A Winter Haunting

A Winter Haunting

Book - 2002
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A once-respected college professor and novelist, Dale Stewart has sabotaged his career and his marriage -- and now darkness is closing in on him. In the last hours of Halloween he has returned to the dying town of Elm Haven, his boyhood home, where he hopes to find peace in isolation. But moving into a long-deserted farmhouse on the far outskirts of town -- the one-time residence of a strange and brilliant friend who lost his young life in a grisly "accident" back in the terrible summer of 1960 -- is only the latest in his long succession of recent mistakes. Because Dale is not alone here. He has been followed to this house of shadows by private demons who are now twisting his reality into horrifying new forms. And a thick, blanketing early snow is starting to fall ...

Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, c2002.
ISBN: 9780380817160
0380817160
9780380978861
0380978865
Branch Call Number: SIM
Characteristics: 303 p. ; 25 cm.

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mk2017
Jun 02, 2018

I must say this about Dan Simmons novels. If you start one of his books you HAVE to finish it to see how it is going to end. This story was the classic horror story. It took place in the deserted farm house of his childhood friend who just happened to have had a tragic accident that killed him when he was 11. A prime place for ghosts and demons to appear. Put that together with the main characters break up of his marriage and family, through his own fault, loss of his teaching job, a botched suicide attempt and, on top of that, he has no cell phone connection at the house. Everyone that comes to see him you find out is......I don't want to give away the ending so you, too, will have to read it to the end to find out what happens. Dan Simmons is very much like a Stephen King, but I think I prefer the earlier Stephen King books to Dan Simmons. I had to finish this book, but I really wouldn't recommend it to anyone as a good read.

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meyoubou
Apr 12, 2013

Good read. Not really scary, but it did have its moments. Worth reading.

shancock4 Oct 22, 2011

Dan Simmons can write whatever the heck he wants to write and I'd read it! This King-esque book, which is so much better than King could hope, is a gripping page-turner. While it's a sequel to an earlier novel, you don't have to read that one (I didn't) to thoroughly enjoy this one. In fact, not having read the first one gives this one an even more intense sense of mystery and otherworldliness. A classic horror novel in the vein of "It".

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