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I wanted to know if there are any good horror novels out there that might be worth checking out. Or just any good horror writers.
while it may seem a little cliche stephen king has a few very good books. IT was good but went on a little to long if you can find his collection of short stories you'd be a better off
House of Leaves is one of the scariest books I've ever read.
'Heart-Shaped' by Joe Hill. I read this in eighth grade and it still freaks me out till this day.
i liked the book, it showd some true potential by Hill as a writer. My one big complaint is that they reveal far too much early in the book. Hope you picked up 'Horns', it was written a little better in my opinion.
Hmm... I mostly read Zombie novels for my horror.
May I suggest Day by Day Armageddon? I forget the authors name, but it is an excellent little book.
It depends what you want, purely from your avatar, maybe some Shaun Hutson, as he's quite gory but basic. King's stuff is ok, Salem's Lot is a different beast to the films etc. James Herbert's is quite shocking in places (pre "The Magic Cottage" anyhow)...but il dare to mention H. P. Lovecraft, as he is MY favourite, though it may be a bit florid for younger folks cough cough.
Poppy Z. Brite/Dennis Cooper (well, i think it's horrible haha)/Richard Laymon/Guy N. Smith also have their highlights. You don't mention whether you've read the staples? Frankenstein, Dracula etc?
'Summer of Night' by Dan Simmons was pretty amazing. It has a little bit of an 'IT' feel to it, but an unfamiliar story. Personally I want to read more Stephen King, my limited experience with his writing has left a slightly bitter taste in my mouth due to bad endings, but everthing else in his books is just so damned good.
Stick to his short stories and novellas. They're his best work by far. Go read The Mist, great little story.
Good to know, I'll give it a read.