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37 / F / Portland, Oregon
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Posted 3/5/16
I have a large collection of horror novels and stories. I always enjoy Stephen King, although he writes more than horror. Dean Koontz is another favorite of mine. Jay Anson's original Amityville Horror (I did not bother with the continuing series) was good if you like haunted house stories and Ghost Story by Peter Straub.
Clive Barker is another author who never seems to disappoint.

If you like classics then obviously Edgar Allen Poe has many great stories and H.P. Lovecraft. If you can deal with the older dialogue I recommend Bram Stoker's Dracula at least once.

I have currently started reading books by Ania Ahlborn such as Seed. She is an up and coming author from right here in Portland that I stumbled onto by chance. Her stories are not too long, but so far I have enjoyed them all. I believe she just relocated to S.C.

I have read numerous stand alone stories by various authors that have been great. It is just hard to remember them all.
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Posted 3/8/16
Cirque du Freak/ The Saga of Darren Shan, by Darren Shan. It's probably been my #1 favorite series for more than half my life. I'm usually not into horror, but this is more my style, because it's more emotionally horrific than anything else. There's a lot of complex characters and relationships, under the surface of a fun adventure story. It's very manga, actually, and there's actually a really great manga adaptation of it, too...

I love mysteries, though. I actually read about 90% of Agatha Christie's books last year... I liked some, hated some... my favorites were the Superintendent Battle series (one of which featured my, uhhh... favorite type of plot twist <3), and the later Tommy and Tuppence books.

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Posted 3/27/16
I've read plenty, but I would definitely recommend "It" by Stephen King, among others.
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Posted 3/29/16

JBroHymn wrote:

I've read plenty, but I would definitely recommend "It" by Stephen King, among others.


Probably my favorite book of his.

Also, Brian Keene is another favorite author of mine.
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Clive Barkers Books of Blood series is pretty good. They are collections of short horror stories written in his early years.
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