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Re: Horror Books 08-09


MrsWaki wrote:
Interesting TiggerBear.  Why is that?

Better characters, an some much more blood. Better richer language writer too.

 

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Re: Horror Books 08-09

In a horror book, what scares you more...actual paranormal creatures or ghostly apparitions?
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MrsWaki wrote:
In a horror book, what scares you more...actual paranormal creatures or ghostly apparitions?

niether

 

Atmosphere.

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Re: Horror Books 08-09

Neither the paranormal creatures nor the ghostly apparitions scare me. When I read, I becomes "part" of the book.   
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Re: Horror Books 08-09

I cannot stress on how important atmosphere is.  The atmosphere is extremely important..
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Atmosphere is very important.  Especially in these: :smileyvery-happy:

 

  • Clive Barker on The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe
  • John Blackburn on The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare
  • Diana Wynne Jones on The White Devil by John Webster
  • Scott Bradfield on Caleb Williams by William Godwin
  • Les Daniels on The Monk by Matthew Gregory Lewis
  • JohnSladek on The Best Tales of Hoffmann by Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann
  • The one and only book worm :smileyhappy:
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    Re: Horror Books 08-09

    Ah, you got a hold of William Shakespeare, ...different...but good...not so much horror, but good. :smileywink:
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    Re: Horror Books 08-09

    The Best Tales of Hoffmann. .. ....not horror... :smileysad:
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    Re: Horror Books 08-09


    CAshkova wrote:

    Atmosphere is very important.  Especially in these: :smileyvery-happy:

     

  • Clive Barker on The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe
  • John Blackburn on The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare
  • Diana Wynne Jones on The White Devil by John Webster
  • Scott Bradfield on Caleb Williams by William Godwin
  • Les Daniels on The Monk by Matthew Gregory Lewis
  • JohnSladek on The Best Tales of Hoffmann by Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann

  • The darkness of humanity, yes. Horror, none of the above.

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    Re: Horror Books 08-09

    Sorry, wrong list :smileyhappy:. .. Try these...

     

  • The Metamorphosis and Other Stories by Franz Kafka
  • Pet Semetary by Stephen King
  • The Shining by Stephen King
  • The Stand by Stephen King
  • Skin by Kathe Koja
  • The one and only book worm :smileyhappy:
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    Re: Horror Books 08-09

    Okay, that's better :smileyhappy:
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    Re: Horror Books 08-09

    Have you read The Metamorphosis Mrs. Waki?
    The one and only book worm :smileyhappy:
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    I did!

     

    Synopsis

    Kafka's masterpiece about Gregor Samsa, a young man who, transformed overnight into a ?monstrous verminous bug?, becomes an essentially alienated man.

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    CAshkova wrote:

    Sorry, wrong list :smileyhappy:. .. Try these...

     

  • The Metamorphosis and Other Stories by Franz Kafka
  • Pet Semetary by Stephen King
  • The Shining by Stephen King
  • The Stand by Stephen King
  • Skin by Kathe Koja

  • Better, but I'd remove the top one.

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    Re: Horror Books 08-09

    I would keep all 5
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    Re: Horror Books 08-09

    Yes, I have read The Metamorphosis
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    Re: Horror Books 08-09

    I thought The Metamorphosis

     

    was very interesting along with a few others

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    Re: Horror Books 08-09

    What People Are Saying

    Anne Rice
    In some ways, there has never been a better time for Kafka's work than now. The last fifty years paved the way for [his] eerie beauty and seeming madness... 'The Metamorphosis,' 'In the Penal Colony,' and 'A Hunger Artist' are among the finest horror stories ever written. Seventy years after his death, art has finally begun to catch up with him...

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    Re: Horror Books 08-09

    Read an ExcerptCHAPTER 1



    When Gregor Samsa woke up one morning from unsettling dreams, he found himself changed in his bed into a monstrous vermin. He was lying on his back as hard as armor plate, and when he lifted his head a little, he saw his vaulted brown belly, sectioned by arch-shaped ribs, to whose dome the cover, about to slide off completely, could barely cling. His many legs, pitifully thin compared with the size of the rest of him, were waving helplessly before his eyes.

    "What's happened to me?" he thought. It was no dream. His room, a regular human room, only a little on the small side, lay quiet between the four familiar walls. Over the table, on which an unpacked line of fabric samples was all spread out--Samsa was a traveling salesman--hung the picture which he had recently cut out of a glossy magazine and lodged in a pretty gilt frame. It showed a lady done up in a fur hat and a fur boa, sitting upright and raising up against the viewer a heavy fur muff in which her whole forearm had disappeared...
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    Re: Horror Books 08-09

    That's why I put it first on my list :smileyhappy:

    The one and only book worm :smileyhappy: