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2.96 of 5 stars 2.96  ·  rating details  ·  46 ratings  ·  4 reviews
A vicious killer has claimed nearly 20 victims--all apparently unrelated, gruesomely disfigured, and neatly signed "Morningstar". Although he is aware of the dangers, journalist Donovan Moon can't resist a scoop--especially when he's given confidential police information. Soon he is drawn into an arena of death and unholy power--in a search for truth amidst a whirlwind of ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published July 1st 1992 by HarperPrism (first published March 1st 1976)
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Hal Bodner
It's hard to believe that Peter Atkins' MORNINGSTAR is already twenty years old. This novel has long been one of those that I keep on my shelf, surviving my periodic library purgings, to emerge as a treat to re-read every few years.

To share a mildly amusing anecdote, I have known Peter for some time, having met him at some book signing or other. However, I knew him only as the screenwriter of some of the HELLRAISER and WISHMASTER films. Until recently, I never made the connection between the Pe
Benjamin Stahl
This was one of those books I never even remember buying. Sometime I like to jut walk into a charity store and choose any random book. Basically, it's like choosing from a lucky dip. More often than not, you will land with something disappointing, if not outright infuriating. But sometimes, it must be said, acts of such randomness can pay off very well. Luckily for me, this has happened several times. I chose, randomly, several books that I ended up more than enjoying. Some of these were Still L ...more
Apr 08, 2013 Jennifer rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: no one
Shelves: horror
I think it's been over fifteen years since I read this book, but it's one of those books that is so bad I still remember it.

I wish I didn't.

It's not scary. It's not sexy. It's not funny. It's not interesting. It's not worth reading.
This was marketed as a serial killer book then became a vampire book. It had some strong points but lacked serious development.
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Peter Atkins was a founder member of The Dog Company, a 1970s avant-garde theatre group, along with Clive Barker and Doug Bradley- with whom he would later work on the Hellraiser movies. As well as his film and television work, he is the author of the novels Morningstar, Big Thunder, and Moontown, and the collections Wishmaster and Others, and Rumours of the Marvellous. His short fiction has also ...more
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