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by Geoffrey Household

eBook Dance of the Dwarfs epub
  • ISBN: 0140052275
  • Author: Geoffrey Household
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Penguin Books (August 30, 1979)
  • Pages: 257 pages
  • ePUB size: 1867 kb
  • FB2 size 1176 kb
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Geoffrey Household is a great writer of suspense novels and this is probably the best on.

An agronomist, a naturalist, and just plain curious person, He studies the strange beliefs of the local inhabitants, particularly their prohibition of guitars and travel after dark. One person found this helpful.

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Owen Dawnay was attributed to partisans of the Colombian National Liberation Army. The evidence of his only neighbors, a few families of squatters and masterless cattlemen, appeared conclusive. had been terrorized into supplying cattle to guerrilla headquarters in the foothills of the Cordillera. Two of them had been brutally murdered. The headman of their village had disappeared. Dawnay himself was known to have been threatened. That a guerrilla detachment did indeed visit Dawnay’s experimental station about the time of his death is certain.

Dance of the Dwarfs is a 1983 American horror adventure film directed by Gus Trikonis and starring Peter Fonda and Deborah Raffin. It is based on the novel of the same name by Geoffrey Household. Peter Fonda as Harry Bediker. Deborah Raffin as Dr. Evelyn Howard. John Amos as Esteban. Dance of the Dwarfs on IMDb. Dance of the Dwarfs at Rotten Tomatoes.

Geoffrey Household, Arthur Conan Doyle, Raymond Chandler, Robert Bloch, Various. It deserves to be among the all-time best horror stories, but like much of Household remains undiscovered by much of today's readership. A brave rationalist at grips with primitive fear. Winter's Tales, Vol. 23. Anita Desai, James Stern, Derwent May, Rudolf Nassauer, Brian W. Aldiss, Fay Weldon, Peter Kemp, Catherine Rocks, Fred Scott, Geoffrey Household. com User, December 1, 1999.

The behavior of the local population is odd, full of superstitions and terrors. The native villagers fear music and the night, huddling silently in their homes after sunset

The behavior of the local population is odd, full of superstitions and terrors. The native villagers fear music and the night, huddling silently in their homes after sunset. They claim that evil spirits emerge from the trees at night to dance-and feed.

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In fact by the close of this diary (Dawnay's), one suspects that his ""firefly"" has really effected a slow burn.

I read Dance of the Dwarfs: very fine writing, detail, setting, atmosphere, very convincing sense of place, intriguing - until 2/3 in, when the 'dwarfs' are revealed, with a crushing disappointment, to have been just some dumb animals: after that, it was all downhill

I read Dance of the Dwarfs: very fine writing, detail, setting, atmosphere, very convincing sense of place, intriguing - until 2/3 in, when the 'dwarfs' are revealed, with a crushing disappointment, to have been just some dumb animals: after that, it was all downhill. pity for wasting such a wonderful setting for THIS tale. the title and advertising are misleading: I don't. even see this as a horror novel, though that is not my major complaint. after the revelation, it is just ridiculous, uninteresting and unintentionally funny (though not in a fun way)

A young scientist discovers killer dwarfs near his agricultural research station in the forests of South America
Comments: (7)
Dynen
This is a strange little story about a man who is an agricultural researcher in South America. He's given an old ranch at the edge of the wilderness to grow his test plots complete with native caretakers. The researcher also walks a tightrope between a corrupt government and rebel insurgents who keep dropping by. The residents of a little village nearby and his caretaker couple have some strange fears of what they describe as dancing dwarfs. Everyone is afraid to go out after dark.

When drought leaves the researcher unable to plant and he is bored he begins to wonder about the dwarf rumors. He decides to see if perhaps some primitive pygmy tribe survives in the nearby jungle. He begins to explore and try to lure the "little people" out of the jungle. But when a man is found dead with strange wounds and he actually gets a glimpse of the creatures, he realizes they aren't human. I won't spoil the story by telling you what the dwarfs actually are. But they aren't natives, vampires or ghosts.

The story was written as journal entries. I didn't give it 5 stars for two reasons. One is the very young native girl the man is given by a government official who he claims to love deeply but uses rather roughly sexually. That part of the story could have been written a little less child porn- woman abusive. The second part is the ending. You are reading along in excited anticipation of the stories outcome when it ends bluntly and disappointingly. I won't spoil it but I felt the ending was stupid.
Granijurus
I was much taken with this book. It wasn't at all what I had expected. It was well-written, scary, different, and, above all, realistic. Loved it.
Utchanat
Very slow through most of the book. When it began to be interesting it stopped...in mid sentence. The beginning is the clue to that. All in all I did not enjoy the book.
Pad
I didnt finish it...at half way I just dumped it from my Kindle.. Shouldve dumped it way earlier.Boring.
Aedem
Geoffrey Household is a great writer of suspense novels and this is probably the best one. It features solid character isolated by square miles of plains in South America, except for the forest which begins along one edge near His research estancia. An agronomist, a naturalist, and just plain curious person, He studies the strange beliefs of the local inhabitants, particularly their prohibition of guitars and travel after dark. Not leaving well enough alone, he tries to see if these legends have any basis in fact. He enters the forest, lays down trinkets and waits to see what happens. He does. I guess it won't be a spoiler to say that His discovery winds up in His death, since it is disclosed in a prologue.

The strength of the story comes not only through the colorful characters Mr. Household draws for us, but He brings us wonder and mystery through His use of the English language as only the English seem to be able to do.
Voodoogore
Creepy and atmospheric. Dated but worth a read
Rayli
In many ways Geoffrey Household's best. Household, who practically invented the genre -- one man, usually English, always a gentleman and minimally armed, who must outwit his hunters. In this one he brings it to a brilliant (and terrifying) completion. I re-read it every few years, just to enjoy the skillful telling of the tale.
Good book, surprising
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