Genre Storytime :)

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Re: Genre Storytime :)

Post by Steph K » 12 Oct 2017, 12:26

I love Stephen King, and a lot of horror and thriller books have really good storylines, but I am a total chicken. I refuse to read It, even though I'm sure it's really good. I just know I would see the clown around every corner. I binge read a bunch of Stephen King books in high school, but I had to stop reading after a certain time of day. Scary stuff is scarier after dark. :( I watched a Stephen King movie while home alone once. It was broad daylight, but I still had to huddle under a blanket while cuddling my cat to watch it. Some of us are just not cut out for horror.

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Post by Gravy » 16 Oct 2017, 00:39

Nothing wrong with that! :tiphat:
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Post by gali » 16 Oct 2017, 11:43

Salsabila wrote:I remember when I first read 'And there were none' by Agatha Christie which is a horror novel. It was quite a scare though I tried not to get nightmares from it
I have read all her books and loved them! :)
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Post by klbradley » 16 Oct 2017, 12:16

I've heard so many people recommend Agatha Christie, I think I'm going to give her a try!
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Post by gali » 16 Oct 2017, 12:25

klbradley wrote:I've heard so many people recommend Agatha Christie, I think I'm going to give her a try!
You should! She is awesome! :)
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Post by hsimone » 24 Oct 2017, 14:31

klbradley wrote:I've heard so many people recommend Agatha Christie, I think I'm going to give her a try!
I've been meaning to give her a try too!

-- 24 Oct 2017, 21:34 --
Gravy wrote: On another note, I am waiting to start It, mainly because that thing is enormous, 1153 pages! My arms just can't take it right now.

Instead, I started Steve Alten's Meg.
It's about a scientist who discovers that the megalodon never really went extinct.

Maybe when I finish it (I already have a decent start on it), I'll feel like lifting weights ... uh, I mean, reading It. :lol2:
It is so long! I read a bit of it, but my ever-growing list keeps getting bigger. I definitely won't have it read for this month, unfortunately. But, one day, I will!
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Post by Lee Avery » 01 Sep 2018, 12:46

Grreat series. The MEG was a successful movie as well as a good read. Steve Alten is a great guy and excellent writer. My aunt produced the movie.

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