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Four Octobers

3.45  ·  Rating Details ·  49 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
The days are getting shorter, and the wind blows cold from the north. After the maple and oak leaves turn from green to bright reds, golds, and oranges, they wither, fall, and die, clattering like old bones as they blow down the street in the twilight. The sun isn't as bright as it used to be, and the nights are dark and cold and long. This is the time of the harvest … the ...more
Kindle Edition, 327 pages
Published July 14th 2011 by Cemetery Dance Publications (first published 2007)
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Scott Goudsward
Jun 12, 2013 Scott Goudsward rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm a big fan of the "coming of age" genre." And having known Rick, my opinion may be a tad jaded. But I do believe this is some of his finest writing. It is an amazing collection and despite being out of print in the physical form, I hope it hits the Ebook market so more people can be exposed to it.
Gef
Nov 01, 2013 Gef rated it really liked it
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It's one of those sad realizations when an author dies and you know there's never going to be anymore new stories from them. In my case, I had only just become aware of Rick Hautala's work at the time of his death, and roundly bought quite a few of his books to add to my TBR pile after reading the outpouring of kind and considerate words from writers whose work I had already read and enjoyed. The first book of Hautala's I picked up to read was around Halloween time and fittingly was Four October ...more
Phil Zimmerman
Oct 29, 2016 Phil Zimmerman rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks, collection
These novellas were all either too long or too short. I didn't really like any of them. A great disappointment.
Esme
Oct 31, 2013 Esme rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: short-stories
Four Octobers ist eine Sammlung von vier Kurzgeschichten, die alle im Oktober in derselben Kleinstadt handeln. Die Herbststimmung, die sich verfärbenden und herabfallenden Blätter, die noch wärmende Sonne tagsüber als Erinnerung an den vergangenen Sommer und die kalten, frostigen Nächte, der Vorbote des kommenden Winters, sind in jeder der Geschichten spürbar.

Dabei ist vor allem die erste Geschichte The Tin Can Telephone gelungen. Sie handelt 1957, das Jahr des Sputniks, und fängt den Zeitgeist
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Elizabeth Nesbit-comer
The first two stories were ok if a bit on the boring side. The third story was bad and the last story I couldn't even read after the first paragraph where he uses festering cat scratches to describe the sky.
Ruby Ridge
The last story was one of the worst if not the worst novella I have ever read. The first three were readable
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AKA A.J. Matthews

Rick Hautala has more than thirty published books to his credit, including the million copy, international best-seller Nightstone, as well as Twilight Time, Little Brothers, Cold Whisper, Impulse, and The Wildman. He has also published four novels—The White Room, Looking Glass, Unbroken, and Follow—using the pseudonym A. J. Matthews. His more than sixty published short stories hav
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