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03:01 PM on 01/01/13 
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1.) Heart Shaped Box - Joe Hill
2.) The Hellbound Heart - Clive Barker
3.) The Exorcist - William Peter Blatty
4.) Legion - William Peter Blatty
5.) House Of Leaves - Mark Z. Danielweski
6.) The Terror - Dan Simmons
7.) Ghosts of Manhattan - George Mann
8.) Ghost Road Blues - Jonathan Maberry
9.) The Passage - Justin Cronin
10.) The Lost - Jack Ketchum
11.) Horns - Joe Hill
12.) Koko - Peter Straub
13.) Children of the Night - Dan Simmons
14.) Julia - Peter Straub
15.) Dead Man's Song - Jonathan Maberry
16.) Carrion Comfort - Dan Simmons
17.) If You Could See Me Now - Peter Straub
18.) 20th Century Ghosts - Joe Hill
19.) Song Of Kali - Dan Simmons
20.) Summer Of Night - Dan Simmons
21.) Shadowland - Peter Straub
22.) Dominion - Bentley Little
23.) A Winter Haunting - Dan Simmons
24.) N0S4A2 - Joe Hill
25.) Locke and Key: Welcome To Lovecraft - Joe Hill
26.) Mystery - Peter Straub
27.) Bad Moon Rising - Jonathan Maberry
28.) The Vanishing - Bentley Little
29.) Joyland - Stephen King
30.) Archangel - Mike Connor
31.) The Throat - Peter Straub
32.) Swan Song - Robert McCammon
33.) Locke and Key: Head Games - Joe Hill
34.) At the Mountains of Madness - H.P. Lovecraft
35.) Night Shift - Stephen King
36.) The Hellfire Club - Peter Straub
37.) Harbor - John Ajvide Lindqvist
38.) They Thirst - Robert McCammon
39.) Desert Places - Blake Crouch
40.) 13 Bullets - David Wellington
41.) Baal - Robert McCammon
42.) The Rising - Brian Keene
43.) Dead of Night - Jonathon Maberry
44.) The Wolf's Hour - Robert McCammon
45.) Let The Right One In - John Ajvide Lindqvist
46.) Dracula - Bram Stoker
47.) Locke and Key: Crown of Shadows - Joe Hill
48.) Red - Jack Ketchum
49.) The Night Boat - Robert McCammon
50.) Doctor Sleep - Stephen King
51.) Bethany's Sin - Robert McCammon
52.) Off Season - Jack Ketchum
53.) Prey - Graham Masterton
54.) Offspring - Jack Ketchum
55.) The Abominable - Dan Simmons
56.) The Cellar - Richard Laymon
57.) The Great and Secret Show - Clive Barker
58.) Cover - Jack Ketchum
59.) Mystery Walk - Robert McCammon
60.) The Beast House - Richard Laymon
61.) Stinger - Robert McCammon
62.) She Wakes - Jack Ketchum
63.) Usher's Passing - Robert Mccammon
64.) The Twelve - Justin Cronin
65.) Suffer The Children - John Saul
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I need to read his books

I haven't read Horns yet but HSB is absolutely fantastic. Terrifying and surprisingly fast paced, there's basically a new plot twist on every single page. Compare this to his King's first book, Carrie, and he's already off to a better start than his father. This is going to be a hell of an interesting career to follow.
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Yeah, Carrie is by far my least favorite/worst King book I've read. I'll definitely have to check out Joe's novels soon.

Totally agree. I suppose I liked it a bit more than Blaze though, but I don't really like counting such an obvious "trunk novel."

Have you heard of Drood by Dan Simmons?

Great book. I love 20th Century Ghosts by him, as well.

I just ordered it. I can't wait. I was reading some of the plot summaries for the stories and they sound absolutely wonderful.

I just read The Passage by Justin Cronin in about 3.5 days, so next up for me is The Twelve.

I just got that for Christmas! How was it?
02:58 AM on 01/08/13 
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Sweet, I'm in this year, totally read a book this morning too.

1.) Heart Shaped Box - Joe Hill
2.) The Hellbound Heart - Clive Barker
3.) The Exorcist - William Peter Blatty
4.) Legion - William Peter Blatty

Update.

Currently reading House Of Leaves...Might take awhile.
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Ryan, I know you're into Stephen King so I would highly reccomend checking out John Ajvide Lindqvist's work, if you haven't already. It's a bad comparison, because they're not similar besides the fact that they're both "horror", but they are often compared.

What would you recommend besides Let the Right One In and Little Star (which I have just bought)?
08:23 PM on 01/13/13 
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Sweet, I'm in this year, totally read a book this morning too.

1.) Heart Shaped Box - Joe Hill
2.) The Hellbound Heart - Clive Barker
3.) The Exorcist - William Peter Blatty
4.) Legion - William Peter Blatty
5.) House Of Leaves - Mark Z. Danielweski

Holy fuuuck. Extraordinary book.

Anyone willing to put the work in should read this horror masterpiece.
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I get to study this in my avant garde fiction class later this semester. I'm already a huge fan of the book, so it should be really fun to reread and discuss it with the class.

Damn, I would absolutely love that. I feel like I've only scratched the suface by simply reading it.
02:45 AM on 01/16/13 
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Same here. If you haven't been there yet, there's a lot of good discussion (and a lot of useless rambling, but you take the good with the bad) on the forum at houseofleaves.com.

Vaguely related edit: This is a song by my friends' post rock band, and around 2:30 and 3:05 to the end, there's some clips of me reading parts of the prologue of House of Leaves. Their guitar player told me to pick something scary and read it, and that was the first thing that came to mind.

I'll have to check it out. I wanted to let the book sink in a bit more before I started collecting from other peoples thoughts. Book is a real mind fuck.

And that thing in the edit is awesome, haha. I saw a post about a band the other day titled The Navidson Record, gave me a good chuckle, I wish they weren't metal otherwise I might have checked them out.
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How was it? I've only read Good Omens from Neil Gaiman and I only moderately enjoyed it.
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It's the first book by Gaiman I've read so I can't say I have much perspective, but generally speaking I really enjoyed it. Fun and engaging fantasy, with some more "adult" elements than I expected.

That and Anansi Boys (another by Mr. Gaiman) have been on my shelf for awhile...I just haven't been in a fantasy mood as of late.

You might want to check out the synopsis for Good Omens, it's more of a comedy, and imo one of the most brilliant plots of all time. The book just didn't click with me as I've heard it had for many others. Most of my favorite authors write very dark fiction, and Gaiman seems to toy with dark fiction and turn it into a comedy, though I feel he leans a little more towards an optimist. Seems like an interesting author, I'm curious if he's just not for me or maybe I just started with the wrong book (Seeing as how he wrote it with another author, Terry Pratchett.)

Tl;dr I want to read more Gaiman at some point
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Updated. I really liked The Marriage Plot, makes me want to read Eugenides other books, but for now I'm back to Bukowksi.

Currently reading Pulp (Charles Bukowski, 1994)

RIYL since we seem to have so e favorite s in common
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hmm, well, in general; it's a coming of age tale, so books such as The Art of Fielding. There's references to Salinger's "Franny and Zooey" and that causes some similarities. I just finished it and need to put a little more. thought into it, so if I think of more, I'll get back to you. hope that helps.

Sounds interesting, either way I just ordered it.
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1.) Heart Shaped Box - Joe Hill
2.) The Hellbound Heart - Clive Barker
3.) The Exorcist - William Peter Blatty
4.) Legion - William Peter Blatty
5.) House Of Leaves - Mark Z. Danielweski
6.) The Terror - Dan Simmons

Oh man, terri-fuckin-fying.
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Well technically I suppose so, haha, but I was speaking in particular of Dan Simmons "The Terror" which I found to be one of the most terrifying books I've read to date.
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1.) Heart Shaped Box - Joe Hill
2.) The Hellbound Heart - Clive Barker
3.) The Exorcist - William Peter Blatty
4.) Legion - William Peter Blatty
5.) House Of Leaves - Mark Z. Danielweski
6.) The Terror - Dan Simmons
7.) Ghosts of Manhattan - George Mann

A pretty good, uber-violent Batman-esque vigilante story for people who don't spend a lot of time in the "Hero/Superhero/Vigilante" genre. Didn't break any new ground but it was very entertaining, and I very much so enjoyed the loose morality system the hero had. Nothing fun about handcuffs and the judicial system.



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