Horror genre books (39)


The Dangers of Smoking in Bed by Mariana Enriquez EN

Rating: 3.5     6 Votes
A masterpiece of contemporary Gothic from the internationally acclaimed author of Things We Lost in the Fire.


The Trees by Percival Everett EN

Rating: 5     2 Votes
The Trees is a page-turner that opens with a series of brutal murders in the rural town of Money, Mississippi. The murders present a puzzle, for at each crime scene there is a second dead body: that of a man who resembles Emmett Till, a young black boy lynched in the same town 65 years before. The detectives suspect that these are killings of retribution, but soon discover that similar murders are taking place all over the country. In this bold, provocative book, Everett takes direct aim at racism and police violence, and does so in a fast-paced style that ensures the reader can't look away.


The Twenty Days of Turin by Giorgio De Maria EN

Rating: 4     5 Votes
Country: Europe / Italy flag Italy
An NPR Best Book of the Year Written during the height of the 1970s Italian domestic terror, a cult novel, with distinct echoes of Lovecraft and Borges, makes its English-language debut. In the spare wing of a church-run sanatorium, some zealous youths create "the Library," a space where lonely citizens can read one another’s personal diaries and connect with like-minded souls in "dialogues across the ether." But when their scribblings devolve into the ugliest confessions of the macabre, the Library’s users learn too late that a malicious force has consumed their privacy and their sanity. As t... continue
Recommended: 09 Apr 2022


The Unit by Ninni Holmqvist EN

Rating: 3.5     59 Votes
Country: Europe / Sweden flag Sweden
‘I liked The Unit very much... I know you will be riveted, as I was.’ Margaret Atwood ‘Echoing work by Marge Piercy and Margaret Atwood, The Unit is as thought-provoking as it is compulsively readable.’ Jessica Crispin, NPR.org Ninni Holmqvist’s eerie dystopian novel envisions a society in the not-so-distant future where men and women deemed economically worthless are sent to a retirement community called the Unit. With lavish apartments set amongst beautiful gardens and state-of-the-art facilities, elaborate gourmet meals, and wonderful music and art, they are free of financial worries and wa... continue
Recommended: 19 Apr 2022


The Vegetarian : A Novel by Han Kang EN

Rating: 3.5     151 Votes
Country: Asia / South Korea flag South Korea
WINNER OF THE INTERNATIONAL BOOKER PRIZE • “[Han] Kang viscerally explores the limits of what a human brain and body can endure, and the strange beauty that can be found in even the most extreme forms of renunciation.”—Entertainment Weekly “Ferocious.”—The New York Times Book Review (Ten Best Books of the Year) “Both terrifying and terrific.”—Lauren Groff “Provocative [and] shocking.”—The Washington Post Before the nightmares began, Yeong-hye and her husband lived an ordinary, controlled life. But the dreams—invasive images of blood and brutality—torture her, driving Yeong-hye to purge her min... continue
Recommended: 09 Apr 2022


Things We Lost in the Fire by Mariana Enriquez EN

Rating: 4     72 Votes
Dark and haunting stories of contemporary Argentina.


We Had to Remove This Post by Hanna Bervoets EN

Rating: 3.4     5 Votes
Country: Europe / Netherlands flag Netherlands
For readers of Leila Slimani's The Perfect Nanny or Ling Ma's Severance: a tight, propulsive, chilling novel by a rising international star about a group of young colleagues working as social media content monitors--reviewers of violent or illegal videos for an unnamed megacorporation--who convince themselves they're in control . . . until the violence strikes closer to home. Kayleigh needs money. That's why she takes a job as a content moderator for a social media platform whose name she isn't allowed to mention. Her job: reviewing offensive videos and pictures, rants and conspiracy theories,... continue
Recommended: 13 Nov 2022


Your House is on Fire, Your Children All Gone : A Novel by Stefan Kiesbye EN

Rating: 2.5     11 Votes
Country: Europe / Germany flag Germany
Four young friends move from childhood to young adulthood in superstitious Hemmersmoor, where they accidentally come face to face with the darkest secret of the village in this new horror novel from the author of Next Door Lived a Girl. Original. 35,000 first printing.
Recommended: 09 Apr 2022


ZOO (Novel) by Otsuichi EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Asia / Japan flag Japan
L to R (Western Style). Ten stories of horror and science fiction from Japan’s hottest young author. In one story, the last man on Earth turns out to be a robot. In another story, a man builds a house from the bodies of his murder victims. And in the book’s eponymous story, a man sees his girlfriend’s corpse decompose… one Polaroid snapshot at a time!
Recommended: 09 Apr 2022

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