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John Langan
John Langan has taught reading and writing at Atlantic Cape Community College near Atlantic City, New Jersey, for over twenty-five years. The author of a popular series of college textbooks on both writing and reading, John enjoys the challenge of developing materials that teach skills in an... show more

John Langan has taught reading and writing at Atlantic Cape Community College near Atlantic City, New Jersey, for over twenty-five years. The author of a popular series of college textbooks on both writing and reading, John enjoys the challenge of developing materials that teach skills in an especially clear and lively way. Before teaching, he earned advanced degrees in writing at Rutgers University and in reading at Rowan University. He also spent a year writing fiction that, he says, "is now at the back of a drawer waiting to be discovered and acclaimed posthumously." While in school, he supported himself by working as a truck driver, a machinist, a battery assembler, a hospital attendant, and an apple packer. John now lives with his wife, Judith Nadell, near Philadelphia. In addition to his wife and Philly sports teams, his passions include reading and turning on nonreaders to the pleasure and power of books. Through Townsend Press, his educational publishing company, he has developed the nonprofit "Townsend Library"--a collection more than thirty new and classic stories that appeal to readers of any age.
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Bark at the Ghouls
Bark at the Ghouls rated it 1 week ago
This is free. Go get yourself a copy! Link hereIf these stories are any indication of what we can expect from Tor’s new horror line NightFire, we have some excellent horror fiction to look forward to in the brand new year! The production and narration is excellent and the writing is strong and polis...
Char's Horror Corner
Char's Horror Corner rated it 11 months ago
John Langan's THE FISHERMAN is a phenomenal story within a story. Featuring cosmic horror, quiet horror, psychological horrors and a few scenes that were just horrific in general, I find myself lacking the words this book deserves. This tale was outstanding and I waited way too long to read it. ...
Reclusive Reads
Reclusive Reads rated it 2 years ago
Abe and Dan, coworkers, with nothing in common but their grief, find the bond of friendship and solace in the peaceful hobby of fishing the streams in upstate New York. Then Dan suggests Dutchman's Creek. Although Abe is unfamiliar with this waterway, he is more than willing to give it a go.When one...
Michael Patrick Hicks
Michael Patrick Hicks rated it 3 years ago
John Langan's The Fisherman is a slow-burn tale of cosmic horror told on two fronts. This is the story of two widowers, Abe and Dan, who find solace in their shared hobby of fishing and plan on sinking their lines into Dutchman's Creek, a hard to find locale unless you know exactly where to look. Be...
Elentarri's Book Blog
Elentarri's Book Blog rated it 4 years ago
The book was "ok". Some of the stories were weird, others just silly. I didn't find them particularly terrifying or horrifying - the daily newspaper is more terrifying than anything written in this book.
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