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First setting: an all-male prep school in Arizona, where two sensitive freshmen form a bond based on their interest in magic tricks. Second setting: the labyrinthine house of a weird magician uncle in New England, where the two boys spend a memorable summer being trained in the art of illusion. Or is it real magic? Third setting: an alternate world where dark forces are at play--forces that first show up at the school, but intensify their power the summer. Shadowland is a superb, under-recognized, early novel from a master of literary terror. Get it while it's back in print! --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
'Frightening enough to jolt even the most jaded ghost story addict. Straub can write superb horror.' Washington Post 'Intriguing and appealing... poised and accomplished.' Sunday Times 'Truly fantastic... a work of literary magic.' Miami Herald 'Creepy from page one... a grand slam... I loved it.' STEPHEN KING --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Product Description
This was a favorite book of mine when it came out (I was in junior high when it came out in paperback the first time). Read morePublished on March 6 2004 by Timothy Capehart
This got me started on Peter Straub. I read Ghost Story, Koko, Mystery, and If you could see me now all because of Shadowland. I could not put this book down. Read morePublished on Feb. 19 2004 by james miscavish
I read this book in high school and had no trouble understanding it. Those reviewers who suggest a Stephen King novel over Shadowland obviously have problems with stories that have... Read morePublished on Feb. 5 2004 by varnya
If you are a fan of Stephen King or J.K. Rowling and have read all their stuff too many times, this is a fair substitute. Read morePublished on Feb. 4 2004 by Tiffany Delahunt
I re-read this book about once a year. It is a fascinating interwoven story of fairy tales, magic, coming-of-age and the loss of innocence. Read morePublished on Oct. 26 2003 by Stacey DuFord
"Shadowland" tells the story of a young man who becomes a man at a mansion of magick. A young man accompanies his prep school roomate to his uncle's house, who is actually a... Read morePublished on Sept. 26 2003 by Vagabond77
I bought this book after reading The Talisman, which Straub cowrote with Stephen King, and I loved it. Read morePublished on Aug. 8 2003 by Amazon Customer
I completely agree with a previous comment about this novel making a great film. I would love to see some of those fantastic scenes played out on the big screen. Read morePublished on March 22 2003
This book is one of the most poorly written books I have read in a long time. Straub shifts between present day and the 1950's so often and irregularly that the reader is left... Read morePublished on Feb. 14 2003 by James H. Wasilko