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Old 09-21-2010, 02:28 AM   #16
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"Storm Front" is Urban Fantasy.
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Old 09-21-2010, 02:39 AM   #17
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I would like to nominate "American Psycho" by Bret Easton Ellis.

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This one doesn't seem to be available in Australia..
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Old 09-21-2010, 02:43 AM   #18
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I would like to nominate "Risen" by our own MR member, Jan Strnad.

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Terror has come to the small town of Anderson, Kansas, where Death has gone on holiday and the recently deceased are returning to life, not as shambling zombies, but seemingly as good as new. Are the resurrections a miracle, or something far more sinister? Previously published by Pinnacle Books under the pseudonym of J. Knight. Revised in 2010.


C'mon, do I have a second?

Yep... I second Risen. I have wanted to read it for ages.
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"Storm Front" is Urban Fantasy.
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This one doesn't seem to be available in Australia..
lene, did you check using the links from post #4?
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Old 09-21-2010, 02:48 AM   #20
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I'm going to third Risen. It's been on my to be read list for a while.

I love horror, am sure i will take part, no matter what is chosen!
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lene, did you check using the links from post #4?
Yes... I checked them all..
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Old 09-21-2010, 02:56 AM   #22
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I'm going to third Risen. It's been on my to be read list for a while.

I love horror, am sure i will take part, no matter what is chosen!
I was always too afraid to read horror, but now that my favourite genre, when I'm on nightshifts....
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I was always too afraid to read horror, but now that my favourite genre, when I'm on nightshifts....
it sure will keep you awake!
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Old 09-21-2010, 07:19 AM   #24
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I recently read *Risen* by MR member and self-publishing indie author Jan Strnad in the US, and can't recommend it highly enough for October's Book Club choice.

This book, when I downloaded it, I didn't think would appeal to me. Its convenient genre tag (maybe 'horror') ain't a favourite of mine, but -- wow! -- did I change my mind. I guess there must be a huge difference between a 'horror story' and a story that can horrify.

Strnad takes a small anytown and creates it brick by brick, just as cleverly and subtly as he builds his every-day characters and his intricate interlocking story lines.

Then, just when you tihnk you're living in that town and know its population so well that you can pop round to borrow the morning paper and share a cup o' joe ... Strnad hits you with epidemic murder, mayhem, and a spernatural element that doesn't require further suspension of disbelief. It arises as naturally and acceptably as a round of 'flu or an infestation of insects in the garden shed. It's just so darned for-real.

Strnad is a master of the creeping macabre. In my book, he succeeds where King so often fails.

Try it.

*Risen* for the October pick. The very book for a long, dark winter night by a flickering hearth fire (or fancy clip-on sidelight for your reader, of course). I just hope you don't feel the need to hide from your neighbours the following morning.

Happy reading. Best wishes. Neil
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Old 09-21-2010, 10:25 AM   #25
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"Storm Front" is Urban Fantasy.
Urban Fantasy.. just a really dumb category. It's Fantasy with an undead twist. But as for being horror, not at all.
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Old 09-21-2010, 10:27 AM   #26
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I'd like to nominate "Darkly Dreaming Dexter," by Jeft Lindsey. Wikipedia describes the book as: "The novel's protagonist, Dexter Morgan, works for the Miami-Dade Police Department as a forensic blood spatter pattern analyst. In his spare time, Dexter is a serial killer with a catch: he only kills murderers that he believes have escaped judicial punishment." Lindsey has a series of 4 books starring Dexter Morgan. A great read and even made into a TV series.
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I'd like to nominate "Darkly Dreaming Dexter," by Jeft Lindsey. Wikipedia describes the book as: "The novel's protagonist, Dexter Morgan, works for the Miami-Dade Police Department as a forensic blood spatter pattern analyst. In his spare time, Dexter is a serial killer with a catch: he only kills murderers that he believes have escaped judicial punishment." Lindsey has a series of 4 books starring Dexter Morgan. A great read and even made into a TV series.
For those trying to look up the author, the correct spelling is Jeff Lindsay.
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*Risen* for the October pick. The very book for a long, dark winter night by a flickering hearth fire (or fancy clip-on sidelight for your reader, of course). I just hope you don't feel the need to hide from your neighbours the following morning.
I will second this one. It sounds great.

I just checked it out at Smashwords and I see there is a free companion book of short stories.
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I strongly recommend "Risen," by J. Strnad.

The writing is superior.



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