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I grew up on horror novels. I remember picking up James Herberts and Guy N Smiths when I was less than ten years old, and I've been an avid reader and collector ever since. At some point, when still a kid, I started an encyclopaedia of the modern horror novel, which would contain reviews and bibliographic information on all the horror novels I could find. It was never going to be finished, I knew that, but it was something I felt I needed to do. Looking at it in 2005, after about ten years of inactivity, I still see over 100,000 words and realise that, as bad as much of it is, it must have had a great effect on my future writing. It could even be called the real beginning to The Million Word March.
Here's what there is so far, in review format, as it does contain information that I haven't seen elsewhere on the net. Bear in mind, though, that I was very young when I wrote a good portion of it. I have a much more critical eye today, as well as a lot more experience with both good and bad literature, and it would be written very differently if I were to start now. Maybe one day I'll take up this project again and make it a little more consistent.
Note: there are two versions of this page: listed by title (this one) and listed by author.
Abomination - Guy N Smith
The Killing - James Darke
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