Best Modern Horror Novels

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3.93 avg rating — 224,460 ratings
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4.18 avg rating — 25,430 ratings
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3.74 avg rating — 246,034 ratings
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3.82 avg rating — 18,287 ratings
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4.17 avg rating — 163,785 ratings
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3.85 avg rating — 113,061 ratings
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4.03 avg rating — 303,353 ratings
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3.86 avg rating — 29,223 ratings
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4.10 avg rating — 819,896 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 186,469 ratings
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293 books · 268 voters · list created July 31st, 2010 by Ron Abanto (votes) .
Tags: best, horror, scary
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message 1: by Jonathan (new)

Jonathan I didn't see any literary horror novels on this list, which tells me that this is more of the Steven King / Peter Straub kind of list. This is okay. I like both King, Straub, Barker, Koontz, Rice, and that gang, but what about Bram Stoker's 'Dracula' or Mary Wollestonecraft Shelley's 'Frankenstein'? What about Edgar Allen Poe? How 'modern' does a horror novel have to be for a place in this list?


message 2: by Ron (last edited Nov 18, 2011 06:58AM) (new)

Ron Abanto Jay wrote: "I didn't see any literary horror novels on this list, which tells me that this is more of the Steven King / Peter Straub kind of list. This is okay. I like both King, Straub, Barker, Koontz, Rice, ..."

Apperently you didn't read the title of the list: Best Modern Horror Novels. Classic novels written by the likes of Bram Stoker, Edgar Allen Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, and Algernon Blackwood are just that, classics. As great as those stories are there are plenty of other lists that are best all time and this list is to spotlight great horror stories from the more modern era other than just Stephen King. Don't get me wrong I love Stephen King but there are alot of authors just as good, if not better, and Mr. King seems to be about the only modern writer on the all time lists.


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