I just wanted to wish all of our readers out there a Happy New Year! May 2011 bring you much joy and happiness, and many, many great spooky books.
Looking at my reading pile (which is as epic as Dan Simmons’ recently reviewed Carrion Comfort) I have to say that without even taking into account some of the cool new upcoming books headed our way in 2011, I’ve still a fair few volumes sprinkled in from the past few years and decades to make my way through. Not that I’m complaining you understand.
I am eagerly looking forward to the new horror, supernatural and weird books headed our way this year. Three books especially stand out for me that will see publication in the first few months of the year. Click here to read more.. »
There are a few books that I can think of that filled me with a genuine sense of dread, whose prose created a world and atmosphere, whether it be for a brief moment or over a prolonged period, that made me feel quite uncomfortable.
I don’t just mean exquisitely written torture-porn style musings either, but well written copy that’s aptly psychologically taxing on a reader’s mind. Hell House by Richard Matheson was one such book, where I recall feeling ill at ease several times whilst reading, the author’s apt delivery and storytelling skills merging perfectly to deliver a nice few punches to the reader’s comfort zone. Click here to read more.. »