A Winter Haunting (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Fiction - 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 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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I think the writing style is really interesting. - Goodreads
Dan Simmons is incapable of writing a bad book. - Goodreads
Great atmosphere and a quick plot. - Goodreads
Well rounded characters and a great ending! - Goodreads
The prose is fantastic, but the story is less so. - Goodreads
It was a fast paced, page turner. - Goodreads

Review: A Winter Haunting (Seasons of Horror #2)

User Review  - Tikvan - Goodreads

This novel is not a traditional horror with a lot blood-spitting and creapy monsters, but it is a really good mix of mistery and adventure and Simmons fans will love/like this book. Be carefull, dogs are outside! :-) Read full review

Review: A Winter Haunting (Seasons of Horror #2)

User Review  - Susan - Goodreads

I did not read the first book but this was a very creepy book all by itself. Dale Stewart is a college professor whose marriage is almost non-existent and has lost his job. He thinks that returning to ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
9
Section 3
25
Section 4
38
Section 5
46
Section 6
58
Section 7
70
Section 8
79
Section 16
173
Section 17
192
Section 18
207
Section 19
224
Section 20
237
Section 21
255
Section 22
272
Section 23
287

Section 9
93
Section 10
103
Section 11
115
Section 12
125
Section 13
137
Section 14
153
Section 15
162
Section 24
307
Section 25
319
Section 26
331
Section 27
338
Section 28
350
Section 29
361
Copyright

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Page 334 - To think that I've wasted years of my life, that I've longed to die, that I've experienced my greatest love, for a woman who didn't appeal to me, who wasn't even my type!
Page 150 - This only could it be — this only till he recognised, with his advance, that what made the face dim was the pair of raised hands that covered it and in which, so far from being offered in defiance, it was buried as for dark deprecation. So...
Page 182 - understand the horizontal circle, which divides the invisible part " of the world, which they call Nephthys, from the visible, to which " they give the name of Isis ; and as this circle equally touches " upon the confines of both light and darkness, it may be looked " upon as common to them both — and from this circumstance arose " that resemblance, which they imagine between Anubis and the Dog, " it being observed of this animal, that he is equally watchful as
Page 197 - I'm like the tiger, which has bristles of hair at the end of his cock, with which he lacerates the female. 1857- Books aren't made in the way babies are: they are made like pyramids. There's some long-pondered plan, and then great blocks of stone are placed one on top of the other, and it's back-breaking, sweaty, time-consuming work. And all to no purpose!
Page 197 - Books aren't made in the way babies are: they are made like pyramids. There's some long-pondered plan, and then great blocks of stone are placed one on top of the other, and it's back-breaking, sweaty, time-consuming work. And all to no purpose! It just stands like that in the desert! But it towers over it prodigiously. Jackals piss at the base of it, and the bourgeois clamber to the top of it, etc. Continue this comparison.
Page 206 - Why, this is hell, nor am I out of it.
Page 365 - God looketh upon thee, and he leadeth thee along the path of happiness. Sepulchral meals are bestowed upon thee, and he overthroweth for thee thine enemies, setting them under thy feet in the presence of the Great Company of the Gods who dwell in the House of the Great Aged One which is in Anu.
Page 332 - Nu is se raed gelang eft aet pe anum. Eard git ne const, frecne stowe, oaer pu findan mint fela-sinnigne secg; sec gif pu dyrre.
Page 94 - There was a pause on the other end of the line. Dale drove by clean white farms and large barns. The road stayed empty. "Never mind,
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About the author (2009)

Dan Simmons is the Hugo Award-winning author of Hyperion and The Fall of Hyperion, and their sequels, Endymion and The Rise of Endymion. He has written the critically acclaimed suspense novels Darwin's Blade and The Crook Factory, as well as other highly respected works, including Summer of Night and its sequel A Winter Haunting, Song of Kali, Carrion Comfort, and Worlds Enough & Time. Simmons makes his home in Colorado.

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