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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1ScribbleScribe
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.

2.Monkey.
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...

3ScribbleScribe
heinäkuu 22, 2014, 10:54 am

Is it because people can't handle true horror?

4.Monkey.
heinäkuu 22, 2014, 11:10 am

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

5paradoxosalpha
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.

6tjm568
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.

7ScribbleScribe
Muokkaaja: heinäkuu 24, 2014, 1:27 am

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

8.Monkey.
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.

9mrgrooism
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! :>)