One of his six favorite books, as told to the Scottish Sunday Express:
THE RATSRead about the other books on the list.
by James Herbert
I didn't go for horror books until I discovered James Herbert. He wrote some very scary stuff. The Rats was the first one I read and I was hooked. I read it in bed and would just go cold it was so scary. Until that point I hadn't realised you could be frightened by a book.
The Rats also appears on Alice-Azania Jarvis's reading list on rats.