Ten horror novels everyone should read

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The Quorum
1.  The Quorum by Kim Newman
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  "Kim Newman's best novel, and the best riff on Faust since Thomas Mann's."
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House Of Leaves
2.  House Of Leaves by Mark Z Danielewski
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  "A lot of writers have tried to imitate Lovecraft. This is the only novel I've ever read that matches his best."
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The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner: Written by Himself (Oxford World's Classics)
3.  The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner: Written by Himself (Oxford World's Classics) by James Hogg
The list author says:
  "Will Self lifted the structure and conceit for My Idea of Fun: this novel is far better."
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The Island of Doctor Moreau (Modern Library)
4.  The Island of Doctor Moreau (Modern Library) by H. G. Wells
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  "Perhaps not Wells' best novel, but by far his most unnerving."
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Frankenstein: Or, the Modern Prometheus (Penguin Popular Classics)
5.  Frankenstein: Or, the Modern Prometheus (Penguin Popular Classics) by Mary Shelley
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  "The book that invented Science Fiction."
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I Am Legend (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
6.  I Am Legend (S.F. MASTERWORKS) by Richard Matheson
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  "As a rule vampire novels are either infantile power fantasies or whining about sexual inadequecy. This novel avoids both of those failings."
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Arabian Nightmare
7.  Arabian Nightmare by Robert Irwin
The list author says:
  "A masterpiece. Certainly the most beautifully written novel on this list."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Exquisite Corpse
8.  Exquisite Corpse by Poppy Z. Brite
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  "Some people find Brite's faghaggery offputting. If you can get past that, you'll find the book American Psycho should have been..."
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Our Lady of Darkness (Fontana science fiction)
9.  Our Lady of Darkness (Fontana science fiction) by Fritz Leiber
The list author says:
  "Lieber is a sickeningly underrated writer, and this has been out of print for years. If you ever see a copy, buy it."
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From Hell
10.  From Hell by Alan Moore
The list author says:
  "A comic, but still the best novel ever written about Jack the ripper."
£16.99   Used & New from: £9.80
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)

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