Do you like being scared?

The feedback I’ve had from Ghost Road  has been really positive but I have had some comments which have criticised the book for being too scary. I can’t help but take this as a compliment. I wanted the book to be scary; scary in the tradition of the original The Haunting movie, of Stephen King’s The Shining, of M.R. James‘s Oh Whistle And I’ll come to you My Lad, Turn of the Screw by Henry James, and of Roman Polanski‘s Repulsion. However, I also wanted the book to be more than just scary and I really hope that the scary bits haven’t stopped people from experiencing the other aspects of the story. With Part Two on the cards, I’d like to hope that Part One has got as many people on board as possible and not just those who actually like being scared.

Before Ghost Road 2 comes out, though, there will be another book which is a psychological mystery set on a psychiatric ward. This should be out by the end of the year. I’m currently doing amendments to it but I actually have a title for it now; Mr. Mad. I’m really hoping it does as well as Ghost Road did so thanks in advance for your continuing support.

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5 thoughts on “Do you like being scared?

  1. I’m glad you’re pleased to be scaring people. Unfortunately, I don’t like feeling scared and never read or watch anything that makes me feel that way.

    But I wish you the best of luck with your book.

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    1. Thanks Gregory. What’s a good scary book you’ve read? I find there’s not many of them about. I think Blatty’s The Exorcist is genuinely scary. Properly scary movies (not schlock horror) are pretty rare too, don’t you think?

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      1. Stephen King’s The Dark Half had a scene that still has me squirming in my seat. A man has a cutthroat razor applied to his privates – I will say no more, except that King adds one incidental detail that did the trick for me.
        Also, now I think about it, his story Fair Exchange. The misfortunes that piled up around the main character’s friend just never ended.

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