Horror and Thriller Novels
A Novel is a form of literature expressed in a witty form that mainly involves characters and has a sense of realism. Novels can be published in volumes, where each release continues from the previous one, or the story could end in one book. This is poorly dependent on the author’s desire, creativity, and how far they’re willing to push the story while still making it interesting. It has to maintain the plot from the onset to keep the audience glued and eager for the next book in the volume. Even in a single book, each chapter should build from the previous one, and authors have a task to write well enough that the reader can picture the whole scene in their mind. It is almost like reading a whole movie while nourishing your mind.
Reading has many benefits and is the preferred choice for absorption of information than watching movies. Certain movies or plays have their content directly derived from certain famous novels, where they enact whatever was written, trying to bring it to life. However, true readers will argue that what you get from the book is not compared to what you get on your screens. There is plenty of editing and cutting that goes on, such that by the time you are watching this movie, you are only getting a snippet of what was written. Novels will mainly come in different genres, catering to everyone’s taste. These genres include Fantasy, Adventure, Romance, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Drama, Horror, and Thriller.
When it comes to writing, not all people have the gift of capturing a large audience through generations. Some authors have their best works read by people who are born decades after their passing. HP Lovecraft is an author who managed to tap into people’s minds through his excellent literature pieces, and some of his work is still read to date. He mainly focused on weird with horror fiction and famous for what became the Cthulhu Mythos. Some of his literary works include, At the Mountains of Madness, The Shadow over Innsmouth, The Dunwich Horror, The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, Dagon, Necronomicon, The Best Weird Tale of HP Lovecraft, among others.
His work is still considered one of the best in the genre and a pioneer to many horror books or films we’ve got today. Authors have credited his work to be some of the scariest yet interesting samples they have come across. For anyone trying to venture into this genre, reading Lovecraft’s books would be a good place to build the foundation. They’re still terrifying, some of which cannot be stomached by anyone unless they’ve got a high tolerance for such stories. They could easily grant you nightmares, especially if read just before retiring to bed. A night that could’ve been a peaceful one turns to a night full of tossing and turning in bed, screaming, or even waking up in the middle of the night.
Horror and Thriller are genres that have often raised eyebrows ever since they came into production. Society would judge those who enjoy these genres, saying how they’re mentally ill or are demon-possessed, simply because they cannot understand how anyone can enjoy reading or watching such a storyline. This judgment especially comes from those who think they’re better than others and are the role models in society. They even go as far as recommending psychiatric help for such people or rehabilitation centers since they’re “insane.” Although, this genre has been associated with certain cases of Schizophrenia and other mental-related disorders.
We may want to enjoy these art pieces harmlessly, but we should also limit the amount of content we consume. They’ve got a way of influencing how we behave and relate with others as well. They can easily ruin our social life, making us locked out from society. When consuming such media, all media, it should be done in moderation. It would be wise to balance it out with other less graphic genres to ensure that the mind also remains calm, keeping your sanity in check. When you see that they are starting to affect you, it would be wise to break from them until later. There are those whom it won’t affect in any way since their minds have a way of processing such information without necessarily having to influence them to act otherwise in their daily lives.