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Postby scorpiopuff27 » Thu May 26, 2016 2:58 pm

Does anyone have any books to recommend that are dark, mysterious, macabre, involve lots of blood etc.? Anything similar to the writings of Edgar Allan Poe? Anything "taboo" if you will. Thanks.
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Re: Book recommendations

Postby BoxyTheWizard » Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:31 pm

The Call of Cthulhu (I heard this was really good)
A Time to Kill (about a court case on a guy accused of rape)
Tales of Mystery and Madness (it is a collection of Po's stories with some illustrations that really fit the mood)
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Re: Book recommendations

Postby otherworlds » Sat Jun 25, 2016 3:30 am

the hush hush series is pretty deep and mysterious seems to climax at book 3. I think if you were to read the series, you would get out of the story, a lot of the stuff that you said you are looking for.
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Re: Book recommendations

Postby ceceteh » Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:51 pm

You should try "The Cellar" by Richard Laymon.
Or any books by Richard Laymon.
He has published many many books and "The Cellar" is the first of a trilogy.
His books deal with themes of horror, death, blood, rape, incest and a lot of taboo issues but he handles them delicately driving them with enough horror not to get you nauseated but to bring you on a journey of the violence of life and the selfishness of it all.
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Re: Book recommendations

Postby otherworlds » Sun Sep 11, 2016 4:16 am

I will probably get them all, maybe one at a time though, to see how intrigued I am (or not) to continue to the next stage of the three part story we call the trilogy :D

Still, it would be nice if you were to tell me what the latter books were?
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Re: Book recommendations

Postby Sheena » Sat Dec 17, 2016 4:39 pm

HP Lovecraft is classic and very good.
For more modern try speculative fiction.
For more original Guy de Maupessant.
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