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Favorite horror author?

Discussion in 'Books' started by Kevin, May 29, 2013.

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  1. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

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    Which horror author will you always read? For me it's Stephen King. I know, I know... he is a mass market author that at times seem to be more about quantity versus quality but amongst the volume of titles are some gems. Talisman and The Stand, for example, are standout works. Some would put forth The Dark Tower series but those novels bounce around a few different genres.

    So what about, what author can't you say no to? :bookworm:
     
  2. Mrs.CP23

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    I gotta also go with Stephen King. I have not read any of his recent stuff but the classics like "It" and Pet Cemetary are some of my absolute favorites.
     
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    I'll admit... the clown from It still freaks me out a bit. :oops:
     
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    Pennywise is a scary character. I taught my son to say "We all float down here"
     
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    I'd have to say Stephen King as well. He just has a way with words.
     
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    I love IT, but my favourite horror authors are James Herbert and Dean Koontz.
     
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    I don't read Koontz as often as I do King but I do like the Moonlight Cove books.
     
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    IT is a classic. :)
     
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    It's a no brainer for me: King is the modern master. Poe's work is also interesting, but King's body of work touches all the bases: suspense, terror, drama and touches of humor.
     
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    Poe makes for good reading and it is interesting that his role in pop culture has been slowly evolved from that of an author to a character with his own mystery & intrigue surrounding him. I can't help but wonder if at some point in the future Stephen King will start becoming a larger-than-life character as well.
     
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    Since I have already admitted that the clown from It freaks me out, I'm not sure what I'd do if I witnessed a clown killing somebody in a parking center with a giant hammer and then chasing me. :eek:

     
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    I'd still go back to the originals, such as H.P. Lovecraft. But for vampires, I like among the teen-oriented works Nancy Collins' Vamps series. I ought to check out her other works sometime.

    And dang, that clown prank is a laugh. hehe
     
  13. screenersam

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    Don't like King. too political. (I did enjoy The Stand).
    for me I gues James P. Blaylock, esp 'Homonculus' and the sequel 'Lord Kelvin's Machine'. (steampunk/horror).
    'Digging Leviathan' is my favorite (set in 1960s California). He has several modern-day books that might be called suburban horror (All the Bells on Earth, The Silver Coin, The Paper Grail). I like the bizarre-occurences-in-the-real-world themes.
     
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    *thinks about question* Favorite horror writer...it would either have to be (in no particular order): Dean Koontz, Stephen King and H.P. Lovecraft. :cool:
     
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    I really enjoyed a fellow named Steven Shrewsbury...and honestly, the way he constantly put out new material inspired me to do the same with my Aston West character. Loved his Dack Shannon tales, even if they weren't truly hardcore horror.
     

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