||[Aug. 13th, 2007|06:42 pm]
Book Bears and Cubs
Stumbled across this group while browsing one day, so thought I'd say hi. Hoping I'm not too low-brow for the rest of you guys...lol
I've always been an avid reader and collector of books - my house is groaning under the weight of books I've never touched but will do one day. My longtime favourite genre has been horror fiction, particularly the pulp style of the 60's and 70's, but I'll happily lose myself in classic old tales by the likes of Ambrose Bierce, E.F. Benson, Algernon Blackwood etc... Of the moderns I'd go for Graham Masterton, and almost inevitably, Stephen King (though the oldies are still the goodies, in my opinion)...
Also have a (more or less) complete collection of Agatha Christie novels, in the 1970's UK Fontana imprint. (Excellent covers by Tom Adams).
One of my current interests is the writer Sax Rohmer, particularly his fiendish Fu-Manchu novels - ripping yarns. Very un PC these days but still fun entertainment.
Looking at some of the posts on here I'm probably way out on a limb but what the hell. Feel free to prove me wrong :o)