I'm suprised that no one here among the horror hounds is discussing the great Robert R. McCammon! No one here read "Swan Song"? "Baal"? What about "Mine", "The Wolf's Hour" or "Stinger?" Ok, if you haven't read any of these books, go find them and dig in. McCammon crosses genres alot, but it's all good stuff. He's tackled werewolves, the end of the world, the Anti-Christ, evil Amazon women hiding in suburbia(sounds lame, but "Bethany's Sin" is a killer read), alien invaders, 1800's witch hunts("Speaks the Nightbird" 1&2)and about a dozen other things. He's got the storytelling skills of Koontz's later work, the imagination of King, and the twisted darkness of Barker. You're missing out if you haven't read his work. My favorite is "Swan Song", a post-apocalyptic roller coaster through hell. I'd start there, if I were you. Any other McCammon fans in here?