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Community Hardcover – 13 May 2013

3.9 out of 5 stars 23 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd; First World Publication edition (13 May 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0727883100
  • ISBN-13: 978-0727883100
  • Product Dimensions: 13.9 x 2.4 x 22.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 58,536 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Masterton turns in another top-notch performance with this unusual ghost story. This is an excellent horror story, with an added dimension, an extra layer of suspense."
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About the Author

Graham Masterton, a "master of modern horror" (Library Journal), is one of the world's best-selling horror writers. A journalist by trade, Masterton's debut novel, The Manitou, was an instant hit and was filmed with Tony Curtis and Susan Strasberg.


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Couldn't resist, if the blurb says 'small town', looks to have an air of mystery with sinister overtones and a hint of the paranormal then it hits my wish list.

Although a little predictable in places it is a well crafted story that did manage to blast a couple of my theories in places, the book had a nice eeriness about it more so than creepy. Found the sex scenes pretty pointless they just seemed to be thrown in to emphasise a point that had clearly already been made.

Enjoyable quick read.
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Format: Hardcover
This is an excellent and enjoyable thriller with unsettling horror tones and insubtantial notes of unease. Masterton writes in a sparse style like Hutson but despite the lack of detailed description compared to Koontz, the story develops in a way that grips the reader like a vice.
The strange hospital-dominated community in the shadow of the Cascade Mountains is like the theme of many unsettling films but far fewer novels. The denouement is surely original and this book shows that Masterton is back on form after some disappointing tales in recent years and has meant many readers wondering if quantity has taken precedence over quality.
The hero of the tale is recovering from a terrible car crash but Masterton skilfully manages to produce a satisfactory explanation which is unlike anything that could have been guessed - certainly not in the exact form that the mystery is revealed. The main criticism is the blurb on the front jacket that is more incorrect than misleading - three of the few facts it mentions as occurring in the story simply do not happen! Mr Masterton - please hire a new blurb writer as your current one has plainly not read the book with his/her comments about disappearing people, vanishing girlfriends and strangers being ignored by locals. There are enough weird and icy fingers-on-the-hands(and other extremities!) moments to not need to create any imaginary ones.
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Format: Paperback
There's an old Chauvanistic joke that says "women are only good for two things and one of them is cooking!" Not one for today's society then.
Anyway, our hero in this book has both with his Landlady/Companion who always seem to be making lovely meals for him or performing all sorts of interesting things in bed. In spite of her less- than -perfect state,, he sticks around. Surprise, surprise.
Readers should find this book entertaining, as long as logic is suspended because after all, it's pure fantasy with quite a few glaring "improbables".
Masterton is a well established writer of thriller/horror fiction and the standard is maintained here.
I don't want to give the plot away but just to say I found it hard to put down, right to the end.
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This was a different type of story than Graham's normal work. But highly readable and Masterton has a way of getting to suspend your disbelief and build a good structured storyline. Not a gory horror as much as a haunting mystery. Well plotted and enjoyable.
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Written during GM's tedious, 'churn out any old rubbish' phase, Community starts with promise and descends into a tedious slog. This book is another example of one dimensional characters who fail to elicit any empathy from the readers. And once again GM doesn't know how to end an novel so instead just chucks the first idea he has onto paper.

What happened to the GM novels that thrilled, scared and engrossed - Mirror, Black Angel, Revenge of the Manitou, to name but a few? Instead this rubbish is very, very poor.
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Having been a GM fan most of my life, I have to say I was disappointed with this. Tedious build-up, predictable climax, ridiculous premise, shallow characters. To top it off, GM wheels out the slightly obscure phrase 'flush-centered' on almost every page. I hate that kind of repetition. Sadly, there's not much 'flush-centered' about this dismal effort.
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Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I have just started to read this book and it is very good.If you like horror stories Graham Masterton is brilliant.
Well i have now finished the book and i thought it was great from start to finish, was very please to have bought it.
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Format: Hardcover
Well, what can i say? Being a fan of Graham since day one, i was excited when this dropped on my mat. Although very different for Masterton, it is an excellent tale with loveable characters that will keep you gripped throughout. I don't want to give the story away as you can read the synopsis yourself and i don't want to ruin it. Just take my word for it - it's worth every penny.
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