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Who is your favorite horror novelist?

  1. midget38 profile image91
    midget38posted 5 years ago

    Who is your favorite horror novelist?

  2. LaThing profile image72
    LaThingposted 5 years ago

    Steven King tops the list!  I lived in Maine for a while, so I feel connected smile

    1. midget38 profile image91
      midget38posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      He's definitely a header on my list too!! I have to say he rocks!!

  3. J. Biaza profile image60
    J. Biazaposted 5 years ago

    I don't like horror novels so I don't have a favorite writer,  However I know of Stephen King and I would love to read something of his that wasn't filled with horror and scary.

  4. fpherj48 profile image77
    fpherj48posted 5 years ago

    Midget......Hope you welcome a comment from a "non-fiction," reader.   Horror, as I'm sure you are referring to, is not my thing....at all.  I don't view horror flicks, watch that type of TV program nor do I seek out that genre of reading material.  For no other reason, than the fact that it does not appeal to me.
    However, if we can stretch the term "horror," a bit......I do read anything I can get my hands on, in terms of True Life Crime.  I'm sure most are well aware that Truth can be stranger and much more "frightening" than any fiction.   I have read so many of these books by multiple authors, that I would need to go through that long list, to choose a favorite one.  Suffice it to say, the very best authors of True Crime are the ones who have done extensive and impeccable research of the facts and every gory detail......They are definitely "Horror-filled."
    Hope my comment is acceptable............

    1. midget38 profile image91
      midget38posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It is, Paula, don't worry. Very much agree that true life crime can be more horrific than fiction!! Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. multiculturalsoul profile image84
    multiculturalsoulposted 5 years ago

    A tie between Clive Barker and Peter Straub. They seem more "literary" than most out there, though Stephen King's "Gunslinger" series was excellent.

  6. ishwaryaa22 profile image88
    ishwaryaa22posted 5 years ago

    My favorite horror novelist is R.L.Stine who wrote many horror fiction novels for children. When I was a school student, I read many of his famous Goosebumps horror novel series and they were indeed grippingly entertaining!

    1. brendonthomas profile image79
      brendonthomasposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Stephen King is the grandmaster of modern horror.  I think R.L. Stine is probably more suitable for the adolescent market whereas King as a more mainstream appeal.