Ghost Story is a horror novel by American writer Peter Straub. It was published on January 1, 1979 by Coward, McCann and Geoghegan.
Ghost Story is a horror novel by American writer Peter Straub. The book was adapted into a film by the same name in 1981, minus the novel's fifth protagonist character, Lewis Benedikt. The novel was a watershed in Straub's career. Though his earlier books had achieved a limited amount of critical and commercial success, Ghost Story became a national bestseller and cemented the author's reputation.
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In life, not every sin goes unpunished.
FREE shipping on qualifying offers. In life, not every sin goes unpunished. GHOST STORY For four aging men in the terror-stricken town of Milburn.
PROLOGUE Driving South
PROLOGUE Driving South. PART ONE After Jafferty's Party. I The Chowder Society: The October Stories II Jaffrey's Party. a vast and self-conscious story, a sort of seamless repetitious epic in which women married truckers and no-good gamblers but stood by them until they got a divorce and the men sat in bars plotting seductions and how to get back home, and they came together hot as two-dollar pistols and parted in disgust and worried about the babies. Sometimes the car wouldn't start, sometimes the TV was busted; sometimes the bars closed down and threw you out onto the street, your pockets turned inside out.
New York Times bestselling author Peter Straub’s classic tale of horror, secrets, and the dangerous ghosts of the past. But one story is coming back to haunt them and their small town. A tale of something they did long ago. What was the worst thing you’ve ever done? In the sleepy town of Milburn, New York, four old men gather to tell each other stories-some true, some made-up, all of them frightening. A simple pastime to divert themselves from their quiet lives. A wicked mistake. A horrifying accident.
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A collection of short stories from the acclaimed master of horror.
Contributors include Peter Straub, Burton Hatlan (King's former English professor), Fritz Leiber, Best New Horror 11 (The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror,. A collection of short stories from the acclaimed master of horror. Peter Straub leads us into the outer reaches of the psyche in these seven tales of living, dying and the terror that lies in between. If You Could See Me Now. by Peter Straub.