Castleview [NOOK Book]

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In the town of Castleview, Illinois, Tom Howard is murdered at the factory he manages—on the same day that Will E. Shields and his family, newly come to Castleview, arrive with a realtor in tow to see Howard’s house. From an attic window, Shields glimpses the phantom castle that has given the town its name. They are discussing the house with Sally Howard when the police arrive bearing the dreadful news. Then, driving back to the motel, Shields nearly hits a gigantic horseman in the rain…beginning a series of ...

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Castleview

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Overview


In the town of Castleview, Illinois, Tom Howard is murdered at the factory he manages—on the same day that Will E. Shields and his family, newly come to Castleview, arrive with a realtor in tow to see Howard’s house. From an attic window, Shields glimpses the phantom castle that has given the town its name. They are discussing the house with Sally Howard when the police arrive bearing the dreadful news. Then, driving back to the motel, Shields nearly hits a gigantic horseman in the rain…beginning a series of collisions with the mythological that only Gene Wolfe could tell.

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Library Journal
An unexplained murder, a house with many secrets, and a phantom castle that haunts the midwestern town of Castleview lead Will Shields and his family across the borders of reality into a world inhabited by beings out of legend. Wolfe's There Are Doors, LJ 11/15/88 deceptively simply prose masks a wealth of complexity in his latest real-world fantasy. Recommended.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429966689
  • Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
  • Publication date: 1/15/1991
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 941,441
  • File size: 714 KB

Meet the Author


Gene Wolfe has been called "the finest writer the science fiction world has yet produced" by The Washington Post. A former engineer, he has written numerous books and won a variety of awards for his SF writing.

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  • Posted March 31, 2011

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    Disappointing , bizarre

    I've read other works by Gene Wolfe and enjoyed them (Wizard and Knight). This, on the other hand, was very different. I found it disjointed and bizarre. Like some Mel Brooks farce written by a schizophrenic psycho who was high on LSD. Don't spend your time or your money on this one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2014

    Interesting...

    (This nook book is 630 pages.) Gene Wolfe's books are like a lottery - sometimes you win big and sometimes they're so bad you can't get past the first chapter. The was just in the middle. My main issue is all the loose ends. It's hard to find the plot but the story is fast moving. It was meh. But it kept me engaged for over 600 pages. And it's definitely unique.

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