Book Genre: Horror

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Susann Cokal
CarolE
3

The Kingdom of Little Wounds—Horrifying historical fiction in an imaginary kingdom of the late 16th century where syphilis is rampant in the royal family and nobility. Told in alternating voices of two maids and the Queen, the horrifyingly arbitrary nature of madness is doubled by the addition...

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Geoffrey Girard
Becker
4

If you like government conspiracies, serial killer stories, science, and thrills, this is a book you might want to take a look at. The government has defense contractors cloning some of the most infamous serial killers in history--Son of Sam, Dahmer, Bundy and more. They say they're working on a...

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Gillian Flynn
Jennifer D
3

On the day of his 5th wedding anniversary, Nick is shocked when his wife Amy disappears. Their front door is open, the cat is out on the porch, a kettle is boiling on the stove, and there are signs of a struggle in their living room. As the story takes you back and forth between Nick’s bizarre...

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R. L. Stine
L.F.
3

If you spent your childhood staying up nights reading the latest Goosebumps book and are feeling nostalgic for R.L. Stine’s brand of horror you may be excited to hear about Red Rain, his recently released horror novel for adults.  Back are his page-turning plot details, a...

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Jack Ketchum
Joan
4

To say you enjoyed reading this book, is much like saying you like watching train wrecks. It is not that it was a bad book with poor writing. It is the very content that is troubling. This book is not for the faint of heart, however, if you decide to read it, you will not be able to put it down...

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Neil Gaiman
Tara
4

Akin to the original Grimm fairytales, within this haunting and lyrical tale lurk terrifying monsters ripped from your worst nightmares. Sharp and quick, like a pin prick, I will likely spend an exponentially longer time thinking about the book than I spent reading it. I cried near the end of...

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Geoffrey Girard
Josh
4

     Author Geoffrey Girard's protagonist Shawn Castillo is as flawed as they come. You can't help but root for him though especially when you realize who...and what he is up against.  Girard skillfully combines philosophy,  bio-ethics, history, psychology and political...

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Ken
4

This collection of Bernie Wrightson work for the Creepy and Eerie magazines is really good, Wrightson's heavy contrasting artwork works really well for these stories. Two of the stories were drawn by Carmine Infantino, and were inked by Wrightson, and while the stories themselves are quite good...

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Neil Gaiman
Dawn
3

One day Coraline discovers a world that at first appearance looks much like her own.  As she spends more time in this space, she discovers ghosts and missing people.  Read to find out if she rescues her parents and three other children.  This story is read by the author.

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1937- Avi
Jennifer H
4

Horace wants to be photographer. He is an apprentice to a photographer and is fulfilling his dream. They are commissioned by Mr. and Mrs. Von Macht to take a photograph, but when the photo is developed, there is a girl in the picture. Horace discovers that the girl is the daughter of the...

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Marisha Pessl
Kristi
5

Sam McGrath is a disgraced journalist out running late one night when he sees a menacing, seemingly supernatural, woman in a memorable red coat.  The next day he learns about her suicide and realizes it was Ashley Cordova, the daughter of the reclusive, avant -garde filmmaker, Cordova,...

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Jamie Delano
Ken
3

The biggest problem with this graphic novel is it's unevenness. The first story arc is good with John Constantine gaining the help of Papa Midnight to stop a hunger demon that possesses people and causes them to gorge themselves while still starving to death. Then there is a stand alone issue...

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Edited by Dave Eggers
ShellyB
4

A mix of short stories, essays, magazine articles, and online resources, the 2012 edition also includes meeting minutes from various Occupy movements across the country.  Some of the more familiar authors in this edition are Sherman Alexie, Junot Díaz, Louise Erdrich, Jon Ronson, and Jess...

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Joe Hill
Zac
4

“Every man loves a hot girl with a history of making mistakes. Because it’s always possible she’ll make one with you.” -- Lou Carmody, NOS4A2

This story surprised me. I was super hesitant to even start it - I knew Joe Hill was Stephen King’s son, and had read some not-so-...

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Kate Karyus Quinn
Jennifer H
4

Annaliese Gordon has been reborn. Almost exactly one year after she disappeared, she has returned with no memories of the lost year. The last time she was seen , she was running out of the woods screaming and covered in blood. Everyone has questions, but Annaliese doesn't have answers. But she...

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Joe Hill
Becker
5

Vic McQueen can find things. With the help of her trusty bike and the Shorter Way Bridge (which collapsed in 1985, but lives on in her inscape), she can get to any lost object.  Throughout her adolescence, she travels the bridge, until she goes looking for trouble, and finds Charlie Manx....

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Sean Beaudoin
Joan
3

Nick Sole has a ton of responsibility. He goes to school, helps care for his special needs sister, and then works at Rebozzo chicken plant to help pay the rent. Nick hates his job and all things that relate to chicken. The one bright spot at work, is his coworker, Petal.  All seems to be...

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John Layman
Emily
4

You are what you eat takes on a whole new meaning in CHEW, Tony Chu (hahah) is a cibopath, that means that he experiences the life of everything he eats... so pretty much eating anything sucks, except for canned beets they apparently don't register much. This graphic novel series follows the...

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Ilsa J Bick
Kelly
4

Alex has left her life behind to hike into the middle of nowhere. Not only is she trying to properly say goodbye to her dead parents, but she is also trying to deal with the idea of her own mortality. While in the woods, an electromagnetic pulse flashes across the sky, killing billions of people...

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Edward Gorey
Emily
4

As a child I would plop myself down infront of the TV to watch Mystery on PBS, now it wasn’t because I was a huge fan of mysteries but because I was a huge fan of those creepy, chilling, and strange illustrations that introduced the show, it was only like ten or fifteen seconds of cartooning but...

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Max Brooks
Emily
5

wow this book rocks, scary, thrilling, interesting, multifaceted, for a book about zombies i would almost classify it as literature. GREAT take on the zombie apocalypse

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Johan Harstad
Becker
3

Would you enter a lottery for a chance to spend a week on the moon? What if you knew there was a chance that you'd never come back? NASA is trying to revitalize the space program and get everyone excited about moon exploration, years after the first Apollo flights. They reveal to the public that...

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Dan Simmons
Liberty
4

What really happened to Royal Discovery Service ships Erebus and Terror and the 129 crewmen who disappeared in the arctic ice during Sir John Franklin's ill-fated attempt to find the fabled Northwest Passage? Colorado novelist, Dan Simmons, vividly explores this question in The Terror. A...

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Alan P. Lightman
Liberty
4

Recently laid off, David takes an apprentice position at a local, family-owned funeral home. Not given to superstition, David's world view is shaken when he "sees something" he can't explain in the mortuary viewing room. Having made the mistake of confiding his experience to a few friends, he...

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Justin Evans
Liberty
5

George Davies; a responsible, loving husband and father, is perplexed by his inability to hold his infant son. With his wife growing impatient, George seeks psychological help and unwittingly uncovers a horrifying blackness hidden within his childhood memories. Unnerving and sometimes terribly...