posted on Jan, 5 2013 @ 02:55 PM
So, I'm looking for some recommendations for very new horror fiction. Like, last 10 or 12 years or so.
Some stuff I've read recently:
Penpal by Dathan Auberach- This started out as a bunch of posts on Reddit that you can still read
From what I understand there's not a huge difference
between the book version and the Reddit posts. The stories are about a young adult man remembering very strange things that happened to him when he
was just a kid. It's pretty good. I read the book in about a day and it definitely creeped me out. The best stories are "Balloons" and "Boxes."
They're all pretty good though, the only sort of weak one, I thought, was "Maps."
Teatro Grottesco by Thomas Ligotti- Another book of short stories. I haven't read through them all, but there's a few that really got under my skin.
The big one is The Red Tower
. I don't know what it is about that
story but it frightened me when I read it at night. Other good ones were "The Clown Puppet" and "Purity." His stuff is very nihilistic. A lot of
people compare him to Lovecraft.
House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski- Currently reading. I don't know if I'll be able to get through it, this is my third try or so, because it's
a very dense book. It's about a guy who find a book written by a blind man about a movie that's a documentary about a house that is bigger on the
inside than on the outside. In the world of the book the documentary doesn't exist and all the many articles and research papers that blind man cites
in his book aren't real. It's a real trip. I'm going to try to get through it this time. I do remember the last time getting very unsettled and not
understanding why. It's weird how creepy houses can be.
So, any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.