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Here are the top ten articles for the Horror Literature Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Types of Horror Literature
Horror may arguably be divided into many categories and sub-genres...here are three of the more common types of horror literature.
2. Dissension by Adrienne Monson – Book Review
For fans that enjoy a bit of paranormal suspense, romance, and adventure blending into a tale of blood-thirsty vampires, Adrienne Monson is sure to please.
3. Behind the Bookcase by Steensland – Book Review
Behind the Bookcase is a fun tale of spooky adventure for children of middle school age. Despite being a bit of a scaredy-cat, Sarah sets out to prove her bravery along with her detective skills. As she investigates the mystery of the bookcase, she finds a secret room and falls into another world.
4. The Burning Time by JG Faherty - Book Review
In this classic small town environment, the author mixes a generous amount of good vs evil with a bit of romance and a pinch of magic to create The Burning Time. He makes writing look easy with this excellent, fast-paced read.
Mary Shelly penned the novel Frankenstein when she was nineteen in a time when men supposedly ruled the roost of interesting and intelligent literature. Since then, this "girly" tale has been credited with launching the science fiction genre and continues to hold a heavyweight place in horror.
6. A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner
A look at Faulker's time-honored Gothic tale of love, loss, and murder set against the backdrop of a decaying southern town.
7. Dread by Clive Barker
Clive Barker´s short story "Dread," originally published as part of his popular "Books of Blood" series, serves as a close examination of the collective fascination with being scared and indicts each of us in our own twisted and perverse pleasure of another’s misery.
8. Gothic Horror Literature
Early gothic novels brought a new standard to literature and some of our favorite elements of romance and horror began with gothic tales. Learn more about the essence of the gothic in literature.
9. Types of Horror Fiction
Organizing horror literature is tricky but there are two basic types - that of the supernatural world and that of the real, or non-supernatural, world. Within those basic types we can break it down even farther to find what we are looking for.
10. Suffer the Little Children by Stephen King
Evil comes from the most unexpected of places.
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