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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 Ca 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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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 Ca 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.

52 review for Horror: Another 100 Best Books

  1. 4 out of 5

    Peggy

    There’s something in me that loves a book like this; some list-loving, argumentative, trivia-obsessed corner of my soul sings when confronted by a lovingly compiled collection of things I really should already know about but don’t. If you're interested in the horror genre, this is a must have. Horror writers choose the 100 best books in the genre and tell you why they're the best. You may not agree with all of the selections, but that's kind of the point, isn't it? There’s something in me that loves a book like this; some list-loving, argumentative, trivia-obsessed corner of my soul sings when confronted by a lovingly compiled collection of things I really should already know about but don’t. If you're interested in the horror genre, this is a must have. Horror writers choose the 100 best books in the genre and tell you why they're the best. You may not agree with all of the selections, but that's kind of the point, isn't it?

  2. 5 out of 5

    Robert Adam Gilmour

    Fantastic sequel to the previous fantastic guide. Contains even more lists and contributors who emerged after the first book. Something these two books really lack is many essays about books that didn't originate in the English language, though there are several. Jones and Newman suggest there will be another sequel in 2025 and I dearly hope there will be. If I ever get a word with Jones or Newman, I'd ask them if there really needs to be a 20 year gap between each book. Another guide would proba Fantastic sequel to the previous fantastic guide. Contains even more lists and contributors who emerged after the first book. Something these two books really lack is many essays about books that didn't originate in the English language, though there are several. Jones and Newman suggest there will be another sequel in 2025 and I dearly hope there will be. If I ever get a word with Jones or Newman, I'd ask them if there really needs to be a 20 year gap between each book. Another guide would probably feature far more books from other languages and that would be brilliant. This being the internet age, anything included or not included will be far more controversial.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Graham P

    An inferior follow-up to the first installment published back in 1991. The first version was an inspired compilation where writers picked out one of their favorite horror books, and waxed the passionate on what made the book leave such an impression. This sequel tries to recreate the same, but the selections don't have the overall juice as the list meanders towards the mundane. This volume contains a more 'web best-of list' approach as some commentaries read like general synopses, dry and formal An inferior follow-up to the first installment published back in 1991. The first version was an inspired compilation where writers picked out one of their favorite horror books, and waxed the passionate on what made the book leave such an impression. This sequel tries to recreate the same, but the selections don't have the overall juice as the list meanders towards the mundane. This volume contains a more 'web best-of list' approach as some commentaries read like general synopses, dry and formal, while others prattle and rarely touch upon what makes their selection such a great read. At points, the academic tone of the first collection is still present, but it's not as lively, as interesting. Also frustrating are the author bios that follow each commentary, which make it seem the reader shouldn't be focusing on the books themselves, but the authors' own resumes. A bit of a blowhard approach, I think. Of course, there's many great books mentioned here, and although a disappointment, it still warrants a slot in the reference shelf. Go figure I found out about John Blackburn's rarely-mentioned 'A Scent of New Mown Hay' in this book, and then the next day found an original hardback in pristine condition. Guess the book does have some mojo.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Pam

    Great concept -- have horror writers talk about their favorite horror books, and include dead horror writers who commented on other horror writers. You'll expand your reading list, and get insights about your favorite horror writers. Great concept -- have horror writers talk about their favorite horror books, and include dead horror writers who commented on other horror writers. You'll expand your reading list, and get insights about your favorite horror writers.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Jeff Pedersen

    Really good book if you are trying to figure out what you would like to read next.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Mark

    More horror writers offer horror novel picks and rationale. Good criticism and analysis. Introduction by Peter Straub.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Angela

    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 Collins (who rec'd this book) and it sounds interesting, so on to the wishlist it goes." 07/29 page 165 "A couple more books to add to my ever growing wishlist...The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith, suggested by John Gordon -- I didn't like the movie all that much, but apparently it wasn't much 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 Collins (who rec'd this book) and it sounds interesting, so on to the wishlist it goes." 07/29 page 165 "A couple more books to add to my ever growing wishlist...The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith, suggested by John Gordon -- I didn't like the movie all that much, but apparently it wasn't much like the book, and the book sounds intriguing..." 07/29 page 165 "ran out of room...book two, The Hunger and Other stories by Charles Beaumont suggested by Norman Partridge who thanks Rod Serling for introducing him to two of his favorite authors - Beaumont and Matheson (which is how I feel!! YAY Twilight Zone)" 09/06 page 200 "Something Wicked this Way Comes by Ray Bradbury suggested by Peter Crowther -- I have read this...LOVE IT" 09/06 page 219 80.0% "The Playboy Book of Horror and the Supernatural suggested by Ellen Datlow -- I respect the choices Datlow makes (as editor of several anthologies I have enjoyed) so, adding this to the wish list." 09/14 page 273 "The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories by Angela Carter rec by Sir Christopher Flaying -- retelling of fairy and folk tales, adding to my wish list" 09/15 page 286 "Dark Forces ed by Kirby McCauley rec by Christopher Golden -- I read this many moons ago and remember liking it. Not sure I remember all the stories..." 09/18 page 290 "Tales from the Nightside by Charles L. Grant rec by John Burke....I am intrigued by the collection of stories that cause unease...adding to wishlist" 09/18 page 294 "They Thirst by Robert McCammon rec by Yvonne Navarro -- I have had this book on Mt TBR for a LONG time...perhaps it is time to read it." 09/20 page 301 "Pet Sematary by Stephen King rec by Michael Marshall Smith -- i have read this book, and it is one of my least favorite of King's stories. It failed to scare me on any level, I really just found it silly. I guess it is just more proof that we can't predict what will be scary to others." 09/20 page 310 "The Books of Blood by Clive Barker rec by Anthony Timpone -- Let me first say that I adore Clive Barker. He is a fine looking gentleman with a wonderful voice....however I just can't read his writing. The style is beyond me and I have tried several different books in hopes that I will be able to get through it. after reading an essay like this I want to try again." 09/22 page 328 "Misery by Stephen King rec by Graham Joyce -- Mr Joyce states that King does have literary cred, despite many critics saying he is just a horror writer. I have to agree -- King's stories have more than just the horror to make them good -- and not all his tales are horror. I did enjoy Misery, though unlike Mr. Joyce it is not my favorite King tale." 09/26 page 333 "Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris rec by Frank M. Robinson -- The best of the Harris books. Red Dragon started the tale of Hannibal, but Silence fleshed it out -- the sequels were rushed to make movies and were not as good as Silence, which is creepy and sticks with you." 10/02 page 354 "American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis rec by David McGillvray -- I saw the movie and didn't know it was a book...I believe I need to read the gruesomeness that is this book..." 10/02 page 362 "Lost Souls by Poppy Z Brite rec by Brian Hodge -- I thought this was on my tbr list, but apparently not...so on to the wishlist for this NOT Twilight book of vampire angst.." 10/16 page 406 "A Haunting Beauty by Sir Charles Birkin rec by John Pelan -- this is a repub, as the stories inside are from the 1930's -- it sounds really interesting and scary and well...adding to my wishlist.." 10/16 page 406 "Would also like to mention House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski rec by Jeff Vandermeer which is already on my wishlist..."

  8. 5 out of 5

    Debra

    Great reviews by various horror authors on their fav horror stories of all time. I thought I'd start a project and start in the early 18th century and work my way forward, but I'm afraid I'm just not that big of an intellect. I just can't get through the play of Faust or She-Devil; but I'm sure if I had the time and patience I'd be rewarded. I'm skipping forward a few years and am going to re-read The Monk and then pick up a little later in the mid-18th century. Anyway, I think this book is a gr Great reviews by various horror authors on their fav horror stories of all time. I thought I'd start a project and start in the early 18th century and work my way forward, but I'm afraid I'm just not that big of an intellect. I just can't get through the play of Faust or She-Devil; but I'm sure if I had the time and patience I'd be rewarded. I'm skipping forward a few years and am going to re-read The Monk and then pick up a little later in the mid-18th century. Anyway, I think this book is a great resource for horror lovers. I have a list of authors and stories galore to keep me busy for ages! Own the sequel to this book, too. That's 200 recommendations, but a plethora of honorable mentions in the back.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Mike

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

  10. 5 out of 5

    David

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    Jon Recluse

  12. 4 out of 5

    Ren Ren

  13. 4 out of 5

    Ellison

  14. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth

  15. 4 out of 5

    Missy Feigum

  16. 4 out of 5

    Andy

  17. 4 out of 5

    Mel Clayton

  18. 4 out of 5

    Sylwia

  19. 5 out of 5

    Jack Tripper

  20. 4 out of 5

    Andrew

  21. 4 out of 5

    Christopher

  22. 5 out of 5

    Paul

  23. 5 out of 5

    Rich

  24. 4 out of 5

    Nona

  25. 4 out of 5

    Chris Cangiano

  26. 5 out of 5

    David Jordan

  27. 4 out of 5

    Jim

  28. 5 out of 5

    Arthur Wyatt

  29. 5 out of 5

    Brian

  30. 5 out of 5

    J.R. Randle

  31. 5 out of 5

    Rick

  32. 4 out of 5

    De'Shawn

  33. 4 out of 5

    Craig

  34. 4 out of 5

    Jack Haringa

  35. 4 out of 5

    Tracy

  36. 4 out of 5

    Pete

  37. 4 out of 5

    Robert

  38. 4 out of 5

    Mike

  39. 5 out of 5

    Stephen

  40. 5 out of 5

    Hotspur

  41. 4 out of 5

    bluetyson

  42. 5 out of 5

    Babette

  43. 5 out of 5

    Kathy

  44. 4 out of 5

    William

  45. 4 out of 5

    Gregory

  46. 5 out of 5

    Jamie

  47. 5 out of 5

    Karyn The Pirate

  48. 5 out of 5

    Simon

  49. 5 out of 5

    Christopher Roden

  50. 4 out of 5

    ACH

  51. 5 out of 5

    Jason

  52. 5 out of 5

    Moudry

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