Why I like to read and write horror: “Horror can examine our frailties and strengths, and – like all good fiction – show us at our worst and at our best. “–Kevin Lucia
Kevin is continuing his series on horror, offering works we might not be aware of, books that can diversify and enrich our creative pallets. Why paint with three colors, when there is a limitless spectrum awaiting if only we’re brave enough to explore?
Take it away, Kevin!
“Horror isn’t a genre…it’s an emotion.” – Douglas E. Winter, American writer, critic and lawyer.
If one of literature’s more noble functions is to comment on the human experience, then the horror genre has the potential to take a scalpel to that human experience and dissect all our worst fears, nightmares, and weaknesses. Horror can examine our frailties and strengths, and – like all good fiction – show us at our worst and at our best. Today, I’d like to present you with some authors whose work I’ve found especially moving, emotionally.
Gary Braunbeck’s fiction is drawn from a very deep…
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