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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 3:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thought about this a bit more, and the one book that ever really, really disturbed me is the one M.Gira from SWANS wrote, "The consumer". That is one hell of a fucked up book, a stomach churning descent into loathing and psychosis.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 3:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cormac McCarthy-BLOOD MERIDIAN
I can't recommend this strongly enough.Just bleak,horrific and brilliant.
For a fun splatter-punk read-LIGHT AT THE END.It's a two author team, forget their names.A cool novel about vampires in NYC.
And indeed, all Clive Barker is excellent but his best work(for me at least) is the BOOKS OF BLOOD collections of his short stories.They were his first published works in the US and they absolutely terrified me.
Charles Beaudelaire's Flowers Of Evil is a perfect companion to a rainy October afternoon listening to MY DYING BRIDE
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 5:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jerry666 wrote:
geez u guys havent read brian keene,jf gonzalez,ed lee,john shirley,michael marshall,jack ketchum? theres a horror revoultion going on and u guys are missing it!!!

I have read but some of the books of the authors you mention, but
some of this stuff is pure childish dribble which ended up in the
trash because I thought them to be - well, exactly that - trash.
Why some of this shit gets so much hype is beyond me.

Last so called horror book read was Laymon's "Amara". About
20 pages were actually nice creepy fun while the rest was such
a boring, stupid mess that I flipped through the last 20 pages
because I was so annoyed.

Guess I'll wait for the next revolution to come.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 6:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Demoniarch wrote:
I highly recommend and second the H.P. Lovecraft recommendation. Those are probably some of the best stories I have ever read. The horror is written in a manner that feels exceptionally chilling and the style does not rely on spelling everything out in some explicit detail like the reader is a idiot etc etc

I read one of the Brian Lumley books from that Necroscope series, however it was out of the order they were written so it was a bit of a spoiler for me in that I kept wondering what the hell was going on to some degree. The overall design of the story is pretty interesting, I just couldn't get into the writing style maybe. Something prevented me from further caring. Maybe not enough alien strangeness.

Another series I would highly recommend is Stephen Kings The Dark Tower (seven books)
I generally find some of Kings books boring. However that Dark Tower series has enough bizarre alienesque oddity happening it was as great as some of those Lovecraft tales in some ways.


Leaving the horrific details to the readers imagination was Lovecraft's biggest strength as a writer. He had a way of describing the unknown that was simply bonechilling. A lot of people can't get into him because of the dense, somewhat archaic writting style, but it is WELL worth it to put the effort in. The payoff is great. Plus, many of his stories were quite short (under 10 pages long), so anyone with even the smallest attention span should be able to get into him.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 6:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think there's anything by Lovecraft I haven't read at this point, hence me looking for the lessers. I'm really not a big fan of the mythos writers and so forth, if it's not the real deal, I don't want it. Thanks for some of the recommendations, will check some out for sure.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 6:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wirelessbanality wrote:
Ligotti. try w/Songs of a Dead Dreamer.


That's a great title, have to check this out for sure.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heirophant.326.AV wrote:
wirelessbanality wrote:
Ligotti. try w/Songs of a Dead Dreamer.


was just going to recommend him. IMO he's THE best living horror writer. Also maybe try Ramsay Campbell and Patrick McGrath.

None of them are "gore" writers, but they are very well constructed and literary, and often very unsettling and wierd.


That's what I'm looking for yeah. I was never a fan of the mindless gore shit.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Evil Fifi wrote:
jerry666 wrote:
geez u guys havent read brian keene,jf gonzalez,ed lee,john shirley,michael marshall,jack ketchum? theres a horror revoultion going on and u guys are missing it!!!

I have read but some of the books of the authors you mention, but
some of this stuff is pure childish dribble which ended up in the
trash because I thought them to be - well, exactly that - trash.
Why some of this shit gets so much hype is beyond me.

Last so called horror book read was Laymon's "Amara". About
20 pages were actually nice creepy fun while the rest was such
a boring, stupid mess that I flipped through the last 20 pages
because I was so annoyed.
dont know
Guess I'll wait for the next revolution to come.
one mans trash is another mans treasure,dont remember saying laymon was anything special?whos better than keene ? ligotti is more a true-crime writer ? and michael marshall kicks his/her ass
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

and i guess i could recommend ian bainks"wasp factory" john linquist"let the right one in" and jeff longs"descent" also
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I finished 'Let The Right...' recently actually, love the style. I had seen the movie first and had to get the book immediately.

On the book/movie subject, I read Ring after having been a fan of Ringu for awhile and thought it was great in its weird, sterile atmosphere. The revelation that wasn't part of the movie however was fucking ridiculous, what was the point of that?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

American Gods by Neil Gaiman.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="PANZERBASTARD"]Cormac McCarthy-BLOOD MERIDIAN
I can't recommend this strongly enough.Just belak,horrific and brilliant.


Among the greatest novels ever written.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm in the process of reading Blood Meridian as well...really good so far!
Also liked Child Of God + The Road + No Country For Old Men a lot.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Voodoo Idol wrote:
I finished 'Let The Right...' recently actually, love the style. I had seen the movie first and had to get the book immediately.

On the book/movie subject, I read Ring after having been a fan of Ringu for awhile and thought it was great in its weird, sterile atmosphere. The revelation that wasn't part of the movie however was fucking ridiculous, what was the point of that?
gotta get that ringu book,been looking forever fer it
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you love horror, there are 2 American writers that OWN the genre for the last decade:

JACK KETCHUM
BRIAN KEENE

Pick up any book by either, trust me!

These 2 guys have made me love horror fiction again.
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