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by Thomas Tryon
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CrowdedMinds a.k.a. Rita
CrowdedMinds a.k.a. Rita rated it 6 years ago
Dude. That was weird. Boring for 2/3 of the duration of the book, but weird. I did not expect the plot twist. Not even sure how to interpret the last chapter. This will eventually require a second reading before it's fully understood! :P
JeffreyKeeten rated it 6 years ago
”Twins? With different birthdays? How unusual. Indeed for identical twins, very. Oh yes, there were the mixed signs, on the cusp, as one says--they should have been more alike; nevertheless, the difference. Holland a Pisces, fish-slippery, now one thing, now another. Niles an Aries, a ram blithely b...
proustitute rated it 6 years ago
"Can you remember what we used to say about secrets?"Niles and Holland are thirteen-year-old identical twins; born on opposite sides of midnight just as Pisces turns into Aries, the two boys couldn't be more different despite the fact that they are each other’s spitting image. Actor-turned-author Th...
Shelf Indulgence
Shelf Indulgence rated it 6 years ago
I'm not quite finished with my trip down nostalgia lane. I have one more to go after this (Carrion Comfort is the one following The Other, and then I think I'll be finished, unless I decide I want to re-read Harvest Home, too). When I first read this in graduate school, I had no idea what to expec...
Raging Biblioholism
Raging Biblioholism rated it 6 years ago
A thrilling and hair-raising horror story/thriller. I mean, in the old school way. This is the perfect sort of book to kick off October with. I find it difficult to speak about it because I don't want to ruin the twists and turns... but just go read it. Take a cup of apple cider, sit on a park b...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it 9 years ago
It's hard to believe that this is Thomas Tryon's first novel, 'The Other' is fully formed and sophisticated in its characterization of small town Pequot's Landing in Connecticut in the 1930s. The central family is there, too. Many of the characters are surely drawn from life, and Tryon gets all of ...
Shelf Indulgence
Shelf Indulgence rated it 14 years ago
This is an astounding book. It takes a little effort to get in to the story (the author has some purply prose that gets in the way of the storytelling), but once you're in, you're in for good. It seems like an innocuous little story, but Tryon takes it in a nice direction, and unnerves the reader....
Injoy's Blogs + Book Reviews
Injoy's Blogs + Book Reviews rated it 48 years ago
The Other by Thomas Tyron has haunted me for many years. It is a well drawn suspense, horror story that can keep one up at night. It is definitely a must read for the horror genre readers.
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