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Magic Terror: 7 Tales Peter Straub 0375503935 9780375503931 No one tells a story like Peter Straub. He dazzles with the complexity of his plots. He delights with the sophistication and eloquence of his prose. He startles you into laughter in the face
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Magic Terror: 7 Tales by Peter Straub

No one tells a story like Peter Straub. He dazzles with the complexity of his plots. He delights with the sophistication and eloquence of his prose. He startles you into laughter in the face of events so dark you begin to question your own moral compass. Then he reduces you to jelly by spinning a tale so terrifying-and surprising-you wind up sleeping with the lights on. WithMagic Terror, the bestselling author ofGhost StoryandThe Talisman(with Stephen King) has given us one of the most imaginatively unsettling collections in years. The terrain of these extraordinary stories is marked by brutality, heart-break, despair, wonder, and an unexpected humor that allows empathy to blossom within the most unlikely contexts. Bunny Is Good Bread takes us into the mind of a small boy trapped in grotesque circumstances to portray the creation of a serial killer in a manner that compels pity, sorrow, comprehension, and grief-as well as judgment. Hunger, an Introduction, narrated by the ghost of a pompous, self-pitying murderer, evokes a profoundly beautiful vision of earthly life, one appreciated far more by the dead than the living. The award-winning novella Mr. Clubb and Mr. Cuff, a masterpiece of black comedy, draws upon Melvilles Bartleby the Scrivener to create a revenge tale in which torture is a moral art and the revenger undergoes a transforming, albeit painful, education. In the words of Mrs. Asch, the visionary narrator of Ashputtle, The main feature of adventure is that it goes forward into unknown country. Straubs devotees will be entranced by what their fearless guide has in store for them. Those as yet uninitiated are in for a harrowing literary journey. Enjoy the ride.

Author: Peter Straub

Language: English

Edition: 1st

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 352

Publisher: Random House

Publication Date: 2000-06-27

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ISBN: 0375503935


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