Monday, October 30, 2017


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As Halloween approaches, I'll make a strong recommendation for this novel. The subsequent film had a collection of fine actors but it didn't come close to conveying the chills of the book.

Check out the book's reviews at Goodreads.

Confession: I read books like that when I was young. Nowadays I wouldn't go near one. but if you like scary stories, this will probably be of interest.


Kurt Harden said...

This is a book screaming to be remade as a better movie. I think it could be pulled off.

Michael Wade said...


You are correct. It was a huge disappointment to see how superficially the screenplay addressed the issue of evil. I recall reading that the film director had not read the book.

That could explain a lot.