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The Claw

2.98  ·  Rating Details  ·  51 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Hardcover, 186 pages
Published October 1st 1982 by Doubleday Books (first published 1981)
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Softwear
Aug 20, 2013 Softwear rated it liked it
The Claw was one of the last books that Lofts wrote, and seems to have been written, not for joy or pleasure but as a Project. To accomplish something. Those books often turn out badly. I have read several of Lofts' books, and almost all the others I've enjoyed more than this.

While reading,the question that haunted me was, is The Claw anti-feminist? The derogatory remarks about women (especially female police officers!), the callous use of the word "rape," the seeming insensitivity to the emotio
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Mary
Feb 11, 2012 Mary rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes horror
Recommended to Mary by: I love Norah Lofts as an author
The man was a loving husband and father, however outside his home he personified evil with each rape that he committed. The only thing that each victim can remember is the claw that he uses during each attack. With each brutal or deadly attack that is committed, police and the townspeople are terrified that they might be next.

I received this book all the way from Germany. I must admit that I had read it before but totally forgot the plot. I had read some reviews that actually didn't like this b
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Nancy
Jul 28, 2014 Nancy rated it it was amazing
Just reread this and am amazed (again) at the talent and genre jumping of Norah Lofts. Horror at its best, like all else in life is handled better with the finesse of a scalpel than the bludgeoning of a club. Creepy,scary, and a damn fine read......
Lisa Greer
Apr 29, 2009 Lisa Greer rated it it was ok
This one is way weird. But it is somewhat interesting. In the end, like the rest of her works, it did not do it for me. I won't be reading anymore books by Lofts.
Pha
Nov 24, 2013 Pha rated it liked it
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Also published using the pseudonyms Juliet Astley and Peter Curtis

Norah Lofts, née Norah Robinson, (27 August 1904–10 September 1983) was a 20th century best-selling British author. She wrote over fifty books specialising in historical fiction, but she also wrote non-fiction and short stories. Many of her novels, including her Suffolk Trilogy, follow the history of a specific house and the residen
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