Even snobs have guilty pleasures

As an admitted book snob I will also take the time to admit my guilty pleasure in reading.

Horror.

Unapologetic, spicy, icy-cold horror.

And the king of horror is King himself.  I haven’t strayed too far from Stephen King when it comes to horror – I’ve tried others but none can do it like him.  He mixes gore with spirituality like ice cream and blue berries.  How does he do it?

The ultimate book in King’s repertoire that I’ve read has to be The Stand.  King himself has said that this was his Lord of the Rings.  Yes, I could see Frodo taking on the Walking’ Dude.  There is just something so awful about Randall Flagg – I swear he has been in my nightmares, casually hanging out, watching to see what I do.  The thing that freaks me out about the Walkin’ Dude is he often shows up in most of King’s books and is always so damn charismatic.  I’ve always thought evil, if ever I met it, would present itself as charismatic.

What has been the epitome of a good horror book for you?

LOL Cats

Read….if you dare.

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About Geeky Book Snob

Learning stuff since birth. Happy introvert who likes socializing when she's not busy being an introvert who likes to read.

Posted on August 13, 2012, in General Musings & Thoughts and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Oh, I really have to get my hands on The Stand. I’ve been putting it off for over a year now.

    The first King novel I read was A Bag Of Bones. Brr. I couldn’t sleep for two nights in a row. And Dreamcatcher just freaked the hell out of me. He’s brilliant. 🙂

    Have you tried H.P. Lovecraft? Love the man.

  2. You know I’ve always wanted to give Lovecraft a try. Thanks for the reminder.

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