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Peter Straub
Peter Straub is the author of seventeen novels, which have been translated into more than twenty languages. They include Ghost Story, Koko, Mr. X, In the Night Room, and two collaborations with Stephen King, The Talisman and Black House. He has written two volumes of poetry and two collections of... show more

Peter Straub is the author of seventeen novels, which have been translated into more than twenty languages. They include Ghost Story, Koko, Mr. X, In the Night Room, and two collaborations with Stephen King, The Talisman and Black House. He has written two volumes of poetry and two collections of short fiction, and he edited the Library of America's edition of H. P. Lovecraft's Tales and the forthcoming Library of America's 2-volume anthology, American Fantastic Tales. He has won the British Fantasy Award, eight Bram Stoker Awards, two International Horror Guild Awards, and three World Fantasy Awards. In 1998, he was named Grand Master at the World Horror Convention. In 2006, he was given the HWA's Life Achievement Award. In 2008, he was given the Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award by Poets & Writers. At the World Fantasy Convention in 2010, he was given the WFC's Life Achievement Award.
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Char's Horror Corner
Char's Horror Corner rated it 9 months ago
DARK SCREAMS: VOLUME NINE was a ton of fun! I was most especially impressed with the last entry TORN by Lee Thomas. I'm not even going to get into what TORN was about because I think it should be related exactly as the author intended. I will say that even though this is a longer story than I usua...
Obsidian Black Plague
Obsidian Black Plague rated it 1 year ago
Did Not Finish at 15 percent. Sorry, I own enough Stephen King to not have to put up with a bad collection of horror short stories. I started getting annoyed all over again yesterday when I tried to plow this. I think the main issue is that Straub doesn't draw me in at all. I felt like he was talk...
Quite the Wondering Selection
Quite the Wondering Selection rated it 1 year ago
Great! So much better than first time I read it. I seem to remember reading it prior to the Dark Tower series, so it made much more sense! Loved all the characters, as any King book usually does. Liked Burnside and his depth as the serial killer. Loved how Jack and Ty's Mom and then the motorcy...
Cody's Bookshelf
Cody's Bookshelf rated it 1 year ago
I believe my review of Peter Straub's latest novella, The Process (or, as it was originally titled, Hello Jack, which I much preferred!) is the first on Goodreads. I feel so honored! Folks, I spent forty bucks on this book. It's a limited, signed edition and was published by Subterranean Press. Th...
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!
When a single tree fills your lens, the rest of the forest takes on a degree of abstraction. - Chapter 15 This book was just ok. The ghost story was a bit weak and not that scary. In the first sentence, we find out that Mark's mother is dead. She killed herself, apparently over guilt for not help...
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