I know most folks would say, just buy the book and read it, which I am in the process of doing, but I wanted to ask some opinions on a few authors/titles.. First of all, I have never read "The Haunting Of Hill House" by Shirley Jackson. I am well aware of it's reputation as one of the best, and a piece of work many authors like King got inspiration from. I'm not asking whether or not I should buy it or not, just asking for your general opinion on it. Hell House by Richard Matheson. This is another that seems to be among "the best" out there, as far as reviews go from both readers like us and established authors. This, too, is an older book and seems to be one of the many classics out there. I remember hearing somewhere how King liked Matheson, so obviously that alone is enough to inspire me to try him out. He has some other popular titles out, too, but Hell House really intrigues me. Cormac McCarthy. No Country For Old Men is one of my favorite movies of all time, so naturally I bought the book and am waiting on it to arrive. I also enjoyed The Road, so I hope to pick up that book as well. Of course, he doesn't exactly write horror but since many of you enjoy different authors I thought I'd ask about his work. I know you're probably thinking, wow, is this kid 14? But i've always been so interested in King I never took much time to discover other great authors, besides my years of reading Koontz. Richard Laymon. Only recently have I discovered him, and he is next on my list of authors to try out. I understand a lot of his work is more crime/slasher, but I enjoy that type of horror fiction as well. The Cellar seems to be one of his most well known titles. Any other absolute Must Reads from Laymon? And then of course there is Dan Simmons, Robert McCammon, Bentley Little, John Saul, the list goes on.. I have The Town and The Association by Bentley Little, bought on impulse. Swan Song by McCammon. I have a few titles by Saul but haven't read any of them. Those first 4 books and authors I mentioned, I would love to get your thoughts on them. Thanks!