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  1. #176
    New Fish; Learning About Thick Skin Farhad's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Esmae Tyler View Post
    I'm just about to finish Stephen King's Needful Things. Not really scary but certainly brilliant. The Lovecraft references are particularly fun.
    Hmm, read that a long time ago, before I got introduced to Lovecraft. Looks like it's worth a second read.

  2. #177
    Aspiring supervillain Pony.'s Avatar
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    A small town on the outskirts of a Walmart.
    I have The Long Walk by Richard Bachman going now. Bachman was a pen name Stephen King tried to write under a while back. He got two or three books out, plus a few that are now credited to King, before some reviewer snitched him out and blew his cover. In the intro to The Long Walk King says Bachman was an alter ego, representing his vampire side, until someone draged him into the light where he wasted and died.

  3. #178
    Even the sphinx has eyes O_O Spooky's Avatar
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    Dead Hand Bunker
    Another constant Kingster here, been picking through Salem's Lot again, always appreciated the introduction he wrote about desiring to present cartoon strip vamps which used to scare the crap out of him as a kid, makes me laugh when he says how they made the victims go YARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH HH and it left an impact on him.

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    I come in peace Earthling's Avatar
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    I'm re-reading THE RATS by James Herbert, which I loved as a teenager. A writer friend (hello if you're reading!) read it on my recommendation and said it was full of padding and head hopping, so I was curious if my perception of it would change now I'm a writer. I'm 30% through and so far still love it. Noticed a few comma splices but the backstories aren't bothering me - they're entertaining and seem like part of the story, not padding.
    Last edited by Earthling; 05-31-2017 at 02:21 PM.

  5. #180
    I'm reading The King in Yellow by Robert Williams Chambers to round out my research on Lake of Hali and the Carcosa. I'm fond of it so far.

  6. #181
    figuring it all out MerriTudor's Avatar
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    I LOVE The King in Yellow! I've just finished rereading a collection of Algernon Blackwood stories. Also starting on Snowfall and Other Chilling Events by Elizabeth Walter. I've read this more times than I can count.

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    This & That Esmae Tyler's Avatar
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    Joe Hill's The Fireman. Having Stephen King for a father is apparently pretty darn impactful! I've read his other books (Heart-Shaped Box, Hornes, and N0S4A2) and I'm pretty sure this one is his best piece yet. There's something terrible and wonderful about a contagious fungus that causes spontaneous combustion.

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    Been Here A While Feidb's Avatar
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    Have been "haunting" the shelves for good b-movie icky bug, but nothing's caught my eye lately. Now Amazon is another story, but I prefer to hold it and feel it first. Every once in a while, I'll go to Amazon and buy a batch after careful "look first" browsing. Haven't in a while because I like to support the local bookstores. On the other hand, many authors like myself have a huge hurdle getting into bookstores so I'll go for Amazon now and again. I keep hoping for another book by Hunter Shea or Greig Beck to show up in stores, but still nothing. Oh well...

    Icky Bug (Horror)
    Fantasy (D&D plot driven)
    Science Fiction Thriller

    Web site:
    Twitter: @FredRayworth_Writer

    Rejections as of Dec 10, 2015 = 689
    Good icky bug is a monster that eats half the characters, they say f***k a lot, and there is gratuitous sex that has nothing to do with the plot! LOL.
    Seriously, Treasure Of The Umbrunna (fantasy) Out now!

  9. #184
    New Fish; Learning About Thick Skin
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    I'm switching between Stephen King's Needful Things and Clive Barker's Books Of Blood 1-3

  10. #185
    New Fish; Learning About Thick Skin
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    Truman Capote's "In Cold Blood". Real-life horror.

    On a serious note, if you're a horror fan, check out my new book under the name J. David Myers called A House of Badgers. Here's the link:

    The one guy who read it (ha) really liked it. Before purchasing, please click the cover to get a free preview. It's a travesty of justice when a reader spends their hard-earned money on something they wouldn't like. If you like what you see from there, great! Cheers.

  11. #186
    Alas, poor Yorick, he fed me 'nanas DavidBrett's Avatar
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    New to this area of the forum, so don't know if you count dark,weird fiction, but I just reread one of my favourite short stories, "The Red Tower" by Thomas Ligotti - first read it in English Lit years ago as a comparison to the more well-known Poe and Lovecraft, and just fell in love with its bizarreness.
    Mr Stuffenfluff - My FIRST attempt at horror for over a decade. Feedback welcome!

    Authors warn me writing children's books is a lot of work - signings, school events, literary festivals, a blog, etc. I always reply "I WANT THAT!"

    I don't claim to be a professional (yet). I just try and help others when and where I can.

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  12. #187
    New Fish; Learning About Thick Skin
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    Quote Originally Posted by Feidb View Post
    Well, I was fooled again. Another Stephen King endorsed novel and it totally sucked. I mean totally. The Deep was wretched. A literary character study with a horror element that crawled and had no payoff. Sorry I let that other book on the shelf by this author fool me. Never again. I ever see a book by Nick Cutter again, I'll give it a wide margin.
    Cutter can be hit or miss. But his debut, The Troop, is blistering. I'd 100% recommend it.

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