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TrumanB

Horror fiction

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TrumanB

Robert Aickman, I'm currently reading the translation of his collection of strange stories called "Cold hand in mine". He is very good in a more subtle manner. Are you familiar with his work? He was a British author, looks a bit underestimated.

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I'm reading Grimscribe: His Lives and Works, by Thomas Ligotti. I'm a bit disappointed since I read that he is a true successor of H.P.Lovecraft. Maybe on the level of ideas but his style is so boring. There is no madness nor eeriness that we can find in Lovecraft, Blackwood or Eickman stories...

   

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TrumanB

Sheridan Le Fanu, let's add him as another great classic of horror fiction.  His 19th-century style resembles realistic writing but with not-so-realistic events. I'm currently reading one collection of his best stories. It's amazing.

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TrumanB

the two great works that I read in the past few weeks:

1. We have always lived in the castle by Shirley Jackson

- a great psychological horror about the pathological relationship between two sisters

2. Wine-dark sea, Robert Aickman

a great metaphysical story, just started a collection of stories by this author.

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TrumanB

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/65514.The_Wine_Dark_Sea

Fans of horror mysteries, this book is a must-read.

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TrumanB

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/219601.The_Tenant

 

Another great work of horror fiction, Tenant by Roland Topor. Polanski made a successful film based on it. Here we have a very confused guy and paradoxical ending.

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Scholar4Truth

Stephen King 

Alvin Schwartz- He wrote Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark. I used to read them when I was a kid. 

R.L. Stein- The GooseBumps series

Bram Stoker-Dracula 

Clive Barker- Pet  Sematary,

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TrumanB

King wrote Pet Sematary.

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Scholar4Truth
35 minutes ago, TrumanB said:

King wrote Pet Sematary.

Thank you for the correction for some reason I was thinking he had worked alongside King on certain films.

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Oniomancer
On 7/27/2019 at 12:56 PM, Scholar4Truth said:

R.L. Stein- The GooseBumps series

Stein has also written 4 adult horror novels.

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Bed of chaos

Clive Barker, Thomas Disch..I'm getting into Neil Gaiman (American Gods).

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Jenn8779

Great modern day author I've stumbled across is Amy Cross. She is a prolific author who self publishes, mostly ebooks on Amazon. Her Dark Series is fabulous but everything I've read from her has been worth the read

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