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...is there such a thing?

I'm thinking books similar to Stephen King's It and The Stand. Though I'm open to any recommendations that you feel falls into this category.

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Braden A. (megladon8) | 47 comments I think some of Dan Simmons' work would definitely fit the bill!

And you're right, lots of King for sure. "'Salem's Lot" would be another one.

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Kimberly (kimberly_3238) | 5737 comments Mod
Definitely SUMMER OF NIGHT, and in the vein of THE STAND, Robert McCammon's SWAN SONG.

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Michael (mikedecshop) | 1479 comments would Carrion Comfort fit the bill?

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Greg | 14 comments Yes, CARRION COMFORT, by Dan Simmons certainly qualifies as epic in my opinion!

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Char  | 13721 comments Mod
Definitely Swan Song and The Terror!

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Jon Recluse | 12043 comments Mod

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Michael (mikedecshop) | 1479 comments I will throw one more out there:

Loved the first 2 of the Stain trilogy but the 3rd let me down.

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I'm definitely a fan of big books with even bigger stories. I don't know why I've never read a Dan Simmons horror - last year I read a science fiction by him - or Robert Mccammon. I have Swan Song and Boy's Life both bought. And will be reading Terror sooner rather than later. Also Imajica - love Barker but never read this one.

I'll add two more of my favorites, The Great and Secret Show and The Witching Hour.

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Kurt Reichenbaugh (kurtreichenbaugh) | 122 comments Dark Advent is one for people who like Swan Song and The Stand.

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Char  | 13721 comments Mod
OMG, I loved The Witching Hour so much I read it twice!

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Paul Flewitt | 51 comments Imajica and also there is a trilogy of books, only two of which are currently published, The Great and Secret Show/Everville, collectively Books Of The Art.

Otherwise if you like graphic novels the Hellraiser series is pretty epic.

Not necessarily horror, although there are some horrific moments, there is Lord Of The Rings by Tolkien, The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant by Stephen Donaldson and the Shanara series by Terry Brooks.

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Diana Montoya | 2 comments Swan song

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Carl Alves (carlalves) | 56 comments The Stand is definitely at the top of the list, but honorable mention goes to Swan Song by Robert McCammon.

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Rachel | 1437 comments The Stand, It, Swan Song, The Witching Hour are all great choices. I loved The Witching Hour and the Mayfair witches so much more than Rice's vampires.

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Dead Man's Song by Jonathan Maberry. Great epic horror!

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Rachel | 1437 comments The whole Pine Deep Trilogy!

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Rachel wrote: "The whole Pine Deep Trilogy!"

Yes!! Ghost Road Blues and Bad Moon Rising! Epic trilogy.

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