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Ghost Story (original 1979; edition 1989)

by Peter Straub

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Title:Ghost Story
Authors:Peter Straub
Info:Pocket Books (1989), Edition: Multiple Printings, Mass Market Paperback, 560 pages
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Ghost Story by Peter Straub (1979)

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If you need a wonderfully, creepy, psychological horror story this is the one. The Chowder Club is a group of four men who are at the point in their lives that they should be a comfortable life, gently coasting into their final days. Instead they are meeting because they share a secret that they fear will come out. They believe this because of the nightmares they've been having. Soon it's not just their secrets that are spilling out of their town and they'll need to help and strength of conviction to outweigh what's in their minds. ( )
  mmoj | Aug 16, 2015 |
If you need a wonderfully, creepy, psychological horror story this is the one. The Chowder Club is a group of four men who are at the point in their lives that they should be a comfortable life, gently coasting into their final days. Instead they are meeting because they share a secret that they fear will come out. They believe this because of the nightmares they've been having. Soon it's not just their secrets that are spilling out of their town and they'll need to help and strength of conviction to outweigh what's in their minds. ( )
  mmoj | Aug 16, 2015 |
If you need a wonderfully, creepy, psychological horror story this is the one. The Chowder Club is a group of four men who are at the point in their lives that they should be a comfortable life, gently coasting into their final days. Instead they are meeting because they share a secret that they fear will come out. They believe this because of the nightmares they've been having. Soon it's not just their secrets that are spilling out of their town and they'll need to help and strength of conviction to outweigh what's in their minds. ( )
  mmoj | Aug 16, 2015 |
Meh. Despite coming highly recommended this book left me cold, and not in the bone-chilling terror-inducing sense the author probably intended. Everything about it struck me as overdone----too many characters with too many stories (some of which really had no bearing on the main tale); too much snow; too many deaths (again, some of which were just there without having significance to the narrative); too many borrowings from "classic" horror; too many twists and turns; too much consequence from too little cause; too many pages.
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1 vote laytonwoman3rd | May 18, 2015 |
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  e-b | Mar 11, 2015 |
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The chasm was merely one of the orifices of that pit of blackness that lies beneath us, everywhere. -- The Marble Faun, Nathaniel Hawthorne
Ghosts are always hungry. -- R.D. Jameson
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For Valli Shaio and Gregorio Kohon
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What was the worst thing you've ever done?
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0671685635, Mass Market Paperback)

In life, not every sin goes unpunished.

GHOST STORY

For four aging men in the terror-stricken town of Milburn, New York, an act inadvertently carried out in their youth has come back to haunt them. Now they are about to learn what happens to those who believe they can bury the past -- and get away with murder.

Peter Straub's classic bestseller is a work of "superb horror" (The Washington Post Book World) that, like any good ghost story, stands the test of time -- and conjures our darkest fears and nightmares.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:57:45 -0400)

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For four aging men in the terror-stricken town of Milburn, New York, an act inadvertently carried out in their youth has come back to haunt them. Now they are about to learn what happens to those who believe they can bury the past -- and get away with murder.… (more)

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