I really enjoyed this book, I didn't find it dated at all. But I also didn't find it scary or horrific.
I can definitely recommend The Shining by Stephen King
Bryan wrote: "Getting back into leisurely reading is becoming a bit bothersome for me at this point. I feel like I don't know who to read, or what I am looking for. I love Horror; plain and simple. Zombies, po..."
I know I'm jumping into this thread a bit late, I haven't even read the comments, so maybe you don't have a problem with your reading any more and maybe someone else has already proposed something similar. Still, I'd like to contribute with my perspective.
I have noticed when I can't get into the books I'm reading, or maybe even don't know which book to pick up, it's usually because of one of two reasons:
1) I need a break from reading: this usually happens when I've read a lot in a short amount of time (for me). My brain simply needs a break from reading, it has become too saturated. It's not a writing block but a reading block
2) I've read too much that has been too similar
, which could be either in writing style or genre. This makes the reading boring, uninspired and extremely repetitive.
My solutions that have helped me are:Take a break from reading
and don't stress over it. It's ok to be "bookless" for a while. Then, when I start reading again, I usually pick a book that would normally be either outside of my comfort zone
or in a different genre. Non-fiction is usually a good start for me. Doing this both widens your reading spectrum and it makes you look forward to your next
read within your favourite genre.
Hope this helps!
No worries Holly, now I'm prepared!
Holly wrote: "I have only read "Heart Shaped Box".....good book, but I absolutely hated what happened to the dogs. I have read enough spoilers about NOS4A2 to know I need to avoid that book for the same reason...."
Bah... now you tell me....
Will do! Haven't received it yet though as I ordered the paperback ;)
all this talk about Joe Hill made me curious to check him out, so I just ordered this debut novel: Heart-Shaped Box
I actually just received this in the mail two days ago. I'm affraid I won't have time to read long this time.
Enjoy the reading guys!
Very saddened to hear about Richard Matheson's passing.http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/...
Robby wrote: "chucklesthescot wrote: "Very sad to hear this morning of the death of Richard Matheson, author of the classic I Am Legend. That was such a good book. I remember him more for writing the screenplay ..."
So sorry to hear that Robby. My condolences! :(
You know what "they" say: write what you know ;-) LOL
He's probably a 50+ year old virgin!
Brett wrote: "Hello my friends. As a lot of you know, I published my first novel with Journalstone after winning their yearly writing contest. It's that time of year again, and I hope those of you who are writer..."
Thank you for this tip Brett!
For sure my two novels are nowhere near a state where they can be published (i've only proofed about one thrid of my first one), but as a fusion of sci-fi/horror this might be a good publisher get in touch with when the time comes! :-)
I'm bookmarking this list for reference and adding a title too:The Passage
by Justin Cronin
This is not your typical vampire story and it's set in a post apocalyptic future.
It's the first part of a trilogy. I haven't read the next two books yet, but I am planning to (the second book has been recently released and the third one is still being written).
Paedophiles and animal abusers. They deliberately prey on innocent and defenceless beings that are unable to defend themselves. They have no remorse and no empathy. For me, they are the worst scum this planet has to offer and what real horror is all about. They are parasites, and should be treated as such.
I definitely second I Am Legend
and would like to add Stephen King's The Shining
and The Passage
by Justing Cronin (its sequel just got released, but I haven't read it yet).
I absolutely LOVE this movie! What I love the most is when you watch it for the first time at get sucked into believing that it's your traditional hack'n'slash but turns out to be something else entirely! Absolutely brilliant!!
This should seriously be made into a series - it definitely has the potential for a lot of great episodes!!