A Stir of Echoes

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Macmillan, Apr 29, 2008 - Fiction - 224 pages
5 Reviews
Tom Wallace lived an ordinary life, until a chance event awakened psychic abilities he never knew he possessed. Now he's hearing the private thoughts of the people around him-and learning shocking secrets he never wanted to know. But as Tom's existence becomes a waking nightmare, even greater jolts are in store as he becomes the unwilling recipient of a compelling message from beyond the grave!

This eerie ghost story, by award-winning author of Hell House and I Am Legend, inspired the acclaimed 1999 film starring Kevin Bacon.
 

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User Review  - Pam - Goodreads

I'd give this 2.5 stars if I could. In a way, I'm glad I made myself finish this book, if only to say I saw it through to the end. It wasn't a fantastic book -- the basic premise had a few underlying ... Read full review

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User Review  - Chris - Goodreads

This book was written in 1958 about forty years before the movie was made. The story the movie tells is very loosely based on the book plus they modernized it and moved the locations around. I'm not ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
10
Section 3
20
Section 4
27
Section 5
39
Section 6
49
Section 7
58
Section 8
68
Section 12
110
Section 13
120
Section 14
132
Section 15
144
Section 16
154
Section 17
165
Section 18
172
Section 19
183

Section 9
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Section 10
89
Section 11
99
Section 20
195
Section 21
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Richard Matheson was The New York Times bestselling author of I Am Legend, Hell House, Somewhere in Time, The Incredible Shrinking Man, A Stir of Echoes, The Beardless Warriors, The Path, Seven Steps to Midnight, Now You See It…, and What Dreams May Come, among others. He was named a Grand Master of Horror by the World Horror Convention, and received the Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement. He has also won the Edgar, the Spur, and the Writer's Guild awards. In 2010, he was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. In addition to his novels Matheson wrote several screenplays for movies and TV, including “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet,” based on his short story, along with several other Twilight Zone episodes. He was born in New Jersey and raised in Brooklyn, and fought in the infantry in World War II. He earned his bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri. Matheson died in June, 2013, at the age of eighty-seven.

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