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Any good horror novels about nature going crazy?


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Initial post: Jul 28, 2011 4:37:47 PM PDT
truthseeker says:
I am already aware of Day of the Triffids. Any other recommendations would be appreciated.

Posted on Jul 29, 2011 10:54:06 AM PDT
the conqueror worms is pretty good IMHO.

Posted on Jul 29, 2011 11:05:21 AM PDT
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Posted on Jul 29, 2011 12:41:11 PM PDT
Nature gone cuckoo (includes some scifi/thrillers, too):

James Herbert's The Rats
Peter Benchley's Jaws
Scott Smith's The Ruins
Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park
Richard Laymon's One Rainy Night
Dean Koontz's Watchers
Sarah Pinborough's Breeding Ground
H.G. Wells' The Island of Doctor Moreau
H.G. Wells' The Food of the Gods
Stephen King's Cujo

Some are good (Jaws) and some are so-so (Cujo, The Ruins), but everyone has his own taste.

Posted on Jul 29, 2011 2:31:29 PM PDT
Colin Hill says:
Try most of Guy N. Smith's output...giant crabs...killer bats...alligators....snakes...a cat...locusts...the list goes on...and on...and on...

Posted on Jul 29, 2011 10:32:18 PM PDT
J. Skaggs says:
Skipp & Spector's The Bridge (which I believe they classified as "eco-horror").

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 30, 2011 5:19:08 AM PDT
Yes, very disturbing. Read this ages ago and still remember it!

Posted on Aug 1, 2011 7:36:10 AM PDT
Check out Tim Lebbon's "The Nature of Balance" or Hugh B. Cave's "The Dawning"

Posted on Aug 1, 2011 4:38:12 PM PDT
I second Lebbon's THE NATURE OF BALANCE. Terrific book.

Posted on Aug 2, 2011 1:38:33 AM PDT
David Coutu says:
hi
try warren fahy fragment or jeremy robinson antarktos rising

Posted on Aug 2, 2011 9:24:41 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 5, 2011 10:17:15 AM PDT
If you're in the mood for something classic on this theme, check out Arthur Machen's THE TERROR.

(And you can't ever go wrong with Tim Lebbon.)

Posted on Aug 2, 2011 12:31:14 PM PDT
Robert's right on The Terror by Machen

p.s. hi Robert, seen you on Goodreads but not here before...

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 2, 2011 10:53:07 PM PDT
A. Tilley says:
Hi horror reader, you got kindle? Will come clean and say that I've just put a horror novel out there that involves the manipulation of nature. This isn't a pitch by the way but just looking for someone who has an interest to maybe take a look and critique it for me.

Posted on Aug 3, 2011 12:33:50 AM PDT
Thomas Tessier's THE FATES
Simon Clark wrote a sequel to DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS titled, oddly enough, NIGHT OF THE TRIFFIDS.
Sephera Giron's THE BIRDS AND THE BEES
Daphne du Maurier's novelette "The Birds," basis for the Hitchcock film.
Karl Kapek's WAR WITH THE NEWTS
Frank Herbert's THE GREEN BRAIN
Joe R. Lansdale's novelette "Tight Little Stitches in a Dead Man's Back."

Posted on Aug 3, 2011 1:39:23 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 3, 2011 12:34:12 PM PDT
Jack Drew says:
I second (third, I just noticed Kealan's vote below--sorry Kealan!) Tim Lebbon's "The Nature of Balance" - Good read.

Posted on Aug 3, 2011 12:35:24 PM PDT
Jack Drew says:
And the CLICKERS series by J. F. Gonzalez & Brian Keene might also fall into that particular vein. I enjoyed the entire lot!

Posted on Aug 3, 2011 5:30:31 PM PDT
truthseeker says:
A.Tiley, unfortunately I do not have a knidle yet, but I plan on getting one eventually. I have found some more novels concerning this genre of horror that have gotten good reviews:
The "Purple Mist" in Brian Keene's Fear of Gravity collection of short stories.
Nest by Gregory A. Douglas.
The Mist by Stephen King. It was originally in his Skeleton Crew short story collection, but I think it is now also a novel of its own. I have read it and saw the movie. I really enjoyed both.

Posted on Aug 3, 2011 5:57:51 PM PDT
truthseeker says:
Ooops, the story in Fear of Gravity is Purple Reign, not mist. Sorry about that.

Posted on Aug 3, 2011 8:51:50 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 3, 2011 8:57:18 PM PDT
Jeff P. says:
Would Robert R.McCammons short story "Something Passed By" from Blue World count?

"On this asylum planet called Earth,the molecules of matter had warped.Water had a disturbing tendecy to explode like nitroglycerine,which had rearranged the intestines of a few hundred thousand people before the scientists figured it out.Gasoline on the contrary was now safe to drink as well as engine oil,furniture polish,hydrochloric acid and rat poison.Concrete melted into pools of quicksand,the clouds rained stones and...well there were other things too terrible to contemplate,like the day Johnny had been with Marty Chesley and Bo Duggan finishing off a few bottles at one of the bars on Monteleone Street.Bo had complained of a headache and the next minute his brains had spewed out of his ears like gray soup."

With such horrible things as The Pharaoh Effect (air sucked out of a room)concrete quicksand,hutomic blasts,and gravity howitzers,the story is apocalyptic and very frightening to me..And i love all the references to horror and sci fi authors in the names of the streets of the town.

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Posted on Aug 4, 2011 2:35:11 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 4, 2011 2:39:17 PM PDT
J. Skaggs says:
<<And the CLICKERS series by J. F. Gonzalez & Brian Keene might also fall into that particular vein. I enjoyed the entire lot!>>
I agree as far as the first one, it was a fun read.

Posted on Aug 5, 2011 10:25:32 AM PDT
J. G. Ballard wrote a series of books on related themes, titles like "The Drowned World" and "The Burning World." I remember being especially impressed by the poetic imagery in "The Wind from Nowhere."

<< hi Robert, seen you on Goodreads but not here before...>>
Is that James? Hello!

Posted on Aug 7, 2011 6:03:21 AM PDT
truthseeker says:
Here are some more that I found that either got all or mostly good reviews:
Slugs and its sequel Breeding Ground by Shaun Hutson.
Breeding Ground and its sequel Feeding Ground by Sarah Pinborough.
Mandibles by Jeff Strand.

Posted on Aug 7, 2011 8:33:17 AM PDT
A quick way to find a lot of them here is to do a tag search on "creature feature"
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