Yes, I tend to agree. James Herbert's books, especially his earlier ones, do have a thrilling pace to them and are very creepy. This is why he has enjoyed so much success over the years. That man has produced some real classic horror novels over the years. THE DARK was a good example of just how effective Herbert's horror fiction is.
Originally Posted by edchigliak
I too preferred JH over Mr King's books. I always thought JH's stories had a much more thrilling pace to them and were very creepy. I even read The Rats as part of my book study GCSE English Literature course work. Haven't read him in a while, I think I will have to now.