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Houses Without Doors by Peter Straub
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Some good and varied writing from Straub. The novella is the original Blue Rose story and there is a lot else that fills in gaps for that series of books--not that they are necessarily directly related, but they kind of fill in the mental landscape behind Blue Rose. And there's plenty else to enjoy--Straub going places in short form that you may have never seen him before, and writing quite well in them. Definitely worth a try for anyone who liked the Blue Rose novels, or anyone who enjoys intelligently done suspense & horror. ( )
1 vote ehines | Apr 19, 2016 |
This is a collection of short stories by Peter Straub. Each story was unique, to say the least. Some were rather disturbing, others weird, & some psychologically creepy. His stories reflect much thought into the thin line between sanity & insanity. Definitely interesting to read. ( )
1 vote obscuresoul13 | Jun 28, 2009 |
A novelist recalls being sexually molested aged 7 in a movie house by a drifter called Stan. ( )
  TonySandel | Sep 15, 2007 |
Thirteen unconnected short stories by Peter Straub. Some only a few paragraphs long, and some very odd. ( )
  roninc30 | May 26, 2006 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0451170822, Mass Market Paperback)

A spectacular collection of short fiction which includes the seeds of Straub's powerful Blue Rose trilogy.

"You expect the horrifying in the fiction of Peter Straub...and you get it." (New York Times)

"Straub at his spellbinding best." (Publishers Weekly)

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A selection of short fiction--including outsanding early stories, new pieces, and two never-before-published novellas--features "Mrs. God," "The Buffalo Hunter," and other works.

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