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Killing Your Boss
Killing Your Boss was a great horror serial killer read. The author, James DeSantis did a marvelous job with this short story that had many twists in it. I like…
Obsession is about a happy loving couple who was looking forward to their upcoming wedding and spending the rest of their life's together. Sarah Blake and Jake Lane attended their…
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Horror Books - Not for Everyone
Webster's 1913 dictionary defines horror as a painful emotion of fear, dread and abhorrence; a shuddering with terror and detestation; the feeling inspired by something frightful and shocking. While providing entertainment, the suspense and thrill of horror books may also impart a few sleepless nights and scary nightmares for some individuals, and thus aren't for everyone. Read horror books if you dare.
What are the Characteristics of a Good Horror Book?
Horror books use different techniques to elicit an emotional, psychological or physical response within an individual causing a fearful reaction. These techniques include referencing fictitious, supernatural figures (vampires, phantoms, demons, etc.) or real situations and figures (serial killers, medical tragedies, etc.). The best horror books prey on people's fear of the unknown and common anxieties.
Which Horror Books do Readers Prefer?
The answer to this question is: it depends on the reader. Given that many people have differing opinions about their favorite type of horror book, the sub-genres of horror have continued to grow. Some are drawn to a grisly serial killer novel, a psychological thriller or even a medical thriller while many others prefer supernatural horror books filled with demons, ghosts, vampires, werewolves, zombies or any of the many other fantasy creatures. Whatever type of book you love, you are sure to find it in today's extensive selection of horror books.