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Old 20-03-2013, 17:55
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Sad news.

Author James Herbert has passed away at the age of 69.
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Old 20-03-2013, 18:01
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Very sad indeed. Loved reading some of his stuff when I was in my teens.
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Old 20-03-2013, 18:05
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RIP

One of my favourite authors.
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Old 20-03-2013, 18:06
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RIP James Herbert.

The Fog is my favourite of his.
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Old 20-03-2013, 18:16
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oh rest in peace.....
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Old 20-03-2013, 18:26
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Sad news.

I've been a huge fan of his books for a long time.
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Old 20-03-2013, 18:42
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The Rats, my first horror book.
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Old 20-03-2013, 18:49
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He seemed quite frail at the book signing I went to last year (for the long delayed Ash). A great loss to British (and world) horror fiction.
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Old 20-03-2013, 18:58
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The Rats and The Lair just fantastic books. Excellent writing for the imagination.

RIP Mr J Herbert.

I am going to read them again with relish as my little tribute.
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Old 20-03-2013, 19:05
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Stephen King always said he was the great horror author, I have a signed book by James.
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Old 20-03-2013, 19:06
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Shocked to hear this news. One of my favourite horror writers of all time.

James Herbert's 'The Dark' was the first horror novel I ever read as a young teenager. He inspired me to try my hand at writing my own horror stories (they were never much good, mind. )

A top author who will be missed. RIP James.
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Old 20-03-2013, 19:08
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Moon was the first book I read by James Herbert. I think I was about 12.
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Old 20-03-2013, 19:09
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My Dad got me this out of the library when I was nine, would you believe!? It didn't scar me-but it was quite an eye-opener, as I had never read anything like it before, at that age!
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Old 20-03-2013, 19:18
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Very sad news. I haven't read much by him but I still remember 'The Magic Cottage' from my teens. (a very long time ago now)
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Old 20-03-2013, 19:32
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Sad news. Loved reading his books over the years, always original. He has not had many of his books filmed, which helps them to remain unique (unlike Stephen King). Favourite would have to be "Domain", the third in the rats trilogy. Only book to give me nightmares!
Thanks for the scares Mr Herbert.

My thoughts are with his family.
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Old 20-03-2013, 19:35
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Oh no that's awful. I love Herberts books.
RIP
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Old 20-03-2013, 19:37
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RIP James Herbert.

I spent many a teenage night terrified under my blankets with only my torch and the latest James Herbert to keep me company!
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Old 20-03-2013, 19:44
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I am just finishing the last few of his books - got up to '48'.

A really good author who had a real talent for writing horror and tackled many different sub-genres within it.

Sad to see this. The Rats trilogy and The Fog - 2 classics of the horror category, and many other decent reads.

Always hoped for another book. RIP James you won't be forgotten..
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Old 20-03-2013, 20:16
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A great loss to the fiction world especially the horror genre. My first horror book was "The Fog" and he was the one that made me read Stephen King for which I will be forever grateful. RIP. You will be missed, not only by those that loved you but by millions of readers everywhere.
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Old 20-03-2013, 21:26
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I loved Creed, it was the first book I read at Uni.
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Old 20-03-2013, 21:35
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Always loved his books, would find other authors, but always return to him and be guaranteed a good read.
RIP James Herbert.
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Old 20-03-2013, 21:37
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His book Ash is the current sponsorship promo on the Horror channel at the moment. RIP.
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Old 20-03-2013, 21:57
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The Magic Cottage was the first adult horror book I read.

Sad news
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Old 20-03-2013, 22:14
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Just hear this sad news, The Rats terrified me for years, but I couldn't put his books down. Brilliant writer, a sad loss.
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Old 20-03-2013, 22:38
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There is an article here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-21870413 and his books were appreciated by many people and there were quite a few film, TV and radio adaptations which shows the strength and originality of his writing.
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