I like to read. A lot. So I'm always keen to sink my teeth into something new.
I have, however, become rather disappointed with the selection of books that are available in my local bookshops. You see, many books at the moment are suffering from what I like to call "Buffy the Vampire Syndrome). Basically all of the books revolve around a man or woman who happens to be a vampire/werewolf (delete as appropriate) and who then falls in love with a policeman/woman /private investigator/writer. As far as I'm concerned, this is not horror - this is romance. If I wanted romance, I'd go to the romance section... but I don't... I want to be scared!
So, I need some recommendations from you. I want some seriously scary books! I've become pretty jaded, and it takes a lot to scare me, but I still think it can be done....
Oh, and a bit of gore wouldn't go amiss either
Last Edit: May 21, 2008 16:44:10 GMT 10 by Loucifer
I remember reading The Excorcist as a kid and i can tell you it scared the absolute shit out of me. It would probably be considered fairly tame in this day and age but i don't think i have ever been that scared since then!
I've been trying to write horror novels. They never work out quite well.
I read Stephen King's books sometimes. But right now, I'm really hating that guy for having a sick, twisted mind for when the Mist was made (the movie). How could he have an innocent child die in the story by his own father?! /cries.
Once a dreamer, no longer a believer... If I cannot be trusted, it means only one thing... I'm no longer human, for now I'm "monster" If I could not be forgiven, then there is nothing