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characters Shadowland Summary ´ Shadowland 106 Boys at a New England boarding school Del introduces Tom to his world of magic tricks But. It s been a long time since I ve read anything by Peter Straub I loved his earlier novel Julia and its accompanying 1970 s film adaptation starring Mia Farrow but often I have trouble finding his books for sale and I get distracted into buying something else I m glad I decided to buy a copy of Shadowland While it s definitely not a book for everyone and it can be a very strange piece of fiction it s a really incredible story Initially it was recommended to me by a friend because they compared it to another book I read recently and loved The Satanic Mill While there are similarities between the two Straub s Shadowland is definitely rooted in horror Shadowland works on a simple premise Two friends from boarding school are taken on as apprentices by one of their uncles retired stage magician Coleman Collins While it might be expected that Collins would just know a bunch of silly card tricks and Houdini type stuff this old magician is actually very powerful and very sinister as well Much of Shadowland focuses less on this aspect and on what our two main characters endure while at their boarding school environment Straub does a great job at capturing the struggle for power and esteem that magic promises especially for two boys in an environment where bullying is rampant The romanticized allure of magic is also a really captivating subject and the unfolding darker truth is presented in an unforgettable and engaging way here I wasn t expecting the ending at all and it was definitely one of the most memorable in any horror novel I ve ever read

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Shadowland

characters Shadowland Summary ´ Shadowland 106 This tale of supernatural horror from the author of Koko The Talisman and Mr X concerns two. Peter Straub came to prominence in 1979 with Ghost Story an old fashioned spooky ghost tale which I wasn t really a fan of though I appreciate it A year later in 1980 he published Shadowland a coming of age novel which can be classified as dark fantasy with horror elements This time I say he penned a winner Shadowland is concerned with the friendship of two boys Tom Flanagan and Del Nightingale which began at the private all male school they both attended As both try to fight the horrors all young boys have to suffer at one stage of their lives or another Del introduces Tom to his world of magic tricks When they both decide to spend the summer at Del s Uncle s house in New England Tom discovers that things can be much sinister than they seem At Shadowland their lives will be changed forever and after that summer nothing will be the same Shadowland is a beautiful novel unlike most fantasy or horror works Straub is a master prose stylist who crafts to perfection he wrote the novel longhand in multiple journals and then retyped it on a typewriter who can imagine a writer doing that nowadays and the result is an intricately detailed work structurally complex and above all stylish Opening with a prologue which reads like a feverish dream which makes us see the strangest things the novel expertly morphs into a coming of age school story and only after that unleashes its full power Straub introduces characters plots and subplots within those but nothing is without purpose in this story he draws heavily on various folk tales and even includes some of his own making thereby seducing the reader who is surprised with each revelation and the horror is only starting From the afterword That same year I had been moved by John Fowles novel The Magus which suggested a way to unite the powerful strangeness resulting from the oral tradition with conventional narrative satisfactions No one familiar with The Magus who reads Shadowland can fail to notice Fowles influence on me which was profound and pervasive but this influence was above all liberating not enslaving Fowles demonstrated how the seductive uncertainty implicit in theatrical illusion and even importantly the emotional effects of this uncertainty could find expression in a narrative that itself moved through successive layers of surprise doubt suspicion and uncertaintyReading Shadowland is much like witnessing a spectacle of illusion and the uncertainity it evokes The aura that something is terribly wrong never leaves and if an enchantment was cast it is a dark and haunting one One of the things that are immediately noticeable is Straub s shift in approach to horror Ghost Story was largely constrained by the Victorian history of the genre where the horror needed to be subtle and only hinted at Though Shadowland is a subtle and suggestive work it escapes this convenction and Straub plays with the subtle and blalant terror wth marvelous results Shadowland is a masterful unacknowledged work by a writer who has remained in the shadows far far too long Peter Straub possesses an imagination without boundaries along with the gift of marvelous storytelling and the ability of bringing things to life with the most amazing imagery and constructing atmosphere that is gothic unsettling elusive and hallucinatory all at once Intriguing and complex Shadowland will please every reader who enjoys well crafed fiction that demands full attention and forces to think about what it presents A truly magical tale

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characters Shadowland Summary ´ Shadowland 106 At Shadowland Del's uncle's lakeside estate their hobby suddenly takes on much sinister ton. I really a fish walks by eating a taco want to like this tiiiiin rooof book but rusted I just get sidetracked once there was a mouse and a suirrel but that was a long time ago just kept getting distracted a taco walks by eating a fish by the trippy dream seuences the sound of a thousand mute voices saying nothing and random interjections did I have a point and I m pretty sure am I me that in the end nothing nothing really yes nothing remember the moral of the fish taco happened


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    PDF FREE [Shadowland] Free read ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB õ Peter Straub Peter Straub õ 6 Read This book I read when I was a teenager It is a fantastic book by a literary greatFinished reading it again rece

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    characters Shadowland Peter Straub õ 6 Read Free read ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB õ Peter Straub Peter Straub came to prominence in 1979 with Ghost Story an old fashioned spooky ghost tale which I wasn't really a fan of though I appreciate it A year later in 1980 he published Shadowland a coming of age novel which can be classified as dark fantasy with horror elements This time I say he penned a winner Shadowland is concerned with the friendship of two boys Tom Flanagan and Del Nightingale which began at

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    PDF FREE [Shadowland] Strange to think that a perfectly good novel can be ruined by a few missteps but that's the case for me here Shadowland is for the most part impeccably written Straub is a smart author an intellectual even and the rather clinical arm's length he keeps from his subject and characters is interesting and distincti

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    PDF FREE [Shadowland] This book is severely weird I have a lot of thoughts Review coming soon

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    PDF FREE [Shadowland] characters Shadowland Revisited ReviewI really enjoy this kind of horror Shadowland has an elaborate build up and the reader invests uite a bit in the story before things start going awry This means that you actually do care about what happens next There’s also a very “real world” feel to the events however bizarre things eventually turn out You

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    PDF FREE [Shadowland] It's been a long time since I've read anything by Peter Straub I loved his earlier novel Julia and its accompanying 1970's film adaptation starring Mia Farrow but often I have trouble finding his books for sale and I get distracted into buying something else I'm glad I decided to buy a copy of Shadowland While it's definitely not a book for everyone and it can be a very strange piece of fiction it's a really i

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    PDF FREE [Shadowland] I didn’t love this as much as I did the first time around but it was still pretty damn good

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    PDF FREE [Shadowland] I really a fish walks by eating a taco want to like this tiiiiin rooof book but rusted? I just get sidetracked

  10. says: PDF FREE [Shadowland] Free read ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB õ Peter Straub Peter Straub õ 6 Read

    Peter Straub õ 6 Read Free read ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB õ Peter Straub characters Shadowland Some of the surreal moments as well as the occasional switches in narratives made this book a little hard to follow at times but there IS a reason I gave this book five stars it was terrific It's not the all out horror fest that the cover of the 1980's paperback promised but there were some truly gruesome scenes towards the climax as well as a general tone of mounting tension throughoutTom Flanagan is a very memorably

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  • Paperback
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  • Shadowland
  • Peter Straub
  • English
  • 27 February 2019
  • 9780006163282