Books like The Ruins but not like House of Leaves
January 1, 2013 1:14 AM Subscribe
Please help me fill my Kindle with scary books! I'm currently reading and enjoying The Ruins
by Scott Smith. It's not my usual style at all, so I'd like suggestions for what I should read next. Caveat: I am not interested in House of Leaves
posted by easy, lucky, free to media & arts (34 answers total) 88 users marked this as a favorite
Overall, my taste in books is pretty broad - I'll read almost anything. I don't much like "experimental fiction," so House of Leaves really didn't appeal. The nonstandard formatting seemed gimmicky and I didn't like it at all, plus it's not available on Kindle anyway.
For background, I read a lot of historical nonfiction, particularly about World War I, but I also like historical fiction concerning any era as well as any other fiction with a strong sense of place.
I'm open to almost any suggestion! Thanks for your help!