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    [Pdf New] (Ghost Story) By Peter Straub Summary ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¹ Peter Straub Summary Ghost Story I don't think one can truly rate Ghost Story as a novel without acknowledging the fact that it's a literary homage to the classics of the genre Indeed two characters bear the surnames of Hawthorne and JamesThis is my introduction to the work of Peter Straub Having read The Talisman and Black House which he co authored with Stephen King I was anxious to know how he writes on his own and Ghost Story came recommended by virtually e

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    [Pdf New] (Ghost Story) By Peter Straub A few words i found by Stephen King about this novel Probably Ghost Story by Peter Straub is the best of the supernatural novels to be published in the wake of the three books that kicked off a new horror wave in the seventies—those three of course being Rosemary's Baby The Exorcist and The Other The fact that these three books all publi

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    [Pdf New] (Ghost Story) By Peter Straub An intelligent and ambitious novel Ghost Story has received some well deserved acclaim That is however not enough Not even close This is a book that should be re introduced to a whole new generation of readers It really is that good Stephen King himself lists it as one of the best horror novels of the 20th century refer Danse MacabreI will not go into plot details at this stage since these can be had by reading the book synopsis

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    [Pdf New] (Ghost Story) By Peter Straub Summary Ghost Story BAIT AND SWITCH 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 Oh this book was conjuri

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    Summary Ghost Story Peter Straub ¹ 4 Read & Download [Pdf New] (Ghost Story) By Peter Straub I am SO glad that I finally re read this book I was afraid that it wouldn't hold up to my memory of it I worried about that

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    [Pdf New] (Ghost Story) By Peter Straub Peter Straub ¹ 4 Read & Download Summary Ghost Story What was the worst thing you've ever done? I won't tell you that but I'll tell you the worst thing that ever happened to methe most

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    [Pdf New] (Ghost Story) By Peter Straub I know that Ghost Story is just a little mass market paperback but I don't care I really enjoyed it It was brilliantly written the characters were complex the imagery was vibrant but not overwhelming and the story was creative and original

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    [Pdf New] (Ghost Story) By Peter Straub First and foremost I would like to thank Jessica Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile for this awesome addition to my collection Back in 1995 my family and my fifteen year old self moved from California to Alabama The week we arrived in Alabama Mobile area Hurricane Opal decided to make landfall Most of our stuff was still on the back

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    Summary Ghost Story Summary ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¹ Peter Straub Peter Straub ¹ 4 Read & Download When I was a kid I had a long list of fears A short summary would include tornadoes; big dogs; bullies; the basement; fire; music class; swimming lessons; spiders; cat burglars; and girls As I got a bit older say around middle school and high school that list changed Some items remained girls the possibility of being forced to si

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Ghost Story Read & Download ð 104 Immaginate un uomo che viaggia in automobile per le sconfinate autostrade che tagliano gli stati del Sud la West Virginia la Georgia la South Carolina diretto in Florida L'uomo più o meno un trentenne è in compagnia di una bambina che non è sua che ha rapito e che lega a sé con una corda prima di addormentar. I don t think one can truly rate Ghost Story as a novel without acknowledging the fact that it s a literary homage to the classics of the genre Indeed two characters bear the surnames of Hawthorne and JamesThis is my introduction to the work of Peter Straub Having read The Talisman and Black House which he co authored with Stephen King I was anxious to know how he writes on his own and Ghost Story came recommended by virtually everyone who has read it As mentioned in the first paragraph Ghost Story is a homage to the old masters who paved the road of fright for future generations Peter Straub himself says that Ghost Story started as a result of my having just read all the American supernatural fiction I could find It is noticeable the first part is largely a reworking of The Turn of The Screw The theme of a story within a story is everpresent as the work deals with a group of old men who tell themselves ghost stories on regular meetings Shades of Lovecraft Poe and Hawthorne brood in the corners of the rooms they sit inThe men find themselves terrorized by terrible realistic nightmares Terrible things start happening in the small sleepy town of MillburnThey remember the crime they had committed years beforeand wonder if the time of retribution has finally arrivedWhat s not to like Several things first of all the pace the book is monstrous slog A chore to get through Straub switches between several narrative viewpoints much like Stoker in Dracula and the plot plods freuently and slows down so much that reading soon becomes a challenge There s no doubt that Straub is a great writer some of his passages I ve read several times because I simply enjoyed them so much but he becomes lost in what he tries to do the references he includes so subtly vanish in the detail he describes so voraciouslyThe protagonists discuss ghost stories they tell to each other but for some reason refuse to talk about the one they all share even when darkness has fallen upon their city Instead of trying to scheme how to fight or at least delay the danger they remain passive No one fights back No one things of moving away and running from the deadly force The passivity the stupidness of their actions drastically slows down the plot and kills any tension that might have emerged It would be understandable if the novel featured only one protagonist who witnessed these events and who would be afraid to entrust his story to others in fear of being considered insane but Ghost Story features a group of men who believe each other and do nothingThe theme of a town besieged by malevolent forces or beings has been done previously most notably by Peter Straub s fellow writer and friend Stephen King in Salem s Lot Straub acknowledges the influcence I wanted to work on a large canvas Salem s Lot showed me how to do this without getting lost among a lot of minor characters Besides the large canvas I also wanted a certain largeness of effectHowever while Salem s Lot was swift fast paced and competent in dealing with the theme Ghost Story doesn t uite deliver The town of Millburn is described as a small town but it completely lacks any awareness and interaction The characters seem to be detached from reality everyone walks everywhere and there s little mention of pop culture music television and such The novel is supposed to take time in the 1970s but for all we are shown it might just as well be the 1870sLast the Evil with a capital E While the concept of the Evil is really interesting the Evil is really inconsistent and incompetent There s no sense of looming presence of Evil ready to fall upon the heads of innocent people and end their lives at any moment like in Salem s Lot or Phantoms Evil seems to be employed when it is needed by the narrative and then pushed back only to be called again later I don t want to spoil anything but the nature of the Evil and it s actions don t follow any pattern of logic and reason Evil is at times omniscient and capable of incredible power only to have its abilities reduced to humanlike status and then go back to the supernatural and all powerful again Evil capable of everything is boring why it d take a snap of fingers to eliminate a human being much like a child breaking a twig in two but one might wonder why the author chose to grant his menace that priviledge only to take it backand then allow it to be all poweful again several timesOverall I m sad to say that Ghost Story doesn t live up to the hype that surrrounds it While it is a complex multilayered work a homage to the creators of the genre It s not very compelling and in fact is pretty easy to put down and leave unfinished The concept the idea of the novel the premise the prose the situations everything works but not as a whole I think I like the idea of the book better than the book itself Peter Straub tends to be meandering and repetitive There are sections of Ghost Story that are narrated brilliantly but there are sections that are stale and uninteresting For each flash of suspense and atmosphere there s a whole lot of mundane and ordinary The idea of the novel deserves five stars but I can t give the novel itself than three I liked it but I liked analysing the text than reading it Nevertheless Peter Straub is an ambitious writer who s much literary than most horror authors his prose and style easily rivals the so called serious writers and I most certainly will read his other novels

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Ghost Story Read & Download ð 104 Si Ogni notte la fissa mentre dorme un grosso coltello da caccia in mano e si chiede se deve se può ucciderla o no È una bambina molto tranuilla dimostra sette otto anni e non ha nessuna paura di lui che pure continua a chiederle chi è come si chiama È una bambina che dorme uasi sempre e ha sempre fame e dic. BAIT AND SWITCH 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 Oh this book was conjuring my worst fears alright Just not in the way that was probably intended I m uitting you book You know why Because you re fucking boring Because I dread picking you back up Because you re not in the least bit scary to me if you don t count the horror and dread I have of actually contemplating trudging along to the finish line with you By all accounts the second half is where all the awesome happens I just bet I slogged along to almost the halfway point through weirdness and references I feel like I should know but don t because they haven t been explained yet and tedious tedious irrelevant detail and 260 pages of nothing has actually happenened yet except for some boring old farts dyingOH THE HORROR and now I m done I ve given almost an entire month to this book The only thing it s given me back was confirmation that Straub s books just aren t for me Shame

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Ghost Story Read & Download ð 104 E di non avere genitori Una bambina che forse non è una bambina Poi una notte lui cambia domanda Sono nella camera di un motel Lui tiene nascosto il coltello da caccia piegando un braccio dietro la schiena La sveglia e non le chiede chi è ma cosa è E lei sorride per la prima volta e risponde Lo sai Io sono te. I know that Ghost Story is just a little mass market paperback but I don t care I really enjoyed it It was brilliantly written the characters were complex the imagery was vibrant but not overwhelming and the story was creative and original

  • Paperback
  • 461
  • Ghost Story
  • Peter Straub
  • Italian
  • 07 August 2020
  • 9788845275289