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(@strycher)
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Well my request for stories with Beautiful Prose turned out really well, so I thought I'd give this a shot too.

I'm jonesing for something paranormal. What's good right now? I've laid off the genre for a few years (I think the last paranormal/horror thing I read was House of Leaves, and before that the Hellboy comics), but I'm ready to absorb whatever has come out in the last 5ish years that rocks socks.

Whatcha think?

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Posted : June 4, 2012 8:25 am
Dustin Adams
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I really like Dan Simmons' Summer of Night.

That's over 5 yrs old tho, sorry. Can't say I've read any in the past 5.

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Posted : June 4, 2012 8:52 am
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The first two things that come to mind are Gail Carriger's Parasol Protectorate series, which starts with "Timeless" and is Victorian/steampunk/paranormal; and Carrie Vaughn's Kitty series.

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Posted : June 4, 2012 10:31 am
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I really like Dan Simmons' Summer of Night.

That's over 5 yrs old tho, sorry. Can't say I've read any in the past 5.

Well, new or old, I haven't read, so I'll check it out. Thanks.

Parasol Protectorate

That's an awesome name.

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Posted : June 4, 2012 10:49 am
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The first two things that come to mind are Gail Carriger's Parasol Protectorate series, which starts with "Timeless" and is Victorian/steampunk/paranormal; and Carrie Vaughn's Kitty series.

Ah hem
It ENDS with Timeless, the book order for that series is
Soulless
Changelss
Blameless
Heartless
and then Timeless. They are fun books with a strong sense of frivoliity, but I could be biased as I've known the author for years.

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Posted : June 4, 2012 10:56 am
(@jennifer-hicks)
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The first two things that come to mind are Gail Carriger's Parasol Protectorate series, which starts with "Timeless" and is Victorian/steampunk/paranormal; and Carrie Vaughn's Kitty series.

Ah hem
It ENDS with Timeless, the book order for that series is
Soulless
Changelss
Blameless
Heartless
and then Timeless. They are fun books with a strong sense of frivoliity, but I could be biased as I've known the author for years.

Thank you for correcting me. The books are wonderful, but the titles do sound quite similar. The mistake was an honest one.

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Posted : June 4, 2012 11:04 am
Dustin Adams
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Actually Jennifer, I think your error was thoughtless. wotf019

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Posted : June 4, 2012 12:28 pm
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Thank you for correcting me. The books are wonderful, but the titles do sound quite similar. The mistake was an honest one.

Yeah, there is nothing in the titles that might give you a clue as to the order. I kept getting tripped up on the second book and in siting on calling it shapeless not changeless.
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A great Horror novel, that's been around a while, it The Terror by Dan Simmons. It was the first book I had picked from him and man it's a page turner.
If you want something very different try Last Call by Tim Powers.

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Posted : June 4, 2012 1:04 pm
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I think maybe Dean Koontz's "Odd Thomas" books could fit into this category. I've read all of them and I think they are fantastic.

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Posted : June 26, 2020 6:33 am
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Welcome back to the paranormal realm! If you enjoyed House of Leaves and Hellboy, you might delve into the eerie with "Mexican Gothic" by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. It's a recent standout, blending supernatural elements and rich storytelling. Another gem is "The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires" by Grady Hendrix, offering a unique take on the paranormal. Happy reading, and may these tales rekindle your love for the mysterious and supernatural!

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Posted : February 5, 2024 4:28 pm
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@demiusbroth I recently read Mexican Gothic. It kept me entertained and I enjoyed it, even though I expected something different. It strays far from magical realism. SPOILER ALERT I kept wondering if spores are now a trend, like vampires were a few years ago. How could I bump into two entirely separate creative stories with spores? I'm thinking also of The Last of Us TV series, which is very good. Beautiful prose was mentioned earlier in this thread. The most hauntingly, poignantly, beautiful prose that comes to my mind is --  The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss. I love this little book. I haven't read his most recent book, but I'm on the wait-list at my library and look forward to it.

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Posted : February 16, 2024 11:22 pm
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