Magic Terror

By Peter Straub
(Fawcett, Mass Market Paperback, 9780449006887, 384pp.)

Publication Date: August 28, 2001

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Description

Welcome to another kind of terror as Peter Straub leads us into the outer reaches of the psyche. Here the master of the macabre is at his absolute best in seven exquisite tales of living, dying, and the terror that lies in between. . . .

AshputtleIsn’t It Romantic?
“CHILLING.”“SKILLFULLY CONSTRUCTED.”
–The New York Times–Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

The Ghost VillageBunny Is Good Bread
Winner of a World Fantasy Award“TERRIFYING.”
“VERY, VERY SCARY.”–The Washington Post Book World
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Porkpie HatHunger, An Introduction
“DARK TWISTS AND“BRILLIANTLY SUBVERSIVE.”
DARKER HUMOR.”–Locus
–USA Today

Mr. Clubb and Mr. Cuff
Winner of a Bram Stoker Award
“[A] TOUR-DE-FORCE . . . [THAT] WILL HAUNT READERS LONG AFTER THEY’VE CLOSED THE COVERS.”
–The Denver Post

“PETER STRAUB IS AN EXCELLENT WRITER. . . .
HE MAKES US FEEL THE TERROR.”
The Philadelphia Inquirer




About the Author

Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Peter Straub is the author of fifteen novels, which have been translated into more than twenty languages. He has won the British Fantasy Award, two Bram Stoker awards, and two World Fantasy awards. He lives in New York City.




Praise For Magic Terror

“A POWERFUL GATHERING OF
SUSPENSE AND HORROR STORIES.”
–The Denver Post

“Compelling . . . Magic Terror is bliss for readers whose love of the eerie doesn’t preclude a taste for literary elegance. . . . [Straub] is one of the few fin-de-siècle writers whose stories can stand alongside works by 20th-century masters of the macabre such as King, Robert Aickman, Shirley Jackson, and Edith Wharton.”
The Washington Post Book World

“There is no safety in this literate and much praised cluster of stories. It’s beautifully written stuff that breaks into the place where you live, breaching all psychologically installed security systems. . . . And although we desire to read it for many reasons, the truest one is that Peter Straub writes with compassion. He gets the link between modern horror and classic tragedy.”
The Philadelphia Inquirer

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