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    What to read?

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jester05jk View Post
    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.

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    Any really, although I'd say Ghoul or Th Rising.

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    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.
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    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!

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    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.

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    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.

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    Oh, and though it is very short, his novella Alone (also a part of the Maelstrom Set #2) is also very well done

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carcinogen View Post
    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.
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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by noigeloverlord View Post
    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.


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    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.

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    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

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    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...
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    Terminal or Darkness on the edge of town...two of my favorites

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    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.

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    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

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    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."

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    Any good zombie books from Brian Keene? A few folks have recommended "The Rising" but does anyone have any other suggestions?

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