Ghost Story

by Peter Straub | Horror |
ISBN: 0671648896 Global Overview for this book
Registered by karendawn of Lafayette, Indiana USA on 12/14/2003
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7 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by karendawn from Lafayette, Indiana USA on Sunday, December 14, 2003
This came from my husband's stack of books. He didn't finish reading it because he couldn't get into it.

From the back cover:
Every has been afraid, sometime.

Everyone has felt fear close a cold hand around the heart, tug at the scalp and send the blood racing wildly.

Everyone has been afraid.

But none so afraid as the terror-stricken men and women of Milburn.

Called by a supernatural force to answer for a supernatural sin.

Sentenced in teh evil heart of a darkness to live out a ghost story.

Journal Entry 2 by karendawn at bookplate box in -- Somewhere, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Tuesday, December 16, 2003
Released on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 at bookplate box in spikesmom, postal release USA.

Placed in Bookplate bookbox

Journal Entry 3 by WestofMars from Mars, Pennsylvania USA on Friday, February 27, 2004
Came back in the bookplate box

Journal Entry 4 by AngelChild from Maidstone, Kent United Kingdom on Tuesday, June 29, 2004
Received from SpikesMom (Book Relay) Thanks :o)

Reserved for star69

Journal Entry 5 by AngelChild from Maidstone, Kent United Kingdom on Friday, October 1, 2004
Well.....I'm afraid i'm gunna have to agree with karendawn's husband. I got to page 118 and i'm thinking "Why am i doing this to myself?". The prolog of the book (where a child is kidnapped) made me want to read on, but then the story changes and centres on a group of elderly gentlemen who meet up periodically to tell each other stories. The only story i read reminded me of the "Mothman" story. Sorry, i got completely fed up..... Only giving it a 5, i'm sure its not the book, its the reader!

Journal Entry 6 by AngelChild at A Trade in Trade, A book trading site -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, October 7, 2004

Released 17 yrs ago (10/8/2004 UTC) at A Trade in Trade, A book trading site -- Controlled Releases

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Trading with star69 when we meet for a coffee

Journal Entry 7 by star69 from Sittingbourne, Kent United Kingdom on Friday, October 8, 2004
Got this from a trade with caffcaff
Thank you :-)

Journal Entry 8 by star69 at Bookbox in Book Box, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, November 9, 2005

Released 16 yrs ago (11/9/2005 UTC) at Bookbox in Book Box, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases

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Going into my Thrill me bookbox

Journal Entry 9 by arturogrande from Coalville, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Saturday, November 12, 2005
Taken from star69's Thrill Me bookbox.

Journal Entry 10 by arturogrande from Coalville, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Sunday, March 26, 2006
I enjoyed this book - it was very well written and atmospheric. But I must take issue with some of the reviews at the front, which describe it as the scariest book ever.
It's gripping and quite disturbing at times, but it's far from being the scariest book I've ever read.
I liked the relationships between all the protagonists, especially the four old men.
I saw the film based on this book a few years ago, and now I've read the book, I can't believe the amount of plot the film left out - it quite missed the point of the story.
This is a good one for curling up with on a cold winter's night.

Journal Entry 11 by arturogrande at Bookbox in Book Box, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, June 10, 2006

Released 15 yrs ago (6/10/2006 UTC) at Bookbox in Book Box, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases

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Released into Jaycee1972's bookbox.

Journal Entry 12 by suedo from Redditch, Worcestershire United Kingdom on Saturday, July 8, 2006
taken from jaycees book box

Journal Entry 13 by suedo from Redditch, Worcestershire United Kingdom on Thursday, January 25, 2007
I didn't get round to this, and was thinking of passing it on, then along came the dusty bookswap, and now it is on it's way to 4orty7even.

Journal Entry 14 by 4orty7even from Kingston upon Thames, Surrey United Kingdom on Monday, January 29, 2007
Arrived safely today - many thanks. So many bookrings in my posession, I'll have to put this to one side for now - hope it doesn't get too dusty while it waits!

Journal Entry 15 by 4orty7even from Kingston upon Thames, Surrey United Kingdom on Thursday, December 31, 2009
It's taken me almost 3 years to get round to reading this and I loved it !

I was hooked from the first page, and while the story is quite rambling with plenty of what appears to be unconnected characters and incidents, they all come together eventualy.

Worth sticking with, if you find it hard going.

After 6 years of travels the book is in poor condition but readable if treated with care.

Journal Entry 16 by 4orty7even at Kingston upon Thames, Surrey United Kingdom on Monday, March 7, 2011
Now off on it's travels via BookMooch.

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