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MobileRead May 2009 Book Club Nomination Thread
#1  lilac_jive 04-17-2009, 05:09 PM
Hey everyone! It's that time again (two days late, sorry). For May we are reading a book from the horror genre. This book can be from anywhere (including the MobileRead library).

After three nominations it'll go up for vote. Nominations end in 7 days (April 24th). I will attempt to put all nominations in this post for easy reference.

Nominations:
Dracula (3)
Frankenstein (3)
Duma Key (3)
Afraid by Jack Kilborn (3)
Four and Twenty Black Birds by Cherie Priest (3)
Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill (3)
Frankenstein: Prodigal Son by Dean Koontz (3)
Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz (3)

The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson (2)
The Boneman's Daughter by Ted Dekker (2)
The King In Yellow by Robert William Chambers (2)

Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker (1)
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#2  JSWolf 04-17-2009, 05:43 PM
I'll nominate Duma Key by Stephen King

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No more than a dark pencil line on a blank page. A horizon line, maybe. But also a slot for blackness to pour through...

A terrible construction site accident takes Edgar Freemantle's right arm and scrambles his memory and his mind, leaving him with little but rage as he begins the ordeal of rehabilitation. A marriage that produced two lovely daughters suddenly ends, and Edgar begins to wish he hadn't survived the injuries that could have killed him. He wants out. His psychologist, Dr. Kamen, suggests a "geographic cure," a new life distant from the Twin Cities and the building business Edgar grew from scratch. And Kamen suggests something else.

"Edgar, does anything make you happy?"

"I used to sketch."

"Take it up again. You need hedges... hedges against the night."

Edgar leaves Minnesota for a rented house on Duma Key, a stunningly beautiful, eerily undeveloped splinter of the Florida coast. The sun setting into the Gulf of Mexico and the tidal rattling of shells on the beach call out to him, and Edgar draws. A visit from Ilse, the daughter he dotes on, starts his movement out of solitude. He meets a kindred spirit in Wireman, a man reluctant to reveal his own wounds, and then Elizabeth Eastlake, a sick old woman whose roots are tangled deep in Duma Key. Now Edgar paints, sometimes feverishly, his exploding talent both a wonder and a weapon. Many of his paintings have a power that cannot be controlled. When Elizabeth's past unfolds and the ghosts of her childhood begin to appear, the damage of which they are capable is truly devastating.

The tenacity of love, the perils of creativity, the mysteries of memory and the nature of the supernatural — Stephen King gives us a novel as fascinating as it is gripping and terrifying.
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#3  Moejoe 04-17-2009, 06:07 PM
In the Public Domain: Dracula or Frankenstein.

And in the non-public domain, Let the Right One In (Låt den rätte komma in) by John Ajvide Lindqvist. The only novel I've read in the last 10 years that deserves the tag "Horror" and the film was a cracker too
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#4  JSWolf 04-17-2009, 06:08 PM
I'll second Dracula.
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#5  pghaworth 04-17-2009, 06:12 PM
Quote JSWolf
I'll nominate Duma Key by Stephen King
A worthy read indeed.
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#6  JSWolf 04-17-2009, 06:13 PM
Quote pghaworth
A worthy read indeed.
So can we take that as a second?
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#7  Fledchen 04-17-2009, 08:38 PM
Is Let the Right One In available as an ebook? I can't find it. (not a nomination, just a question)
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#8  JSWolf 04-17-2009, 09:13 PM
Quote Fledchen
Is Let the Right One In available as an ebook? I can't find it. (not a nomination, just a question)
If it's not available as an eBook, it cannot be nominated.
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#9  Fledchen 04-17-2009, 09:26 PM
Quote JSWolf
If it's not available as an eBook, it cannot be nominated.
That's why I wanted to make it clear that I was not trying to nominate it
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#10  JSWolf 04-18-2009, 09:59 AM
Come on people, we need more nominations!
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