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Summer of Night (Aspect Fantasy)

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Publisher Comments:

It's the summer of 1960 and in the small town of Elm Haven, Illinois, five twelve-year-old boys are forging the powerful bonds that a lifetime of change will not break. But amid the sun-drenched cornfields and the sly flirtations of the local young girls, that loyalty will be pitilessly tested. From the silent depths of the Old Central School, a hulking fortress tinged with the mahogany scent of coffins, an invisible evil is emerging. And now Mike, Duane, Dale, Harlen, and Kevin must wage a fraternal war of blood — against an arcane abomination who stalks the hours after dark...

Review:

"Simmons's slow and careful introduction of the elements of evil builds credibility and moves to a high-pitched intensity." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"A superior read in the genre." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"An outstandingly eerie and truly horrifying tale, a page-turner of the first order." Dallas Times Herald

Review:

"Impressive...combines beautiful writing and suspense into a book for which Dan Simmons deserves the bestseller status of Stephen King and Dean Koontz." Denver Post

Review:

"One can only wonder what Simmons will do next, now that he's shown us he can do everything the best writers in horror and science fiction can do." Philadelphia Inquirer

Review:

"Summer of Night is a powerful horror novel, graphic without explicitness, well-written without obvious stylistic tricks....This is a writer who not only makes big promises, but keeps them." Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Review:

"One of those rare must-read books. I am in awe of Dan Simmons." Stephen King

Review:

"For those of us to whom good writing is everything, the name Dan Simmons bears great weight." Harlan Ellison

Synopsis:

In the summer of 1960 in Elm Haven, Illinois, five 12-year-old boys forge the powerful bonds that a lifetime of change will not break. An ancient, sinister evil lurks in the dark, and when a long-silent bell peals in the middle of the deepest night, the people know it marks the beginning of terror. Now Mike, Duane, Dale, Harlen, and Kevin must wage a fraternal war of blood against an arcane abomination.

About the Author

Dan Simmons won the World Fantasy Award for his novel Song of Kali. He is the author of Carrion Comfort and Lovedeath.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780446362665
Publisher:
Warner Books
Location:
New York, NY
Author:
Simmons, Dan
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Horror
Subject:
Horror fiction
Subject:
Horror tales
Subject:
School buildings
Subject:
Illinois
Subject:
Haunted places
Subject:
Nineteen sixties
Subject:
Illinois Fiction.
Subject:
Horror - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Warner Books ed.
Edition Description:
Warner Books
Series:
Aspect Fantasy
Series Volume:
8
Publication Date:
February 2002
Binding:
Mass Market Paperbound
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
6.96x4.16x1.03 in. .62 lbs.

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Product details 608 pages Warner Books - English 9780446362665 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Simmons's slow and careful introduction of the elements of evil builds credibility and moves to a high-pitched intensity."
"Review" by , "A superior read in the genre."
"Review" by , "An outstandingly eerie and truly horrifying tale, a page-turner of the first order."
"Review" by , "Impressive...combines beautiful writing and suspense into a book for which Dan Simmons deserves the bestseller status of Stephen King and Dean Koontz."
"Review" by , "One can only wonder what Simmons will do next, now that he's shown us he can do everything the best writers in horror and science fiction can do."
"Review" by , "Summer of Night is a powerful horror novel, graphic without explicitness, well-written without obvious stylistic tricks....This is a writer who not only makes big promises, but keeps them."
"Review" by , "One of those rare must-read books. I am in awe of Dan Simmons."
"Review" by , "For those of us to whom good writing is everything, the name Dan Simmons bears great weight."
"Synopsis" by , In the summer of 1960 in Elm Haven, Illinois, five 12-year-old boys forge the powerful bonds that a lifetime of change will not break. An ancient, sinister evil lurks in the dark, and when a long-silent bell peals in the middle of the deepest night, the people know it marks the beginning of terror. Now Mike, Duane, Dale, Harlen, and Kevin must wage a fraternal war of blood against an arcane abomination.
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