Old 12-14-2018, 06:37 AM
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Peter Straub

I miss Peter Straub. I have always thought that he was a better writer than Stephen King. Then he switched from writing supernatural horror to just serial killers and stuff.
I had to read Floating Dragon three times before I could figure it out (almost.)
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Old 12-14-2018, 06:54 AM
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His books like KOKO are brilliant for me. I like serial killers, although I prefer serial killers with a supernatural angle. KOKO almost gave the killer a supernatural feel to him. A sense that he was the devil.

I once tweeted Straub asking if he knew about COCO the Spanish boogeyman.

He said no.


HOUSES WITHOUT DOORS is superb btw. The vignettes at the start and end of the book had an effect on me so wild. I cannot explain how they did that.

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Old 10-06-2019, 01:21 PM
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I've only read his novel, Ghost Story.
And it was a great novel. He really worked on a big canvas with that one, and I was impressed with the confidence of his prose and the unfolding of the story, as presented from multiple characters' viewpoints.

As a writer myself, his ability to amass a great amount of small town characters and interweave them into a coherent plot, is one which I desire to attain at some point in my career.

Oh, and there's a fantastic scene within the town cinema, where Night of the Living Dead is playing, and the main characters are fighting off a ghoul.
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