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Monday, June 12, 2017

Review Index Update: Ararat and Skitter

I added reviews of two new books to the review archive:
  • Golden, Christopher.  Ararat (2017)
  • Boone, Ezekiel.  Skitter (2017)

Monday, June 5, 2017

"Sometimes Horror is the Only Fiction That Understands You" via Tor.Com

Another day and yet another wonderful essay on Tor.com about the appeal of horror. As I mentioned just a few days ago in this post, Tor.com was already one of my preferred resources for horror info, but even they are outdoing themselves with a flurry of great posts recently.

Today's essay on their site about the appeal of horror is a repost of a 2013 piece by Leah Schnelbach entitled, "Sometimes Horror is the Only Fiction That Understands You," and is about what Stephen King and his work has meant to her over the years.

I say it a lot, but people who belittle the mainstream appeal of horror are just plain dumb. Stephen King is one of the highest selling authors of our times and every single one of his books [no matter the genre] invokes fear, dread, anxiety, and often, terror-- the staples of horror. Millions of people love his books, yet a large portion of those same readers say that they "don't like horror."

Well, they are liars- every single one of them.

But again, I tell you this all of the time. Why not read someone else's argument?

This post has been tagged, Why I Love Horror. Use that link to see other authors and library workers share their personal love of the genre and what it means to them.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Stephen Graham Jones Explains the Appeal of Horror

You might be sick of me explaining why readers like horror, so why not read one of today’s best horror authors tell you why it is so great in this piece on Tor.com by Stephen Graham Jones.

While you are there, click on the Horror tag to see of of Tor.com’s horror content. It is one of my favorite resources for horror info, upcoming titles, and news.