What are the best books with monsters?

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    #1Frankenstein

    Frankenstein

    Frankenstein is a science fiction book written by Mary Shelley which centers on scientist Victor Frankenstein who creates a grotesque and cognizant being through a scientific experiment. 

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    Dolores Rivas
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I read this book in high school and just now finished reading it again. I didn't remember it being this good! Maybe because I'm older now that I can see how great the characters are and fully understand how good the book is. "
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    #2Interview With the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles)

    Interview With the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles)
    This thriller written by Anne Rice combines terror, suspense and erotica. The first book of The Vampire Chronicles tells the story of Louis de Pointe du Lac, a vampire who tells the story of his life to a reporter.



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    Marilyn Gilbert
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "I saw the movie before reading the book. I thought the movie was great, but it pales in comparison to the book. Interview With the Vampire is scary, witty, amazing, cruel, heartbreaking, satisfying, and about a dozen other things. Anne Rice has a talent like no other!"
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    #3The War of the Worlds

    The War of the Worlds
    The War of The Worlds by H.G Wells is one of the first novels of science fiction and one of the first books that will influence steampunk if not considered steampunk itself. It tells the story of the invasion of England by an extraterrestrial race.



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    Jose Richardson
    Written on March 11, 2018
    "The War of the Worlds is definitely one of the best books that dealt with monsters. This book did a lot in regards to creating a genre and set the tone for sci-fi for years to come. I really loved reading this book."
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    #4Pet Sematary

    Pet Sematary

    Pet Sematary is a horror novel by Stephen King, which centers on the Creed family, who moves into a house in the Maine countryside and soon they find out that the woods near the house are much darker than they seem.

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    Michelle Meyer
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "Classic Stephen King. Super scary book and not for the faint of heart. I had to stop reading this while I was alone in the house. It stays with you for sure. Stephen King is a master at his craft and I would tell anyone who enjoys scary novels to give his a try. Very good book and super creepy as all get out. A fantastic read."
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    #5Phantoms

    Phantoms

    An abandoned town is found with hundreds of people dead. At first, people think it is made by a psychopath, or a result of a terrorist attack, or a contagious disease. Not until the truth behind the horrifying nightmare is uncovered.

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    Kathryn Hanson
    Written on March 7, 2018
    "The book, Phantoms is a great read about an abandoned town. The whole book is a mystery and we are trying to find who killed the hundreds of people."
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    #6Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

    Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

    Beowulf: A New Verse Translation by Seamus Heaney is a new verse narrative published in 1999. This epic poetry novel follows the story of Beowulf, a Scandinavian protagonist who saved the Danes from the monsters Grendel and its mother.

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    Rebecca Edwards
    Written on March 10, 2018
    "Wow, I can finally enjoy this poem! I remember trying and struggling so hard in English class back in high school. The teacher's Old English interpretations helped a lot, but it was still so rough to get through. I bought this out of curiosity and I'm so glad I did. This is the absolute best version I've looked at. The translation does an excellent job of keeping the flow of the Old English so that it reads like a poem. How many translations can do that? Thank you so much Mr. Heaney!"
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    #7It

    It

    It is a thriller book written by Stephen King which tells the story of seven adults who return to their hometown to confront a nightmare they had first stumbled on as teenagers.

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    Tang Zhou
    Written on February 28, 2018
    "This is a classic Stephen King novel. It preys upon all of our fears. It reminds us of our child-like fears: those of clowns and mummies and other horrors. But it also interchangeably unlocks our darkest adult fears, such as losing a child. For these reasons, IT goes down with Stephen King's book Stand By Me for unlocking the vulnerable parts in us all. It's also just a good read."
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    #8Grendel

    Grendel

    Grendel by John Gardner is a mythological fantasy fiction novel published in 1971. This classic book follows a monster called Grendel and its epic battle journey. Grendel is a known antagonist in the English literature, Beowulf.

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    Steven Ramos
    Written on March 3, 2018
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    #9Let the Right One in

    Let the Right One in

    It recounts the unimaginable events in Blackberg such as the teenage boy who got murdered. Meanwhile, a twelve-year-old victim of bullying named Oskar hopes for revenge but also becomes bothered by a strange girl next door who only comes out at night.

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    Sandra Watson
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "This book wasn't at all what I expected, but in a good way. It was surprisingly deep and really left me with a lot to think about. "
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    #10The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

    The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
    The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a book by Robert Stevenson about Gabriel John Utterson, a lawyer, tries to investigate strange events that happen to his old companion, Dr. Jekyll whenever he takes a potion and become an evil Mr. Hyde.
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    Stephanie Watson
    Written on March 10, 2018
    "My little brother kept asking me to help him find a book with monsters in it. He really loves scary things so I suggested that he pick up The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde from the store. It's a classic in every sense of the word so I figured that he would really enjoy this title."
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    #11'Salem's Lot

    'Salem's Lot

    'Salem's Lot is a book written by Stephen King which is about the story of Jerusalem’s Lot, a small town in Maine whose inhabitants succumb to the evil allure of a new resident. It was published by Anchor in 2008.

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    Christopher Harper
    Written on March 12, 2018
    "this a really great book stephen king knows how to write books "
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    #12The Hobbit

    The Hobbit

    The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien is a modern classic and the prelude to The Lord of the Rings. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable life, but his contentment is disturbed when Gandalf and a group of dwarves arrive on his doorstep.

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    Bobby Scott
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "I just love fantasy books that involve creatures and monsters. The hobbit is what got me started into that type of literature. If you've seen the movies do yourself a favor and read the book. It miles better . You wont regret it. As a matter of fact go back and read all of j. R. R's books because they are all amazing."
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    #13Jurassic Park

    Jurassic Park

    A classic book from the 80's that inspired the classic sci-fi film by Steven Spielberg. An astonishing technique has been discovered allowing to reproduce the dinosaurs creating a theme park on an island. But something went terribly wrong. 

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    Justin Morris
    Written on March 14, 2018
    "While this is an excellent book, it isn't filled with Monsters. I was looking for something with fantasy and monster elements, not Dinosaurs. I will keep searching. "
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    #14The Odyssey

    The Odyssey

    After enduring the Trojan War, Odysseus begins the treacherous journey home to Ithaca. Homer's The Odyssey was composed around 700 BC and is one of the earliest epics in existence, remaining as one of the most influential works of literature today.

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    Yi Tan
    Written on March 16, 2018
    "If you're into Greek mythology like I am, then this is a must read. I cannot but this book down. Odysseus journey home is filled with struggles and battles and new insights along the way from the unpredictable gods. Do pass go, pick up this book and read it immediately."
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    #15Green Mars (Mars Trilogy)

    Green Mars (Mars Trilogy)
    Green Mars (Mars Trilogy #2) is a book written by Kim Stanley Robinson. Green Mars (Mars Trilogy #2) was published on May 1995 by Spectra Books but was first published in 1994.
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    Shreyas Dasgupta
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "This novel, and the series it is a part of, sounds like a decent science fiction story. However, it seems to be based more in reality, and hard scifi themes, without any sort of supernatural or monster related elements. This isn't really the sort of scifi I would expect to see in my search for monster fiction."
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    #16A Princess of Mars

    A Princess of Mars
    A Princess of Mars (Barsoom #1) is a book written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, originally published in 1917. A Princess of Mars (Barsoom #1) was published on January 30, 2007 by Penguin Books.
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    Aaron Taylor
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "A Princess of Mars is definitely one of the best books with monsters, in my opinion. I was given this book as a gift recently and couldn't stop reading it! It was published (originally) almost a century ago and is considered by some to be a classic. It proudly sits in my library and is such a memorable book!"

Summary

Best What are the best books with monsters
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1FrankensteinBooks 32 Paid
2Interview With the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles)Books 28 Paid
3The War of the WorldsBooks 25 Paid
4Pet SemataryBooks 22 Paid
5PhantomsBooks 21 Paid
6Beowulf: A New Verse TranslationBooks 19 Paid
7ItBooks 17 Paid
8GrendelBooks 14 Paid
9Let the Right One inBooks 13 Paid
10The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. HydeBooks 10 Paid
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