I love this new blog carnival! :-)
Today’s question from My Friend Amy is:
Whether or not you celebrate Halloween, there’s something about the shorter days and chilly air that makes one want to curl up with a scary book. The horror market for Christian fiction is growing in creativity and testing all sorts of boundaries. The suspense market is also very rich with many talented authors. So my question(s) for you is…what’s the best Christian fiction horror or suspense novel that you’ve read? What book would you recommend to someone who wanted to try out these genres? What’s a book in these genres you want to read but haven’t yet?
I had to resort to searching Amazon.com (yeah me too, Wendi! lol) because I just couldn’t think of any right off the bat… it’s not a Christian fiction genre that I see a lot, I guess. Or maybe I just don’t go for them? I don’t know, because I generally like to read books that are different – not predictable. I might shy away from horror/thriller because I’m afraid it’s going to be a predictable mystery. I don’t know.
Anyway, here’s my list of read/wished-for horror/thrillers:
Ted Dekker: I have read Blink (aka Blink of an Eye), which I LOVED and Thr3e, which was very good. I would love to read all of his other books, especially Obsessed, Skin, and the Circle Trilogy. I can recommend Blink as a great suspense, one I love to re-read!
Frank Peretti: I’ve only read one of Peretti’s – Monster. I thought it was exciting and suspenseful – not quite in a horror way, but good nonetheless! I loved that it wasn’t too predictable.
I would like to read House by Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker.
I really want to read Shade by John B Olson (a favorite author)!
Isolation by Travis Thrasher (say his full name five times fast!) looks good.
The Fire of Heaven Trilogy by Bill Myers (includes Blood of Heaven, Threshold, and Fire of Heaven) is really good and scary! And a keeper set, for me.
Have you read any of these or do you have any suggestions for me? Thanks for the great question, Amy! Now I’m in the mood for a scary read… ;-)