Classic Horror Titles
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Author:  Ray [ Thu Jun 18, 2009 12:42 pm ]
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Loved all of those as well. It seemed to get some bad press, proabbly because of the obvious word play adding 'sh' allowed reviewers, but I thought it was great. The only bit I didn't really get at the time, and I should re-read it now I'm older, was the childhood sex in the sewer scene... If it was about love, seemed all the boys having sex with the girl was a weird way to show it.

House of Leaves, though - what a book! Great reading experience, loved every page turning (and I mean 90 degrees and some 180s) bit of it. It was nice to do a lot of the work as a reader.

Author:  benedictjjones [ Thu Jun 18, 2009 1:03 pm ]
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'song of kali' - dan simmons


'the damnation game' - clive barker

are both excellent 'long' works that have really stayed with me.

Author:  Pete [ Thu Jun 18, 2009 2:06 pm ]
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I reviewed "It" and resisted all temptation to word play, though I did once wonder in a review if the title of a story by a writer who shall remain anonymous was a typo - "Bulls-eye" :lol:

About "House of Leaves" I couldn't agree with you more Ray. I read some of that one while travelling on a bus, and it was one of the sections where only certain words count, which I was telling off with my finger as I read, and this guy next to me kept watching. I'm sure he wanted to give me some reading comprehension help.

Also read "The Damnation Game" on a bus, while stuck for three hours in a snowstorm, and it had me on the edge of my seat all the while, though I don't think it's Barker's best in the long form - for that I'd go with "Imajica". And I reckon shorts are where his real strength lies - "The Books of Blood", "The Hellbound Heart".

I'd go with "Song of Kali" as Simmons' best horror, definitely, though I do like "Summer of Night" and "Carrion Comfort" also. He did everything right in that one, and the moment where they find out what's happened to the baby is a heartstopper.

Author:  Allyson Bird [ Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:13 pm ]
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Song of Kali - highly recommended by me too. Well worth getting.

Author:  Pete [ Wed Jun 24, 2009 4:12 am ]
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My choice of Wordsworth 'essentials' just went live:-

Author:  Lawrence Dagstine [ Sun Jun 28, 2009 7:17 am ]
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I highly recommend William March's THE BAD SEED. The novelisation is short but really good. Based off the classic movie by the same name.

Author:  Lawrence Conquest [ Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:28 pm ]
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Yeah, I'd go along with that one Bob, but although I've got a copy of it lying around somewhere I've never got round to reading it.

If you can find the time I'd definately recommend giving Dorain Gray a go. It's one of those stories that I 'knew' (in fact, I probably saw the film adaptation as a child), but had never actually got round to reading the original till a couple of months ago, and it blew me away. Fantastic stuff.

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