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jester05jk
08-18-2011, 10:27 PM
The only full length I've read of his is "Kill Whitey". What should I try next? I think I have a copy of "The Rising" somewhere.

gsconquest
08-18-2011, 10:40 PM
The only full length I've read of his is "Kill Whitey". What should I try next? I think I have a copy of "The Rising" somewhere.

"The Rising" is good. You may also want to try "Earthworm Gods" or Darkness on the "Edge of Town". For more zombie fun try "Dead Sea". I have found that while I have enjoyed some more than others, you can't really go too wrong with Brian Keene.

adamjames
08-18-2011, 11:03 PM
Any really, although I'd say Ghoul or Th Rising.

HorrorScribe
08-19-2011, 01:17 PM
Terminal, Dark Hollow, and Castaways are all phenomenal and they should be available (new or used) in affordable mass market paperback format. Of course, anything by Keene is worth it.

noigeloverlord
08-19-2011, 01:30 PM
as aid avove anything by Brian is a good read. The Rising since you already would bre good but word of advice pick up City of The Dead before you finish it!

ChrisWood
08-20-2011, 12:12 AM
My favourites are TERMINAL, EARTHWORM GODS, GHOUL, DARK HOLLOW, URBAN GOTHIC and A GATHERING OF CROWS.

Heck, they're all good to great, though his worst IMO is DARKNESS AT THE EDGE OF TOWN.

RJK1981
08-20-2011, 07:23 PM
If you can get a hold of it, Girl on the Glider is a great read as well, was the first Keene story I ever read thanks to a copy being in a CD grab bag. His CD Novella series story The Cage is another good one. Both are in his new collection A Conspiracy of One which is part of the the Maelstrom Set #2 from Thunderstorm Books. Would also suggest Entombed, a zombie novel where the zombies are kind of taking a backseat. They are there, but the focus isn't on them mostly.

RJK1981
08-20-2011, 07:24 PM
Oh, and though it is very short, his novella Alone (also a part of the Maelstrom Set #2) is also very well done

Carcinogen
08-22-2011, 06:52 AM
My advice is to start from the beginning and just keep working your way chronilogally. You really can't go wrong with Keene no matter what you read, but it's fun trying to piece all the Labarynth stuff together in order.

HorrorScribe
08-23-2011, 12:10 PM
My advice is to start from the beginning and just keep working your way chronilogally.

Astute advice! That's something I've attempted but I haven't been able to get my hands on everything by Keene. Most of it (especially his mass market paperbacks released through Leisure), but the limited edition stuff is usually sold out by the time I get around to deciding to purchase it.

RJK1981
08-23-2011, 05:53 PM
If you have a Half Price Books in your area that would be a good place to look. I used to never be able to find any Keene at my closest one but then they suddenly had a bunch, so that has been good, and one day they had 3 of his hardcover books, though have only seen hardcover of his there that one day, and of course I bought all 3.

Might have to read his stuff in order though, although I have already read a few. Girl on the Glider has nothing to do with his Labyrinth stuff as far as I can remember

JDar.
08-23-2011, 06:18 PM
as aid avove anything by Brian is a good read. The Rising since you already would bre good but word of advice pick up City of The Dead before you finish it!

I'll second this - spelling and all. :cool:


Keep Smiling, Jan

Ben Staad
08-24-2011, 10:57 AM
Earlier this year I read two books by Gillian Flynn. I can't recall both titles offhand but I think these are her only work and they were both excellent. The books were suspenseful, dark, and well written.

Steveo
08-25-2011, 07:19 AM
Here's a check list:

A Conspiracy of One
A Gathering of Crows
A Little Silver Book of Streetwise Stories
Alone
The Cage
Castaways
City of the Dead
Clickers II: The Next Wave (with J.F. Gonzalez)
Clickers III: Dagon Rising (with J.F. Gonzalez)
The Conqueror Worms (also published as Earthworm Gods)
The Damned Highway: Fear & Loathing in Arkham (with Nick Mamatas)
Dark Hollow (also published as The Rutting Season)
Darkness on the Edge of Town
Dead Sea
Deluge
Earthworm Gods: Selected Scenes From the End of the World
Entombed
Fear of Gravity
Ghost Walk
Ghoul
The Girl on the Glider
Jack’s Magic Beans
Kill Whitey
LeHorn’s Hollow (book club edition of Dark Hollow and Ghost Walk)
No Rest At All
No Rest For the Wicked
No Rest For the Wicked Redux
The Rising
The Rising: Deliverance
The Rising: Selected Scenes From the End of the World
Scratch
Shades (with Geoff Cooper)
Take The Long Way Home
Tequila’s Sunrise
Terminal
Unhappy Endings
Urban Gothic

gsconquest
08-29-2011, 04:32 AM
Thanks for the checklist. I've read most of these but its great to know where I stand. I still haven't read any of the Clickers series. Maybe I'll grab those next...

sdkdmd
09-07-2011, 10:36 PM
Terminal or Darkness on the edge of town...two of my favorites

lepermessiah
10-13-2011, 08:10 PM
Entombed is by far his best to date. Available as a limited edition but you can get copies on Amazon. Phenomenal read and oddly a zombie novel with no zombies. Great commentary on the human race and nature of going slowly insane.

RJK1981
10-14-2011, 02:17 AM
I don't know if Entombed his best (haven't read enough to form that opinion yet), but it is a very good book. There are Zombies, but they are very much secondary entities as they are why the main characters are where they are, but have to role past that and have nothing to do with what the people do (other than staying where they are, of course).

So far of the very little I've read, this one and Girl on the Glider are my favorites, for different reasons. Girl on the Glider is a very personal book, which made it all seem so much more real

Xiabei
05-01-2012, 10:25 PM
My first was "Ghoul". It was enjoyable. Also really liked Ghost Walk, Dark Hollow, and Urban Gothic. Wasn't too pleased with the "ending" in "Darkness on the Edge of Town."

Ben Staad
10-04-2012, 02:16 AM
Any good zombie books from Brian Keene? A few folks have recommended "The Rising" but does anyone have any other suggestions?

William J. Grabowski
11-30-2012, 10:15 AM
THE RISING is a superb novel to start with. After, try CITY OF THE DEAD--you won't regret it!

RJK1981
12-02-2012, 04:01 AM
Any good zombie books from Brian Keene? A few folks have recommended "The Rising" but does anyone have any other suggestions?

Entombed is an excellent book, though the Zombies do take a back seat in this one. Must have forgotten to respond to this before, lol. I have yet to read his other zombie novels but am sure they are great.

bookworm 1
06-08-2013, 11:23 PM
The Rising from deadite press later this month. go get it.

RJK1981
06-09-2013, 03:03 AM
Nah, I will just wait for the Maelstrom hardcover set of books from Thunderstorm Books

bookworm 1
06-10-2013, 02:11 AM
Well goody goody for you.:p. Na. Wish I had got in on this series from Thunderstorm from the start. I forgot that The Rising was going to be part of that series.
Nah, I will just wait for the Maelstrom hardcover set of books from Thunderstorm Books

RJK1981
06-10-2013, 04:45 AM
lol, I missed the first Maelstrom set since I didn't know about it, and likely wouldn't have had the money anyway. The other Keene book this year is a new novella featuring Levi from several other stories of his. The other author's book is by F. Paul Wilson and Sarah Pinborough

bookworm 1
06-11-2013, 03:21 PM
The Rising is out now and can be purchased at amazon. Ordered my copy. Looking forward to reading this updated version.

RJK1981
06-11-2013, 06:15 PM
Have a HC copy of the originally published edition, but I will probably wait until I get a copy of the author's preferred edition