Elsewhere by William Peter Blatty – book cover, description, publication history. Elsewhere [William Peter Blatty, Alex McVey, Bruce Haley] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. An incredible haunted house novel from. The same can also be said for reading a haunted house story and William Peter Blatty’s “Elsewhere” is no exception. Even so, despite the.

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I enjoyed in and was fooled by it in that movie, but not in this book.

Isolated by a storm from civilization, they become absorbed by the house and its growing sense of strangeness; exploring its secrets exposes their own. Hardcoversigned slipcased edition limited to numbered copiespages. There really are some very lovely things about this w Predictable? A very quick read. May 23, Christina Harlin rated it liked it.

Return to Book Page. Elsewhere is haunting and genuinely eerie. However I think this was a perfect length and dug just enough to make you ponder the meaning t A very quick read.

Inevitably, exploring the house’s secrets exposes their own – ‘Elsewhere’ forces them to accept the individual realities that they have created for themselves. Fate and The Exorcist: The Book Nook Published: Elsewhere is the name of a creepy old mansion built in the s on an island in the Hudson River north of Manhatten.

Anyone who likes horror. Most jarring is Blatty’s persistent habit of referring to the characters by their occupation instead of their names: A catholic that has renounced his faith, Gabriel suggest this is why Terrence was the one who saw the priests at Elsewhere. I just wanted a bit more.

Elsewhere by William Peter Blatty. At least you do if you’ve ever read The Haunting of Hill House. The real estate agent commissioned to sell the home hires a team of parapsychologists to clear out the ghosts. Ships from Reno, NV. Disturbing full-page interior illustrations leap out at the reader like bogeymen, and the evocative cover photograph by award-winning photographer Bruce Haley exudes a sense of the dread awaiting the reader within.


Fantasy Book Critic: “Elsewhere” by William Peter Blatty (Reviewed by Robert Thompson)

Twinkle, Twinkle, “Killer” Kane. Joan stands to make quite a bit on the sale, so she’s determined to make it happen. The family and priests Terrence saw were the current owners of the house who had hired the priests to get rid of the ghosts.

Nothing was too in depth but right for the amount of time spent with them.

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This proved to be a fairly straight-forward ghost story. Aug 23, Annie rated it it was amazing. Blatty is a master of supernatural and horror fiction. This review refers to the version, included in the anthology Lucky us if he comes up with another novel. Overall, it is good but not great because the author alludes to horror and mayhem but little is delivered.

I lied; this plot line has gotten old. Better World Books Condition: Toss in countless twists and turns, endless drinking, rattling windows and creaking floor-boards galore and a really big storm.

Anna Trawley – A psychic that gained her powers in a car accident that killed her daughter, she is very much aware of the haunting of Elsewhere. When other secrets appear, the group tries to find out what else the house has that is secret. Please help improve this article by introducing citations to additional sources. I first read this in the anthologywhere it was one of the few really good stories.

Elsewhere itself gives off the aura of a living, breathing character, creating an ominous, disturbing atmosphere for the entire novel. Collectible – Like New. I really liked this one. Elsswhere to say, things don’t go as planned. This incredible haunted house novel from William Peter Blatty, the legendary author of The Exorcist, is disturbing, unsettling, chilling, and laced with a nasty streak of dark humor.


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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. A quick read two hours tops if you’re really dedicatedthis is a decent haunted house book. May 08, Mary rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Apr 08, Fabian rated it liked it. Mar 11, Natasha M. It is suggested that something is wrong with Gabriel Case; he acts as if he has met the group before, saying, “here you all are again”, even though this is supposedly his first time meeting the group.

The idea is cool; I do wish the book had fleshed out the story more or given us characters and motives that were more memorable – I think, as short as the story is, that we simply don’t have time to know anyone well.

Blatty neatly entwines the twin branches of psychological and supernatural horror, and save for a late scene of violence, the work is more life-affirming than shocking.