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Who is your favorite horror/suspense author and why? Kitty @Vicarious Bookworm

That's a tough one. I do read a fair amount of suspense and almost no (true) horror, but I don't really seek out authors too much.
However, I would have to say a tie between Gillian Flynn and Stephen King.
Gillian Flynn because Gone Girl was pretty amazing. I have read Dark Places and it wasn't near as good. I do have Sharp Objects, but I'm kind of saving it since she doesn't have any books coming out for the forseeable future. (I also read the short story she did for Rogues and that was pretty good.)
Stephen King is a pretty obvious choice. I am no where near close to having read even a quarter of what he's written. He is, admittedly, a bit hit or miss in style. When he hits, it's amazing. When he misses, well, yeah. My most recent favorite is 11/22/63. That one is non-stop. It's not particularly scary, but very, very suspenseful. 

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  1. I picked King too. Then again, he's one of the few I know, since horror is not really my genre.

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    1. I think most people picked King! It's kind of hard to talk about horror/thrillers and NOT mention him.

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  2. I have not read any Gillian Flynn (but I think I own most of her books from picking them up at the thrift store when I found them). Maybe I should give her a go.

    Have a great weekend. - Katie

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    1. I haven't read all of them so I don't have a suggested reading order. I will say that I enjoyed Dark Places, but it was definitely not as good as Gone Girl.

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  3. I haven't read 11/22/63 but I did see the miniseries, and it was INCREDIBLE. It's on my to-read list, and I'm glad to hear that it was non-stop and really intriguing! :). Great answer!

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    1. The miniseries was also amazing. They changed a lot of events which made it still interesting to watch while keeping the general feel of the novel. I wouldn't even say I prefer one over the other. They are different enough that it was still pretty suspenseful. (Obviously, certain plot points are the same/similar, but a lot in the middle was changed.)

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  4. I remember picking up Gone Girl and starting it, but I'm not sure why I never continued reading it - I might have to pick it up again especially since many people love it! Hope you have a great week ahead :)

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    1. I won't lie, Gone Girl is extremely slow to start. The main character is extremely unlikeable and unreliable. It doesn't pick up until around the half way point either. So I don't blame you (or anyone) if it gets set down. It's just one of those books. I hung on because I wanted to know if he did kill her or not. I was NOT disappointed.

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  5. Ohh great answer I totally forgot about Gillian Flynn I absolutely loved Gone Girl and her short story Grownup. I really need to check out her other books because I heard nothing but great things about them as well. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog hop last week!

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