Cake mentioned Jerzy Kosinski's The Painted Bird and for me it's the second novel, Steps that fits the bill - scary without explicitly being horror, it's more like a horror of the mind or a kind of sociopath behavior/thinking.
Class Trip by Emmanuel Carrere is a short story that's always gotten under my skin as well (turned into a pretty good film also)
Not a novel but Carrere's true crime book The Adversary is one of the scariest books I've ever read (also a pretty good film with Daniel Auteuil)
pacinoyes I love The Painted Bird, Class Trip, both I believe you've recommended to me in the past. And of course King Dork! All young protagonists.... any other worthy reads you know of with younger protags, pac?
Well, not many but The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner is probably my fave and on the shortlist of things pacinoyes holds sacred lol (he's 17 in the story btw). That one always meant a lot to me......and still does (one of the first punk rock movies I'd say )
The Chocolate War would be a good one to read in tandem with Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner I suppose too.......
February 27, 2017 at 12:06 : distain (pupdurcs) posted on Gold Derby:
Although I tend to find King overrated (there's usually at least a few pretty stupid moments in all the 15 books I've read from him), I'd be hard pressed to think of a horror novel I enjoyed more than IT. The greatness of that one outshines the flaws.
Post by waterloobridge on Sept 28, 2018 18:20:28 GMT
01. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson 02. Road to Nowhere by Christopher Pike 03. Whisper of Death by Christopher Pike 04. Pet Sematary by Stephen King 05. Being Dead by Vivian Vande Velde