenes.  Although it's the first book by Adam Neville I've read, I'm aware he's a big name in British Horror at the moment, so am assuming the scares are coming.

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Re: No, "What Horror book are you reading right now?" Thread?
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2016, 11:47:06 AM »
I'm listening to "NOS4A2" by Joe Hill. For me, the most impressive thing is how the MC is sympathetic, but really really deeply flawed. And not just like "oh, she needs a flaw... Let's make her claustrophobic". No, really flawed and very believable.

And the book is doing what it's supposed to: set up characters you care about and foreshadow some terrible, terrible shite about to go down.
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Re: No, "What Horror book are you reading right now?" Thread?
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2016, 04:21:35 PM »
Started last week Red Dragon by Thomas Harris and I am already halfway through Silence of the Lambs.
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Re: No, "What Horror book are you reading right now?" Thread?
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2016, 08:43:19 AM »
Finished Lost Girl, which was very good and moved straight into another horror, A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay which apparently scared Stephen King, so I've got high expectations.

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Re: No, "What Horror book are you reading right now?" Thread?
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2017, 06:55:03 PM »
I've been working through a lot of Stephen King's books. I'm on Nightmares & Dreamscapes now and reading Bag of Bones next. I haven't felt like reading fantasy or sci-fi lately and have been burying myself in King books for most of the year.

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Re: No, "What Horror book are you reading right now?" Thread?
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2017, 11:30:08 PM »
I've been working through a lot of Stephen King's books. I'm on Nightmares & Dreamscapes now and reading Bag of Bones next. I haven't felt like reading fantasy or sci-fi lately and have been burying myself in King books for most of the year.

I really liked Bag of Bones. Good book.
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Re: No, "What Horror book are you reading right now?" Thread?
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2017, 12:50:31 PM »
I've been working through a lot of Stephen King's books. I'm on Nightmares & Dreamscapes now and reading Bag of Bones next. I haven't felt like reading fantasy or sci-fi lately and have been burying myself in King books for most of the year.

I really liked Bag of Bones. Good book.
I just finished a reread of It. Going to be a while before i can get the book out of my head.
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Re: No, "What Horror book are you reading right now?" Thread?
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2017, 09:15:38 AM »
The Mist and then I'm going to watch the Netflix series.

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Re: No, "What Horror book are you reading right now?" Thread?
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2017, 03:07:35 PM »
Put the Power on the side and started over on The Terror by Dan Simmons. I know it's a big book and I know if it's historical in any way no one will survive but... man he knows how to be moody.
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Re: No, "What Horror book are you reading right now?" Thread?
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2017, 09:52:46 AM »
Put the Power on the side and started over on The Terror by Dan Simmons. I know it's a big book and I know if it's historical in any way no one will survive but... man he knows how to be moody.

I haven't read that one, but I loved Drood by Dan Simmons.  He's extremely good at mood and atmosphere.

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Re: No, "What Horror book are you reading right now?" Thread?
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2017, 02:13:47 PM »
Put the Power on the side and started over on The Terror by Dan Simmons. I know it's a big book and I know if it's historical in any way no one will survive but... man he knows how to be moody.

@Nora , You may have seen my comments on this book before. Moody ain't the half of it. And I have to say, I might have given up on it if I hadn't been doing it on my commute as a recorded book. But OMG the payoff in the last part of the book was spectacular.
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Re: No, "What Horror book are you reading right now?" Thread?
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2017, 02:28:36 PM »
Yes yes I've seen your review before @Jmack. I put it on the side earlier (the book) because I wasn't in the mood for naval horror, but around 30% in I'm quite taken to say the least. I love how Simmons unashamedly depicts his characters' racism and feelings of superiority and how deeply anchored cliches are in everyone. It's realistic, time accurate and makes the whole thing historically terrifying.
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Re: No, "What Horror book are you reading right now?" Thread?
« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2017, 05:09:24 PM »
I really enjoyed this one. It's probably my favorite horror / apocalypse story this year.

It's on Kindle Unlimited.