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Mr. X

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Mr X is a must read!

This is the first book I have read by Peter Straub. At first I found it a difficult read..but as I continued I found it to be a fantastic read. Twist and turns with alot of suprises, right up to the last line of the book..(Boy that last line!)..This is a must read for ...
This is the first book I have read by Peter Straub. At first I found it a difficult read..but as I continued I found it to be a fantastic read. Twist and turns with alot of suprises, right up to the last line of the book..(Boy that last line!)..This is a must read for any horror reader. Give a try! You wont regret it..

posted by Anonymous on December 18, 1999

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

DISAPPOINTING

Isn't Peter Straub hailed as one of the top and most successful horror writers? Mr. X was extremely disappointing. It plodded along, very confusing at times. Since I had paid good money for this novel, I forced myself to complete the book even though I wasn't the least ...
Isn't Peter Straub hailed as one of the top and most successful horror writers? Mr. X was extremely disappointing. It plodded along, very confusing at times. Since I had paid good money for this novel, I forced myself to complete the book even though I wasn't the least bit excited about it. I never really cared about the characters. No horror, just confusing and depressing. The only good thing about it is that it's FINALLY over.

~ DO ~

posted by CAReaderDO on September 30, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2013

    DISAPPOINTING

    Isn't Peter Straub hailed as one of the top and most successful horror writers? Mr. X was extremely disappointing. It plodded along, very confusing at times. Since I had paid good money for this novel, I forced myself to complete the book even though I wasn't the least bit excited about it. I never really cared about the characters. No horror, just confusing and depressing. The only good thing about it is that it's FINALLY over.

    ~ DO ~

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2000

    Disappointing

    While Straub obviously has skill as a writer, he delivers a very disappointing book with Mr. X. Filled with semi-interesting characters and an overused plot based upon H.P. Lovecraft lore, it is a very unsatisfying and empty read. If you're debating on reading this book, try one of the suggestions below.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2000

    Could not finish

    As hard as I tried, I could not finish this book. Skipped around too much and left the reader uncaring about the characters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2000

    Disappointing Effort From a Good Writer

    Peter Straub has written excellent works of horror and mystery, notably 'Ghost Story' and 'Koko'. This latest effort drones on far too long and has very little horror and a lot of repetition. I don't like to give up on books once I start them but I had to struggle to finish this one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2000

    I can't even finish it!

    A complete disappointment. I'm at page 408 and don't even think I'll finish it. Characters are somewhat interesting but the action plods along too slowly! The plot and premise spins so far out of reach that I don't even care what happens to these people.

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