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Old 07-05-2011, 10:30 AM   #16
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Old 07-14-2011, 03:24 PM   #17
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Do you consider fantasy elements supernatural or are you just looking for psychological horror? If so recommend The Alienist and The Angel of Darkness by Caleb Carr, the Hannibal books by Thomas Harris and as mentioned above, The Blue Rose Trilogy by Peter Straub.
I enjoyed the Caleb Carr novels (and I'm a big Straub fan, too).

Although Dan Simmons' The Terror has a few supernatural elements to it, I consider it mainly psychological horror, with a lot of interesting history thrown in as well.
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Although Dan Simmons' The Terror has a few supernatural elements to it, I consider it mainly psychological horror, with a lot of interesting history thrown in as well.
That's a big thumbs-up, there!
Absolutely my favorite Simmons novel.
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Hi all. Looking for horror recommendations WITHOUT the element of the supernatural thrown in (Dean Koontz...and many of Stephen King's novels). Thanks to all in advance.
Heya...horror is a pretty large genre as I have found.

Does splatterpunk pique your interest?

From wikipedia "splatterpunk" entry:
"...refers to a movement within horror fiction distinguished by its graphic, often gory, depiction of violence and "hyperintensive horror with no limits." It is regarded as a revolt against the "traditional, meekly suggestive horror story". Think Edward Lee for one of the current kings of splatterpunk horror.

One of my personal fave authors is Michael Slade. Imagine a mashup of:
- interesting Canadian [indeed global] pseudo-historical tidbits;
- strong police procedural;
- an elite branch of the Canadian Mounties dedicated to nabbing the very worst serial killers and psychos;
- plenty of twists and turns;
- techno-thriller;
- sublimely insane but highly intelligent villians;
- some pretty graphic depictions of blood, gore and general horror mayhem;
- a very strong cast of core characters;
- no supernatural stuff - just twisted baddies and very righteous good guys.



Not for everyone, but I love Slade!
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John Saul...I've only read 4-5 of his books (think he's written something like 32) and they've all been very good.
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You might like Richard Laymon. He does both monster monsters and human monsters. One of my favorites is Night In Lonesome October, It's about a college kid who breaks up with his girlfriend and feeling depressed decided to walk to a donut shop eight miles away....
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Does splatterpunk pique your interest?

One of my personal fave authors is Michael Slade.
Love splatterpunk . Thanks for the recommendation - never tried Slade.
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I'm going to recommend Robert McCammon's Swan Song despite the fact that it may have supernatural elements. You mentioned King; and those who enjoy The Stand will more than like enjoy Swan Song.
Let's add The Passage too while we're at it
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I thought of another author you might like. Daniel Hecht. Skull Sessions and Puppets are both out in e.

Do you ever do foreign writers? If you don't mind more literary horror, you might enjoy The Angel's Game or Prince of Myst by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. Both are set around the Spanish civil war. The transaltions are excellent, so no awkwardness there.
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Old 08-03-2011, 07:05 PM   #25
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Peter Straub's 'If your could see me now,' is definitely worth the time.
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The 1980s horror anthology Dark Forces is now available from Amazon. The editor was inspired by Harlan Ellison's Dangerous Visions and wanted to do a similar book using original horror short stories written especially for it. This isn't a ground-breaking work like DV was but it's still a great collection of short stories.
Some of the stories like The Mist by Stephen King have since appeared in other books but they were here first.

http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Forces-25...2901296&sr=1-4
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I love horror & don't mind a little supernatural but despise anything vampire related. (the mushy Anne Rice stuff anyway lol).

I "listened" to lately
Swan Song - great read, apocalyptic but with a touch of supernatural

Monstrumologist & the sequel - the lead "character" is more of cryptozoologist/scientist - loved it

day by day armageddon & part 2 beyond exile by J.l. bourne GREAT zombie books - I can't wait the third!

King's Full Dark No stars

Z.A. Recht's PLague of the Dead The Morningstar Strain Book 1 & Thunder & Ashes The Morningstar Strain Book 2

Loved King's Lisey's Story

So basically I am no help at all since I love a touch of supernatural LOL
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loved it & the sequel "Wendigo"
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I'm going to recommend Robert McCammon's Swan Song despite the fact that it may have supernatural elements. You mentioned King; and those who enjoy The Stand will more than like enjoy Swan Song.
Best book I have read (ok listened to) in a long long long time. I use audible & the narrator was great! Hopefully there will be a book 2.
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Swamp Foetus by Poppy Z. Brite is a collection of 12 horror stories which are seriously scary--not at all for the faint-hearted.
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