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Neither the Sea Nor the Sand

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  27 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Paperback, 223 pages
Published June 4th 1971 by Pan Books (first published November 1st 1970)
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Murray Ewing
Apr 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
Annie Robins goes on holiday to Jersey, away from her unloving mother and stroke-afflicted father, and falls in love with Hugh Dabernon. The couple move in together, and shortly after embark on their first holiday, to the solitary reaches of northeast Scotland. There, on a beach, on their final day, Hugh drops dead. That night, having been taken in by a farmer and his wife, on whose land the couple were staying, Annie wakes and goes out into the dark, and finds herself being followed. It’s Hugh, ...more
Murdo
Apr 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
Saw the film ages ago, enjoyed it's weirdness, so it earned a niche in my memory. Found a decrepit, tatty version in a charity shop and was glad of that, because this is a surprisingly good book. Suppose it ranks as a zombie story but that's diminishing its qualities. It's a subtle, horrific love story, quite profound and moving. Reminded me of Lem's The Investigation, as there's no explanation for why the dead return, the reason is irrelevant. Horror isn't the main point, but in this case, ther ...more
David Pollison
Nov 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I loved the movie & I'm delighted that I'm finally now reading the novel.

"This is a unique and haunting story, full of a strange and enthralling horror. It's theme, and the sombre brilliance of the writing, immediately recall the macabre tales of Edgar Allan Poe and the violent and gloomy art of Emily Bronte." - Inside Dust Jacket

I used that quote from the book's Dust Jacket because it sums up perfectly how I feel about this brilliant zombie story that evokes a level of dread and horror that is
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Anni
Mar 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
The most haunting love story I have ever read. The film, unfortunately, was terrible: it should be re-made.
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Sep 11, 2012 rated it liked it
A creepy story of a young couple who fall quickly and passionately in love who are struck down by a tragedy and find that not even death can separate them. A compelling read.
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A love story from beyond the grave. Very atmospheric. The film version is not a patch on the book.
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