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The Dead Man

Posted in books, horror fiction, horror novels, HORROR WRITERS, lee goldberg, the dead man on 06/01/2011 by vincentstark

Now this is a series you should be following – Dead Man  is the brainchild of Lee Goldberg and William Rabkin.

“Dead Man began as a TV series idea that Bill Rabkin & I started pitching around Hollywood over 20 years ago,” Lee wrote on his blog, A Writer’s life. “It suddenly occurred to me that it would be make a kick-ass series of books…and we already had the story lines for twelve of’em.”

And that’s the concept that the two men came up with – they would employ a series of writers to pen books in the series, and create a series of books, very much like the paperback original series of years gone by.

Man, I miss those days, but now in a sense, thanks to the possibilities of the eBook market, those days are back.

The reviews of the series have been hugely positive and I can say, after reading the first book in the series, that The Dead Man is looking at having  a lively existence.

Expect a Dead Man feature on Scary Motherfucker very soon.

100 horror novels you must read

Posted in horror novels on 05/29/2011 by vincentstark

Bookstove has just published an interesting list of 100 novels the horror fan should read. It’s a good selection because not all the suggested titles are horror novels which allows for greater variety than most such lists. Coming in at No 1 is The Monk by Mathew Lewis (which I’ve not read but will seek out), while number two is Dracula which I have read. Though to be honest I think this book has dated terribly and it is also very slowly paced, maybe too slow for the post Twilight generation. And Frankenstein comes in at number three – this too I feel has dated somewhat.  The first time Stephen King appears on the list is at NO 14 with the excellent, The Stand. Though the horror icon also occupies the next three positions with Salem’s Lot, The Shining and IT.

The list has obviously been compiled by those knowledgeable of the genre and greats such as Joe Lansdale, F Paul Wilson and Jack Ketchum also appear. Stephen King’s son Joe Hill is in at NO 34 with Heart Shaped Box. CHECK OUT THE FULL LIST HERE and while your at it check out the link for 100 fantasy novels.