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Latley, all I seem to read are novels by Dean Koontz and Bentley Little. Bentley Little is still interesting, but I really need a break from Dean Koontz. I really like books with original mosters and villains. Vampires, ghosts, typical crazed killers, and zombies usually bore me to tears. Zombies are ok if they become something more, like in the Resident Evil games. Interesting characters are also important to me. A book with really interesting characters can make up for many of its other shortcomings. I would really like to try some new authors.

Some authors I've already read books from

H.P. Lovecraft
Bentley Little
Dean Koontz
Stephen King
Richard Layman
Clive Barker
Stephen Laws
Gary Bradner
Poppy Z. Brite :(
Sarah Langan
 

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If you liked H.P. Lovecraft you might like William Hope Hodgson. I recommend House On the Borderland.


Also...the guy who wrote Psycho, Robert Bloch. He's written quite a few things, I have some of his books but havne't gotten round to reading them. (My Dad is a horror buff, so we have a modest collection of horror novels, and I've only read a few so far)
 

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Thanks for the suggestions. I was able to find many of Graham Masterton's novels on my library's electronic catalog. I like H.P. Lovecraft. I'll probably order House on the Borderland online.
 

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If you like Lovecraft, you could try:

Algernon Blackwood
Lord Dunsany
Arthur Machen

All three are really unknown today, but seriously inspired Lovecraft a lot. Most of what Dunsany writes is straight fantasy, but it's done in a really interesting way.
 

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I have read a lot of King and Koontz's novels."I am Legend" was excellent as well.But of ALL the horror novels that I have ever read, this one was CLEARLY the best....

http://www.answers.com/topic/the-wolfen

This book will capture you from the first page! Don't judge the story by the awful movie they based upon the book.That would be like blaming 'Bonfire of the Vanities' for the awful movie that came from that book as well.

The atmosphere and suspense in this novel is awesome.Of a gray and monolithic New York City in winter, the realization that you are alone and the clock is running down, the awareness that every afternoon that it gets dark early:the hunters become the hunted.
Just an incredible story.Alas, it was written in 1978.So you will only find copies of this book at libraries and used book stores.It was a big hit when it came out, so your library or one in your network should have a copy of it.I guarantee that by page five of this book, horror fans will absolutely love this novel! And this is a very intelligent and realistic horror novel, not some silly monster tale.This ranks ABOVE anything that I have ever read by King and Koontz!

http://www.amazon.com/Wolfen-Whitle...=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1238703752&sr=1-1
 

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Thanks for the new suggesstions. To anyone else reading this topic, I strongly suggest Bentley Little. He is a master of unusual plots. Many of his books, such as The Mailman and Dispatch, make mundane topics into epic horror stories.
 
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