Horror Novels

These books are reviewed and rated by the Bookworm.  The sole purpose of the Bookworm’s Bookstore is to generate operating funds for the nonprofit Human Cloning Foundation. 

1total garbage6above average
2really, really, bad7good
3real bad8real good
4bad9really really good
5below average10a masterpiece!

10 – Thinner by Stephen King

 If Stephen King has one flaw, by his own admission, it’s that he sometimes has “diarrhea” when it comes to writing his novels.  He writes and writes but can’t stop.  If you are new to Stephen King, I recommend this as the first one of his books that you should read.  It’s clean and crisp, small in size, emotional and scary as a spook with a razor standing over you head.

10 – The Green Mile by Steven King 

Stephen King is so popular he took a risk and serialized this novel.  It was first published in six parts.  I waited until all six had been published and read them at once.  The Green Mile is another triumph for Stephen King.  It’s also small in size and tightly written.  You won’t be able to put it down.

7 – The Prodigy by Noel Hynd

Noel Hynd is a great writer.  One of his previous books was one of the best that I have ever read.  The Prodigy is essentially a supernatural thriller.  The main character is a fascinating piano prodigy.  I almost gave up on the book several times because Hynd goes on and on at times, reminiscent of Stephen King.  But some quality just wouldn’t quite let me let this book go.  I was going to rank this novel a six but the ending pulled the book back up to a seven.

9 – It by Stephen King

One of the near masterpieces by Stephen King.  Adults must come together again and go back to fight their childhood horror.  Unbelievably gripping at times.  Plan to ignore a lot of the rest of your life while you read this one.

8 – The Stand: Complete and Uncut by Stephen King

The Stand, incomplete and cut, is an all time masterpiece and ranks a 10.  Unfortunately, it’s apparently out of print and people have to settle for the longer “diarrhea of the typewriter” version.  Still, its almost as good as the well edited version.  The Stand is like a religious experience–something is done to you that changes you forever when it read it.

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