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People of the Dark

3.31  ·  Rating Details ·  29 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
It's a nice house on a country road. Jack and Erika Harris expect to be happy there. — It doesn't matter that they're living near a deserted suburb where, years ago, murders and mutilations destroyed the residents. It doesn't matter -- until those that caused the deaths come back -- those that sprang from the earth, those that need, those that are not human.

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Paperback, 320 pages
Published March 28th 1988 by Tor Books (first published March 1985)
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Nov 12, 2010 Bandit rated it it was amazing
This is the 4th book in the Strange Seed series and quite possibly the strongest. It's also the one that's the easiest to read as a stand alone, although I strongly recommend reading the books in order. All the books in this series, all Wright's books really, have his unique and most excellent blend of eerily subtly unsettling quiet horror at its finest, however every one has its own theme. Here it's a love story, a very moving love story of a couple who moves to a huge old home in the country ( ...more
Aug 14, 2011 Maria rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There are many things that I didn't completely understand while and also after reading The People of the Dark but still... I think that it wasn't a bad book. I really enjoyed it to be honest, I have to admit it, especially in front of myself.
The atmosphere of Cohocton town is very disturbing, reminds me Silent Hill a bit. The weather is rainy and foggy most of the time, houses and merely few shops are very distant from each other. It has only a few residents, some of them are freaks, some not,
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Jul 28, 2014 Bryon Decker rated it it was amazing
The People of the Dark is a gripping story of a couple moving to small town America and everything doesn't go as planned. Needless to say Cohocton isn't always rainy and foggy, I live about 18 miles from there. I would recommend this book to any Stephen King fan.
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Jul 11, 2010 Stacy Simpson rated it did not like it
This was yet another flop suggested once again by Stephen King...I only think he endorsed the book because the main character was stated to have been reading a Stephen King novel while in bed...SHAMELESS!

The authour jumped all over the place which I hate and the story was hard to follow without all that nonsense...DONT READ!
Jun 04, 2016 Wayne rated it really liked it
A nice, stange book. I didn't even know that this was part of a series. It works fine by itself. Plenty of strange people. Strange dialogue. Plenty of atmosphere. This book goes from point A to point B in many various ways. Sometimes it feels like its going off the rails, but it pulls it back together. It kept me reading.
Nov 25, 2012 Dean rated it it was amazing
One of the spookiest books in TM Wright's "earth children" series. I couldn't put it down. The voice, style, and writing will captivate you, as will the characters. TM Wright's signature brand of subtle terror is guaranteed to give you chills!
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Feb 21, 2012 Christopher Beck rated it really liked it
Another reviewer said she didn't quite understand everything about this book but enjoyed it nonetheless, and I have to agree with her. I was expecting something a little more frightening and gruesome, but the writing was good, the mood was good,and the atmosphere was good.
Dec 10, 2012 Subu rated it liked it
just average but the writing is much better than the plot
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Terrance Michael Wright (AKA T. M. Wright) is best known as a writer of horror fiction, speculative fiction, and poetry. He has written over 25 novels, novellas, and short stories over the last 40 years. His first novel, 1978's Strange Seed, was nominated for a World Fantasy Award, and his 2003 novel Cold House was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award. His novels have been translated into many differ ...more
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