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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Great horror novel

    Willy Patrick should be ecstatic as she has found love again with wealthy businessman Michael Faber especially since he has moved her into his mini-mansion in Hendersonia, New Jersey. Still the young adult author has some issues for instance she has to fight herself from busting into a warehouse where she feels her dead daughter waits for her. Defeating the compulsion, Willy returns to her new home only to find pictures of her deceased spouse in a box in Michael¿s study, a room she never entered before............................... Stunned, she flees to New York. She enters a Barnes & Noble bookstore where horror author Timothy Underhill is providing a reading. Timothy¿s life has been unsettled of late since he saw his dead sister¿s ghost, communicated by email with a being from another dimension, and meeting an angry angel. When Timothy sees Willy, he recognizes her as the key person to fight evil waiting for them in the house of a deceased serial killer in their hometown of Millhaven................................ Not since GHOST STORY and the TALISMAN has Peter Straub written a more terrifying and chilling horror novel than IN THE NIGHT ROOM. The tale uses characters from LOST BOY, LOST GIRL and weaves them into a future story. The protagonist ¿wrote¿ that novel, but made a glaring error that needs correction so that there is no leakage between dimensions that could cause a pandemic. Readers will feel for Timothy as he has to pay a steep price to rectify his transgressions. Mr. Straub is at the top of his game with this powerfully pathos and poignant tale......................... Harriet Klausner

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  • Posted June 3, 2009

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    Peter Straub

    In the night room, isn't a sequel to the great novel Lost Boy, Lost Girl. But its what you called a connector, meaning it is somehow connected to Lost Boy, Lost Girl.

    In this particular book Tim Underhill is a famous writer,working on his latest invention. He's still haunted by his nephew's disappearance and he still has trouble dealing with the events surrounding his disappearance. He's also receiving strange e-mails from what seems to be an angel, weird cryptic messages that are telling him that his last book angered the other world, something he must now remedy.

    Meanwhile, Willy is still haunted by the death of her husband and daughter. But when she realizes that the man she is now supposed to marry might have murdered her ex-husband, her whole world tumbles down into oblivion.

    The two stories connect and collide eventually, but it collides in away that you never see COMING. But I cant explain anymore, cause if I do it will be damper to the story.

    Peter Straub went all out with this story. The creativity and the collaboration of the book is phenomenal.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2005

    a great novel, in any genre

    When I read Lost Boy, Lost Girl, i was glad and worried for Peter Straub at the same time. Because the book was great, & I was afraid he was never gonna be able to do better. Fortunatly, i was wrong. Here it is : IN THE NIGHT ROOM, better than the best. Thanks Peter keep on writing!

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