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How could I not take part in this one?! I’ve been reading scary books all my adolescent – adult reading life so I must have some scary books to share. A lot of of these are from when I was younger, but for the most part I only found a couple truly scary and the rest with elements of disturbing. It is hard for me to find a scary book or something truly disturbing even when someone says that’s what it is.
- The Dark by James Herbert – There really aren’t very many books that scare the crap out of me, but The Dark was definitely one of them. It is the only book I had to stop reading just because of the scare factor. I haven’t attempted to read it again, but it’s on reserve for when I want something freaky to read.
- The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty – I read this book so much that the front cover has fallen off. It was old to begin with, but it’s pretty much… had it now.
- The Bad Place by Dean Koontz – There’s some really f*cked up content in that book when you think of it.
- Pet Sematary by Stephen King – I vaguely remember it, but every time I think about it I do get a creeped out feeling.
- House by Ted Dekker and Frank Peretti – I thought this book was excellent with a nice touch of scariness right up to the end when it seriously disappointed me. Such a shame. It had so much potential. I watched Hostel not long ago and thought of this book.
- The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub – I first read this one back in my teens and although not all of it scared me there are elements of it that unnerved me. I still absolutely loved it though.
- Someone’s Watching by Andrew Neiderman – Another one I read till the cover had it back in the days when I used to only read 50 or so books. The same books.
- The Shining by Stephen King – Yes another King book… Finishing this list is hard.
- Christine by Stephen King – What’s not scary about a murdering car?
- Dreamcatcher by Stephen King – Perhaps I shouldn’t have read just Stephen King when I was at my most susceptible to scariness? I really loved that book too.
So what would be your top ten scariest picks or there abouts? If you’re taking part link me up so I can check out your list!