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JamesC

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #6345 on: 04 April, 2018, 11:27:26 am »
I'm currently reading Locke and Key which is excellent.
I'd never gotten around to reading it because I'd been put off by the artwork. The 'big shiny eye' aesthetic always turns me off. I shoudln't have been so silly though - now I've given it some time I can appreciate how good the storytelling is and how much work and talent has gone inot the design of the architecture, the keys, the characters - everything really. The writing is top notch - I felt like I knew (or at least 'got') the characters after just a few chapters and some of the story ideas are fantastically creepy and imaginative. I'd quite like to try some of Dan Hill's prose novels after reading this.

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« Reply #6346 on: 04 April, 2018, 01:42:44 pm »
Joe Hill's short story collection, 20th Century Ghosts, is great. Heart-Shaped Box is one of the best ghost stories I have ever read and is my favourite of his full-length works. Then N0S4R2 (great audio version read by Cpt Janeway + good comics) and Horns (ignore the movie) - didn't really like The Fireman unfortunately.

His co-written credits with his dad are pretty good too, particularly Throttle.

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #6347 on: 04 April, 2018, 02:34:27 pm »
Thanks for the recommendations. I really like short story collections so I'll definitely give 20th Century Ghosts a look.

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« Reply #6348 on: 04 April, 2018, 02:41:40 pm »
Thanks for the recommendations. I really like short story collections so I'll definitely give 20th Century Ghosts a look.

20th Century Ghosts is a very fine collection indeed.
The opener, 'Best New Horror', being the pick of the bunch for me.

I'd also rate his first novel Heart Shaped Box very highly.

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #6349 on: 04 April, 2018, 04:15:57 pm »
I'm currently reading Locke and Key which is excellent.


Yeah I've read Locke and Key for the first time recently and agree with everything you've said. Superb series.

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #6350 on: 18 April, 2018, 08:29:00 pm »
Book related this time,Elric of Melnibone.Its good.