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Thing(amabrarian)s That Go Bump in the Night

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Jan 12, 2012, 10:25pm Top

I've yet to read a book by Jack Kilborn (J.A. Konrath). What would be your place for me to start?

Edited: Jan 13, 2012, 12:53pm Top

Afraid -- that was my first Jack Kilborn. It gave me cause to read three others; all of which I have enjoyed.

Jan 13, 2012, 3:01pm Top

Afraid was also the first that I read and so far my been my favourite out of his works. Am only just starting Serial and that series which he wrote with Blake Crouch.

Jan 13, 2012, 10:52pm Top

Read Afraid and really enjoyed it. Then I tried Endurance and found it too preposterous.

I would recommend Afraid though.

Jan 14, 2012, 12:58am Top

coachtim30-I hate to be a downer, but my reccomendation would be not to start. I read one that I got for free on my e-reader and thought it was awful. But to be fair, I read another just to see if it was an off day for the author. It was just as bad. There are absolutely no redeeming qualities to these stories. By the way, they aren't "books". I don't know if they even qualify as novellas. The ones I read are kind of long short stories. Really bad kind of long short stories. Sorry, but I felt I had to warn you.

Jan 14, 2012, 4:16am Top

#5 I found that a lot of the Serial series seems to be short stories, although if you buy Serial Killers Uncut it has all of those short stories together in the right order and it would work out cheaper (unless you happened to get them when they were free).

Not tried any of the Jack Daniels series.

Jan 16, 2012, 12:30am Top

#6 I appreciate the information, but I doubt I will delve any deeper into this series. They just didn't do it for me. But happy reading.

Jan 24, 2012, 2:46pm Top

I'd recommend Trapped myself. Konrath is good at taking traditional scenarios and tropes of the horror genre and doing them his own twisted way.

Feb 2, 2012, 2:53pm Top

I read Afraid a few years back - very disturbing. It was like the work of David Morrell only darker. I didn't know Jack Kilborn was also J.A. Konrath until I read this thread - so thanks for that info.


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