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A winter haunting

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W. Morrow , New York
Haunted houses -- Fiction., Divorced fathers -- Fiction., Novelists -- Fiction., Illinois -- Fic

Places

Ill

StatementDan Simmons.
GenreFiction.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3569.I47292 W5 2002
The Physical Object
Pagination303 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3946223M
ISBN 100380978865
LC Control Number2001031694
OCLC/WorldCa46836963

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on Septem Verified Purchase. Dan Simmons is a good author who has produced excellent novels in several genres (SF, Horror, Spy/Thriller). A Winter Haunting is nominally horror, but more in the Henry James model than James Herbert. The basic premise is not new.4/4().

The silence of snow, the way it and cold weather tend to isolate peo more I would definitely recommend reading A Winter Haunting during the dead of Winter. The silence of snow, the way it and cold weather tend to isolate people and the way Summer seems so far away, almost unreal during Winter all allow the mood of the book to seep in a little deeper /5.

About the Author. Dan Simmons is the Hugo Award-winning author of Hyperion and The Fall of Hyperion, and their sequels, Endymion and The Rise of Endymion. He has written the critically acclaimed suspense novels Darwin's Blade and The Crook Factory, as well as other highly respected works, including Summer of Night and its sequel A Winter Haunting, Song of Kali, Carrion Comfort, /5(76).

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The themes and subtexts in this book are almost exactly opposite to Summer of Night. Where it was about childhood friendships, conflicts and freedom inA Winter Haunting follows a few of the original characters and the small Illinois village forty years into the future and into middle-age.4/4().

The old saw "You can't go home again" is a chilling understatement for this highly effective supernatural shocker, Simmons's first horror novel since Fires.

A WINTER HAUNTING by Dan Simmons ‧ RELEASE DATE: Feb. 1, Sequel at half the length to Simmons’s baggy-pants small-town Illinois childhood nostalgia fest, Summer of Night, told partly through the hovering spirit of Duane, an year-old genius chewed to pieces by a corn combine 40 years ago.

A Winter Haunting is a completely different kind of book from its predecessor. While the first book was a lengthy, raucous tale of boyhood, monsters under the bed, creatures at the school, and disbelieving adults, the second book is the quiet, internal story of a haunted man passing middle age who is trying to understand the trajectory of his own life.

A Winter Haunting is a horror novel by American writer Dan Simmons. It was nominated for the Locus Award for Best Fantasy novel in   He has written the critically acclaimed suspense novels Darwins Blade and The Crook Factory, as well as other highly respected works, including Summer of Night and its sequel A Winter Haunting, Song of Kali, Carrion Comfort, and Worlds Enough & Time.

Simmons makes his home in Colorado. is only the latest in his long succession of recent mistakes%(). A Winter Haunting Book Summary and Study Guide. Dan Simmons Booklist Dan Simmons Message Board. Detailed plot synopsis reviews of A Winter Haunting; Morrow, Feb, pp.

A WINTER HAUNTING, is a great tale that keeps the reader wondering if the plot is a psychological thriller or a modern day Turn of the Screw. The story line. DAN SIMMONS A WINTER HAUNTING This is for Karen For he was speechless, ghastly, wan, Like him of whom the story ran, Who spoke the spectre hound in man.

—Sir Walter Scott, The Lay of the Last. ‘A Winter Haunting’ counters those anticipations and is a remarkable instance of an author tackling a central concept from an entirely different perspective and producing a work that stands on its own as an effective piece of horror fiction.

Highly recommended. Do yourself a favor and order it here. Rating: /5. He has written the critically acclaimed suspense novels Darwin's Blade and The Crook Factory, as well as other highly respected works, including Summer of Night and its sequel A Winter Haunting, /5(16).

Buy a cheap copy of A Winter Haunting book by Dan Simmons. Dale Stewart's life has become a shadow of what it once was. A respected college professor and successful novelist, he sabotaged his career and his marriage with an 5/5(5). Summer of Night is a fine book - frequently compared with It by Stephen King (but assuredly not based on, inspired by, or otherwise related to the actual book It).

I liked it, but not as well as A Winter Haunting, which is really just this wonderful stretch of atmosphere and mystery that's full of self-referential clues and misdirection /5(24).

Dan Simmons fiction never disappoints and A Winter's Haunting is another example of what a wonderful storyteller Mr. Simmons is. The characters are well crafted, the background carefully researched. it was a very enjoyable read. The depiction of a decaying idolization of Midwestern life in a small town rings very real throughout.4/5(66).

This book is the first comprehensive historical and critical study of themes surrounding haunted houses in film. Covering over films, this reference work spans from the Mystery House thrillers of the silent era to the high-tech, big budget productions of the 21st Century.

A Winter Haunting By: Dan Simmons. Quick-take: This had a pretty slow ramp-up and a weak ending, but there were still some interesting plot lines. That is my biggest complaint of this book: A very slow ramp-up. We have needless side stories (like going to the store to get toiletries) and glimpses of his trips with his mistress.

A Winter Haunting (Seasons of Horror Book 2) eBook: Simmons, Dan: : Kindle Store. Skip to main Hello, Sign in. Account & Lists Returns & /5().

A Winter in Darkness is about a long journey out of hell and into the cold of the abyss. The book continues to focus on topics such as child abuse, suicide, neglect, betrayal, and the war in Iraq.

The book is about forgiveness, or the lack there of, and the long road to redemption. Winter Haunting is the story of Dale, one of the 11 yr. olds from that summer, who comes back home 40 years later to reconcile memories and face his demons. Winter Haunting is one of the rare sequels that is equals or surpasses the first second novel is.

In this short novel the members of a family find themselves trapped in a country house in the depths of winter. A Winter Haunting (Seasons of Horror, #2)by Dan Simmons avg. rating 6, Ratings. A once-respected college professor and novelist, Dale Stewart has sabotaged his career and his marriage -- and now darkness is closing in on him.

In the last hours of Halloween he. A Winter Haunting is the second book of a series. Technically, it’s full title is A Winter Haunting (Seasons of Horror Book 2). To date, the only other “seasons” based book by Simmons is Summer of Night (Seasons of Horror Book 1), published in Summer of Night has spawned several successive works.

A Winter Haunting - Ebook written by Dan Simmons. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read A Winter Haunting.4/5(91).

A Winter Haunting by Dan Simmons,W. Morrow edition, in English - 1st ed.5/5(1). A Winter Haunting and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at - A Winter Haunting by Simmons, Dan - AbeBooks Passion for books.

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A Winter Haunting (Book): Simmons, Dan: Dale Stewart's life has become a shadow of what it once was. A respected college professor and successful novelist, he sabotaged his career and his marriage with an obsessive love affair that ended badly.

With darkness closing in on him, Dale decides to return to his boyhood home in Illinois. Drawn by a recurring nightmare that has plagued him since. Mist in the Mirror - A Ghost Story by Susan Hill - Horror Audiobook p1 - Duration: Best Audiobooks For You 4, views.

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A Winter Haunting is a sequel to the masterful horror novel Summer of Night (easily one of the best coming-of-age horror books of all time). Dale Stewart, one of the main characters from the first novel, is now a very troubled 51 year old college professor and novelist who returns to his old hometown Elm Haven, Illinois seeking isolation and 4/5().

A Winter Haunting Audio Book Download. Dale after that determines to return to his origins and look for solace in the town in which he matured, relocating right into an isolated farm house. This long deserted house was once the residence of an eccentric boyhood friend of his who died an unusual as well as awful fatality when they were kids.Buy A Winter Haunting by Simmons, Dan (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

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