John Saul is an American author born February 25, 1942. He specializes in suspense and horror novels akin to DeanKoontz and Creator/StephenKing.

A lot of Saul's books tend to be a little...[[SameStoryDifferentNames repetitive]], especially in his earlier works. Therefore many tropes apply to ''all'' his novels, frequently in the same context every time.

The man has an official website, which can be reached [[http://www.johnsaul.com/ here]].

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!!Bibliography:
* ''Suffer the Children'' - 1977.
* ''Punish the Sinners'' - 1978.
* ''Cry for the Strangers'' - 1979.
* ''Literature/ComesTheBlindFury'' - 1980.
* ''When the Wind Blows'' - 1981.
* ''The God Project'' - 1982.
* ''Nathaniel'' - 1984.
* ''Brainchild'' - 1985.
* ''Hellfire'' - 1986.
* ''The Unwanted'' - 1987.
* ''The Unloved'' - 1988.
* ''Creature'' - 1989.
* ''Second Child'' - 1990.
* ''Sleepwalk'' - 1991.
* ''Darkness'' - 1991.
* ''Shadows'' - 1992.
* ''Guardian'' - 1993.
* ''The Homing'' - 1994.
* ''Black Lightning'' - 1995.
* Blackstone Chronicles
** ''An Eye for an Eye: The Doll'' - 1996.
** ''Twist of Fate: The Locket'' - 1997.
** ''Ashes to Ashes: The Dragon's Flame'' - 1997.
** ''In the Shadow of Evil: The Handkerchief'' - 1997.
** ''Day of Reckoning: The Stereoscope'' - 1997.
** ''Asylum'' - 1997.
* ''The Presence'' - 1998.
* ''The Right Hand of Evil'' - 1999.
* ''Nightshade'' - 2000.
* ''The Manhattan Hunt Club'' - 2001.
* ''Midnight Voices'' - 2002.
* ''Black Creek Crossing'' - 2003.
* ''Perfect Nightmare'' - 2005.
* ''In the Dark of the Night'' - 2006.
* ''The Devil's Labyrinth'' - 2007.
* ''Faces of Fear'' - 2008.
* ''House of Reckoning'' - 2009.

!!Tropes commonly found in his works:

* AcademyOfEvil: ''Punish The Sinners''
* AbandonedHospital: ''The Blackstone Chronicles''
* AdultFear: You better believe that when the protagonist is an adult in Saul's books, s/he will have kids and will be afraid for their health and well-being.
* BoardingSchoolOfHorrors: ''The Devil's Labrynith''
* CreepyChild: ThatOtherWiki quotes Saul as saying "I always find ... that when you have a scary scene, it broadens the scope of possibilities if you have children involved."
* EvilutionaryBiologist: ''The God Project,'' ''Creature,'' and ''Brainchild.''
* FollowTheLeader: ''The Blackstone Chronicles,'' a SerialNovel, was published less than a year after StephenKing's Serial Novel ''Literature/TheGreenMile'' became a runaway success.
* GenreBlindness: Most of the main characters, with a healthy dose of ItsProbablyNothing and ArbitrarySkepticism thrown in.
* HereditaryCurse: Again, lots of 'em.
* HereWeGoAgain: Most of his works end this way, especially the earlier ones.
* HeroicBSOD: Sarah in ''Suffer the Children.'' Twice. And they last for ''years.''
* HollywoodAutism: Sarah in ''Suffer the Children'' is said to have schizophrenia, but behaves more like this trope in practice.
* IndianBurialGround: With a small twist in ''When The Wind Blows.''
* LivingDollCollector: Elizabeth in ''Suffer the Children'' tries to collect the full set.
* [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter Mad Scientist's Beautiful Stepdaughter]]: Alison in ''Faces of Fear.'' At least, she's going to be beautiful after the MadScientist surgically alters her to be his ReplacementGoldfish.
* MagicalNativeAmerican: The entire non-white cast of ''When The Wind Blows.'' No one can say they didn't ''try'' to warn the townsfolk...
* MilkyWhiteEyes: ''Comes the Blind Fury''.
* ReplacementGoldfish: Attempted in ''When the Wind Blows'' and ''Faces of Fear.''
* ScienceIsBad: This is used in ''The God Project'', and ''Brainchild''.
* TownWithADarkSecret: Saul uses this trope so frequently, it would be easier to list the books that don't use this!

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