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Old 01-13-09, 06:59 PM
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I don't like classics, horror, history, bodice-ripping romance, biographies, or memoirs. I like good-old fiction with a happy ending or a nice drawn-out Western epic. I'm not going to do the challenge.
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Old 01-14-09, 12:16 AM
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Old 01-14-09, 12:25 AM
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For you folks who don't like horror, may I suggest one of the lighter Stephen King books? For example, The Green Mile or Hearts in Atlantis? I also highly recommend The Stand, but it is a very long book (close to 1,000 pages).

Technically, these books are categorized as horror, but they deal with the supernatural without being gory or really scary. King is a great writer, which is why I've read everything he's written even though I'm not a horror fan per se. My favorites of his books are those that are not terribly scary or gory, and these are the best in that genre. I also like Different Seasons, which is a collection of four short novels, two of which were the inspiration for the very non-horror films The Shawshank Redemption and Stand by Me. Of the other two novellas, one is supernatural but not terribly gory or scary, and the other has some gory stuff in it. It's a great book overall though. Just my
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Old 01-14-09, 08:25 AM
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Technically, these books are categorized as horror, but they deal with the supernatural without being gory or really scary.
I think I do better with gory rather than supernatural. Supernatural freaks me out. I tried to read The Stand once and quit - it was too scary for me. Maybe I'll give it another try.
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Old 01-14-09, 09:47 AM
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Thanks for the recommendations Rudi! I have seen many a Steven King movie but never read any of his books for some unknown reason.
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