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Tor Books, 1985 - Fiction - 320 pages
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Four young friends, troubled by personal problems, find their wishes horrifyingly granted and twenty-five years later, still haunted by the tragic consequences of their wishes, try to break their pacts with the Devil

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User Review  - niquetteb - LibraryThing

Being that this is labeled horror, I expected it to be. However, it was drawn out in the story, not terribly scary, and poorly written. I really wasn't happy with this book. If it had been even a little horrific it would have been much better! Read full review

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User Review  - mel-L-co0l-j - LibraryThing

i expected a lot from this book, which makes a go of being a traditional gothic horror; too much, it turns out. i could not get into it. there was none of the dread, suspense, or concept that i expect ... Read full review

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About the author (1985)

Ramsey Campbell has won more awards than any other living author of horror or dark fantasy, including four World Fantasy Awards, nine British Fantasy Awards, three Bram Stoker Awards, and two International Horror Guild Awards. Critically acclaimed both in the US and in England, Campbell is widely regarded as one of the genre's literary lights for both his short fiction and his novels. His classic novels, such as "The Face that Must Die, The Doll Who Ate His Mother," and" The Influence," set new standards for horror as literature. His collection, "Scared Stiff," virtually established the subgenre of erotic horror.
Ramsey Campbell's works have been published in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, and several other languages. He has been President of the British Fantasy Society and has edited critically acclaimed anthologies, including "Fine Frights," Campbell's best known works in the US are "Obsession, Incarnate, Midnight Sun, "and" Nazareth Hill,"

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