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"Here is a novel guaranteed to double the national nightmare quotient, so watch out." -Cosmopolitan
"Buy it today. Anything by Straub is worth several thousand John Sauls and a million V.C. Andrewses." -Philadelphia Inquirer
"Straub's effects are quite spectacular...I was fairly awed by some of the more nightmarish scenes in Floating Dragon." -New York Times--This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
This was only my second Straub read. I can see now how he and King could blend so flawlessly for the Talisman and The Black House. Read morePublished on Jan. 29 2004 by "nytemar30"
If I could give this book 4 1/2 stars, then I would. It is some of the best work Straub has produced. He should be wearing the mantle for gothic horror author master. Read morePublished on Feb. 20 2003 by papaphilly
I have read this book three times since it was released in the early '80's. I think this is Peter Straub's best all-out horror novel. Read morePublished on April 3 2002 by Patrick m Tinney
By far, my favorite work by Mr. Straub. The bizarre events of the story and interesting characters fill the reader with deep concern for the outcome of this tale. Read morePublished on Feb. 23 2002 by allison k mangin
Having read 'Ghost Story' and 'shadowland'I guess I'm on a downward slope with Mr Straub and this book proves it. Read morePublished on Nov. 5 2000 by Mr. Robin J. Wisniewski
The problem with Straub's novel is its level of ambiguity, brought on by the convergence of too many similar plot threads. Read morePublished on Sept. 22 2000 by Lowell Yaeger
Hampstead, Connecticut, is almost like a sister community to [the also fictional but] heavenly Stepford: gracious homes, genteel people, all the happiness money can buy. Read morePublished on July 16 2000 by Miguel