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ISBN13: 9780671685638
ISBN10: 0671685635
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Staff Pick

A truly creepy novel that could possibly be Straub's best. In the footsteps of Ambrose Bierce, M. R. James, and Edgar Allan Poe, Ghost Story will take you down a new and frightening path. Follow it if you dare!!!
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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.

Review:

"The scariest book I've ever read....It crawls under your skin and into your dreams." Chicago Sun-Times

Review:

"The terror just mounts and mounts." Stephen King

Review:

"I jumped six inches...when someone came up behind the chair when I was reading it and announced that dinner was ready." Christopher Lehmann-haupt, The New York Times

Review:

"Gave me bad dreams the first night out...the best thing of its kind since Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House." Peter S. Prescott, Newsweek

About the Author

Peter Straub is the New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen novels, most recently A Dark Matter. He has won the Bram Stoker Award for his novels, Lost Boy Lost Girl and In the Night Room, as well as for his recent collection, 5 Stories. Straub was the editor of the two-volume Library of American anthology The American Fantastic Tale. He lives in New York City.

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Carls Mom, August 3, 2009 (view all comments by Carls Mom)
If you have ever seen this movie, you won't believe how much better the book is. The movie does not do this story justice. The story has very complex characters that you come to know very well by the end. I would definately suggest this as a good read for anyone, especially for Straub fans - this is a classic. Once you start to read it, it is hard to put down.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780671685638
Author:
Straub, Peter
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Horror
Subject:
Horror fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Horror - General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
New york (state)
Subject:
Older men
Subject:
Older men - New York (State)
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B101
Publication Date:
September 1989
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.19 in 8.89 oz

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Product details 560 pages Pocket Books - English 9780671685638 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

A truly creepy novel that could possibly be Straub's best. In the footsteps of Ambrose Bierce, M. R. James, and Edgar Allan Poe, Ghost Story will take you down a new and frightening path. Follow it if you dare!!!

"Review" by , "The scariest book I've ever read....It crawls under your skin and into your dreams."
"Review" by , "The terror just mounts and mounts."
"Review" by , "I jumped six inches...when someone came up behind the chair when I was reading it and announced that dinner was ready."
"Review" by , "Gave me bad dreams the first night out...the best thing of its kind since Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House."
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