Vibhor Mittal of Houston - Enjoys a Great Story

Vibhor Mittal’s loves art of many forms, but one of his favorite mediums is that of a book. He enjoys reading stories of all kinds, whether they are fictional stories or true, nonfictional stories. There are quite a few novelists that sit on his favorite list including those that work in the area of horror. He feels that the best novelists are able to write about the human condition and can capture its many facets in a way that keeps the reader captivated. He finds that horror stories are able to really capture the characters well and can be some of the most readable books or novels.

Horror fiction is fiction in any medium intended to scare, unsettle, or horrify the audience. Historically, the cause of the "horror" experience has often been the intrusion of a supernatural element into everyday human experience. Since the 1960s, any work of fiction with a morbid, gruesome, surreal, or exceptionally suspenseful or frightening theme has come to be called "horror". Horror fiction often overlaps science fiction or fantasy, all three of which categories are sometimes placed under the umbrella classification speculative fiction.

Vibhor Mittal also enjoys other genres, which include biographies and dramatic novels. Some of the big names on his list include big-name writers: Jane Smiley, David Mitchell and Anne Rice. But he is always on the lookout for new voices. Some of the most exciting debut novels by adult and young adult writers, include Isabel Quintero’s Gabi, a Girl in Pieces, a “fresh, authentic and honest exploration of contemporary Latina identity,” as our reviewer puts it, and Vanessa Manko’s “sober... lively and provocative” novel The Invention of Exile, set in Mexico City.

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