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Old 01-26-2012, 06:00 PM   #1
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Please recommend me a scary ghost story

I read "The Woman in Black" last week expecting it to be a bit more like the trailer for the film, and it kinda wasn't scary at all.

But I got in the mood to read something really scary with ghosts, so now I need a recommendation. Whatchu got?
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:22 PM   #2
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I read "The Woman in Black" last week expecting it to be a bit more like the trailer for the film, and it kinda wasn't scary at all.
Me too! Not scary, frightening, or even the teensiest bit creepy.

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I haven't read many ghost stories, but I liked Grave's End by Elaine Mercado.
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:46 PM   #3
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"The Little Stranger" by Sarah Waters.

Is it a ghost story or not? It's very unsettling, whatever you decide at the end.
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Old 01-27-2012, 10:54 AM   #4
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"The Little Stranger" by Sarah Waters.

Is it a ghost story or not? It's very unsettling, whatever you decide at the end.
I have been eyeing this up for ages! I keep almost buying it then changing my mind.
I think I'll definitely have to give it a whirl.

I like anything by James Herbert. Especially The Magic Cottage, The Ghosts Of Sleath, The Haunting, the Secret Of Crickley Hall.

I also discovered Sarah Rayne not so long ago and have read a couple by her, The Tower Of Silence and also Spiderlight. I think her books are classed as "psychological suspense" but the two I read I would also class as ghost stories.
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Old 01-27-2012, 01:11 PM   #5
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Maybe "Heart-Shaped Box" by Joe Hill ?
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Old 01-27-2012, 03:38 PM   #6
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Maybe "Heart-Shaped Box" by Joe Hill ?
Isn't Joe Hill the son of Stephen King? I've never read anything by him but I do enjoy King's books. Maybe I'll check that one out.
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Old 01-27-2012, 05:51 PM   #7
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....But I got in the mood to read something really scary with ghosts, so now I need a recommendation. Whatchu got?
Ghost Story by Peter Straub
Ghost Story by Jim Butcher
The Riverhouse by G. Norman Lippert
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Old 01-27-2012, 11:27 PM   #8
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I've started reading the sample to "Heart Shaped Box" and put myself on the waiting list for it at my library. Looks pretty good so far, I just hope it's scary.
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Old 01-27-2012, 11:45 PM   #9
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"The Haunting of Hill House," widely considered the best haunted house story ever written.
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Old 01-28-2012, 12:34 PM   #10
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How about some of the classics, such as the ghost stories of M. R. James, Sheridan Le Fanu, Algernon Blackwood, E. F Benson, etc.? OK, they're quiet horror, but they're short, so you won't have to invest much time in reading them.

And many of them are public domain, so they can be found on this site for free...
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How about "Deadly Night" by Aiden James? This is a Kindle book and it involves a team of ghost hunters .They find that terror does not always come from the other side of the grave!
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Old 01-28-2012, 03:53 PM   #12
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Scott Nicholson has 2 Omnibus editions available for free right now:

Three Ghost Stories ( One book by him, one book by Aiden James and one book by JR Rain)
The other is Ethereal Messenger
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How about "Deadly Night" by Aiden James? This is a Kindle book and it involves a team of ghost hunters .They find that terror does not always come from the other side of the grave!
I've just been perusing this author on Amazon and his Cades Cove books look good and have a few reviews saying they're creepy. Wishlisted and will probably buy them tomorrow. So thanks for the recommendation!

I've also just bought The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters and also The Leaping by Tom Fletcher, although I've gone for paperback used from Amazon marketplace. I love a creepy tale!
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I've just been perusing this author on Amazon and his Cades Cove books look good and have a few reviews saying they're creepy. Wishlisted and will probably buy them tomorrow. So thanks for the recommendation!

I've also just bought The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters and also The Leaping by Tom Fletcher, although I've gone for paperback used from Amazon marketplace. I love a creepy tale!
You are quite welcome for the recommendation Traye and yes the Cades Cove series is yet another one involving a ghost and an angry ghost at that!
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