Ghost Story by Peter Straub

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For four aging men in the terror-stricken town of Milburn, New York, an act inadvertently carried out in their youth has come back to haunt them. Now they are about to learn what happens to those who believe they can bury the past -- and get away with murder.

Peter Straub's classic bestseller is a work of "superb horror" (The Washington Post Book World) that, like any good ghost story, stands the test of time -- and conjures our darkest fears and nightmares.

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ISBN : 0671685635
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 567 pages


Maciek rated it ★★★☆☆

December 15, 2010

I don't think one can truly rate Ghost Story as a novel without acknowledging the fact that it's a literary homage to the classics of the genre. Indeed, two characters bear the surnames of Hawthorne and James. This is my introduction to the work of Peter Straub. Having read The Talisman and Black...

Lou rated it ★★★★★

January 24, 2012

A few words i found by Stephen King about this novel "Probably Ghost Story by Peter Straub is the best of the supernatural novels to be published in the wake of the three books that kicked off a new horror "wave" in the seventies—those three, of course, being Rosemary's Baby, The Exorcist, and Th...

Dirk rated it ★★★★★

February 12, 2013

An intelligent and ambitious novel, Ghost Story has received some well deserved acclaim. That is, however, not enough. Not even close. This is a book that should be re-introduced to a whole new generation of readers. It really is that good. Stephen King himself lists it as one of the best horror...

Edward rated it ★★★★★

November 10, 2015

First and foremost, I would like to thank Jessica (Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile) for this awesome addition to my collection. Back in 1995, my family and my fifteen-year-old self moved from California to Alabama. The week we arrived in Alabama (Mobile area) Hurricane Opal decided to make landfa...

Apatt rated it ★★★★☆

October 10, 2016

“SF/F/H”, the holy trinity of genre fiction, my neck of the woods for reading. I read a hell of a lot of sci-fi (SF), I read about a couple of fantasy (F) titles a year, but I've been neglecting the horror fiction (H) genre in recent years. The reason is that besides Stephen King I don't tend to...

Becky rated it ★☆☆☆☆

April 07, 2012

BAIT AND SWITCH. "Peter Straub's classic bestseller is a work of "superb horror" (The Washington Post Book World) that, like any good ghost story, stands the test of time -- and conjures our darkest fears and nightmares." Oh, this book was conjuring my worst fears alright... Just not in the way...

Kimberly rated it ★★★★☆

October 12, 2017

Although GRs marks this as my second read, it's actually my third. (I read this one as a teenager for the first time). One of Straub's best books, imho. Still, this is not one that promises instant gratification, or perfect closure. It's a multi-layerd novel, that leaves a lot to the imagination...

Mike (the Paladin) rated it ★★★★★

October 11, 2015

Not a Straub fan, but this is a good book. One of the better "ghost stories" out there (in spite of the fact that it's not exactly a story about a ghost per-se). This is actually one of the "scariest" books I've read so far as atmosphere and actual emotional scare goes. The villains of the piece a...

Matt rated it ★★★★☆

April 26, 2016

When I was a kid, I had a long list of fears. A short summary would include: tornadoes; big dogs; bullies; the basement; fire; music class; swimming lessons; spiders; cat burglars; and girls. As I got a bit older, say around middle school and high school, that list changed. Some items remained (g...

Steven rated it ★★★★★

February 17, 2009

I lived on horror novels when I was in college--and I acquired a good collection of my favorite horror novels in hardback. When I finished school, I sold my The Shining, my The Stand, all of my horror books except one. There was one novel with which I could not part--Peter Straub's "Ghost Story."...

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