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    Fanatics, I need a good scary book. (Real Topic, not a set up for ISU bashing)

    I will be homebound this week and would like to read a good scary book. Scary to me would be the likes of IT, The Ring, or The Exorcist. I'm not so much into gore as I am fear. Any of you read any good scary books lately that can pass on a suggestion?



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    Re: Fanatics, I need a good scary book. (Real Topic, not a set up for ISU bashing)

    Salems' Lot, by Stephen King, creeped me out when I was a kid.

    A more contemporary recommendation would be The Calling, by Inger Ash Wolfe. It's a creepy, gory, murder mystery.

    http://www.amazon.com/Calling-Inger-...4812975&sr=8-1



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    Re: Fanatics, I need a good scary book. (Real Topic, not a set up for ISU bashing)

    Also, here's a list I want to work my way through:

    Top 10 Most Disturbing Novels - The List Universe



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    Re: Fanatics, I need a good scary book. (Real Topic, not a set up for ISU bashing)

    Mirror by Graham Masterton. There are actually several by Masterton but I think Mirror was the "Scariest". Masterton can be a little hard to find but he's worth it.

    Some of his books get pretty graphic however but he writes really good suspense.



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    Re: Fanatics, I need a good scary book. (Real Topic, not a set up for ISU bashing)

    Thanks for the list, I'll definitely have to check some of those out. Looks like CYKID won't find many better than the books on that list.


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    Re: Fanatics, I need a good scary book. (Real Topic, not a set up for ISU bashing)

    Quote Originally Posted by isucyfan View Post
    Also, here's a list I want to work my way through:

    Top 10 Most Disturbing Novels - The List Universe
    The only one on that list that I have read is Misery.

    Have you read #1 yet? That sounds interesting.



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    Re: Fanatics, I need a good scary book. (Real Topic, not a set up for ISU bashing)

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclones_R_GR8 View Post
    The only one on that list that I have read is Misery.

    Have you read #1 yet? That sounds interesting.
    Yes, I have. Haunted is not on of Palahniuk's most well-reviewed books, but I liked it.

    Side note: #9, Perfume, is what Lucca Staiger listed as his favorite book in an interview.



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    Re: Fanatics, I need a good scary book. (Real Topic, not a set up for ISU bashing)

    Quote Originally Posted by Bubbahotep View Post
    Thanks for the list, I'll definitely have to check some of those out. Looks like CYKID won't find many better than the books on that list.
    I'm in grad school right now, and have little time for reading for pleasure. I love recommending books to live vicariously through others.

    If anyone reads these, PM me your reviews!!



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    Re: Fanatics, I need a good scary book. (Real Topic, not a set up for ISU bashing)

    Try "Night Shift" by Stephen King. It's a collection of shorter stories, including the book's namesake "Night Shift."

    If one story doesn't do it for you, try the next.



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    Re: Fanatics, I need a good scary book. (Real Topic, not a set up for ISU bashing)

    Quote Originally Posted by Ms3r4ISU View Post
    Try "Night Shift" by Stephen King. It's a collection of shorter stories, including the book's namesake "Night Shift."

    If one story doesn't do it for you, try the next.
    That collection includes "Children of the Corn". I read this book in the 5th grade, because they were making the movie in my hometown!



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    Re: Fanatics, I need a good scary book. (Real Topic, not a set up for ISU bashing)

    I am not much for gore but do enjoy suspense/mystery books...

    Two slightly gory/psychological books I have enjoyed are:

    1) Still Life with Crows
    2) Cabinet of Curiosities

    Both of these books are by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Childs. Good suspense..same main character in both books.

    The disturbing part of Still Life with Crows isn't truly revealed until the final page of the book.



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    Re: Fanatics, I need a good scary book. (Real Topic, not a set up for ISU bashing)

    I think it is worth noting that Bret Easton Ellis has two books on the list, and honestly, Chuck Palahniuk could have several more. I remember going to a Barnes & Noble while I was traveling for work and picking up copies of American Psycho, Lullaby by Palahniuk, and then a Thomas the Train book that I bought for my nephew. The clerk looked at me like I was a serial killer.

    Palahniuk, for what it's worth, does the best job of disturbing me. The story alluded to in the link, about the guy getting stuck at the bottom of a swimming pool, is one of the most unnerving things that I have ever seen put to paper.


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    Re: Fanatics, I need a good scary book. (Real Topic, not a set up for ISU bashing)

    Wasp Factory Ian Banks is okay.

    The Shining.

    Haunted Hill.


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    Re: Fanatics, I need a good scary book. (Real Topic, not a set up for ISU bashing)

    Quote Originally Posted by jdewaard View Post
    Palahniuk, for what it's worth, does the best job of disturbing me. The story alluded to in the link, about the guy getting stuck at the bottom of a swimming pool, is one of the most unnerving things that I have ever seen put to paper.
    Agree wholeheartedly. I'd recommend reading Haunted for this particular passage!



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    Re: Fanatics, I need a good scary book. (Real Topic, not a set up for ISU bashing)

    That Poe guy was pretty good as well....



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