Everyone has their favorite genre when it comes to picking out books. Many of us enjoy spooky books, but how spooky is too scary for you?
I admit to reading Stephen King when I was younger. I liked his books. But then I started reading a book titled, “IT.” And that was IT for me. I remember thinking that the description of his killer clown was so dark it bordered on demonic. I put that book down and have never read another King book – except for one he penned about writing.
Over the years, I’ve lost interest in novels with touches of horror except for authors like Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker, but even so, I choose my spooky stories very carefully now.
So what do you think? Do you like scary stories or is your reading list a little tamer? By the way, I think a good mystery/suspense novel can give readers enough heart-pounding action to give most horror stories a run for their money!
My readers might find this interesting. When I first started writing, I wanted to be the next Frank Peretti! Many years ago I wrote a supernatural mystery titled MALEVOLENCE. It was part of a three part series sold to a secular publisher. They published my first book and I wrote the second book in the series, but it was never released because the publisher started going in a direction I couldn’t follow. Who knows, maybe someday I’ll edit MALEVOLENCE and publish the second book. For now, though, I’m happy writing suspense and cozy mystery.
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