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Introduction Story Mood and Atmosphere Setting Character Language Appendix A: Horror on Film Appendix B: Series Titles Appendix C: Genreblends Indexes
Hundreds of popular horror fiction titles described and categorized according to their underlying appeal features, and under topics and themes you'll never find in the library catalog.
June Michele Pulliam and Anthony J. Fonseca are authors of the award-winning Hooked on Horror (LU, 1999) and Hooked on Horror II (LU, 2003). Pulliam is Instructor of English and Women's and Gender Studies, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, where she also teaches a class on horror fiction. Fonseca is Head of Serials / Electronics Resources Librarian at Nicholls State University in Louisiana. He has contributed entries to Greenwood's Supernatural Literature of the World: An Encyclopedia and The Dictionary of Literary Biography: Asian American Writers. In addition, Pulliam and Fonseca co-edit the on-line quarterly journal Necropsy: The Review of Horror Fiction (http://www.lsu.edu/necrofile).
"Pulliam and Fonseca have taken 350 popular horror titles from the last decade and divided them by their appeal factors. The authors point out that some readers may prefer books that are plot driven, while others want books that emphasize characters, while still others are interested in the mood of the book, and these factors are not found in the library catalog....This is an excellent guide that will help librarians understand the horror genre and help readers find horror books that appeal to them. A must purchase for all public and high-school libraries." - Booklist/RA Corner "In this reference for librarians and patrons, Pulliam and Fonseca, categorize some 350 current and classic horror fiction titles, not according to standard subgenres and themes, but according to their underlying features, such as complex plots, erotic horror, big city horror, and favorite monsters. Entries offer bibliographic information and brief plot summaries to spark reader interest." - Reference & Research Book News "The authors have put together a great detailed guide that is definitely lighthearted and does not take itself too seriously. It will be a great addition to any public library reader's advisory collection and sure to help a harried librarian trying to help an avid horror reader looking for the next read." - Public Libraries