Recommended books by Peter Straub

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Product picture for Ghost Storyby Peter Straub
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Peter Straub (1943) is an American writer of mainly horror books. During his career, he won several prestigious prizes, such as the World Fantasy Award (1989) and four times the Bram Stoker Award. He may be well-known to the general public because he has written several books in collaboration with Stephen King, such as the excellent fantasy book The Talisman. In Ghost Story, the author, as the title indicates, goes back to the classic theme of a ghost that is disturbing people's lives, but he...
Book cover from The Talisman: A  Novelby Stephen King
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The Talisman is a somewhat lesser known fantasy book of the famous horror writer Stephen King, which he wrote in collaboration with the author Peter Straub. It is fantasy set in our current time, but in which a parallel universe of fantasy and magic exists, called the Territories. The 12-year-old Jack Sawyer leaves in New Hampshire in the United States on a quest for a Crystal 'the Talisman' to save his mother who is dying from cancer. His journey leads him alternately through America and the...
Book cover from Black House (Pocket Books Fiction)by Stephen King
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling authors of The Talisman, “an intelligent…suspenseful page-turner” (The Wall Street Journal) from “two master craftsmen, each at the top of his game” (The Washington Post). Twenty years ago, a boy named Jack Sawyer traveled to a parallel universe called the Territories to save his mother and her Territories “Twinner” from an agonizing death that would have brought cataclysm to the other world. Now Jack is a retired Los Angeles homicide...
Book cover from H. P. Lovecraft: Tales (Library of America)by H. P. Lovecraft
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In this Library of America volume, the best-selling novelist Peter Straub brings together the very best of H. P. Lovecraft's fiction in a treasury guaranteed to bring fright and delight both to longtime fans and to readers new to his work. Early stories such as "The Outsider," "The Music of Erich Zann," "Herbert West–Reanimator," and "The Lurking Fear" demonstrate Lovecraft's uncanny ability to blur the distinction between reality and nightmare, sanity and madness, the human and non-human....
 
Book cover from The Stepford Wivesby Ira Levin
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The internationally bestselling novel by the author of A Kiss Before Dying, The Boys from Brazil, and Rosemary's BabyWith an Introduction by Peter StraubFor Joanna, her husband, Walter, and their children, the move to beautiful Stepford seems almost too good to be true. It is. For behind the town's idyllic facade lies a terrible secret -- a secret so shattering that no one who encounters it will ever be the same.At once a masterpiece of psychological suspense and a savage commentary on a...
Book cover from The Talisman: Volume 1: The Road of Trialsby Stephen King
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The spellbinding saga of The Talisman is now a stunning graphic novel, vividly illustrated by artist Tony Shasteen. Here’s a bold new look at the classic tale of treachery and betrayal that could only have sprung from the imaginations of master storytellers Stephen King and Peter Straub. In a run-down amusement park on a desolate beach in New Hampshire, thirteen-year-old Jack Sawyer is about to learn some hard truths—about his father’s death, about why he and his mother are on the run...
Book cover from Last Daysby Brian Evenson
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"The deceptively simple prose keeps the book brisk and even gripping as its puzzles grow more craggy and complex. This is Evenson's singular, Poe-like gift: He writes with intelligence and a steady hand, even when his characters decide to lop their own limbs off."—Time Out New YorkWhen Kline is kidnapped by a dark sect that believes amputation brings you closer to God, he's tasked with uncovering who murdered their leader. Will he uncover the truth in time to save himself, take on the mantle...
Book cover from American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to Nowby Peter Straub
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From its beginning, American literature teems with tales of horror, hauntings, terrifying obsessions and gruesome incursions, of the uncanny ways in which ordinary reality can be breached and subverted by the unknown and the irrational. In the tales of Irving, Poe, and Hawthorne, and their literary successors, the bright prospects of the New World face an uneasy reckoning with the forces of darkness. As this pathbreaking two-volume anthology demonstrates, it is a tradition with many unexpected...
Book cover from Best New Horror #26: Anthology edited by Stephen Jonesby Ramsey Campbell
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Annual short story anthology of the world's best horror stories of 2014 from 19 of the leading exponents in the field, and with an overview of the year from Stephen Jones and a Necrology from Stephen Jones and Kim Newman
Book cover from Floating Dragonby Peter Straub
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Let the terror begin again in this "deliciously imaginative" (San Francisco Chronicle) novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Peter Straub. The quiet suburban town of Hampstead is threatened by two horrors. One is natural. The hideous unstoppable creation of man’s power gone mad. The other is not natural at all. And it makes the first look like child’s play... “Unspeakable horror…has ‘Bestseller’ written all over it.”—Los Angeles Times “Straub’s effects are...