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message 1: by Ryan (new)

Ryan Naughton | 2 comments After reading a lot of Lovecraft, I'd like some pointers on what are some great novels about Cosmic Horrors or have Cosmic Horror themes.


message 2: by Jordan (last edited Nov 17, 2013 04:48PM) (new)

Jordan West | 5 comments The Croning - Laird Barron
The Light is the Darkness - Laird Barron
The Grin of the Dark, The Hungry Moon, Incarnate - Ramsey Campbell
The Ceremonies - TED Klein
Ringstones - Sarban
The Three Imposters - Arthur Machen
The House on the Borderland - William Hope Hodgson
Malpertuis - Jean Ray
The 37th Mandala - Marc Laidlaw
Wetbones - John Shirley
The House Across the Way - Brian McNaughton
My Work is Not Yet Done - Thomas Ligotti
Threshold - Caitlin Kiernan
John Dies at the End - David Wong
Eutopia - David Nickle
The Unblemished - Conrad Williams
The Monstrumologist - Rick Yancey
The Matrix - Jonathan Aycliffe
The Ritual - Adam Nevill
The Drive-In - Joe R. Lansdale
The Hellbound Heart - Clive Barker


message 3: by Shawn (last edited Nov 18, 2013 08:13AM) (new)

Shawn | 1168 comments the grandaddy of them all - The Horla by Guy De Maupassant!

(sorry, not a novel)


message 4: by Char (new)

Char  | 13721 comments Mod
I would add Tim Curran to that list (awesome list, btw, Jordan. I wholeheartedly agree regarding Laird Barron).

For Tim I would recommend The Underdwelling and Dead Sea.


message 5: by Andy (new)

Andy (manicsloth) | 730 comments I would also recommend The Great and Secret Show, Everville


and Imajica

by Clive Barker


message 6: by Wade (last edited Nov 21, 2013 02:06PM) (new)

Wade | 30 comments Perhaps American Gods and Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman. Also, his The Sandman, Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes and related Sandman comics.


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Wade wrote: "Perhaps American Gods and Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman."

Not sure I'd describe either of these books as "Cosmic Horror".


message 8: by Wade (new)

Wade | 30 comments Not sure I'd describe either of these books as "Cosmic Horror"."

"what are some great novels about Cosmic Horrors OR have Cosmic Horror themes."

Actually I've only read Anansi Boys, but mythic animal gods torturing lesser beings seemed to fit the bill of cosmic horror to me. But to your point, are there more horrific stories with cosmic themes? Sure.


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