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    #27722780 - 04/06/22 03:26 AM (4 months, 11 days ago)

For me,


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I think it's quite the feat, frightening someone with written fiction.

I cannot think of another fiction book that has frightened me. In fact, the only other book that has frightened me is embedded below (this one, non fiction).


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Re: Most frightening fiction book you've ever read? [Re: HomelessSorcerer]
    #27729400 - 04/10/22 09:35 PM (4 months, 7 days ago)

Frankenstein, The Modern Prometheus, by Mary Shelley
January 1, 1818


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Re: Most frightening fiction book you've ever read? [Re: Shakedown Street]
    #27729426 - 04/10/22 09:47 PM (4 months, 7 days ago)

:rockon:

What was frightening about it?

I haven't read the novel.


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Re: Most frightening fiction book you've ever read? [Re: HomelessSorcerer]
    #27739704 - 04/18/22 07:08 AM (3 months, 30 days ago)

The Talmud.


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Re: Most frightening fiction book you've ever read? [Re: Nillion]
    #27740414 - 04/18/22 05:23 PM (3 months, 30 days ago)

Ultra violent?


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Re: Most frightening fiction book you've ever read? [Re: HomelessSorcerer]
    #27740568 - 04/18/22 06:50 PM (3 months, 30 days ago)

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Ultra violent?



It contained material that I will not even mention online because of how severely bad it was.

It was concerning children.


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Re: Most frightening fiction book you've ever read? [Re: Nillion]
    #27740594 - 04/18/22 07:10 PM (3 months, 30 days ago)

I can appreciate why some people gravitate towards Buddhism.


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Re: Most frightening fiction book you've ever read? [Re: HomelessSorcerer]
    #27742877 - 04/20/22 12:31 AM (3 months, 29 days ago)
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I've really enjoyed reading Buddhist texts.

I am trying to think of intentional fiction that has frightened me, but I almost never read fiction. I say that and look over and sitting not far from me is the Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde, The Complete works of Edgar Allen Poe and a horror Manga originally published in 1967, and those are just the horror books near me.
I also have the Odyssey and Dune next to me.

Someone mentioned A Modern Prometheus by Shelly aka Frankenstein.
This is my favorite work of fiction of all time.
I rarely read a book twice, or watch a show or a movie twice. I get bored easily enough that I already put an expiration date on my Shroomery participation.

However I have read Frankenstein many times.
It does not scare me, but enthralls me.

Incidentally there is one show I can rewatch and be interested in most of it. It is called Ghost In The Shell. Not just the movie, but the episodes. I note though that the show is loaded with Buddhist quotes and has timeless content for me.

I've read a lot of horror, in the past mostly though, but have not been scared from it that I recall however I have another favorite story. It is called Faust. I also favor the play, Folio B by Marlowe, of Doctor Faustus.

The play happens to be in the public domain and a very good version was put up on youtube by the Oxford Theater company I think or something like that. I will attach a copy of the folio to this post for you. It is basically Shakespeare (that is a fun story right there) and so doesn't make for the best reading, but the story is a good one.

It is one of the oldest stories known, actually.
It is said to be based upon a real person, though it seems reasonable to doubt this, who was extremely learned and for whom life no longer offered mystery or thrill.

Then he was followed home by a little black dog, who in Faust's living room transformed into a demon and offered Faust power for his immortal soul.

I love the story in all the forms it takes, it has been retold many times by different people.

The original for me however is Goethe's version, I had a version that had the German on one page and the English upon another and it is not too hard to read either with some practice. I gave the book away as a gift the other year, but it remains close to my heart. Goethe is a personal hero of mine.


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Re: Most frightening fiction book you've ever read? [Re: Nillion]
    #27742884 - 04/20/22 12:38 AM (3 months, 29 days ago)

:like:


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Re: Most frightening fiction book you've ever read? [Re: HomelessSorcerer]
    #27746855 - 04/22/22 04:31 PM (3 months, 26 days ago)

Steven king isn't generally as scary as he gets credit for in novels, but he's got some good stuff in short stories.  I think I'm fine with his novels, but I'm still in for the short ones.


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Re: Most frightening fiction book you've ever read? [Re: Ditchdude]
    #27747396 - 04/22/22 11:27 PM (3 months, 26 days ago)

Agreed. His short stories kick ath!

I need to read more of them:superscream:

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King has never managed to frighten me.

He has maybe unsettled me - Desperation, for example.

But I do think King is a master storyteller.

One of my favorite reading experiences was the uncut edition of, The Stand.

Go Trashcan Man!

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Re: Most frightening fiction book you've ever read? [Re: HomelessSorcerer]
    #27747759 - 04/23/22 09:34 AM (3 months, 25 days ago)

The Watchers” (1987)
by Dean Koontz


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Re: Most frightening fiction book you've ever read? [Re: The Blind Ass]
    #27747870 - 04/23/22 11:34 AM (3 months, 25 days ago)

Hi blind ass I'm currently reading INNOCENCE by Dean Koontz


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Re: Most frightening fiction book you've ever read? [Re: HomelessSorcerer]
    #27748017 - 04/23/22 01:45 PM (3 months, 25 days ago)

The Pendergast series by Preston & Child, for sure.


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Re: Most frightening fiction book you've ever read? [Re: DividedQuantum]
    #27748084 - 04/23/22 02:45 PM (3 months, 25 days ago)

Nightshift by King is a great one of you haven't read it.

I haven't read him in a long time, but that one stands out.


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Re: Most frightening fiction book you've ever read? [Re: weirdguy32]
    #27748330 - 04/23/22 06:03 PM (3 months, 25 days ago)

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Hi blind ass I'm currently reading INNOCENCE by Dean Koontz




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Re: Most frightening fiction book you've ever read? [Re: The Blind Ass]
    #27748352 - 04/23/22 06:25 PM (3 months, 25 days ago)

This thread has taken off!
Kick ath!
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Re: Most frightening fiction book you've ever read? [Re: weirdguy32]
    #27749150 - 04/24/22 07:44 AM (3 months, 24 days ago)

Alas I could not finish it...got to page 280 and had ENOUGH.  Not that good of a novel in my humble opinion


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Re: Most frightening fiction book you've ever read? [Re: HomelessSorcerer] * 1
    #27791964 - 05/25/22 10:26 AM (2 months, 24 days ago)

Carlos Casteneda’s Teachings of Don Juan.


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Re: Most frightening fiction book you've ever read? [Re: HomelessSorcerer]
    #27840574 - 06/28/22 02:34 PM (1 month, 21 days ago)

Oh, I think for me such a book is The Haunting of Hill House. I don't like such a genre because I prefer something more classical, but a friend of mine recommended me to read it. So I decided to give it a try. I can't say I didn't like but, but I felt strange while reading. And I decided to read it mostly because I had a task from my professor - to read a book of any genre you don't usually read and write a paper on it. And that's all, no other strict requirements. So, I decided to read it. But writing was rather challenging because I'm not that good at writing papers on literature. But I found and read some examples on https://samplius.com/free-essay-examples/literature/ and wrote a pretty interesting article. I liked such a challenge because I was curious to read something of that genre, not only classical or detective books, which I usually read. And when I was writing on it, I did some analysis and found out a little bit more deep details, which is also great.


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