Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Outside of a Dog, #16

"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." - Groucho Marx.

Who doesn’t like a scary story? Stephen King recently wrote about what makes horror scary in Entertainment Weekly, and here are a few suggestions to send shivers down your spine:

Uncanny by Andrew Klavan

Skeptical and terminally ill, horror film producer Richard Storm travel to England in an attempt to see “something Uncanny” before he dies. He hook up with the editor and staff of a tabloid devoted to strange events.
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Boy’s Life by Robert R. McCammon
This tender look at growing up in a small town in 1964 grows dark when Cory, the young hero, and his father see a car containing a mutilated body sink into the lake. The mystery remains unsolved during a year filled with other dark and wondrous events.
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Dragon Tears by Dean Koontz
After shooting a man who has opened fire in a restaurant, police detective Harry Lyon becomes the target of a serial killer who actually has god-like powers.
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The Homing by John Saul
Julie, a young widow and mother of two, moves back to her hometown to marry her high school sweetheart. Things start to go wrong on her wedding day when her younger daughter is stung by a bee and nearly dies. Soon the entire town is in danger from the genetic experiments that entomologist Carl Henderson had been doing on bees.

Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
Who can forget the iconic serial killer Hannibal Lecter, portrayed here long before Anthony Hopkins hissed about fava beans. Trust us, imagining it is scarier than seeing it!

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