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Recommend me some books

GR_ZombieGR_Zombie Krillin ItRegistered User regular
edited July 2009 in Help / Advice Forum
Hey all, I'm looking for something new to read and want something thematically similar to Stephen King's IT and Dean Koontz's Phantoms.
By that I mean stories where a small group of people have to deal with some unimaginable cosmic-horror type thing.
And just to head everyone off, I've read just about everything by Lovecraft already. :P

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  • rational vashrational vash Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Hmmm.... The Mist, also by Stephen King, seems to fit the bill nicely.

    Edit: Oh, and Cell, also by king. Basically, It's like zombies, but their made via cell phones instead of viruses. Naturally, there's more to the outbreak, but anything other than that would probably need spoiler tags. D&D generally has a reading thread up, you will probably want to ask around there too.

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  • BogartBogart Streetwise Hercules Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited July 2009
    Peter Straub's Floating Dragon seemed pretty similar to King's IT when I read it a couple decades ago.

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  • DissociaterDissociater Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    There's a book called Domain by Steven Alten that I found pretty entertaining. It's about the end of the world in 2012, and does indeed contain cosmic horrors.

    From the website:
    65 Million Years ago...
    An asteroid impacts Earth, forever changing life on our planet. Only the object wasn't an asteroid...

    For 32 years, archaeologist Julius Gabriel has investigated the Mayan Calendar, a 2,500 year old enigma of time and space that predicts Humanity will perish on December 21st, 2012 (winter solstice). Julius believes certain unexplainable sites: The Great Pyramid of Giza, Stonehenge, the giant desert drawings of the Nazca Plateau, the Temple of Angkor Wat, the Pyramid of the Sun, and the key site--the Kukulcan Pyramid in Chichen Itza in the Yucatan Peninsula (site of the ancient asteroid impact) represent pieces of a global puzzle linked to the salvation of our species.

    Ridiculed by his peers, Julius dies before he can solve the Doomsday prophecy. Now, only one person can prevent our annihilation--Julius's son, Michael, a patient locked up in a Miami mental asylum.

    Miami: 2012
    Psychology major Dominique Vazquez reports to the Miami asylum to complete her graduate internship. The new director assigns her to a special patient--Mick Gabriel, a paranoid schizophrenic with a high I.Q. Mick attempts to charm her into believing his father's theories of the Apocalypse so he can escape. What Dominique doesn't realize is that she represents Mick's last hope of saving humanity.

    Fall Equinox: 2012
    As it has done for a thousand years, a serpent's shadow appears on the northern balustrade of the Kukulcan a rare galactic alignment occurs and a deep space radio transmission reaches Earth, activating the remnants of an object buried long ago in the Gulf of Mexico.

    It is the Beginning of the End . . .

    I found it pretty fun.

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  • W2W2 Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    The Stand, also by King, is a pretty good read.

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  • bsjezzbsjezz Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    you should read the midwich cuckoos

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