Top 10 Books on Horror

 

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THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE

The book, written by the author Shirley Jackson, was a finalist for the national book award and is generally rated as one of the best books published in the context of ghost stories. The story revolves around four seekers who arrive at a new place called as the Hill house.

Read it For:
People who have a liking for the horror movies and films alike are bound to enjoy this bone-chilling book
Don't Read it For:
The book is generally avoided by those who are not much fond of reading horror.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is classified as one of the best horror books to exist till date.

THE SHINING

The book , compiled by the famous author Stephen King revolved around the life of a character named Jack Torrence, who is seeking a chance to start afresh in his career, which is when he decides to take up a job at a nearby hotel.

Read it For:
How the hotel greets Jack is beautifully depicted in terms of horror by the author. This book is by far one of the best books on horror stories.
Don't Read it For:
People who don’t believe in horror are advised to give this book a miss.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is classified as one of the best horror novels to exist.

DRACULA

This book has to be one of the best books on the list. A gothic horror novel written by the author Bram Stoker, the book was first published in the year 1897. The story revolves around a character named Jonathan Harker who visits Transylvania to buy a house.

Read it For:
The way the author has explained the happenings which Harker experiences in the house makes it a must read for all horror novels.
Don't Read it For:
The book is not recommended to children below the age of 7 since it might have a bad effect on them.
What makes this book stand out?:
The perfectness and the horror aura to which the author sticks, is a bone-chilling experience in itself.

THE HOUSE OF LEAVES

The book revolves around the life of a person who moves into a new house with his wife and children , only to discover a hallway which remains black and icy cold. This is the first book for the author and has been regarded as one of the best horror story books to exist.

Read it For:
If you are ready for a thrilling experience as you read, the book is a must-read for you.
Don't Read it For:
If you have a scary thing for horror movies and books, this book should be well far away from your range.
What makes this book stand out?:
The degree of intenseness put in by the author allows the book to be in next league of horror stories altogether.
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PET SEMATARY

The book , written by the famous author Stephen King, revolves around the family, the creeds, who move into a new house only to find it perfect except a small cemetery located just behind the house.

Read it For:
People who are fascinated by horror are bound to love the masterpiece, making it one of the most popular books on horror stories of all time.
Don't Read it For:
Though there is no reason why the book should be given a miss, people who are scared of horror and those who don’t believe in it , generally give it a miss.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is based on an altogether different storyline, which makes it an interesting catch.

HELL HOUSE

The story revolves around 15 members, who get killed when they visit a proclaimed house as haunted. Years after this, a documentary crew decides to visit the house to find out the actual cause of the death of these 15 members.

Read it For:
The book is rated amongst the best thrilling books to exist today.
Don't Read it For:
Some people find the manner of killings of these 15 people brutal. So the book is not advisable to be read by small children
What makes this book stand out?:
The essence of mystery radiated by the book is something no other book can catch up with.

LET THE RIGHT ONE IN

The book is a vampire fiction novel , which revolves around a boy aged 12 who falls in love with centuries age-old vampire, named Eli and how their relationship evolves.

Read it For:
Though the initial essence of the book is seen as romance, the book delivers some bone-chilling horror experience.
Don't Read it For:
People who don’t believe in horror generally tend to give it a miss.
What makes this book stand out?:
The different storyline of the book makes it a worthy read.

THE EXORCIST

Written by William Peter Blatty, describes the demonic possession of a famous actress’s daughter and the two priests who try and get the demon out of the girl.

Read it For:
The book, offers some chilling horror experience.
Don't Read it For:
This book is a clear no-no for those who are scared of horror.
What makes this book stand out?:
The horror essence radiated by the book is just too much to handle, making it a worthy read on the list of 10 best-selling books on horror.

MISERY

Coming from the king of horror books, Stephen King delivers yet another extravaganza of horror , the story of which centres a person who is on his way back home after completing a novel when he meets with an accident, to be rescued by an obsessed fan.

Read it For:
What happens next, is something which forces the reader to continue reading, such is the magic of Stephen Hawking.
Don't Read it For:
Though the book is a work of fiction, people who don’t believe in horror generally tend to give it a miss.
What makes this book stand out?:
Written in 1987, the book was nominated for the World Fantasy Award in the year 1988.

THE AMITYVILLE HORROR

The book depicts the unusual things which begin to happen in the life of a married couple when they move into a new house along with their children.

Read it For:
The book promises to keep the readers glued till the very end, promising an exciting catch of horror.
Don't Read it For:
People not interested in horror generally prefer to give the book a skip.
What makes this book stand out?:
The horror events experienced by the couple in the book are described in a way much deeper compared to the other books of the same kind.

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