Best Horror Books by People Other Than Stephen King
This list is for the best horror books out there that have not been written by Stephen King! Now this is not meant to be an offense to Mr. King, who has some great books, and I am a fan of - but there are many other great horror authors out there that often get overshadowed... until now!
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 2,421 ratings
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 2,095 ratings
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 26,418 ratings
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 3,521 ratings
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 4,629 ratings
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 19,862 ratings
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 8,041 ratings
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4.88 of 5 stars 4.88 avg rating — 48 ratings
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 435 ratings
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 231,778 ratings
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3.53 of 5 stars 3.53 avg rating — 15,362 ratings
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 11,444 ratings
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 11,788 ratings
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 6,080 ratings
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3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 6,683 ratings
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 344,311 ratings
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 991 ratings
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 181 ratings
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4.46 of 5 stars 4.46 avg rating — 28 ratings
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3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 377 ratings
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3.37 of 5 stars 3.37 avg rating — 386 ratings
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Tags: fiction, horror
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Comments (showing 1-11 of 11) (11 new)

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message 1: by Jeff (new)

Jeff French Great idea for a list. I love Stephen King, but so many of the top books on the best horror lists belong to him . This list gives some other great horror authors a time to shine. I wish people would stop voting for collections because it's difficult to compare a collection of short stories to a novel.


message 2: by Kevin (last edited Jul 18, 2013 10:38AM) (new)

Kevin Cryonic: A Zombie Novel ? REALLY!
Who The Fu*k rigged this poll?


message 3: by Stacy (new)

Stacy Kevin wrote: "Cryonic: A Zombie Novel ? REALLY!
Who The Fu*k rigged this poll?"




Yep, multiple accounts do wonders for polls such as this.

What a joke!


message 4: by James (new)

James Olson Sorry, this poll SUCKS!

That book at #1 is there only because multiple accounts by a single owner. Fix this issue and we could call this a decent poll.


message 5: by Rayne (new)

Rayne Jeff wrote: "Great idea for a list. I love Stephen King, but so many of the top books on the best horror lists belong to him . This list gives some other great horror authors a time to shine. I wish people wou..."

But this list isn't for novels only, is it? Personally, I love short story collections. I was going to add several of my favourite horror story collections when I saw your comment. Now I wonder if I shouldn't have.

I mean, if this list is not supposed to contain story collections, this will exclude most of my favourite horror books.


message 6: by Kevin (new)

Kevin Frost Fun list. But is Hannibal Lector horror? An evil genius, serial killer, cannibal yes. And great books. But isn't there supposed to be some supernatural involved?


message 7: by Kevin (new)

Kevin Kevin wrote: "Fun list. But is Hannibal Lector horror? An evil genius, serial killer, cannibal yes. And great books. But isn't there supposed to be some supernatural involved?"

Yes, the Lector books fit just fine in the horror genre. Supernatural elements make up much of what is horror.


message 8: by Ann (new)

Ann Swann Great list. So many to choose from...I would've also added WATCHERS by Dean Koontz. Loved that book!


message 9: by Deborah (new)

Deborah Mitton Loved the list. Some seem tame now by today's standards.


message 10: by Jonathan (new)

Jonathan Apparently people can't read and still added King to the list.


message 11: by Paul (new)

Paul Bowes Checked for duplicates: 15 books removed.


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