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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 23 January 2000
I found the six stories in Houses Without Doors worth the time and money ("Blue Rose" is less effective, probably, if you didn't read KoKo; if you did, it's a sucker punch). Although it's not graphic, "The Juniper Tree" is probably one of the most horrifying stories I have ever read. "The Buffalo Hunter" is flat-out surreal, which I loved. These short stories, being short, are neither typically tangly nor big on character development (read: sentiment). This collection wobbles between artsiness and pure dread, and will probably displease *both* fans of modern fiction and fans of pulp horror. I adored it.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 10 November 1998
In 'Houses Without Doors' Peter Straub delivers a collection of short horror stories. Some of the stories are indeed horrific but as I went through the book the horror disappeared and the stories just became bizarre. This in itself was not a bad thing but towards the end of the book there seemed to be a lack of coherence. The book is too long. One review on the back cover says that the author is "the master of the slow burn". This is just a polite was of saying he is too verbose. In Straub's defense his stories are original and they have interesing ideas. They are also plausible but in the final analysis they were not sufficiently gripping.
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