Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Ten hair-raising horror novels not written by Stephen King

At the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog Theresa DeLucci tagged ten top contemporary horror novels, including:
The Red Tree, by Caitlin R. Kiernan

Kiernan doesn’t consider herself a “horror” author and I want to respect that. But I couldn’t possibly exclude this Irish-American master of New Weird, Southern Gothic, and Lovecraftian terror. She is essential reading for anyone who loves evocative prose and truly frightening elements of existential awe. The Red Tree is a later work, combining several hallmarks of Kiernan’s distinctive wheelhouse: corrupt history, madness, and unreliable narrators that will force you to question everything. But, really, you should read as much of her bibliography as possible. And never feel safe again.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue