Working on a dilapidated orphanage on the Isle of Wight, David Williams discovers a supremely malevolent creature in the attic which is connected with the hideous trade in children which began in the gutters of Dr Barnado's London. The author's other horror novels include "Black Angel" and "Tengu".
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Graham Masterton (born 1946, Edinburgh) is the bestselling author of over a hundred award-winning horror and crime novels, including the acclaimed Katie Maguire series published by Head of Zeus. www.grahammasterton.co.uk.From Publishers Weekly :
First published in the U.K. in 1992, this novel has taken seven years to make it across the Atlantic. One wonders whether it was worth the trip. David, a recently divorced father, and his young son, Danny, move into the deserted Fortyfoot House on the Isle of Wight to spiff it up so the owners can sell it. Originally a Victorian orphanage, the place is known to everyone on the island--except the newcomers--as downright weird. Ratlike scratching in the attic, ghostly appearances, a graveyard full of children who all died within a short period, a ruined chapel with a strange painting and a view back in time, a mysterious photograph that seems to change--Fortyfoot House makes the Overlook Hotel seem benign. David and Danny are conveniently joined by an unexpected houseguest, Liz, a buxom 19-year-old college student who quickly climbs into bed with the 30-something David. With the cast assembled, their living situation becomes threatened when the local rat catcher is gruesomely killed in the attic. Like any responsible father who is in love with a nymphet, David decides it's time to leave. But the rat catcher's son and widow have bashed his car into junk as revenge, so the trio must stay in Fortyfoot House another night. Parallel time dimensions, Lovecraftian mythos, a monstrous rat, slime, pollution, child sacrifice and the fate of the entire human race are all added to the mix. Masterton's vivid writing and over-the-top plot make the novel perversely enjoyable in the same way a B-movie can be so bad that it's good. (Dec.)
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Description du livre Mandarin. Paperback. État : New. UNUSED, LIKE NEW, NOT EX-LIBRARY, FICTION HORROR, 352 pages. (Working on a dilapidated orphanage on the Isle of Wight, David Williams discovers a supremely malevolent creature in the attic which is connected with the hideous trade in children which began in the gutters of Dr Barnado's London. The author's other horror novels include Black Angel and Tengu). book. N° de réf. du libraire 2264
Description du livre Mandarin, 1992. Paperback. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire P110749309504