PETER STRAUB GHOST STORY EBOOK
Read "Ghost Story" by Peter Straub available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get $5 off your first purchase. #1 New York Times bestselling author Peter. Editorial Reviews. Review. Praise for Ghost Story “The terror just mounts and mounts.”—Stephen King “The scariest book I've ever read It crawls under your. Born in Milwaukee, Peter Straub is the author of fifteen novels, which have been translated into more than twenty languages. cover image of Ghost Story.
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1 New York Times bestselling author Peter Straub's classic tale of horror, secrets, and the dangerous ghosts of the past What was the Buy the Ebook. (ebook) Ghost Story from Dymocks online store. Title: (ebook) Ghost Story; Author: Peter Straub; Publisher: Orion; ISBN: ; Languages: English. Ghost Story - Ebook written by Peter Straub. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading.
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There is no doubt that Peter Straub intended his breakthrough bestselling third book to be a summation and continuance of its literary forebears.
Straub consciously evoked those great ghost-story tellers of antiquary: Poe, M. A reader doesn't have to be familiar with those writers to enjoy Ghost Story, not at all I've really only a passing acquaintance with them myself but I'm sure anyone who is will find Straub's allusions done with skill and respect.
Just as much as Stephen King's bestselling horror novels of that day, Ghost Story, a critical and commercial success, ushered in the great era of '80s horror. Few modern horror novels can compare with its ambitions. Back cover of Pocket Books edition In fictional Milburn, a small town in upstate New York that's soon to be under siege by a terrifying Christmas blizzard, the members of the Chowder Society meet over whiskey and cigars to keep one another company as age creeps up on them: Frederick "Ricky" Hawthorne, Sears James, Lawrence Benedikt, John Jaffrey, and, till his death one year prior, Edward Wanderley.
They are bound by a past more important than their present, a past some 50 years gone but that includes dead women and feral children. Nightmares have become prevalent for all the men since Edward's utterly unexpected death at a party for a beautiful young actress named Ann-Veronica Moore Edward was a celebrity ghost writer - heh.
Ghost stories have become their means of passing time, but they find in the town around them - and in Edward's fear-stricken face in death - hints that their past, their unholy past, is catching up with them. In distress, they write to Edward's nephew Donald Wanderley, who is, of all things, a horror writer.
Pocket Books reprint Now I love horror fiction about horror writers! Don's novel Nightwatchers impresses the Chowder Society and is the impetus for their letter asking for aid I'm their Van Helsing, Don wryly notes.
Although this aspect isn't fully developed as it could have been, Don's creative faculties play into what happens later in the novel; it gets rather meta as the book comes full circle.
He must tell a story, of course, to gain the old men's trust, and his past also reveals a relationship with a strange woman Don suspects this woman, Alma Mobley, of the worst, but can prove nothing.
When the Chowder Society, or what's left of it, finally tells him the story of Eva Galli, an improbably beautiful and vexing woman they knew in their youth, and of her wretched fate, Don realizes she was a kind of shape-shifter, perhaps even our old friend the manitou. Indeed, Straub gives us a ghost, a werewolf, and a vampire, of sorts: all the horror essentials.
She, and her minions, have come back, and the men are now launched into a time when madness offered a truer picture of events than sanity.To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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