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Peter Straub

Peter Francis Straub (born March 2, 1943) is an American author and poet, most famous for his work in the horror genre.

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it's nostalgic man! I grew up in Stephen King and Peter Straub. That small-town horror vibe is my jam.
Can anyone recommend some good spooky reads? I'm a fan of Peter Straub, Shirley Jackson and Ray Bradbury.
I believe I encountered death, which was a bit too much for a seven-year-old.
you'll have to sunbathe on your stomach. OH OH! Have you read 'Ghost Story' by Peter Straub? It's amazing
The Dark Tower by Stephen King, and/or The Talisman by Stephen King/Peter Straub
I don't normally read horror/ghost stories etc but Peter Straub's Ghost Story is the _business_.
Is that the one he did with Peter Straub?
There have been times when I reread - or at least leafed through - something because I'd se...
It looks like a Stephen King or Peter Straub novel to me, which is very fitting
I had a connoisseur's... appreciation of fear.
When, in the third book, we do learn the identity of the Blue Rose murderer, the informatio...
An average working day begins at 8 or 9 am, includes an hour for lunch, and ends at 5 or 6 ...
Had a dream that somebody on Livejournal proved Peter Straub and Ramsey Campbell were actually the same guy. We...
I generally wade in blind and trust to fate and instinct to see me through.
the latest Locus issue's interview with Peter Straub is also really good- esp his about Victorian novels & experimental novels
Just saw this on Amazon: THE BEAUTY OF DEATH: The Gargantuan Book of... by Peter Straub for $9.99 via
Fear and I were old buddies, despite my best efforts to the contrary.
I read some more of "Interior Darkness: Selected Stories" by Peter Straub. I'm on page 425.
The actual Blue Rose murders, which lie at the core of the three novels, yield various inco...
Recently, I read some of "Interior Darkness: Selected Stories" by Peter Straub.
The most exciting news that came out of issue is that & Peter Straub are working on a 3rd book.
GHOSTS with Peter Straub, David Silva, Kathy Koja ++ SIGNED ... . - Bid on this now >
THE BEAUTY OF DEATH is out! Stories by Peter Straub, Ramsey Campbell, Poppy Z. Brite, and... me!
Just read that Stephen King is writing a new "The Talisman" novel with Peter Straub. Rather exciting! Loved Talisman \Black House books.
Everyone wants to get better as they go along, but sometimes it's all you can do to stay co...
On gym days, I don't get to my desk until 4 in the afternoon, and everything except bedtime...
However, I think I managed to reach a new level with Koko, and I will always be grateful fo...
I talk M John Harrison, Dion Fortune, Arthur Machen, Peter Straub, Mary Butts & more in this piece on the occult
Another great episode of I also have a Peter Straub urinal story but not as go…
4 of 5 stars to Interior Darkness by Peter Straub
The Talisman by and Peter Straub. I can definitely hear King's voice, but I can't tell which parts aren't his.
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The Talisman by Peter Straub and Stephen King (1984, 1st edition )
Currently reading : The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub . This is on of my dads…
Peter Straub and Clive Barker are great and I need to read more of them.
I found a *** Cavett show from 1980 on Hulu with Stephen King, Peter Straub, Ira Levin & George Romero.
describes books. as Shirley Jackson and Peter Straub having a child
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if anybody is a fan of horror, do read Ghost Story. Peter Straub is brilliant author.
Just finished reading Peter Straub, Lost boy lost girl. Great read. If you like Stephen King you'll love this book.
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Yes! I loved The Talisman and Black House both. Jack Sawyer was my first book boyfriend.
The man who pulled off Global Peter Drucker Forum magnificently for 7th time: Richard Straub, thank you!
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7th Global Peter Drucker Forum iopened in Vienna by Richard Straub, President of the Peter Drucker Society.
Peter Straub's Shadowland is still just about the best dark fantasy novel ever written.
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“Facing a wall when you write really aids your concentration.” Peter Straub, Shadowland
This one always makes me think of Stephen King and Peter Straub's book The Talisman. Great tune . . . . ♫
Signed Limited edition of Black House by Stephen King and Peter Straub , As New
Off the top of my head: King (at least twice), Dan Simmons, Ray Bradbury, Peter Straub...
Reading a bunch of Peter Straub and Dan Simmons & then working in the cellar was maybe not the best idea. Old houses make odd noises.
Still around on my list of books that could/should be adapted and were not, Peter Straub's KOKO.
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I think they prefer to be called Peter Mandy's
Black House by Peter Straub and Stephen King - Dark Fantasy - 2002 Paperback
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In the Night Room : A Novel by Peter Straub (2004, Hardcover) - | . In the ...
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4 of 5 stars to Patto di sangue by Peter Straub
Great picture of and Peter Straub in North London in the 1970s. Somewhere on Crouch Hill, I think ...?
Photo: The two books that I’m looking forward to the most in 2016? -INTERIOR DARKNESS by Peter Straub...
My favorite book is The Talisman by Stephen King And Peter Straub.
The Talisman by Peter Straub and Stephen King - Unclipped 1st (1984, Hardcover)
From a tale one expects a bit of wildness, of exaggeration & dramatic effect. The tale has no inherent concern with decorum...~Peter Straub
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Every writer must acknowledge the unalterable fact that he has given himself a life sentence in solitary confinement ~ Peter…
Just finishing a new chapter for my book on Peter Straub.
A novel that inspired me to write my own books and in my top ten? Shadowland by - LOVE this book!
KOKO by Peter Straub. Red Country by Abercrombie. 1984 by Orwell. Infinite Jest by Wallace.
Stephen Graham Jones will also be reading from The Monstrous Friday 8pm (with Gemma Files, Peter Straub, John Langan, and A.C. Wise.
In his new "Reassessment File," Paul McMahon takes a 2nd look at Ghost Story (1981), based on Peter Straub novel.
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Avoid the giant mega novels. Dolores Claiborne and Gerald's game are two favorites. And The Talisman cowrote with Peter Straub.
Peter Straub writes pretty good horror books like Stephen King
Lot of good horror writers putting out good content nowadays but one of the best (right up there with Stephen King and Peter Straub) is
"If Thomas Tessier has any peers, they are Jonathan Carroll & Ruth Rendell.”. >Peter Straub
Where are my horror peeps, fans of Stephen King, Jack Ketchum, Clive Barker, Peter Straub? Follow me, I'll follow back. Ongoing giveaway!
Photo: "Forsaken" interior from BLACK HOUSE by Stephen King and Peter Straub; Donald M. Grant Pub.
And liquified monkeys reminds me of Peter Straub's Floating Dragon, & the mummy man.
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Also have a Peter Straub book that seems promising, but I've started it 4 times and never finished. I need someone to read it
I'm rereading them now, & they're quite enjoyable. For a fan of SK or Peter Straub, good times.
So many new books to read but wanting to reread Good Omens by Terry Pratchett/and The Talisman by Peter Straub/
So I've been nominated to do the literacy challenge and post my top 10 fave books! No particular order, but VERY particular reasons! I may know 10 people that can read so I'll tag and nominate yuns! 1. Tolkien - The Hobbit/LOTR 2. H.P. Lovecraft - complete collections 3. Edgar A. Poe - complete collections 4. Stephen King - The Shining 5. Stephen King/Peter Straub - Talisman/Black House 6. J.D. Salinger - Catcher in the rye 7. Michael Crichton - all of the Jurassic series 8. Anne Rice - Interview with a vampire 9. Rudyard Kipling - the Jungle Books 10. Chuck Palahniuk - lullaby/choke/fight club I know that's more than 10, but I could probably go to 30! I'm nominating the following few: Tyler Mayes Leslie Fee Mayes Bonnie Brestelli Alexandra Mayes Terri Trimbach Melissa Husted Eric Barnes Tasha Collins Jason Lyons Stacy Carmon
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2 of 5 stars to Poe's Children by Peter Straub
Stephen King with Peter Straub has always had good results
Yeah, it's not CZP, but Peter Straub, James Morrow, Michael Rowe, and Ramsey Campbell all liked it enough to...
I'm gonna write Steven King and Peter Straub an email
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"If I planned everything out in advance, I'd expire of boredom." Peter Straub
The only Easton book that doesn't rate well is his collab with Peter Straub. Straub's fans hated it. ROFL.
Well looks like one of my images made it to FB in Dublin, Ireland. I messaged Peter and we had a nice talk. All...
"...if your soul was half in eternity already, you could see God's tusked grey face leaning toward you in the blackness.". Koko,Peter Straub
Hey gang!. How about joining Neil Gaiman, Peter Straub and Guillermo del Toro in supporting the Edgar Allan Poe...
On page 436 of 567 of Ghost Story, by Peter Straub: Slow but sure progress with this one!
Have any of u read Peter Straub's "Ghost Story" &/or see the movie version? It is one of my most favorite novels of all time and fav fims 2.
Maybe you should write together a book. I loved the Talisman with Peter Straub. And the follow up also! Enjoy!
The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub. But since it has a child protagonist it'd be PG-13'd to death.
I think the last horror novel I read was probably The Talisman, by Stephen King and Peter Straub
Helen, I guarantee you will be amazed by Ghost Story by Peter Straub. First read when I was in my teens, copy in tatters.
Out of the book I will be reading by Stephen King and Peter Straub.
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Does Alejandro Sanz like terrible money? What's a Peter Straub? Do bracelets taste better with Pepto Bismol?
My for this week is The Hellfire Club by Peter Straub. Not the first time I've read it. Won't be the last, either.
I remember after a reading at a bar talking with Peter Straub about the Kennedy assassination.
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I remember reading fairly explicit horror stories about child abuse when I was about 10-11. Some Peter Straub story, etc.
Legendary horror author Peter Straub just backed the Edgar Allan Poe Bronze Bust Project!. He did it for HPL and...
Advice for more horror?: I just finished Ghost Story by Peter Straub. It was the first Reddit suggestion that ...
Final question of the "Spotlight on Peter Straub" panel discussion. Moderated by Michael Easton at WonderCon (4/19/2014). Here Peter discusses how he came to...
When Peter Straub was seven, a car ran him over. He was in the hospital for seven months, and had to re-learn to walk. It's maybe not surprising his work delves into "ultimate things." In an interview with Michael Berry, published in 1993, he said: "It taught me that the world is not benign, that the world doesn't care what happens to you. It taught me that great, great pain is survivable and contains within it something that isn't pain. I'm speaking mostly about emotional pain, because physical pain blots out everything else. "Things of overwhelming, almost unbearable power, in some way connect to joy, because they remind you that things can be overwhelming, that majesty is majesty, whether it's awful or good. Real grief and real joy co-exist simply because you discover you have them all inside you."
5 of 5 stars to Shadowland by Peter Straub
Two of my favorite writers, together. In a sense. Peter Straub writes 45 things you may not have known about Raymond Chandler:
2 of 5 stars to In the Night Room by Peter Straub
Re-reading Peter Straub's "Shadowland," a novel about myth, magic and meaning -- with wizards, a Rose and sort-of-seven-dwarfs (not the Disney version) and, of course, because it's Straub, severe cruelty to the young -- and re-discovered the new band name/song title: Lupus in fabula. OK, maybe that's a little too fabula for me, but what the Latin means is "the wolf in the story," one that doesn't appear until mentioned. It's the origin of the phrase "Speak of the devil and he appears." Variations on the wolf idiom appear in Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, French, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Romanian, Saudi Arabic, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Ukrainian and probably Pig Latin, while other related evils pop up in virtually every other tongue. The Greeks and Hebrews apparently feared donkeys. Intriguing variations: Swedish: "När man talar om trollen (så står de i farstun)" or "When you speak of the trolls (they stand in the entrance hall)." Yiddish: "A shod m'hot nisht geredt fun moshiach" ...
Also an interlocking cycle of novels and stories by Peter Straub:
Look's like Peter Straub's Ghost Story is available again.
"What do you do? Are you sure you live in this country?" - Peter Straub. What a curious look at the priorities of the late 70s.
I enjoyed the Peter Straub (panel at WonderCon on Saturday. Michael Easton was great as moderator.
So much fun at Wondercon today! A terrific panel moderated by LeAnna Herrera from the fabulous bookstore, Mysterious Galaxy Redondo Beach. We got to meet the phenomenal Peter Straub and give him a personalized book!
Great insight from the writer Peter Straub who I just saw speak: "Evil's great secret is that it is smaller than us."
Panel went well. Everyone was great. Peter Straub is uber talented, successful, and NICE. Refreshing.
Peter Straub is really really wise.
1 of 5 stars to Shadowland by Peter Straub
Friendly FYI: I don't know if you're a fan of his, but Peter Straub (is there at the Wondercon.
Check out what I found. Lost Boy Lost Girl by Peter Straub (Paperback, 2004) - NEW!! via
I'm reading "Poe's Children" edited by Peter Straub. Quality inspiration for my daily story challenge.
Ghost Story was the scariest movie I had seen when it came out. Then I read Peter Straub's book. Movie not so great now
finished Mystery (Blue Rose Trilogy) by Peter Straub and gave it 4 stars
Either The Talisman (if you're including that as it's co-written with Peter Straub) or Cell.
I'm saddened by this book, or perhaps I'm upset with myself. I recently reread Ghost Story, by Peter Straub, and...
Thinking of buying Peter Straub's Koko. Is it worth it?
Michael Easton to moderate panel discussion "Spotlight on Peter Straub" at
Looking forward to attending "Spotlight on Peter Straub" Well, I guess you really can say that I…
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Peter Straub describes his working day:.
- The Riddle-Master Trilogy by Patricia McKillip, The Talisman by Peter Straub & Stephen King, Shatter Me by
Peter Straub and Ramsey Campbell getting a good mention not all Campbell heroes survive
113 Classics of Horror Literature "1408" by Stephen King "A Birthday" by Lisa Tuttle “A Good Marriage" by Stephen King “Abraham’s Boys” by Joe Hill "Again" by Ramsey Campbell “The Age of Desire” by Clive Barker "Alice's Last Adventure" by Thomas Ligotti American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis "The Animal Fair" by Robert Bloch Anno Dracula by Kim Newman "Aphra" by Nancy A. Collins "Apt Pupil" by Stephen King At The Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft “The Bees” by Dan Chaon “Best New Horror” by Joe Hill "The Blue Rose" by Peter Straub “The Book of Blood” by Clive Barker “The Box” by Jack Ketchum Burn, Witch, Burn! by A. Merritt Burnt Offerings by Robert Maracuso “The Call of Cthulhu” by H.P. Lovecraft Carrie by Stephen King “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe “Casting the Runes” by M.R. James The Cellar by Richard Laymon “Coming Soon to a Theater Near You” by David J. Schow Conjure Wife by Fritz Leiber "Corpse Carnival" by Ray Bradbury “Dagon” by H.P ...
IMPORTANT (PLEASE READ): WHC GRANDMASTER – WE WANT YOUR VOTE! The World Horror Convention Grand Master Award is a yearly distinction given to an author who has contributed greatly to the field of horror literature. Nominees must be alive at the time of voting and cannot have previously won the award. The award is given at the annual World Horror Convention. As a Registered Member of WHC2014, you have the exclusive right to vote for the WHC Grandmaster (that person will be invited to attend the Con as our Guest). Here is the list of previous winners: Robert Bloch-1991; Stephen King-1992; Richard Matheson-1993; Anne Rice-1994; Clive Barker-1995; Dean Koontz-1996; Peter Straub-1997; Brian Lumley-1998; Ramsey Campbell-1999; Harlan Ellison-2000; Ray Bradbury-2001; Charles L. Grant-2002; Chelsea Quinn Yarbro-2003; Jack Williamson-2004; F. Paul Wilson – 2005; Ray Garton – 2006; Joe R. Lansdale – 2007; Robert McCammon – 2008; Tanith Lee – 2009; James Herbert – 2010; Jack Ketchum – 2011; TED Klein ...
Being inside out of the cold, I decided to read, and read 2 books in two days!!---the first one was Eminent Hipsters by Donald Fagan, a memoir of what he has liked in his life, including science fiction writers, jazz, Bard college and a hilarious tour diary from 2010. The second was a new short story anthology from Cemetery Dance called Turn Down the Lights, with new delightful stories from Stephen King, Clive Barker, Peter Straub, Ed Gorman, Bentley Little and more. All were enjoyable. I love to read! Back to work tomorrow.
Favorite paperbacks back in the day.all Jame's Bond.all Mickey Spillane.Mario Puzo's Godfather and Peter Straub's Exorcist.I always read the book before seeing the movie.another great paperback was The Hoods by -? Grey
fair enough. I also like Peter Straub, Faye Kellerman, Anne Rice and Poppy Z Brite. But I like this stuff too.
Rules: In your status, list 9 books that have stayed with you in some way. Don't take more than a few minutes and don't think too hard. They don't have to be "right" or considered great works. Tag ten friends, including me. 1. East of Eden, John Steinbeck 2. The Talisman, Peter Straub, Steven King 3. Jazz, Toni Morrison 4. Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides 5. Lucky, Jackie Collins 6. Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows, JK Rowling 7. The Awakening, Kate Chopin 8. Silence of The Lambs, Thomas Harris 9. A Mother's Recompense, Edith Wharton Nicole Cardile McGuinness, Andrea Smith, Nikki Bene, Tessie Mower, Shannon Gardner, Shannon Mahoney, Steve Olejnik, Paul Mailloux, Carol Conway, Leah A. Miles
Peter Straub wrote a very scary book called "Julia" (not the Vanessa Redgrave one)
Today's meme seems to be: List ten books that mean a great deal to you. Here goes: The Complete Works of Sherlock Holmes by AC Doyle, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson, The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury, Salem's Lot by Stephen King, Ghost Story by Peter Straub, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, Moon of Three Rings by Andre Norton, The Persian Boy by Mary Renault, I Claudius by Robert Graves.
Susie Brooks tagged me to name ten books that have stayed with me. I find it difficult to compile a list and answer because there are just so many, many books...and I am an eclectic reader so it's a weird list in no particular order. 1. Tripura Rahasya: The Secret of the Supreme Goddess Translated by Swami Sri Ramananda Saraswathi 2. Paradise Lost by John Milton 3. Watership Down by Richard Adams 4. Salem's Lot, Firestarter, The Stand, The Talisman (with Peter Straub) The Dark Tower Series, etc. by Stephen King 5. The Vampire Stories, etc. by Anne Rice 6. Evolution, Manifold Space, Manifold Time, etc. by Stephan Baxter 7. The Hobbit and LOTR by J.R.R. Tolkein 8. The Stars Like Dust, all the Foundation stories, Nightfall, all the Robot stories, etc. by Issac Asimov 9. Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut 10. The Faded Sun Trilogy by C.J. Cherryh 11. Etcettera, oh, and that one, and I love this book too!!! . . .
From the shadowy worlds of myth and legend. . .From the pages of bestsellers and the silver screen. . .They're searching for you. And they're hungry. Every culture and country has its demons--and since earliest times we've tried to capture these supernatural predators through the power of storytelling. But they refuse to be tamed. . . Join Bram Stoker Award winners Maberry and Kramer on a chilling journey into the nature of the beast. This compendium of creepy creatures tracks the monsters of our imagination from the whispered fireside tales of old to the books, comics, and films that keep us shivering on the edges of our seats with delight and fascination. Biting commentaries by the modern masters of the macabre--John Carpenter, Peter Straub, Jack Ketchum, Holly Black, Kevin J. Anderson, Ray Garton, Ramsey Campbell, Christopher Golden, Kelley Armstrong, Simon Clark, Herschell Gordon Lewis, and dozens of others--help make this the ultimate guidebook to the horrific roots and modern-day expressions of our ...
10% done with Ghost Story, by Peter Straub: a book that scared Stephen King...now you know why I am reading it
"Jack suddenly realized that, although he was still running, he was running on thin air, like a cartoon character who has time for one surprised double-take before plunging two thousand feet straight down." Stephen King & Peter Straub - The Talisman
" Right here and now, as an old friend used to say, we are in the fluid present , where clear-sightedness never guarantees perfect vision " - BLACK HOUSE by: Stephen King & Peter Straub ( Sequel to The Talisman, wherein Jack Sawyer, the hero, is an adult now. ) Well, long introduction short , I just really love this quote. It is the very first sentence in the book . It just reinforces the saying " Hindsight is 20/20 ". Just thought it was cool and wanted to share it with you cool people.Hope you like it. Wishing all of you well.
Peter Straub the MMA fighter being treated with our laser! Super cool!
The Great Book of Amber. If you like horror, anything by Peter Straub or the Great and Secret Show by Clive Barker.
what, no Carrie? IT is overrated. My fave is The Talisman with Peter Straub.
Reading Peter Straub again for the first time in ages. So far thoroughly enjoying Floating Dragon
Well I made some interesting discoveries today. I had pretty much forgotten about Good Reads as I haven't been on there for ages, but a query email on my book led me back to it this morning. I discovered that "in my absence" I had got to No1 in the "True Ghost Stories and Hauntings" category. That I was No1 jointly in the "Curl up with a cocoa and a good book category" ( the Twilight Saga didn't enter that list till No7 amazingly). I entered myself in another Ghost Story category and the space of three hours I had gone up over 300 places, overtaking some Stephen King, Peter Straub, Dean Koontz, James Herbert, John Saul and Edgar Allen Poe novels! (Yes my flab was totally aghast) There were over 1000 people waiting to hear more about my book after the Giveaway I'd done a year or so ago... and then inexplicably, having been going down the charts for days, the book suddenly shot back up 40,000 places into the top 30 on Amazon again. And I have no idea how any of this works! But it makes me smile =)
Ghost Story by Peter Straub-maybe a bit dated/hackneyed but gave me the heeby jeebys..
they're great thriller/suspense/crime. Peter Straub - Lost Boy, Lost Girl.creepiest thing I ever read
More stories that influenced by writing: The Clock by W.F. Harvey The Golden Apples of the Sun and The Fox and the Forest by Ray Bradbury Ghost Story by Peter Straub And not to forget, The Cemetery by Conrad Aiken, which was made into an episode of Night Gallery.
Peter Straub's Ghost Story is an excellent horror novel that will appeal to American Horror Story.
| Many fiction writers eventually want to feel that their work forms a single, unified entity, ~ Peter Straub
(Via Peter Straub) I don't often do this but a friend had a good point, so I thought I would try it... It occurs to me that for each and every one of you on my friends list, I catch myself looking at your pictures, sharing jokes and news, as well as, support during good and bad times. I am also happy to have you among my friends. We will see who will take the time to read this message until the end. If you appreciate your friends from all over the world, go ahead and copy this into your status too, even if its just for a minute. I'm going to be watching to see who takes care of the friendship, just like me. Thank you all for being part of my life. Copy and paste please, don't share. If no one reads my wall, this should be a short experiment. So, if you read this, leave one word on how we met. Only one word, then copy this to your wall so I can leave a word for you. Please don't add a word and then forget to copy to your wall.
Just finished the book "Something Wicked This Way Comes" by Ray Bradbury. It is an awesome book. I think it is my second favorite now, right behind "Shadowland" by Peter Straub.
Head over to White Horse Tavern tonight at 9pm for another exciting night of "What Do You Know?" Trivia!! Preston will be running the show tonight. We are still running Quiz A, so your bonus answers are Stephen King and Peter Straub. Don't forget, this is the last week of the 9pm show time. Starting next week, Trivia will start at 7pm!
No. It's also his first sequel, not counting Dark Tower series and books he wrote with Peter Straub.
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I decided I should read more Peter Straub. I've only read Ghost Story.
Emma Straub and Peter Straub writing a story together! Plus Aimee Bender. This is a good one...
Now reading: xo Orpheus, a fantastic new anthology edited by Kate Bernheimer that has a rock star cast of authors including Aimee Bender, Sheila Heti, Victor LaValle, and even a story co-written by Emma Straub & Peter Straub.
The talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub.You will feel so lost when you finish reading it.
His mind is just so freaking amazing,i'm always stunned.You should check out Peter Straub too.They are friends in real life.
So who has read The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub?
Haven't read book on paper in so long. Forgot how heavy they are. Black House. Steven King. Peter Straub.
you have seen a Spriggan like the one that scared Stephen King when he visited Peter Straub in Crouch End UK
2 of 5 stars to Floating Dragon by Peter Straub
"Rivals the best I've read by Stephen King, Peter Straub, or Dean Koontz" (Review for ASH: RETURN OF THE BEAST) •
Floating Dragon by Peter Straub: ...won the British Fantasy Society Award in 1984.
Floating Dragon by Peter Straub: ...was the 1984 British Fantasy Society Award winner.
Peter Straub's Hellfire Club, with much red wine. Not exactly teen but good nonetheless.
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No. 2 - Peter Straub's Shadowland in the best novels of the 1980s. Sleight of hand has a darker turn
Dean Koontz, Peter Straub, Stephen King and James Patterson to name a few :)
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Ghost Story by Peter Straub is nowhere near a classic horror story. I'd give it a C+ at best.
"The Talisman" by Stephen King and Peter Straub turned out to be okay. Might still read the sequel "Black House" soon.
Every couple of years or so I re-read Koko by Peter Straub. This time round it'll be in Turkey.
Monday night Black Market Yoga 7pm will have live music by and Peter Straub.
Ghost Story by Peter Straub, Stars Craig Wasson and Fred Astaire.. 1982 or 81?? good spooky movie.
Would a Warren Fahy and Dean Koontz novel be big or what? Like Stephen King and Peter Straub's Black House. The...
2dannymctv Does Al know that he is mentioned in a book by Stephen King and Peter Straub named Black House On page 227?
in the 80s Hutson was on Horror's Top Ten list; Anne Rice bumps him back to five or six & Peter Straub is in too.
3 of 5 stars to Mystery by Peter Straub
Want to be on Straubcast? It's my podcast where I talk about Peter Straub. Might be confusing to have you on. Actually forget it
A continent of / horrors lies between Jack and / the cure for his mom. Stephen King & Peter Straub - The Talisman
Ah, Stephen King. If you like him, you will definitely like Peter Straub! Check out, "Ghost Story!"
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1 of 5 stars to In The Night Room by Peter Straub
A horror novel right off the assembly line: In the Night Room by Peter Straub read by Scott Brick
Take a few minutes this week to stop in and browse our Annual Book Sale ~ Hundreds of titles by hundreds of authors including but certainly not limited to Stephen King, John Grisham, John Saul, Mary Higgins Clark, Dean Koontz, V.C. Andrews, Peter Straub, Dan Brown plus a HUGE assortment of Children's books and Teen Novels... literally something for everyone in the family! All proceeds go directly to the Women's Own Resource Centre and support our Rural Outreach Program Endeavor. The Book Sale will be open Monday to Thursday from 8:30 to 12:00 and from 1:00 to 4:30 ALL summer long so stop in and see us :)
Was able to blaze through the new Neil Gaiman novel in a day. Now the hard part of choosing what to read next! As of now, it's a tie between Stephen King's Full Dark No Stars and Peter Straub's Lost Boy Lost Girl.
In LIFE Magazine, January 1983, on page 76: the author Stephen King had bought a $12,000 Wang Word Processor System 5 so he could write novels faster and so that when he co-wrote a book with Peter Straub they could sent parts of the novel back and forth as attachments. Straub was using a $16,000 IBM Display Writer. Compare those prices to how cheap personal computers are today.
Shadowland by Peter Straub is my favorite book. What's yours?
Here's my Readercon schedule: Friday July 12 4:00 PM CL Kaffeeklatsch. Ellen Datlow, James Morrow. 5:00 PM E Autographs. Ellen Datlow, Peter Straub. 10:30 PM F/G Meet the Pro(se) Party Saturday July 13 11:00 AM ME The Art of Critique. Jeanne Cavelos, Ellen Datlow, Matthew Kressel (leader), Ken Liu, Eugene Mirabelli, Betsy Mitchell. Criticism is a large part of a writer's life. What are the elements of a good short story or novel critique? How does one go about critiquing another writer's work? What are the most effective techniques? What types of things do we look for? Is there such a thing as destructive criticism or are all kinds of critique helpful? How does a writer learn what to listen to from a critique and what to ignore? We will explore these and other questions. Sunday July 14 11:00 AM G The Shirley Jackson Awards During down times you might find me wherever the drinks and conversation are flowing.
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Get your 4th of July week started off with fireworks of the storytelling variety! Next Tuesday we've got Emma Straub, Amy Brill Author, Starlee Kine, Peter Straub, and Dagmara Dominczyk telling Hollywood stories:
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Do you know any info on the history of adapting Peter Straub's book Shadowland into film?
Asking if any horror buffs know the story of any attempted film adaptation of Peter Straub's "Shadowland."
Want to listen to a good book but don't want the hassle of discs. Come in & try our Playaway section..great complete books on one little device..all you need are earphones & AAA battery. Added good reads to our collection today: D-Days in the Pacific by Donald Miller Don't Go by Lisa Scottoline Kill Alex Cross by James Patterson Victims by Jonathan Kellerman Ghost Story by Peter Straub The Finish by Mark Bowden Mauritius Command by Patrick O'Brian Valley of Horses by Jean Auel Chopping Spree by Diane Mott Davidson Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Rigler Bad Blood by Dana Stabenow Midnight Sons by Debbie Macomber Fly Away by Kristin Hannah Still Life by Louise Penny Pirate Alley by STephen Coonts Hunt Club by John Lescroart Go to greatbendpl.info to place holds on our materials
Unfortunately no one found gold. We did find a lot of coal and glass.
IT'S PROMOTE YOUR BOOK ON JEFF'S FB WALL FRIDAY. I pimp myself a lot here, but I think one has to be proactive about one's creative endeavors. I get kind of tired of myself, though, so I'm going to try to remember every FRIDAY to invite OTHER writers to shamelessly promote their books here. NOT IN THE COMMENTS BELOW, but by posting an individual update with a link to where the book can be ordered. Please don't hesitate to do this; I have over 4,000 FB friends -- and they like to READ!
The documentary, filmed by St. Louis professor and filmmaker Brian Walter and created from hours of interviews with Harington and his wife Kim during visits in 2006-2007, could be ready in time to submit for consideration at this year's Offshoot Film Festival.
Ok..What's your favorite book of all time and brief explanation why? Looking for some good ones to go and fetch.
I'm a writer of horror and fantasy. Some would also consider me a *** writer, as I'm a writer who is a *** man. I don't often really explore *** issues per se in my work, but I was thinking about it today, and I feel that my work may make a statement of sorts. I often utilize *** characters in my pieces, but I treat that very casually, as rather commonplace and not much of an issue at all. I do this without really thinking about it, because it is very casual and commonplace for me, it's just who I am. So for my characters sexual orientation is just an almost throw-away fact of who they are, like hair color or height. So perhaps what I'm doing is envisioning a future where sexual orientation just isn't an issue, not something people focus on or even care about overly. That sounds like a nice future to me. So in that way, maybe my little fantasy and horror stories might have something to say. :-p
I have recently become fascinated with older novels of horror. Wish I could collect them all. Now reading NightStone by Rick Hautala --a creepy tale about a girl and a haunted doll. *chills* --also reading Vampire Memoirs by Traci Nriery, Ghost Story by Peter Straub, and the Blackstone Chronicles by John Saul. Should be an eerie summer.
Looking forward to playing with the Michael Rozon house band tonight at this cool gig. Also with Peter Straub (drums), Tony Ruiz (bass), Johnny Indovina (percussion) and spoken word artist Rich FERGUSON. Rock on...it's free to attend.
More about Richard Matheson (I AM LEGEND) and his influential place in the development of modern horror. He and Jack Finney (THE BODY SNATCHERS) pioneered a realistic approach in the 1950s, working to convince readers that the characters and setting were real. This sounds obvious now, but it was a revolutionary idea in the 1950s. In the 1960s, the horror writers who continued that concept and made a difference were Ira Levin (ROSEMARY'S BABY) and William Peter Blatty (THE EXORCIST). In the early 1970s, Thomas Tryon wrote his masterpieces, THE OTHER and HARVEST HOME, adding lyricism to the realistic mix. Also in the early 1970s came Stephen King's CARRIE and 'SALEM'S LOT. The latter was King's combination of PEYTON PLACE with DRACULA, an approach that almost defines Matheson's legacy. The great Peter Straub then added overt literary elements in novels like Ghost Story, showing that horror could transcend genre classifications. Those names and titles are the foundation of modern horror.
Veteran New Yorkers Ellen Datlow and Peter Straub (and anyone else), please send tips on your favorite local coffee houses, restaurants and other haunts. We're visiting the city over the holiday next week. We love to explore the best of the city from the local perspective and avoid the touristy spots. Claire Bellerjeau and Chris Bellerjeau , what say you? Thank you!
“And then a prince will come along and say the magic words and three ravens will give you the magic tokens and a fish will carry you on his back” ― Peter Straub
It takes a writer and an open minded reader to understand that our ink is just an extension of us... it isn't the whole picture of who we are... Some readers assume our words represent us totally and the sad part is that they don't. If the words we write are who we are, then we need to hurry up and arrest Stephen King, Peter Straub, and all those macabre writers that ink gory books of murder and mayhem. While you're at it, don't forget to stick a stake thru the hearts of Anne Rice and Stephanie Meyers, because they must be vampires since they write about them. How about giving the death sentence to Thirlena Rivera, Ann Rule, John Cleaver, and John Leonard. Why? Well they write about serial killers, so they must be serial killers. Right? Now do you see how stupid you look assuming that because I ink profanity that I'm ungodly. If anything is ungodly, it's your using your presumably Christian values to persecute me for what I write. But I see you evidently lack the awareness to understand the difference bet ...
By Patrick Temple-West WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Virginia company inappropriately secured contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars from the Internal Revenue Service based on false statements and personal ties to an IRS official, the top Republican investigator in the U.S. House of Representati...
Today is a happy day. IT arrived. I have The Stand on backup and I'm almost finished with Salem's lot.
Emails returned from Peter Straub, Ramsey Campbell, and Max Brooks. Kind of blows me away when such notable (and busy) authors take time to write you back. Makes me smile. :-)
Good Elevation Fight Team practice this morning. Tough crew in the house today.
"Most of my kindle horrors are so cheap and easy that I'm not interested in leaving reviews. I had been looking for Sheep for several years and was delighted when it popped up on Kindle. I really wasn't expecting much, reading pulp for so long you learn not to get your hopes up - anyway I was amazed. Sheep is an exceptional book, undeservedly obscure. It's very dark, very intense - Maginn is genuinely literate and this novel was refreshing to read. A lot of horror writing today is journalistic, some authors try for style but it comes across as heavy-handed and artificial. Maginn is up there with authors like Peter Straub, Dan Simmons, Scott Smith & Robert McCammon - Sheep is arguably better then some of their bestselling titles.” (* Amazon review.)
My husband is reading a story out loud to my daughter (awww...). She's 15, and the story is "The Talisman" by Stephen King & Peter Straub. :)
Little Giant Ladders
Children are supposed to be all sugar and spice and everything nice... but we know that's not the truth. Dark tales of wicked tykes and dangerous kids playing vicious games that lead adults - sometimes their own parents - to their demise are a staple of frightening fiction. Beware the schoolyards...
You're not the real Peter Straub because that guy is like 100 years old or possibly dead?
"Gorky Park" by Martin Cruz Smith and "Floating Dragon" by Peter Straub. Older, but still great mystery novels.
I almost missed it...Stephen King's Under the Dome. I read the book, and I forgot they turned it into a TV series. It's airing tonight (right now)!!! Yeah!
So...Under the Dome was one of the worst books I have read. Ever. And I *liked* King, I used to be a major fan. I liked 11/22/63. But UtD was STUNNINGLY bad. So, uh, I won't be watching it.
Watching Under the Dome. I will never look at a cow the same way again... LOL
Watching Under the Dome . hope it's as good as the book was :)
Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Dylan Thomas Many of us have jobs. Full-time jobs, part-time jobs, we...
Just read that Richard Matheson has passed. Easily one of the nicest and kindest writer I ever met. I was working for the World Horror Con in Stamford back in 1993 and I had a chance to meet him and his son Christian.. there was blizzard that weekend so we were all kind of stuck in that hotel for the weekend, That was one of my happiest geek moments.. met Skipp & Spencer, Poppy Z. Brite, The Matheson's, Whitley Streiber, Peter Straub.. heady times, another giant has fallen.
PETER STRAUB is the New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen novels. Three of his most recent novels, A Dark Matter, Lost Boy Lost Girl and In the Night Room, are winners of the Bram Stoker Award. He lives in New York City.
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Fans of Stephen King "You can say goodbye to your next two Monday nights, and possibly--if past for once is not precedent--the whole summer's worth." -- New York Times Under The Dome On CBS, a 13-part series based on Stephen King's novel, premieres tonight on CBS at 10pm. Will you be watching? THIS household will be watching;)~
I really love audiobooks. Driving all around is something I look forward to now. In the past 3 months I've listened to 13 books. On a related note, I need to get that check engine light looked at...
Would even a master like Peter Straub be able to write a cohesive True Blood season to end the series? The show is so all over the map.
Photo: Black House by =RoxRio (inspred by the novel black house by Stephen King and Peter Straub)
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Peter Straub from 1990...Mrs God...an American's first exp. in England...I love you, Peter!
Peter Straub commented on one of my FB posts! ::Giddy Fan Girl Giggle::
I will be playing (guitar) with the Michael Rozon house band on and off all night at this cool event. Come check it out if you like. Looking forward to jamming again with Peter Straub and Johnny Indovina... Music, Art and free to get in at Billys ThursdayNight Fish Fry
New John le Carré, new Peter Straub, and a big book about important maps from history. Nobody talk to me!
Just had my first encounter with the work of Charles Brockden Brown ("Somnambulism: A Fragment") in Peter Straub's AMERICAN FANTASTIC TALES.
John Irvin's movie, with Fred Astaire? Peter Straub's novel was a great read...
Geoff Ward examines the strange life and terrifying world of the man hailed as America's greatest horror writer since Poe. During his life Lovecraft's work was confined to lurid pulp magazines and he died in penury in 1937. Today, however, his writings are considered modern classics and published i...
"You start to grow up when you understand that the stuff that scares you is part of the air you breathe." -- Peter Straub,…
Quote for the Day: Being sorry for myself is a luxury I can’t afford. – Stephen King and Peter Straub
Under the Dome starts Monday on CBS. Excited. Excellent Stephen King novel. Hope the television adaption lives up.
Here are some movies/properies i would love to see Tim Burton remake/adapt, im a big Tim Burton fan and will list my reasons below 1: The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub, 2: Disneys The Cat From Outter Space, 3: The Amazing Mr Blunden, 4: Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased), 5: Dr Strange, 6: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
Also had a great idea for a reality TV show: "I Dance On Your Grave." Contestants are asked to describe that one, monumental grievance or dispute in their life. Then the announcer informs them that their nemesis has in fact expired that very day, and they are allowed to dance on his or her grave while America watches. At the end, when they've spewed forth their pent-up venom and danced themselves dizzy, the person/relative/co-worker's hand pops up from the grit and grabs them by the ankle. They weren't dead at all! What a marvelous prank. And they heard everything! I think ABC is really interested.
“It is as though some old part of yourself wakes up in you, terrified, useless in the life you have, its skills and habits destructive but intact, and what is left of the present you, the person you have become, wilts and shrivels in sadness or despair: the person you have become is only a thin shell over this other, more electric and endangered self. The strongest, the least digested parts of your experience can rise up and put you back where you were when they occurred; all the rest of you stands back and weeps.” — ― Peter Straub, The Throat
OMG! I've read 15 of them and only hated 2...!
Bad Day Books question of the day: What’s your all time favorite horror book, and why?
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Horror fiction is frightening or surprising, supernatural or natural, folklore or religious, of death or of afterlife, of witches or of vampires, of werewolves or of ghosts, whatever it is, horror means fear. The Gothic tradition “evil is horror “gone modern as horror fiction in the 19th century. Novels and stories by Mary Shelley, Edgar Allan Poe, , R.L. Stevenson, Oscar Wilde and Bram Stoker depict horror. H. P. Lovecraft and M. R. James wrote horror fiction in the 20th century. The living dead and zombie tale made zombie fiction. Stephen King, Clive Barker, Peter Straub and James Herbert are well known contemporary horror writers. Horror provokes fear response. Fear, surprise, suspense and mystery are few of the most important elements of horror .H.P. Lovecraft wrote: "The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown”. According to Darwin, organic evolution occurred through fight or flight. Matthew Arnold wrote: “And we are .. ...
Big congrats to last night' s nominees and winners at the Stoker Awards banquet. We missed seeing greats like Gene O'Neill and Peter Straub and Weston Ochse, were happy to see Mort Castle and Lisa Morton and others take home the coveted haunted house Stoker, and were pulling for other friends with great, deservedly nominated work. It was a magical night dining with Peter Giglio , John F D Taft and his fiancé, and hanging with John Joseph Adams and Adam Cesare at the after-party.
My son and I had a great opportunity to play a small part at the Berwick Relay for Life event. People walked for 24 hours, around the Berwick High School track. I was able to talk with many people who have also, lost friends or family members, to some type of Cancer. The event raised somewhere around twenty thousand dollars, all to one day help find a cure for this disease. I was touched by the generosity of so many who freely gave their time and effort for the relay. The dedication of the walkers, which never ceased through the late evening until even after the event was over. God love Ed Livsey, 82 from Berwick walking 16 1/2 miles, another lady hardly took a break walking nearly 40 miles! If anyone knows Vicky Fish or Sue Ellen Harner or any of the other committee volunteers, congrats. to a great event. So many people out for a common cause! So I say all of this, to try to encourage my network of friends and family to attend the next relay for life in 2014, or any other local American Cancer S ...
What critics are saying about HUMAN TRIAL: “Human Trial is not only for alien lovers, - far from it. It is an entertaining and intricate story that can be read and enjoyed along with the likes of Mitchener, King, or Peter Straub. One of the best aspects of Human Trial is the dialogue. It resonates as real and when it needs to be gritty it does not shy away. Stelly intuitively knows what everyday people will do to survive and how their interactions with each other will sound… The dialogue is so alive and present that someone involved in cinema would do well to make a treatment of the novel and put it to film.” – Brian Barbeito
The 116th episode of the Reading & Writing podcast features an interview with Jamie Mason, author of THREE GRAVES FULL. Three Graves Full is an astonishing debut novel, smart and stylish and wo...
"If she were to return...to haunt him...she would surely haunt with love." - Stephen King & Peter Straub (Black House)
On occasion, someone asks me about what something I've written means. It's then I realize I often have no idea what it means.
I just bought: 'Koko' by Peter Straub via - looking forward to getting stuck in. thanks Peter, jack
Time to listen to Edguy and read my neglected Peter Straub novel
Trying to get back into reading with some good ol' horror. 'A Dark Matter' by Peter Straub.
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The countdown is on! Only 13 days left until Defqon.1 '13! Who are your party buddies this year?
These just in: The Lady In Blue by Javier Sierra, The Runaway Jury by John Grisham, Gung *** by Blanchard, The Secret Pilgrim by John LaCarre, The Jester by James Patterson, The Whole Truth by David Baldacci, Mr X. by Peter Straub, A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle, Hag's Nook by John Dickson Carr, The Regulation of Madness, by Robert Castel, Twilight Eyes by Dean Koontz, Piercing the Darkness by Frank E. Peretti, Blow Fly by Patricia Cornwell
Hey FB, here are two things about me you might not know: I am about to have a baby and I like to read. From what I'm told, these two things are not exactly compatible, but I'm going to attempt to buck the trend and see what happens. Anyway, I'm looking for some recommendations from my FB pals, either authors or books, reading material that's not especially dense but is well written and conceptually sound. I'm typically a heavy lifter when it comes to books, so I'm open to whatever is recommended, fiction or nonfiction. I'm just trying to shy away from slow reads. Thanks in advance, y'all.
July: Leanne Gone Girl by Flynn Aug: Ellen. Diving Bell and Butterfly Sept: Michelle Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Morris Oct: Rita Nov: Kathy Ghost Story by Peter Straub
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Things to be ashamed of I never finished reading Ghost Story by Peter Straub.
Horror Author Peter Straub answers the top 10 questions from the reddit community: Big thanks to Peter for sharing so much of his time w...
I am utterly hooked on Stephen King's Dark Tower series right now. Just finished The Wastelands and wondering why this amazing series has been missing from my life for so long. You know you're on to something when a series encompasses gunslingers, chittering lobstrosities, devious face-changing sorcerers and a homicidal, riddle-addicted train...
4 of 5 stars to A Dark Matter by Peter Straub
Plz RT!Only 1 of my auctions on for The Dinner Guest funds without bid yet-Peter Straub signed, numbered Ltd ed
"The world is full of ghosts, and some of them are still people." -- Peter Straub, THE THROAT
OK- Who's got a great book they can recommend for my summer reading? Need a really good book recommendation, please
KOKO by Peter Straub is one of the most powerful works of fiction I've read over the past few years. I wouldn't classify it as horror, though it certainly contains horror elements. I would definitely classify it as literature, a work of art lovingly cr ...
I'm selling signed horror books on to raise money for The Dinner Guest - Peter Straub
So some of my fave authors are Catherine Coulter, Zane, Danielle Steel, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Yasmine Galenorn, Vince Flynn, Sable Grace, my list goes on. I can read pretty much anything. Some of my fave books are (and for me fave is something I can read over and over again and never get tired of). Any of the books in Jenna Blacks' Dark Decendants series. Allison Brennans' The Seven Deadly sin series (only 2 books in it cause, sadly it's been put on hold.) Catherine Coulters'- Beyond Eden Enslaved by Virginia Henry Summerhouse by Jude Deveraux There's a few more, but those are my top go to ღMeltsღ
Peter Straub is an amazing writer as well
He co-wrote that one with Peter Straub. I've heard it's phenomenal.
Okay, this is more centered at all you horror readers out there, but if you're a fan of mine I'll go out on a limb and say you like scary reading. ;-) What's your favorite horror/creepy book of all time? I think mine would have to be IT by King. C'mon, let's hear what yours is!
Once i finish arrested development, i really need to find something decent to read. The last peter straub book was just... It wasn't good, and i don't sleep well without it
Stephen King & Peter Straub collaborate again, picking up the main character from The Talisman 20 years later in The Black House. COL.
The author of the new allegorical werewolf novel ‘Red Moon’ talks about his abysmally low voice and bumping into Warren Buffett and LeBron James.
One of my favorite authors. Don't worry Peter Straub, you are too!
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