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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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 4,888 ratings
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 849 ratings
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 126,983 ratings
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 4,804 ratings
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 20,409 ratings
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4.7 of 5 stars 4.70 avg rating — 56 ratings
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 20,854 ratings
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3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 67 ratings
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 243,340 ratings
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3.55 of 5 stars 3.55 avg rating — 16,354 ratings
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 60,930 ratings
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 16,384 ratings
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3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 6,886 ratings
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3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 1,175 ratings
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 1,065 ratings
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Comments (showing 1-9 of 9) (9 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 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 4: 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 5: 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 6: 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 7: by Deborah (new)

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


message 8: by John (new)

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


message 9: by Paul (new)

Paul Bowes Checked for duplicates: 15 books removed.


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