Horror: Another 100 Best Books

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Carroll & Graf Publishers, Jan 1, 2005 - Fiction - 456 pages
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Horror: Another 100 Best Books features one hundred of the top names in the horror field discussing one hundred of the most spine-chilling novels ever written. Each entry includes a synopsis of the work as well as publication history, biographical information about the author of each title, and recommended reading and biographical notes on the contributor. Author Ramsey Campbell also offers a new foreword to the book describing the evolution of horror over the past two decades ? from the way it's written by a crop of new and exciting writers to the way it's received by a new market of readers. Horror: Another 100 Best Books will be the definitive guide to the tremendous library of horror fiction available today ?a reference that no fan can live without.

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User Review  - Mike - Goodreads

Another outstanding book for recommending horror book essentials and hidden gems. I read this and the first volume over and over again. Read full review

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User Review  - Angela - Goodreads

May be awhile before I read this book, I added WAY too many books to my wishlist after reading the first one... (June 19, 2010) 07/01 page 145 "The Killer Inside Me by Jim Thompson -- I like Nancy ... Read full review

About the author (2005)

Stephen Jones is one of Britain's most acclaimed anthologists of dark fantasy and horror. He lives in London, England.

Kim Newman is a novelist, critic and broadcaster. His fiction has been translated into many languages and he is a past recipient of, among others, the Horror Writers of America Bram Stoker Award and the International Horror Critics' Guild Award for Best Novel. He is also the editor of "The BFI Companion to Horror.

Author Peter Straub was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1943. He earned degrees in English from the University of Wisconsin and Columbia University. He taught English at his former high school for three years and worked for a time on his doctorate in Ireland. He began writing in 1969 and published two books of poetry in 1972. His novel Julia (1975) was an attempt to find a successful genre in which to work, after his first novel, Marriages (1973), did not sell well. He found that he had a talent for writing horror thrillers in the Gothic tradition. His stories are complex and well paced, with authentic settings that add to the believability of the plot. He is particularly good at creating grotesque characters and gruesome situations; the eeriness of his work is captivating. He has won numerous awards including the British Fantasy Award, the Bram Stoker Award, and the World Fantasy Award.

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