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Night Things

3.56 of 5 stars 3.56  ·  rating details  ·  41 ratings  ·  4 reviews
WELCOME TO LAKE HOUSE...

A sprawling Adirondack "great camp" with 160 rooms, each carpeted in evil and painted with human blood.

ENTER IF YOU DARE...

Explore the miles of dark, twisting hallways, reeking with the stench of death. Journey through a bizarre labyrinth into chambers of unearthly proportions, up creaking stairways leading nowhere. But never...never...venture into
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Paperback, 274 pages
Published July 1st 1988 by William Morrow & Company
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Charlene
Lake House is like some dark amalgamation of the Winchester House and Hill House. The angles are all off, there seems to be more room on the inside than the outside indicates, and Lake House has its own dark history. Unfortunately, most of the family staying over the summer are not aware of it.

I won't delve into the story description too much, since the synopsis already does that. I will say that I thought this was an extremely well written, fast paced story. It doesn't have the literary impact
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Evans Light
This book had quite a different feel than most horror that I've read. The prose was clean and clear, with simultaneous childlike simplicity and literary sophistication - hard to explain.
With only a few restrained sexual references and limited violence contained within its pages, I think this could easily be a book early teens would enjoy.
The author was quite adept at skipping around various characters POVs in third person omniscient. The only confusion I experienced was at the beginning at the
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Jon Recluse
Mixing the mad geometry of Winchester House with the madder mythologies of the pre-biblical Lost Book of Enoch, Talbot creates a fast paced, creepy haunted house tale that is a prime example of the best of 80s style weirdness.

David Baltzer
I think that Michael Talbot should have stuck with writing non-fiction. The Holographic Universe was quite interesting. Night Things is so bad that it is laughable in parts. Satan as portrayed in South Park is more frightening than anything in this book. Or the big bad wolf in the story of the three little pigs. The premise was good but where he went with it was even less than campy. And that artwork on the cover....he could have set the story in England and called it Yorkshire Terror because it ...more
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Valancourt Books: Night Things (1988) by Michael Talbot 14 20 Feb 07, 2015 01:08PM  
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Michael Talbot was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1953. As a young man, he moved to New York City, where he pursued a career as a freelance writer, publishing articles in Omni, The Village Voice, and others, often exploring the confluence between science and the spiritual.

Talbot published his first novel, The Delicate Dependency: A Novel of the Vampire Life as an Avon paperback original in 1982
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