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20 Awesome Horror Reads for October

By Matt Heckler Sep 3, 2013

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The Road by Cormac McCarthy

There's something about post-apocalyptic fiction that appeals to a ton of people, and Cormac McCarthy's The Road is one of the biggest novels of the genre. It gained an even bigger audience because of the movie, but is a masterpiece in its own right. McCarthy's writing is perfectly stark and depressing, which perfectly fits the mood of a world ravaged by unknown disaster.

Scare Factor: 3 - Not the kind of book that relies on jumpy scares, but is more scary because it is so dark. Definitely has a lot more violence than some people will be comfortable with.

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Matt Heckler

Matt Heckler is a writer, book critic, musician, movie nerd, sci-fi aficionado, and awesome beard haver from Chicago. When he isn't writing for The MindHut, he is drinking tasty beverages and working on his first novel. Follow him on Twitter @androiddreamer!

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