Entranced and terrified, the reader of The Other is swept up in the life of a Connecticut country town in the thirties—and in the fearful mysteries that slowly darken and overwhelm it.
Originally published in 1971, The Other is one of the most influential horror novels ever written. Its impeccable recreation of small-town life and its skillful handling of the theme of...more
Both the book and…moreThe movie is excellent but the book has more plot in it. Thomas Tryon wrote the screenplay for the film so you know it will be good.
Both the book and film have the same title: The Other.(less)
For several years I’ve added this book to the pile of novels I plan to read for Halloween, but every year it missed the final cut. This year I was determined to read it and boy am I glad did!!
Holland and Niles are twin boys growing up during the thirties. As with most twins, they seem to have a certain telepathy between them. However, they have very different dispositions. Holland is the instigator, ...more
I think it's a toss up whether the best feature is the narrator's voice or whether it's in the plot twists. Both are superb and fascinating and lulling and it's extremely easy to fall into the idea ...more
Wow that story!!! I would never have thought to remain glued to the pages in this way, I must say that the plot is very particular...a somewhat cryptic and with a not fluent writing that collides with many inserts of small events and sub-stories...
The Perry family is truly to be kept away, crushed by a series of cursed misfortunes and kind of demonic acts..... but who brings these tragic events into the house? why do they happen?
And here come the Niles/Holland brothers...
and so on until this ...more
This book is okay. Actually, the second half of this book is great, but still not great enough to resurrect the full work to anywhere beyond its three-star label of mediocrity.
Often with mystery novels there is a slow but steady build of intensity, a momentum that gathers in a such a way that the reader remains riveted to the end. That occurs here, as well, so I don’t ascribe my disappointment with the ...more
I will say..nothing scares like creepy children.
I am amazed sometimes when I bring this book up that so many have never heard of it. A Horror classic! I mean..the movie version scared me so much I could not watch it again for years.
No gore..pure psychological horror.
This book is about two twin boys. Niles and Holland. They are children. It takes place in the country in New England.
If you have not read this and are a horror fan, I'd recommend adding it to your TBR ...more
while this one was certainly predictable now a days, I don't think it would've been for the time it was published. I did enjoy the story, the journey and the reveal of who is narrating the story to us and I certainly liked it more then Lady. However, I just don't think Thomas Tryon is right for me.
This is one of those books where I’ve finished it half having enjoyed it and half thinking “what just happened?” Even the afterword couldn’t help me grasp this story. Listen, I’m not saying I didn’t understand the book, I did, I got the main, but there were definitely some underlying messages in there ...more
"”Things cannot ever be the same again. Not for any of us. Not any more. We sometimes reach a point in our lives where we can’t ever go back again, we have to go on from there. All that was before is past now. It went too far. Everything has gone too far. It must stop, do you see? Now--it must--stop.
No more game?
No. No more game.”
Yes, the game went way to far, Ada. And you're to blame for all that happened in the small Connecticut town, Pequod Landing, ...more
Hell yeah. I love Ada. In a weird way, I blame Dead Poet's Society (one of my favorite films from way back) for my hate of saxophones, but it's hard to explain and has no place in this review.
I scroll down at all these reviews that are made without spoilers and all I can think is how?
I can say this: The writing is gorgeous and mesmerizing. The characterization, haunting. The twists...well...I read it as a writer without meaning to, because of the ...more
For some reason, at least after the first half this novel was just off putting to me. Twice in different decades I tried to read it and didn't finish. It was the only thing available to read when I was stranded bookless (nearly an impossible situation) so I finished it on my wi-fi less kindle.
Just not my cup of tea to begin ...more
|Crime, Mysteries ...: The Other by Thomas Tryon (spoilers permitted) - May 2019||10||33||Jun 04, 2019 11:01AM|
|Crime, Mysteries ...: The Other by Thomas Tryon (no spoilers) - May 2019||10||27||May 30, 2019 02:35AM|
|Horror Aficionados : The Other- Thomas Tryon||50||37||Feb 28, 2018 05:06PM|
|Goodreads Librari...: Wrong author||4||19||Aug 04, 2017 10:36AM|
|What's the Name o...: SOLVED. Mystery about Brothers (twins?) in Connecticut. [s]||16||123||Jun 21, 2016 03:32PM|