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    I need help looking for a few good books. I read horror books and am looking for some good ones to read. Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and John Saul are the most common writers and are in every store. I've read so many of their books I have burned myself out on them. Bently Little was the next author I burned myself out on his stories The Store, The Policy, and the Association were his best books, also I would recomend them to everyone.Brian Keene is a great author, The Rising, and City of the Dead, should be on everyones short list of books to read. Richard Laymon is outstanding as well. Don't care for Anne Rice tried reading her but couldn't get into it.

    I'm looking for horror stories, no books of short stories, and no Vampire / Werewolf stories either Hollywood burned me out on those too. any suggestions would be much appreciated.

    Here are the books I've read this year: (5 * is the highest rating)
    - The Case of Dexter Ward by HP Lovecraft (**)
    - Demons by John Shirley (**)
    - Horns by Joe hill (****)
    - Billy by Whitley Strieber (***)
    - Agyar by Steven Brust (***)
    - Sparrow Rock by Nate Kenyon (***)
     
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    The House of the Seven Gables - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    A kind of ghost story and one that also happens to be written by one of America's greatest authors.

    It's long in character analysis and short of ghosts, of course.

    But if you haven't read it, you probably ought to since this book was one of the earliest and best kinda-ghost stories ever written.

    And then there's Poe, too.

    These are the guys who the authors you're currently reading wish they could write like.
     
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    'On Writing' by Stephen King is an extremely worthwhile read on how he got started.
     
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    I burned out on Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen King years ago. I stick with History and Biographies mainly now. Here's what I've been reading lately.

    "Red" Sammy Hagar
    "The War For Late Night" Bill Carter
    "Life" Keith Richards.
     
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    If you're looking for a good horror books I strongly suggest almost anything by H P Lovecraft, the night land and the ghost pirates by William Hope Hodgson
     
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    This year I read "the case of dexter ward" by HP Lovecraft, and I don't know if it was his use of old english or his lack of action in this particular book, but I found it hard to get into. The print in this particular book was really small and that may have played a big part in my opinion.
     
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    HP Lovecraft is an interesting author. I have only really read the one book of his, but it set me off into a different direction than most seem to take. His book 'The Necromonicon' (or something of the kind) got me interested in mentalism, so then I looked up 'The Mentalist's Handbook', and then from there a few other similar things and now have 'Magic, Mysticism, and Hasidism The Supernatural in Jewish Thought'. I find these things a great aid in understanding the real fears within what otherwise could be underrated writing. I like discordian literature and such, too, but because the further I read into the spiritual aspect of things the better sense insanity seems to make. *lola* Quite the risky statement to publicly make, I'm sure.
     

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