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Horror Novels You Would Like Me to Review in October, 2011?


We're also going to be talking about the lovely Zelda from Pet Sematary

Yes, it is still August, but Halloween-fest will be upon us in a few scant handfuls of days. I’m going to be devoting my reading time in September to Horror novels and short scary stories that I want to review in October.

If you have something in mind that you would like me to review so that we can all discuss it, please let me know in the comments. Let’s make it a horror reviews grab bag.

If you need something to get you going before then, I would suggest When Darkness Loves Us by Elizabeth Engstrom. One of the most unnerving stories (it’s novella length) that I have read in a long time.

Also, I still haven’t met anyone who read Sandkings by George RR Martin, so I’m going to be bringing it up again.

Let the binging begin. Gimmie.


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  • Kristi September 2, 2011, 1:28 pm

    Chelsea Cain’s “Heart” novels. There are 4, but the first three are the main parts of the series. Ugh, so horrifying you can’t look away!

    • Josh Hanagarne September 3, 2011, 9:36 am

      Thanks Kristi. I read the first 2 and didn’t know there were more yet.

  • DC5 September 2, 2011, 7:19 pm

    Hi Josh,

    I read GRRM’s “Sandkings” when it was first printed in Omni Magazine in 1979 (I was sixteen at the time). The mag was passed to me by a friend who was heavily into sf. We both read Omni, Future, Starlog…all were great fun for us back then.

    I recently had “Sandkings” as part of a hardcover club selection. Sold it some time ago, I think. Also have the Timescape paperback around here somewhere.

    • Josh Hanagarne September 3, 2011, 11:08 am

      Awesome. I’m gearing up to start collecting the old Weird Tales magazines. I love that stuff.

  • Lynne aka renardrou November 18, 2011, 9:54 pm

    Yeah, “Sandkings” was one of the stories that brought my ex-husband and I together — Omni was a great magazine, and “Sandkings” was the best of the lot — the ways in which mankind has come to consider us the master of the universe, and yet we are rarely even in control of our own angst, aggression, and capacity to understand… Thanks for reminding me — I only wish, among all the blogs and e-zines of today (and there is some good stuff out there), the equal or better will yet arise…