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With everything getting started and the categories set, I floated the idea of setting up a thread where we can talk about any horror we're reading at any given time (from now right on through next December!) whether or not it fits sensibly into a given or future category. This way, if you're just a fan of horror and you already have your categories set, there'll be a place to still come see what folks are discovering, or a place to put your own new discoveries outside of the categories. I'm hoping we'll all learn about a lot of new authors by using this thread...
I know we've got the Reading Suggestions thread, but since that's focused on recommending toward categories, I thought this might make sense for those folks who'll be reading a lot more horror than ends up in the categories, or reading horror outside of the challenge.
In the spirit of getting us started, I'll say that my most recent horror discovery is Christopher Buehlman. I discovered him through a book called The Necromancer's House, which I highly recommend to horror novels, but he has three others now as well which are now on my wishlist. The Necromancer's House is heavy on dark supernatural spells (as you might guess from the title) and has some fairly graphic violence, but the characters at the center of the story are wonderful and believable.
Are others reading horror now? Or treasuring new horror writers that are under the radar?
They are also humorous for the most part and they are police procedurals what with our heroes being the hidden, double secret task force for supernatural crimes in London.
The books might be a good choice for those who want to stick their toes into horror.
Jim is a photographer and he suspects a woman he took a picture of knows something about some recent murders, so he sets out to find her. When they figure out what's actually going on, he (and the others) are in for more than they bargained for.
It took a little while to get into it. The book is told from many different points of view, so the first number of chapters are all introducing different characters, so it made it harder for me to get into it, as I was trying to figure out who everyone was. Once I had a better idea of that and after the mystery woman is found, in about the second half, it really picked up for me. Overall, it was good.