Originally Posted by xg4bx
That Which Should Not Be by Brett J. Talley. I thought so highly of the book that I own all 3 editions of it. If you like Lovecraftian horror, it's a must read (in my humble opinion). The atmosphere is awesome and the book genuinely scared me.
His second novel, The Void, is semi-Lovecraftian science fiction. It's not as good but there are some pretty creepy ideas in it.
Oh man, I really loved That Which Should Not Be
- a great, fun read for the Lovecraft fans out there.
If Lovecraft is your thing, I also recommend Black Wings
, an anthology of short fiction inspired by Lovecraft and edited by S. T. Joshi.
I also highly recommend Thomas Ligotti's works - Grimscribe
and Teattro Grotesco
are available in ebook format. I wish someone would publish an ebook of his first collection, Songs of a Dead Dreamer
, or better yet, The Nightmare Factory
, an omnibus collection of most of his short stories.
I am also really enjoying Jeff and Anne Vandermeer's massive collection, The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories
Finally, Wayne Barlowe's God's Demon
is a strangely beautiful and terrifying story of Hell and redemption - it maybe more properly classified as fantasy, but it has plenty of horrifying details.