Ghost Story

Ghost Story

Book - 1979
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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.
Publisher: London : Cape, 1979.
ISBN: 9780224016865
0224016865
Branch Call Number: LPLD850719162124
Characteristics: 507 p. ;,23 cm.

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StephenB
May 18, 2012

This is the 3rd Straub novel I've read, all in the last year, and I've decided that my general view of his work is that it's readable but pedestrian. The "horrors" he evokes tend to be halucinatory and imbecilic, not really frightening to me. He can certainly tell a story, and he seems truly interested in doing justice to his characters and settings, and that's all good.

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