Genre :: Horror (14 books)

  • Lord of the Flies


    Lord of the Flies

    by William Golding

    (43 Reviews)

    537 Points

    "The boy with fair hair lowered himself down the last few feet of rock and began to pick his way toward the lagoon."

  • A Clockwork Orange


    A Clockwork Orange

    by Anthony Burgess

    (19 Reviews)

    295 Points

    "'What's it going to be then, eh?'"

  • Frankenstein



    by Mary Shelley

    (30 Reviews)

    219 Points

    "You will rejoice to hear that no disaster has accompanied the commencement of an enterprise which you have regarded with such evil forebodings.The event on which this fiction is founded has been..."

  • Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde


    Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

    by Robert Louis Stevenson

    (12 Reviews)

    107 Points

    "Mr. Utterson the lawyer was a man of a rugged countenance that was never lighted by a smile; cold, scanty and embarrassed in discourse; backward in sentiment; lean, long, dusty, dreary and yet..."

  • The Stand


    The Stand

    by Stephen King

    (10 Reviews)

    98 Points

    "Hapscomb's Texaco sat on Number 93 just north of Arnette, a pissant four-street burg about 110 miles from Houston."Sally.""

  • Nightmare Abbey


    Nightmare Abbey

    by Thomas Love Peacock

    (4 Reviews)

    90 Points

    "Nightmare Abbey, a venerable family-mansion, in a highly picturesque state of semi-dilapidation, pleasantly situated on a strip of dry land between the sea and the fens, at the verge of the county..."

  • Perfume: The Story of a Murderer


    Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

    by Patrick Suskind

    (11 Reviews)

    78 Points

    "In eighteenth century France there lived a man who was one of the most gifted and abominable personages in an era that knew no lack of gifted and abominable personages."

  • The Wasp Factory


    The Wasp Factory

    by Iain Banks

    (7 Reviews)

    77 Points

    "I had been making the rounds of the Sacrifice Poles the day we heard my brother had escaped."

  • The Picture of Dorian Gray


    The Picture of Dorian Gray

    by Oscar Wilde

    (17 Reviews)

    67 Points

    "The studio was filled with the rich odor of roses, and when the light summer wind stirred amid the trees of the garden, there came through the open door the heavy scent of lilac, or the more..."

  • Deliverance



    by James Dickey

    (2 Reviews)

    59 Points

    "Before: It unrolled slowly, forced to show its colors, curling and snapping back whenever one of us turned loose. The whole land was very tense until we put our four steins on its corners and laid..."