October Genre Discussion

For October 2015, we will be reading a Supernatural or Horror genre novel in honor of Halloween.
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October Genre Discussion

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For October, we will be reading a Supernatural or Horror genre novel in honor of Halloween. Pick any book you like. Then, think about what you liked and disliked about the book. What elements seem unique to the Horror/Supernatural genre or to the book? Stay tuned for the discussion board in October and the poll for November's genre choice. :)
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I like this idea, Kio. Well done for volunteering to do it. If a user can't always read the BOTM, this is something that would allow members more choice over what they read. Fab! :)

My book will be either 'The Shining' by Stephen King' or 'The Monk' by Matthew Lewis. The latter is considered Gothic, but I'm sure we won't quarrel about that.

By the way, will there be respective months for poetry and drama? I have lots to get through 8)

-- 15 Sep 2015, 02:19 --

Oh, and might I also suggest adding the genre to the title of the thread? It can be a much quicker reference for users. Just a thought.
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You won't get any quarrel from me about The Monk :) Good choice for either @ryanj1 :)

-- 14 Sep 2015, 23:47 --

I also think scary mysteries could work too :) For me, I think I'll pick Angels and Demons by Delaine Christine. So far it seems like it fits this genre. It's definitely supernatural.
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Nice idea. I will choose one of Stephen King' books. 8)

Not the 'The Shining' though. :wink: I have seen the movie in my childhood and it made me to stay away from the books till recently. 8)
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Oooooo great idea! I'm going to start looking! Any Suggestions?
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lol @gali, can't blame you. I don't know if you mean quite the same thing, but admittedly, I could only watch a little bit of it before I had to stop watching it. it freaked me out a bit to say the least. I love a lot of his other stuff though :)

-- 14 Sep 2015, 23:55 --

@KNewton you might like some of the Pendergast series by Douglas Preson and Lincoln Child (first one is 'Relic"). Has a similar feel to Da Vinci Code and is extremely popular at my work due to its 'hook line and sinker' factor. Most get drawn into the book within a few pages. Description: "Just days before a massive exhibition opens at the popular New York Museum of Natural History, visitors are being savagely murdered in the museum's dark hallways and secret rooms. Autopsies indicate that the killer cannot be human...

But the museum's directors plan to go ahead with a big bash to celebrate the new exhibition, in spite of the murders.

Museum researcher Margo Green must find out who--or what--is doing the killing. But can she do it in time to stop the massacre?"
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kio wrote:lol @gali, can't blame you. I don't know if you mean quite the same thing, but admittedly, I could only watch a little bit of it before I had to stop watching it. it freaked me out a bit to say the least. I love a lot of his other stuff though :)
Yep, that was exactly what I meant. :)

I have read several of his books and liked them.
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Thanks for the suggestions Kio!
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KNewton wrote:Thanks for the suggestions Kio!
You can also pick up one of King's books. :)
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So ... will there be months for poetry and drama, then? I'm just curious. I really hope so! :)
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Of course :) In about a week, I'll put up a request forum to nominate genres and then we can vote. I'm thinking we'll switch it up, so that different genres get a fair shake and I definitely think we'll include those :)

-- 15 Sep 2015, 00:23 --

I'll post this separately as well, but just in case anyone needs a definition (not that we bookworms do :) )
Horror is defined as "a genre seeking to elicit a negative emotional reaction from readers by playing on the their primal fears. Inspired by authors like Edgar Allan Poe, Bram Stoker, and Mary Shelley, horror films have, for more than a century, featured scenes that startle the viewer."

Supernatural: ( properly, "supernaturalist fiction" who knew!) is defined as "a literary genre exploiting or requiring as plot devices or themes some contradictions of the commonplace natural world and materialist assumptions about it." As you can guess, there are a lot of crossover genres, particularly suspense and mystery, which is to be expected :)

This is mostly just to give those who are not big horror readers some ideas on what to read, that's what book discussion is for :)

-- 15 Sep 2015, 00:47 --
KNewton wrote:Thanks for the suggestions Kio!
You're welcome @KNewton :)
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Well, I have to read Peek-a-Boooo! 8-10 times a day, so I will probably just stick with that one until I feel like punching Halloween in the face.

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:shock: :o
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Kio, what a great idea! Thanks for volunteering to organize it. I just finished reading a book with supernatural tones, so I will use that one.
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Lol @ALynnPowers that's why I'm not :) too many story time reads of peek-a-book by cimarusti is enough for me, but all the power to you :)must have been a good one @bookowlie, what's it called?
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