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The Other - Thomas Tryon
The Other
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Entranced and terrified, the reader of The Other is swept up in the life of a Connecticut country town in the thirties-and in the fearful mysteries that slowly darken and overwhelm it.Originally published in 1971, The Other is one of the most influential horror novels ever written. Its impeccable... show more
Entranced and terrified, the reader of The Other is swept up in the life of a Connecticut country town in the thirties-and in the fearful mysteries that slowly darken and overwhelm it.Originally published in 1971, The Other is one of the most influential horror novels ever written. Its impeccable recreation of small-town life and its skillful handling of the theme of perso
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Format: Mass Market Paperback
Publisher: Fawcett
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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isanythingopen
isanythingopen rated it
5.0 An intense twisted psycho thriller
So, who was it!? Twins. Was it really Niles missing his dead brother? Or was it Ada using the 'games' to try to convince Holland he was Niles? Who really died in the well?
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
4.0 The Other
Please note that I gave this book 3.5 stars, but rounded it up to 4 stars on Goodreads.I wish that I could have gotten into this book more. I think the flow is what messed me up. It wasn't a slow burn of a read. It was a slog til almost the end when things picked up. Also since I figured out the twi...
CrowdedMinds a.k.a. Rita
CrowdedMinds a.k.a. Rita rated it
3.0
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
JeffreyKeeten rated it
”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
proustitute rated it
4.0 The Other
"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...
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