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Aaron Dries

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Avid traveler, former pizza boy, retail clerk, kitchen hand, aged care worker, video director and copywriter, Aaron Dries was born and raised in New South Wales, Australia. When asked why he writes horror, his standard reply is that when it comes to scaring people, writing pays slightly better than jumping out from behind doors. He is the author of the award-winning House of Sighs, and his subsequent novels, The Fallen Boys and A Place for Sinners are just as--if not more--twisted than his debut. Feel free to drop him a line at aarondries.com. He won't bite. Much.

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Published on March 30, 2015 23:25
Average rating: 4.04 · 762 ratings · 237 reviews · 11 distinct worksSimilar authors
Where the Dead Go to Die

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The Fallen Boys

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House of Sighs

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A Place for Sinners

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The Fallen Boys: A Novel of...

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And the Night Growled Back

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Tales from the Lake Vol. 2

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"The human spirit is dark and twisted....a little like Aaron Dries. Aaron's next book after the excellent House of Sighs is another slice of visceral modern horror straight out of the top draw. Aaron pulls you in and doesn't let go right until the..." Read more of this review »
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"This is one of the best examples of real-world horror I've ever read. Period. The comparisons to Ketchum are inevitable but Dries has a distinct voice all his own. The narrative is at first a slow crawl but once everything is set in place, the boo..." Read more of this review »
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“Behind every summer is a fall just waiting to happen.”
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“This isn’t how things were supposed to happen. I was supposed to be me.

Not this.”
Aaron Dries, Where the Dead Go to Die

“But lurking behind every summer was a fall just waiting to happen.”
Aaron Dries, The Fallen Boys

“Michael Delaney used to be fat. Not puppy-padding fat—bursting-frankfurts-in-a-boiling-pot fat. He remembered gym class and swimming lessons. All of the thin guys who could be divided into one of two groups: those who looked but did not comment and those who looked and commented, with enthusiasm...
Fat kids are like alcoholics; they always have excuses.”
Aaron Dries, House of Sighs

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“This isn’t how things were supposed to happen. I was supposed to be me.

Not this.”
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“I'm waltzing with the wrecking ball
'Cause this ain't my home anymore.”
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“Starke entered his house a detective, slipped off his shoes and became a husband and father. It was five in the morning. The world was blue. He went to the refrigerator and opened the door, looking for answers to mysteries he would never comprehend. So he closed it and settled for water instead.”
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“We're nothing. We're dust.”
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C. Michael Aaron, I met you at the Bram Stoker weekend and have enjoyed following you in Facebook. I'm excited to let you know that my collection of news satire, Bizarre News, was just published. I'd appreciate it if you checked it out and recommended it to your Goodreads friends..Bizarre News


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