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Five Books That Changed My Life: Former Broken Hope Guitarist Jeremy Wagner

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Former Broken Hope axe-slinger Jeremy Wagner recently released ‘The Armageddon Chord,’ his debut novel. Anyone already familiar with Wagner’s lyrical work from his death metal days knows the guy has a gift with words. It makes total sense that he would take his talents into the publishing world and if ‘The Armageddon Chord’ is any indication of what he’s capable of, Noisecreep wouldn’t be surprised if one of his stories gets the Hollywood treatment. Wagner is obviously a huge horror literature buff and he gave us his list of the five books that changed his life.

by Peter Benchley (1974)

When I was just a little kid in the ’70s, my mom and every adult I knew, had a paperback copy of ‘Jaws.’ The cover alone, with the shark head rising up to eat the nude swimmer, had a profound effect on me. This was the first novel I ever read.


‘Night Shift’
by Stephen King (1978)

Again, I can thank my mom for this since I borrowed her paperback copy in grade school. I’ve never been the same since.


‘The Intruder’
by Peter Blauner (1997)

‘The Intruder’ is one of the most intense thrillers I’ve ever come across. It’s definitely changed my entire view on dark fiction.


‘Red Dragon’
by Thomas Harris (1981(

The killer in this book, Francis Dolarhyde, is so terrifying and so at war with the disturbing conflicts in his mind, he makes the reader feels a sense of pure horror and sympathy. He had more impact on me than Hannibal Lecter. This changed the way I looked at serial killer and horror fiction.


‘The Road’
by Cormac McCarthy (2006)

I have never read a darker, more bleak, and constantly frightening and deeply disturbing novel in my life. This freaking book still haunts me every day since it came out! I love it so much.


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