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Creepy Books
    #1201620 - 01/08/03 05:36 PM (15 years, 3 months ago)

I have always been awed by the darker sides of human nature. I am currently reading Moby Dick and loving it. However, I don't really know where to go from here. Does anyone have any recomendations for some scary novels? I don't mean stuff like Stephen King, I'm looking for books that delve into the untalked about side of our nature, books I can get something out of other than cursing and gore.


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Re: Creepy Books [Re: Anonymous]
    #1201646 - 01/08/03 05:41 PM (15 years, 3 months ago)

"Aegypt" and "Daemonomania" by John Crowley... I highly recommend them. :smile: 


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Re: Creepy Books [Re: Anonymous]
    #1202503 - 01/09/03 01:42 AM (15 years, 3 months ago)

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Re: Creepy Books [Re: Anonymous]
    #1202791 - 01/09/03 03:56 AM (15 years, 3 months ago)

books by charles de lint...
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_island_ by aldous huxley
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philp k dick (_a scanner darkly_ is one scary look at the drug subculture)
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theodore sturgeon
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cordwainer smith
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zenna henderson's "people" stories
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_the mystery of things_ by patrick le nestour (in western mystery stories, you ask "whodunnit"; in japanese mystery stories, you ask "what the hell was that?"
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ambrose bierce
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edgar allen poe
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_monkey_ (the arthur waley collection is nice...)
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Re: Creepy Books [Re: Anonymous]
    #1203106 - 01/09/03 06:46 AM (15 years, 3 months ago)

Memnock the devil, anne rice


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Re: Creepy Books [Re: ]
    #1203917 - 01/09/03 12:11 PM (15 years, 3 months ago)

Thank you all for the suggestions. I checked out Fahrenheit 451, Something Wicked Tis Way Comes, and Island. I'll check out some of the others when I finish these three.


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Re: Creepy Books [Re: Anonymous]
    #1204482 - 01/09/03 03:56 PM (15 years, 3 months ago)

Oddly enough, when this thread was loading, I was thinking about Ray Bradbury and Fahrenheit 451. Many of his books are weird, but not too hard to follow.


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Re: Creepy Books [Re: Anonymous]
    #1206114 - 01/10/03 06:39 AM (15 years, 3 months ago)

it is not that _island_ is creepy; shucks, i wish i could live there... it's just that there are some rather creepy folk (well, the rani & of course the colonel... & maybe ol' joe aldehyde...) that we meet within the novel...


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Re: Creepy Books [Re: gnrm23]
    #1208483 - 01/11/03 06:41 AM (15 years, 3 months ago)

try some h.p. lovecraft also.


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Re: Creepy Books [Re: falcor]
    #1213173 - 01/13/03 02:17 AM (15 years, 3 months ago)

how could i have forgotten lovecraft? wierd tales, indeed...
rudyard kipling has some odd tales...
then there's always ILLUMINATUS! (shea & wilson)
colin wilson's _the mind parasites_


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Re: Creepy Books [Re: Anonymous]
    #1214626 - 01/13/03 02:11 PM (15 years, 3 months ago)

Actually,stephen king is quite good at describing mans darker nature.


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Re: Creepy Books [Re: Anonymous]
    #4844029 - 10/24/05 01:41 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Maybe check out:

George Orwell : 1984

Definitely a good read


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Re: Creepy Books [Re: absolute zero]
    #4844326 - 10/24/05 02:43 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

saw an earlier poster mention philip k. dick. after seeing blade runner enough times i just finally got around to reading 'do androids dream of electric sheep?'. it delves into questioning reality quite a bit and reminds me a bit of arthur c. clarke's '2001: a space odyssey' in questioning exactly what makes us conscious.


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Re: Creepy Books [Re: Anonymous]
    #4845208 - 10/24/05 12:48 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

I 3rd the recommendation of HP Lovecraft, no one like him.  Check him out right now!



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