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Tempest344
11-26-2007, 04:00 AM
Mine would have to be
"Hyperion" By Dan Simmons

although its not a horror (its sci-fi)
some of the concepts were pretty disturbing

Whats yours?

PimpMyGame
11-26-2007, 04:10 AM
1984 by George Orwell. I read it in about 1986 when the book wasn't even 40 years old. The title of the book is meant to represent a time in the future, not specifically that year. The original title, "The Last Man In Europe" was so disliked by Orwell's publisher that the name changed was forced rapidly, probably by swapping the last two digits of the year the book was written.

I can still remember reading the book and realising the horrors within were happening and would get worse.

CanadianChic
11-26-2007, 04:13 AM
Stephen King's IT. It was years ago and I am still traumatized to this day.

Morpheus
11-26-2007, 04:15 AM
The Stand by Stephen King (the movie was lame).

97% of the world's population dies of a virus in the first 50 pages.

Mister G
11-26-2007, 08:34 AM
I dont know if its the scariest, but I do recall really getting into the Shining by Stephen King when I was younger.

BigDude
11-26-2007, 08:40 AM
Mine would have to be
"Hyperion" By Dan Simmons

although its not a horror (its sci-fi)
some of the concepts were pretty disturbing

Whats yours?

If you liked Hyperion, make sure to read the other 3 books in the series. They're all great. Then read some of Simmons' horror novels. Song of Kali is pretty disturbing.

PimpMyGame
11-26-2007, 08:47 AM
If you liked Hyperion, make sure to read the other 3 books in the series. They're all great. Then read some of Simmons' horror novels. Song of Kali is pretty disturbing.

"Hyperion" is the name of the financial reporting software I use at work. That's pretty disturbing in itself.

serve/and/volley
11-26-2007, 12:36 PM
Mike Davis' Ecology of Fear as well as his City of Quartz.

Bad Dog
11-26-2007, 01:19 PM
Nonfiction: People of the Lie, by M. Scott Peck, M.D.

tenniskid3119
11-26-2007, 04:51 PM
The Little Engine that Could...

diegaa
11-26-2007, 04:54 PM
it's called "socorro", by Elsa Borneman. It's short stories aimed for pre-teens, and i read it when I was one. some of them are pretty scary

10sfreak
11-26-2007, 05:09 PM
"The Omen" - can't remember who wrote it...

shojun25
11-26-2007, 05:12 PM
Goosebumps... :twisted:

alwaysatnet
11-26-2007, 05:29 PM
I don't remember the title but I know Larry King wrote it.

CanadianChic
11-26-2007, 05:31 PM
I don't remember the title but I know Larry King wrote it.

Becoming a father at 80? I know, it scared the pants off me as well. ;)

Jon Rudy
11-26-2007, 05:45 PM
The Descent, by Jeff Long.

35ft6
11-26-2007, 05:57 PM
Stephen King's earlier short story collections had some really scary stuff in there.

Fatmike
11-27-2007, 09:05 AM
I read a lot.

Never read something that really scared me.

I read all Stephen King's books. (except maybe the last 2 or 3)

I read one from Dan Simmons... that was really good. Don't remember the tiltle, but some people were controlling others with their mind.

Amongst my favorites books were the books from Isaac Asimov (foundation and robots series). Awsome.

fishuuuuu
11-27-2007, 09:13 AM
The Bible ...

Mastermind
11-27-2007, 08:49 PM
The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe

StealthGnome
11-27-2007, 09:47 PM
Goosebumps... :twisted:

Those covers scared the s*** out of me when I was small. They were the devil.

Trainer
11-28-2007, 06:02 AM
Read a lot of Stephen Kings stuff too. I'd have to say that Salem's Lot was his best. Scary? I'd have to say that they were more suspenseful than scary.

Books that I find scary are true crime, environmental issues, and politics.

brayman9
11-28-2007, 04:54 PM
1984 by George Orwell. I read it in about 1986 when the book wasn't even 40 years old. The title of the book is meant to represent a time in the future, not specifically that year. The original title, "The Last Man In Europe" was so disliked by Orwell's publisher that the name changed was forced rapidly, probably by swapping the last two digits of the year the book was written.

I can still remember reading the book and realising the horrors within were happening and would get worse.

we read that in school and it didn't scare me at all i don't think i fully understood it though.

CanadianChic
11-28-2007, 05:05 PM
Read a lot of Stephen Kings stuff too. I'd have to say that Salem's Lot was his best. Scary? I'd have to say that they were more suspenseful than scary.

Books that I find scary are true crime, environmental issues, and politics.

I agree with you on that Trainer. I first read the book Fatal Vision when I was maybe thirteen and it jolted me quite a bit. When most of my peers were reading pre-teen books on angst and first love, I was reading about a man who killed his entire family. lol. I still follow that case.

tennis-n-sc
11-29-2007, 03:30 AM
The Excorist at the time I read it.

Trinity
11-30-2007, 12:53 PM
Salems Lot.