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The Playground

3.39 of 5 stars 3.39  ·  rating details  ·  23 ratings  ·  4 reviews
The people of Goode's Crossing – mystics and mediums, some charltans, some not – settled in this quaint old town to ply their trade. But all of them are dabbling dangerously with forces they cannot begin to comprehend until it is too late. Playtime has ended. The children are dead. But their games are just beginning.
Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Published March 1st 1988 by Tor Books
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T.M.Wright doesn't seem to get the recognition and the accolades he deserves. I was trying to think why and the only thing that I can come with is the fact that his books are kind of strange, maybe too strange for mainstream tastes. I've read several of his books and really enjoy his style, it's the quiet subtle unsettling horror, insiduous and, unlike some quiet horror, never boring. This book is a fine example of what a great writer he is. Interesting and original premise of a small town, a ha ...more
T.M. Wright is an extremely under-rated author (except by smart folks like Ramsey Campbell, Peter Straub, and Stephen King, each of whom have been singing his praises all along), and this impressive, parable-like ghost story from 1982 is the best yet of the handful of his books that I've read so far. I will definitely continue cherry-picking from Wright's oeuvre - his quiet, eerie, elusive and poetic (not to mention unnervingly scary) approach to the supernatural is just what the doctor ordered ...more
i didn't like it. the ending was confusing and lame. it started out well, i wanted to liek it, maybe it was just me. but just didn't like it.
Stephen King recommended author: "T.M. Wright is a rare and blazing talent!"
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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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