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A Winter Haunting
by Dan Simmons

Published: 2003-01-01
Mass Market Paperback : 384 pages
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A once-respected college professor and novelist, Dale Stewart has sabotaged his career and his marriage -- and now darkness is closing in on him. In the last hours of Halloween he has returned to the dying town of Elm Haven, his boyhood home, where he hopes to find peace in isolation. But ...

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A once-respected college professor and novelist, Dale Stewart has sabotaged his career and his marriage -- and now darkness is closing in on him. In the last hours of Halloween he has returned to the dying town of Elm Haven, his boyhood home, where he hopes to find peace in isolation. But moving into a long-deserted farmhouse on the far outskirts of town -- the one-time residence of a strange and brilliant friend who lost his young life in a grisly "accident" back in the terrible summer of 1960 -- is only the latest in his long succession of recent mistakes. Because Dale is not alone here. He has been followed to this house of shadows by private demons who are now twisting his reality into horrifying new forms. And a thick, blanketing early snow is starting to fall ...

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  "Talk about not living up to the Hype!"by K8Tullamore (see profile) 10/26/10

For once, we were pretty unanimous in our feelings about this book. Several of us were unable to finish it. The rest of us were disappointed that it wasn't as scary as we were led to believe it was. I... (read more)

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