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Stephen King fan looking for comparable writer????

Post by Dragonsend » 17 Apr 2019, 20:25

I love a good horror book written by a highly intelligent writer but not too techie technical, good character development, and a twisty story. Any recommendations??
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Post by kelly60 » 25 Apr 2019, 17:20

Sorry I don't have any recommendations for you but am glad you asked because I would love to know too.

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Post by Gravy » 25 Apr 2019, 23:19

Have you tried Joe Hill?
You're nobody's rainbow.
You're nobody's princess.
You're nobody's doorway but your own,
and the only one who gets to tell you

how your story ends is you.
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Post by mmm17 » 26 Apr 2019, 10:35

In my opinion, Edgar Allan Poe is one of the top authors of horror and suspense stories. :tiphat:

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Post by Dragonsend » 26 Apr 2019, 13:02

Gravy wrote: ↑
25 Apr 2019, 23:19
Have you tried Joe Hill?
No but I will and thank you!
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Post by Dragonsend » 26 Apr 2019, 13:03

mmm17 wrote: ↑
26 Apr 2019, 10:35
In my opinion, Edgar Allan Poe is one of the top authors of horror and suspense stories. :tiphat:
Yes, I have read a lot of Edgar Allan Poe and love him. Thank you.
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Post by Gravy » 26 Apr 2019, 17:59

Dragonsend wrote: ↑
26 Apr 2019, 13:02
Gravy wrote: ↑
25 Apr 2019, 23:19
Have you tried Joe Hill?
No but I will and thank you!
:tiphat:
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You're nobody's doorway but your own,
and the only one who gets to tell you

how your story ends is you.
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Post by eagermagic » 05 May 2019, 02:19

For all practical purpose, Robert McCammon might as well be Stephen King. A King fan can step into one of his books and feel perfectly at home. I strongly suggest Swan Song, McCammon's take on an end-of-the-world dystopia, quite similar to, and possibly superior to, The Stand.

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Post by Dragonsend » 14 May 2019, 16:02

Thank you ! I will definitely try it and let you know what I think!
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Post by annalisa88 » 16 May 2019, 11:45

Shirley Jackson! She is well-known for her short story The Lottery and her novel The Haunting of Hill House. She has also written a few autobiographical books and essays. Great writer. Highly intelligent.

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Post by JennyorAlice » 06 Jul 2019, 06:31

I have also read Joe Hill. I actually started reading Joe Hill before I started reading Stephen King. Did you know Joe Hill is just a pen name....? He is actually Stephen King's son.

The first thing I read was his comic book series "Locke and Key". Then I read "NOS4A2", which there is a tv show on the AMC right now that is based on that book. Then I read "Wraith: Welcome to Christmasland" which is a comic book mini series and is a prequel to "NOS4A2". Then I read "Heart-Shaped Box" and I'm currently in the process of reading "Horns". I have some of his other works but haven't gotten to read it yet. But you should definitely try Joe Hill.

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Post by LinaMueller » 09 Jul 2019, 08:06

Have you ever tried to read H.P Lovecraft? IMHO he is marginally better than Stephen King.
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I will forget the light.

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Haste! lest while you're lagging.
I may remember him!

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Post by TopaAzul062 » 15 Jul 2019, 19:35

It's Clive Barker and H.P. Lovecraft for me. If you're not familiar with the name Barker then you may have heard of Pinhead from Hellraiser (movie) and Midnight Meat Train (recent-ish movie with Vinnie Jones of Gone in 60 Seconds - he played the silent guy called Sphinx). I remember reading a review by Stephen King about Clive Barker and it was very positive if not complimentary.

With Lovecraft, he practically invented a mythos of which has been a major source of inspiration for a variety of authors (this can be seen in Cantero's Meddling Kids) and game designers.
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