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How much gore is too much in horror books?

Discussion in 'Sci-Fi, Fantasy, & Horror Books' started by AlexanderZPain, Mar 11, 2020.

  1. AlexanderZPain

    AlexanderZPain New Member

    Feb 17, 2020
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    Hounded by Ellie Douglas
    What do you guys think about gore in horror books? I write zombie books, but I try not to overdo it on the bloody details. To me, a few details suffice to get the point across.

    It's hard to quantify, but what do you guys think? How much do you expect in the genre?
  2. Toil&Trouble

    Toil&Trouble New Member

    Sep 28, 2020
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    It very much depends on the person. I've been in numerous horror book clubs, and when we've had a gory book choice, the feelings are usually quite divisive amongst the group as to where each person prefers the line to be drawn.
    For me personally, I prefer gore in the more 'obvious' slasher-style novels. If I'm deep into a dystopian world or something complex and psychological, then I prefer the gore to be stand-out 'woah' scenes, rather than continuously graphic.

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