Horror books

@Shaun72 (15968)
Palatka, Florida
December 10, 2006 2:51am CST
Does anyone like to read horror books? If so who is your favorite writer?
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3 Feb 07
I love a good horror book amongst others. My favourite author is James Herbert followed closely by the likes of King and Koontz. I tend to find I prefer the books so much more than the films as the book is truly what the author intended but sometimes a lot of this is lost when translated to film, also there is nothing more scary than the imagination.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
3 Feb 07
me too and you are right reading a book is a lot better then just watching the movie. I have never heard of James Herbert but if he is as good as Koontz and King I am sure I will like him. Thanks for your reply.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
5 Feb 07
I just read Forever Odd that book is great. It about a guy that sees ghosts. Dean Koontz makes it like the guy or Odd Thomas wrote the book it's really neat. I am reading Odd Thomas now and after that I want to read Brother Odd. He has a lot of good books really.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
19 Feb 07
Your welcome and I hope you enjoy reading him as well. he's a good mystery writer.
• United States
18 Apr 07
Shaun-- If you can find it, read a novel by Dean Koontz called Roaring Thunder (I think) I read it like 20 years ago and still thinks it's the best horror/suspense I ever read. He wrote it under the pseudonym Leigh Nichols, but it was re-released later under his own name.
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
18 Apr 07
Yeah I heard somewhere that he had wrote books under a different name. So now I know it is true. Thanks I will look for that. He is a excellent book writter that's for sure.
• Australia
17 Apr 07
I don't like horror book cause its not to horror for me, horror movies and films is more exciting for me. but maybe i should try to read it, can you tell me the tittle is? Thank you
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
17 Apr 07
The book I am reading now is Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz. To my reading the book is more scarier and gives more detail then watching the movie. Of course I like to do both in a way espically with Stephen King books. I like to compare the movie and the book.
@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
16 Apr 07
I read some horror books but not a lot. Mostly I read Stephen King. I do read some by Christopher Pike. He can be very good as well although most of his are more on the suspense side then horror. I also like Lois Duncan. Both Pike and Duncan are actually in the young adult sections but they are very good stories that adults can enjoy as well.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
16 Apr 07
Yeah I am a big Stephen King reader. I have never heard of Christoper Pike but I will check his books out. I read a lot of Dean Koontz books and V.C Andrews also.
• United States
5 Mar 07
My favorite writer is Bently Little.
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
6 Mar 07
I have never heard of that ritter but thanks for your response
@cdparazo (5768)
• Philippines
5 Mar 07
I haven't read many horror books and I don't really consider those that I read as really horror because it has a love story. It's more of a romance in a grotesque sense. I love romantic books and even fairy tales. I guess its a coping mechanism for me to stay happy and positive by believing that love does really exist.
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
5 Mar 07
yeah I read a lot of fantasy books like Harry Potter and books by C.S. Lewis. I haven't read any love stories in a while I guess becuse i have been to hurt in real life by love so I really don't want to read them right now I like watching some romance movies though.
@ZenDove (698)
• United States
5 Mar 07
My husband and I were just talking about this last night. I hate horror movies but I love horror books. He loves the movies, won't read the books. I first read Dean Koontz in high school and I think that I have read every novel done by him. I'm not really a Stephen King fan but I have read a lot of his work and some of it is really good. I did enjoy Pet Sematary, Cujo and The Shining. Could have lived without The Stand and Tommyknockers. I have to admit "IT" was actually a little scary. Yeah, mystery, horror, suspense and legal thrillers: these are my favorite genres. I'm such an avid reader though, I'd read pretty much any novel except for romance - and if I get desperate enough, I'll read one of those!
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
5 Mar 07
yeah same here I read about everything except romanace because I want to think about something else besides romance i guess lol. I agree the books are much better to read then to watch the movies by these writters.
• United States
5 Feb 07
My fav author of horror books would have to be the GREAT one, Stephen King. I also love Dean Koontz and Anne Rice has wonderful vampire novels. This discussion makes me want to go and buy a new book. LOL
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
5 Feb 07
that's cool and all three of this aurthors are great. I love reading all three of them King, Koontz, and Anne Rice she is great also.
@SK401001 (934)
• United States
1 Feb 07
I do like reading horror books. I have a couple of authors that I prefer. One of them is Stephen King, which is on the top of my list. Then their is also John Saul, that I just recently started reading. He is a very good author, not sure if it he is considered horor, but it would be right up there in that category. There is also a series I think its called "The Repairman Jack" not sure who the author is so :( , but these books are great as well.
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
1 Feb 07
It seems like I have heard of John Saul but I don't remember reading anything from him thank you for replying.
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• United States
11 Dec 06
One of my favorite writers in general is Dean Koontz, but he himself proclaims that he is more of a suspense writer than a horror writer. It's true, his stories are very suspenseful - but they also scare me much of the time. I enjoy both of those qualities. My favorites novels by him are the Odd Thomas series and Life Expectancy. Both of those are better examples of pure suspense over horror, probably, but I love them. Another favorite is Stephen King. I actually haven't read a new book of his in awhile. The one that scared me the most was Bag of Bones. The Stand didn't really scare me, but it was suspenseful and very intriguing. Not to mention it's one of the longest novels I've ever read. But that's a good thing.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
11 Dec 06
Wow I like Dean Koontz myself and i am reading odd Thomas right now.Life Expectacy was great also. Stephen king is another great book writer. Thanks for your comments
@ashiflett (1045)
• United States
11 Dec 06
I am not a big fan of horror themed books, but I do enjoy books by Dean Koontz when I happen to pick up this genre of book. Who is your favorite writer?
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@5000ml (1923)
• Belgium
18 Apr 07
I've been reading horror and scary books all of my life, I love them! One of my favourite writers is Stephen King, I really like It and Carrie. It especially is really creepy.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
18 Apr 07
I agree is sure it.
@chaptermm (734)
• Malta
5 Mar 07
i don't read many horror bookers i don't know where i can buy good horror bookers so i don't read any bookers about horror hehe
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
5 Mar 07
I buy alot of my books online myself.
• Pakistan
18 Feb 07
no i don,t like to read horror books.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
5 Mar 07
thanks for your response anyhow
• United States
18 Feb 07
"There is a new king of horror. And his name is Clive Barker." - Steven King. Clive Barker is with out a doubt, the best horror/fantasy writer I have ever come across. I first came across him in the library at my highschool. The book was called "The Great and Secret Show". If the librarian had known of its contents, I can guarantee that it would have been pulled from the shelves. I wont give any spoilers, but I would go so far as to say it (and his other books) have probably changed my whole outlook on what reality can be...(Spooky, Huh?) I have also read "Imajica", "Books of Blood-volumes", "Weaveworld", and "The Thief of Allways". Some of these might be classified more as fantasy horror, but the occult subject matter, and the authors obvious knowledge of the subject, makes it seem like he's talking of real things. Long story short, if you havent read Clive Barker, your missing out. For more information, please visit your local library. ;)
• Romania
4 Feb 07
I like horror books, but only realy scary ones. I read some from Stephen King. These aren't that scary...
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
5 Feb 07
Try reading Dean Koontz these are much scarier then Stephen King.
@chaptermm (734)
• Malta
1 Feb 07
i like every book i think book are good things
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
1 Feb 07
yeah books are a great form of entertainment
@jricbt (1455)
• Brazil
1 Feb 07
I like a lot. My favorite writer of horror is without doubt Stephen King. Carrie, It, Dreamcatcher, Christine (one of my favorites). Lots of good books.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
1 Feb 07
yeah I like to read alot of Stephen King myself. Thanks for responding
@jam0114 (118)
• Philippines
31 Jan 07
i read goosebumps. i like R.L. stines! and Stephen kings!
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
31 Jan 07
Yeah Goosebumps was good and Stephen King writes some great books
• India
30 Jan 07
Hi there . I love Horror books .. I also like their movie adaptations ....
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
31 Jan 07
yeah so do I likr to compare the books I read to the movies espically Stephen King.