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I need a gory, bloody, death filled book, please!!

(19 Posts)
IreadthereforeIam Wed 05-Oct-11 13:21:09

It's for a friend - honest!! It was her birthday yesterday, and her dp bought her a Kindle. SO she's had some vouchers and they're burning a hole in her pocket! Now if the genre had been almost ANYTHING else, I could've helped her - but I'm not too good on the death and mayhem!

Can anybody out there help me/ her??

Blueberties Wed 05-Oct-11 14:08:42

I think Kathy Reichs is the author for you smile

WideWebWitch Wed 05-Oct-11 14:18:39

Or Tess Gerritsen

steamedtreaclesponge Wed 05-Oct-11 14:22:36

Or Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy - just read it for book group, bloody deathy mayhem a go-go! Or maybe American Psycho? Lots of terribly graphic depictions of people being tortured in that.

Not my taste but each to their own, I suppose...

ncjust4this Wed 05-Oct-11 14:23:37

Tess Gerritsen or, for the really strong of stomach, Mo Hayder

kenobi Wed 05-Oct-11 14:24:46

Damn you steamedtreaclesponge there were precisely the books I was going to recommend!

kenobi Wed 05-Oct-11 14:26:09

There is a scene in American Psycho where he wanders around proudly wearing a severed head on his dick. Is that going to be graphic enough for her?

<whistles innocently>

IreadthereforeIam Wed 05-Oct-11 15:00:13

I think that might just do it, kenobi!! She's a very good friend, but she does like her blood and guts (she's even popped into the local undertakers to ask for work experience hmm). I'll email her the list - thanks again everyone!

OldLadyKnowsNothing Wed 05-Oct-11 15:33:35

Anything by Christopher Brookmyre or the Barney Thomson series by Douglas Lyndsey.

Deesus Wed 05-Oct-11 15:36:06

She doesn't happen to be into post-apocalyptic zombie type fiction is she? If so there are an absolute tonne of books on kindle in this genre - and most of them cost under a fiver (with lots going for around two quid or less too!)


freelancescientist Wed 05-Oct-11 18:42:07

Out by Natsou Kirino (or something like that) is the goriest book I've read in ages and I LOVE a high body count. Also second the Mo Hayder recommendations. Simon Beckett's books are also quite pathological if that floats her boat.

MaryBS Wed 05-Oct-11 18:46:05

Jeffrey Deaver? Books like the Bone Collector are pretty gory.

HedleyLamarr Wed 05-Oct-11 18:56:39

Every Dead Thing by John Connolly. Very graphic, very gory and written with a deftly humourous touch. Then the rest of the "Charlie Parker" books.

probablyaslytherin Thu 06-Oct-11 21:25:39

Stuart McBride. Every time I read one I swear I'm never going to read another. Not for the weak of stomach.
Some other tartan noirs are quite gory, too. Val McDermid for example.

tryingtoleave Sat 08-Oct-11 13:53:38

Game of thrones - I read the whole series a few months ago and stll feel soiled.

MrsRobertDuvall Sat 08-Oct-11 17:04:08

Chelsea Cain does a nice line in gory thrillers

Pancakeflipper Sat 08-Oct-11 17:11:32

Val McDermid books ( the ones with Tony in from Wire in the Blood). Everytime I think Val must be a sicko to think that all up.. then I read another one...

kazbur Tue 11-Oct-11 18:46:20

Karin Slaughter - guaranteed to leave me shaken!

Fifis25StottieCakes Tue 11-Oct-11 20:28:06

The Tess Gerritsen series is quite good.

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