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Sara Gran
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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April 2005
From the author of Saturn’s Return to New York comes this dark psychological thriller.

"‘What we think is impos-sible happens all the time.’ So claims the beguiling narrator of Come Closer, and after reading this spare and menacing tale, the reader has to agree. Sara Gran has created a sly, satisfying (fast!) novel of one young woman possessed not only by a demon but also by her own secret desires."—Stewart O’Nan
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • Audio Cassette
  • Publisher: ISIS Audio Books (April 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0753121255
  • ISBN-13: 978-0753121252
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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‘Hypnotic, disturbing…a genuinely scary novel’ -- Brett Easton Ellis

‘Scalpel-like clarity, expertly blending…a new kind of psychological thriller. I loved this book.’ -- George Pelecanos --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Sara Gran lives in Brooklyn, New York. This is her second novel. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Thought provoking 22 Feb 2005
Format:Paperback
Described by critics as "terrifying" is a bit misleading, Sara Gran is no Steven king. However the book is a very good read. It is more psychological the horror doesn't come from the events so much as the realism, it encourages the questioning of other people and the likelihood of something like this happening in real life.
Its about the loss of control, something most people can relate to and in that way the boo is very powerful. The Film Company Miramax has picked up the story and this is not surprising as the characters are vivid and the book is well written and as a film it will probably be very frightening.
The main problem with the book is its length it feels slightly rushed it only took me two hours to read. The twist in the end is good but it comes after a few chapters that seem blurred, although this is possibly the aim of Gran, I found that it didn't fit with the rest of the story that seemed to be developing well. It's a book I would recommend if you want a quick thought-provoking book, if you want a more jumpy absorbing horror then this probably isn't what you are looking for.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Short but pleasingly done 2 Feb 2007
By JC
Format:Paperback
This is a supernatural novel, or at least it seems to be. It is short and does not develop its plot line very far, that of a young woman who comes to believe (with plenty of good reason) that she is being possessed by a demon. But it tells the tale with such disarming frankness and simplicity that it manages to be very compelling. A good quick read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Creepy, unnerving - one of my favourites 3 July 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I read this book, knowing the general story. I absolutely loved this book - couldn't put it down. It's a sophisticated horror story: not heavy on blood and guts, but rather more of a psychological, creepy, under-your-skin type of story. There were certainly times I felt scared, whilst reading it alone at night! Can't recommend it enough. You'll love it if you enjoy more sinister, eerie stories than blood/violence/typical haunting stories.

This one is truly original.
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2.0 out of 5 stars slightly disappointed. 21 May 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I found this book to be well written and interesting. It is however extremely short and the later chapters appear somewhat disjointed. Furthermore, unless it is simply my ignorance and stupidity, there are a number of questions that are left unanswered.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Yes 8 Sep 2013
By J
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
In the company of Angela Carter`s Bloody Chamber and Emily Holmes Coleman`s Shutter of Snow. Wonderful. The Exorcist for dreamers.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good psychological horror 28 Dec 2010
Format:Paperback
If you want a quick horror read, easily finished in one sitting (a winter's evening is best!), I'm sure you could do a lot worse than this. It's a fairly straightforward story but it lingers in the mind. My only problem is that if you've seen the movie 'Paranormal Activity' it could be a bit of a let-down - I'm not accusing the makers of PA of any kind of rip-off, but there are enough parallels that if you've seen the film, and then read the book, you could feel 'oh, right...' Don't get me wrong, I feel this is a significantly better book than PA was a film - just that if you're planning to enjoy both, read this first.
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