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Shadowland - Peter Straub
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3.25 40
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780425097267 (0425097269)
Publisher: Berkley
Pages no: 480
Edition language: English
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LittleBookCove rated it
2.5 Not quite what i was expecting
Shadowland was a surreal book right from the offset. It start's when Tom Flanagan now an adult tells a tale of his youth to someone. That tale is woven with magic, and fantasy and adolescent Adventures. I'm not going to lie I found this book a struggle by the time I got to the middle of it, I had to...
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Cody's Bookshelf rated it
Despite the fact that Peter Straub is my second-favorite author, I always go into his books with a slight sense of trepidation and doubt. Straub is an excellent writer, no doubt about that; his books just require a certain frame of mind because... well, they aren't always as they seem. Straub is the...
Shelf Indulgence
Shelf Indulgence rated it
4.0 Shadowland
Shadowland was the third in the books I enjoyed so much as a kid, but when I read as an adult, I realized that this book wasn't ever really about looking back on the idylls of youth. In fact, there wasn't even much of a pretense of putting anything idyllic in this novel at all. The only redeeming ...
CarlAlves rated it
5.0 Shadowland
Shadowland was one of the first horror books I read growing up (I think I may have been twelve at the time that I read it). Along with some of the early works of Stephen King, it was one of the big reasons I became addicted to the genre and later became a writer. Shadowland is a richly written, comp...
Kaethe rated it
3.0 Shadowland - Peter Straub
Thirty years ago I loved this book. It still has redeeming qualities, but it isn't pure awesome. It has some flaws. For one thing, the form is a muddle. the narrator is a reporter who is putting together bits of this story he's heard from Tom Flanagan about events that took place twenty years earlie...
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