Well, why not? I have always held the belief that the biggest threat to the human race is the human race, and when you look at what we do to each other then really, is that very surprising? From subjects as serious as religious fundamentalism (including that in the Western world as well) to those not so serious but still as baffling as the sheer hatred on the football terraces......the world is indeed full of venom, spite and intolerance. Therefore, I would've thought that writing horror stories in such an environment would be quite straight forward really!
There are some spineless, nasty, vindictive, conniving people around in all walks of life including in positions of power. They are lurking in their self-absorbed and spiteful little worlds causing degrees of pain and grief on a regular, sometimes daily basis. (The worst are the ones that I like to think of as 'smiling assasins', the ones that pretend to be doing things for your benefit and sometimes profess 'friendship' while actually plotting your downfall. Hey, everyone knows one, just think about it!) With a world full of repugnance in so many forms, from the despots to the traffic warden having a bad hair day, I find horror writing so obvious and am only surprised that many others don't have a go!
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Davy Taylor is a writer from London, England whose first horror novel 'The Changing' is available from most online stockists and also as an e-book including Kindle.
Taylor has been interested in the horror genre since he was a child and he has now decided to use his knowledge of the subject to write about scenarios that have been running about his mind for many years. He is a constant student of the day to day behaviour of the human race and what he finds positive and negative about it has been finding its way into his writing.
His style of writing has been likened to a cross between Stephen King and Nick Hornby and considering that these are two authors that Taylor holds in the highest regard then that is not surprising! He believes in humour as a counterpoint to the darker aspects of a plot, a way of "deepening an emotional roller coaster ride."
Taylor writes about normal and everyday scenarios that he has seen and continues to see and throws a worrying spanner into the works; this, he believes, is not always so far removed from the truth, as he feels that more and more people are seeing the world "through cracked glasses."
Taylor is working on his second horror novel but before that he will be publishing his first comedy novel - "Chips and Wandering Minds."