OT: ghostly recommendations request

Ian Riddell iwriddell at charter.net
Mon Apr 11 08:25:58 EDT 2005


I recently read Ramsey Campbell's "The Influence" which terrified me, 
something a book hasn't done since I was obsessed with Stephen King as 
a teenager.


On Apr 10, 2005, at 5:20 PM, Chris R wrote:

> Hi, everyone.
> It's the height of rudeness to delurk with an OT post,
> but I need help.
> My officemate is going on a long plane trip, and wants
> me to recommend her a nice, scary book. But she wants
> it 'old-fashioned' (a modern pastiche of gothic novels
> might fit the bill) and without vampires - she hates
> Anne Rice - or werewolves. Ghosts would be a plus.
> I've realised that every scary book I own (all five of
> them) involves vampires, though none of them is
> anything like Anne Rice. Horror isn't my favourite
> genre, so I'm having trouble thinking of something.
> Any thoughts?
> Chris
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