Just finished NOS4A2 by Joe Hill. Is Joe Hill a horror or thriller/suspense writer? I can't tell.

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Just finished NOS4A2 by Joe Hill. Is Joe Hill a horror or thriller/suspense writer? I can't tell.

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heinäkuu 22, 2014, 1:12 am

He is categorized as horror but this novel didn't feel scary. It felt like a thriller instead, keeping me on the edge of my seat.

heinäkuu 22, 2014, 5:10 am

The two really go quite hand in hand. Frankly there's very little I'd personally classify as actual "horror," I think probably 90% of books under that title are really thriller/suspense books, but...

heinäkuu 22, 2014, 10:54 am

Is it because people can't handle true horror?

heinäkuu 22, 2014, 11:10 am

Eh? That's an incredibly subjective viewpoint, so...

heinäkuu 22, 2014, 3:35 pm

The only Joe Hill I've read is his terrific comic series Locke and Key. It starts out seeming more like a "suspense" story, but the horror elements come in very gradually, and ultimately very fully.

heinäkuu 24, 2014, 12:40 am

3 Scribscribe: What is "true horror" in your opinion? Please give examples. Not trying to be a dick, really interested.

Muokkaaja: heinäkuu 24, 2014, 1:27 am

lovecraft. poe. matheson. the hellbound heart by clive barker

heinäkuu 24, 2014, 6:26 am

Sorry but that's just a completely loaded term. There is no such thing as "true" horror or "fake" horror. There are different kinds of horror (as with anything else); there's psychological, supernatural, Gothic, slasher, any number of things. They are all horror. Whether or not any one person considers them to be scary is entirely subjective and utterly open to interpretation.

huhtikuu 21, 2015, 4:16 am

More important than classification, did you enjoy it? Would you recommend him as an author?

I haven't read any of Joe Hill's books yet, but he's very much on the radar, I do intend to check him out. After all, I do love books by, ummm, well, I do enjoy other books! :>)