For Ned ...more
This is an example of why horror literature (that's right, I called it literature!), became so popular in America in the ...more
Together with mysterious deaths and the screaming skull apparition in the cornfield, Ned begins to question his own sanity as well as the Old Widow Fortune's medicinal elixirs. When the whole town turns against him and his modern ways, he unfortunate...more
I'm surprised Tom Tryon isn't a ...more
Re-read 11/2014; rating stands at 5 stars. :) ...more
Well . . . he can't say he wasn't warned!
For a while there, things seem pretty idyllic when a new family moves to a quaint little New England town that time seems to have forgotten.
" . . . there's a sort of timelessness about Cornwall Coombe that often strikes outsiders - or even newcomers - as unusual."
Despite the fact that it is 19 ...more
A very reluctant 3 stars as I can say I did like it, kind of.....
There were many times while reading this when I felt I just don't want to go on but I had heard that there is a great twist at the end which is worth reading.
So was this worth reading? Well, the ending is definitely weird and had me creeped out. Even when I finished this and few days had passed by, thinking about the ending and what all happened made me ...more
Ned and Beth Constantine decide to quit the rat race and retire to the country but have trouble finding just the right place for them until they stumble upon Cornwall Coombe, a picturesqu ...more
Re-read 11/2014; rating stands at 5 stars. :)
Re-read 9/2016; rating 5 stars. :) ...more
I read this for Halloween Bingo 2016 and for September's group read for the Horror Aficionados on Goodreads as well as for the Fall Fear Challenge.
Taking place in the early 1970s, a couple (Ned and Beth Constantine) and their young daughter (Kate) move to the small village of Cornwall Coombe in New England.
Told in the first person by Ned, we have him at first charmed and then dismayed by the village of Cornwa ...more
It's not mine.
I read this at a time of what might be called "undue stress" anyway and it effected me very badly. I've got to say that due to the combination of the book's story and the situation ...more
This creepy story has me seriously reconsidering my move to a small town :O ...more
My favorite genre--small-town villagers doing spooky, culty things. This is a mild and slow-paced horror novel--there's not a lot of scary stuff at first--but the ending is utterly perfect and terrifying.
This book is basically a novelization of The Golden Bough, which I love. If you like folk horror, such as The Wicker Man or Children of the Corn, you'l ...more
Alright all you nay-Sayers and "can I give this negative star" idiots...Put yourself in the shoes of readers 40 years ago. This was what city-folk were doing in droves back then...they were tired of the hustle and bustle and wanted to experience "country living" so they moved out to, what we now call, the suburbs. Eventually there were so many city folk moving to the country that the characters in this book died or assimilated. This was an excellent portrait of country folk beating back ( and ...more
Didn't feel this was quite up to the standard of The Other also written by Tryon. ...more
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