Clive Barker is awesome.
Hey! How are ya? Don't think I've seen you here before, so, if you're new, Welcome! Being an insomniac, I'll watch movies all evening, and I still end up having to read an hour or two to get sleepy. I like the mainstream horror authors, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, John Saul, Douglas Preston-Lincoln Child, And Peter Straub. I just finished the last 'Dark Tower' book. The whole series was good, I just think that Roland deserved a better ending! They're not horror, but I also read Patricia Cornwell (Kay Scarpetta rocks!), John Sandford, Jonathan Kellerman, and Clive Cussler. Oh, yeah! If you like comedy, Carl Hiaasen Kicks Ass! So, there are a few of us horror fans who can read! HaHaHa Later, Kaboom
Hey Kaboom, just signed up. Since they cancelled on time warner I'll have more free time. That really sucks. I love watching therrible movies they have. I read everybody you mentioned but the comedy guy. I will check him out though. You should try Clive barker and Lamb by Christopher Moore.
I am still trying to read 'Magic Cottage' by King I will let yo know about it in a couple of years!!!
geeeez you guys have a lotta patience to be able to read big fat novels like that, I've managed to read only a handful of fat books myself, but if u love something that much, oh the passion... although i can be caught with my nose stuck into a ralph or fhm mag... cheers
If you guys like King and Koontz, you should check out Bentley Little. Even King has called his novels gruesome, and he writes with political undertones like King, as well. By far one of my favorite authors. Also notable is the Anita Blake series by Laurell K. Hamilton, although I was very disappointed by the art in the comics - the books are worth a read especially if you like trumped up girlyporn with werewolves and vampires.
Hey! Deadmansruin, thanks for the tip. I'm always looking for new authors to check out. Sounds promising! Later, Kaboom
I used to read a lot before I started painting, but between working all day, and painting, I really don't have as much time to read anymore. But I love Stephen King and have probably read most of his books. One of my favorites is Desperation. Creepy, with religious overtones and sad. I also like Dean Koontz, but not as much as King. I have read about one half of the John Sandford detective series (I own the entire set) and I love him. Also read a couple of Dennis Lehane, but his always seems to have depressing endings. .When I want lighter fare I turn to Jim Butcher's The Dresdon Files and my favorite author right now is the "Nightside" series by Simon Green. His books are soooo coool. Below is a little blurb that describes his books.
John Taylor is not a private detective per se, but he has a knack for finding lost things. That's why he's been hired to descend into the Nightside, an otherworldly realm in the center of London where fantasy and reality share renting space and the sun never shines.
I've actually been getting more into reading lately. I've always been a big fan of horror movies myself, having been introduced to them when I was a wee lad (my girlfriend thinks it's odd that as a child of 2 and 3, my father sat me down and showed me movies like the Blob, Child's Play, the Thing, and the ever classis Night of the Living Dead). The authors I've been reading into a lot lately are Stephen King (of course), Dead Koontz, H.P. Lovecraft and Cormac Mccarthy. I've read one book by Clive Barker, and it was ok. I don't know anyone else who really reads too much, so I don't have any peer insight on if any of his others are worth checking out or not, but I probablly will give them a chance anyways. My personal favorite so far is Pet Semetary. I thinks it's awesome how Stephen King can inspire such fearful imagery and nightmarish thoughts with his words.
I've pretty much read all the above authors...Recently finished up Angels and Demons, Dan Brown...Davinci Code a couple years ago...All The Jason Bourne Books...Just finished The Kite Runner... Karen Moning, The Dark Highlander...good read, Also by Karen Moning,Bloodfever, Faefever...pretty good books....Can't stick with a book like I use too...Eyes don't work like their suppose to...50/60 pages into the book I start getting a headache...I really hate that too....cause I love a good book...Gonna have to check out the Laurell Hamilton...Never heard of that one....and I do love the werewolves...peace-zigzag
Zigzag my friend, I love Karen Moning! I've got her whole serie (what is it now...2 in the bloodfevers..?).
Laurell K. Hamilton is probably my favorite writer tho. The Anita Blake serie started out really strong and gruesome before she turned into a beast-banger... still love it but the earlier books were better. If you like Laurell K. you'll probably like Kim Harrisson. Not really gory but it's filled with demons and witches and vampires... you get the idea. Second fav hands down.
Of course, there's always the Stephen King and Clive Barker and such but I like to wander off the beaten path once in a while.
For the weird dark and ghoulish, Brian McNaughton is pretty good. Check out "Throne of Bones" and you'll see what I mean...very dark...very ghoulish...
H.P. Lovecraft, I have his entire catalogue! Love the guy. He has a style of his own and cannot be mistaken for anyone else. The entire mythology he's created (although some say it's real...) is absolutely fascinating!
Anne Rice - read a lot of her work, didn't really enjoy any of it. From Interview with the Vampire to Lasher, Merdick and the other witch thing... I tried, I really tried but man, I couldn't do it. Don't like her version of the Vampires at all. And is it just me or are every dudes in there gay??? Kim Harrisson, now that's what a Vamp should be like. Even better than LKH I think.