The House of Usher is built on death itself - and now it has a new master...For generations the House of Usher has grown wealthier and more powerful on the invention and sale of murderous military weapons. But another evil has lived and grown within the House of Usher - a legacy of depravity and... show more
The House of Usher is built on death itself - and now it has a new master...For generations the House of Usher has grown wealthier and more powerful on the invention and sale of murderous military weapons. But another evil has lived and grown within the House of Usher - a legacy of depravity and bloodshed that goes back for generations, and stains the hallways of the family mansion.One young heir, Rix Usher, is reluctant to return home. But the House of Usher has chosen "him" to take the reins from his dying father... to learn the house's terrible secrets. Joining in a ritual of fantastic evil, he will be forced to unleash the dreadful powers of Usher...
Publish date: 1984
Publisher: Holt Rinehart & Winston
Pages no: 401
Edition language: English
A continuation of the tale by Edgar Allen Poe, about the descendants of Hudson, the brother of Roderick who was killed in the Poe story. Creepy, suspenseful, not too much gore for those who don't like that. The mystery of the Usher Malady (partially explained), things creeping around the mountain...
Robert McCammon, Where have you been all my life! I know, forgive me, I just found out how fucking amazing Robert McCammon is as a writer! He's literally Astounding. His style is a no nonsense, pull you in.. And keep you wanting more. Even though Ushers passing is the first and only book of his I'...
So all in all I wish I had liked this book more. I loved Robert McCammon's other work I read, "Boy's Life". I thought this book would be more like that, instead it was not as engaging and I ultimately did not feel connected to one character in this book.Usher's Passing starts off with an Usher confr...
Written as a sort of sequel to The Fall of the House of Usher, Poe's tale, while not being an account of actual events, comes so close that Roderick Usher's brother accuses Poe of copying the true events. Fast Forward to the 1980s and near Asheville, NC the location of the Usher estate, known simp...
I finally skimmed the last 100 pages or so. It wasn't bad but I wouldn't recommend it when there are so many 4-5 star novels out there. If you're looking for a McCammon read, don't start with this one. Pick up Boy's Life or Swan Song.
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