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Small town America, Stephen King style

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Initial post: 17 Jul 2012 12:54:18 BDT
DK says:
Hi, I am a Stephen King fanatic and as I have read all of his books am after some new authors that may have passed me by. I am not just after a list of horror authors as even though I enjoy horror books this is not the reason I love King. I love the way he writes, the characters he creates and the small town america settings of his novels. Now i know there is probably no one out there who writes quite like him but I was wondering if there was anyone with a simliar style or similar small town america settings?

Thank you!

Posted on 17 Jul 2012 14:13:46 BDT
B. Mc Namee says:
Try Richard Russo, especially Empire Falls. Wonderful depiction of small town American life.

Posted on 17 Jul 2012 17:34:21 BDT
M. Dowden says:
Daniel some of the Richard Laymon books might interest you. Small towns and horror.

Posted on 17 Jul 2012 18:51:42 BDT
ElaineG says:
Scott Nicholson might appeal as well - he does small towns and horror too.

Posted on 18 Jul 2012 08:11:06 BDT
DK says:
Thank you for the suggestions, I've heard of Richard Laymon but never read any and i've not heard of the other two so I will check them out. I am also impressed that just because I mentioned Stephen King I didnt get a load of suggestions for Dean Koontz or Joe Hill!

Keep 'em coming!

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Jul 2012 15:12:51 BDT
ElaineG says:
Your welcome, i am going to check out Richard Russo as well :P

Posted on 19 Jul 2012 22:10:43 BDT
Some of R J Ellory's books might suit- he writes amazing stories, some of which are quite hard reading but always involve and enthrall as well- thinking of Bad Signs which I have just finished. He seems to have done quite a lot of crime stuff recently but other books of his are quite genre-busting. Also, Michael Marshall- the Intruders, Bad Things and the Straw Men trilogy. Not strictly speaking small-town USA, but the majority of the stories are set in and around small towns...

Posted on 20 Jul 2012 10:38:29 BDT
DK says:
Ok I'm definitely going to check out some Richard Laymon. Not sure where to start thought...maybe Travelling Vampire Show? From what I've read his books seem to have plenty of sex in too which is always a bonus haha.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Feb 2013 08:33:05 GMT
1D82 Many says:
You might like this. Though not set in America it has that 'tiny out of the place' feel and I found it pretty creepy. It's by Elizabeth Wixley

'In the devils own words' I've put in a link for you to follow.

In the Devil's Own Words: Cathedral Chronicles
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