Fear

Fear

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by L. Ron Hubbard
     
 

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A novel of compelling suspense. Professor James Lowry didn' believe in spirits, or witches, or demons. Not until a gentle spring evening when his hat disappeared, and suddenly he couldn't remember the last four hours of his life. Now, the quiet university town of Atworthy is changing - slightly at first, then faster and more frighteningly each time he tries toSee more details below

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A novel of compelling suspense. Professor James Lowry didn' believe in spirits, or witches, or demons. Not until a gentle spring evening when his hat disappeared, and suddenly he couldn't remember the last four hours of his life. Now, the quiet university town of Atworthy is changing - slightly at first, then faster and more frighteningly each time he tries to remember. Lowry is pursued by a dark, secret evil that is turning his whole world against him while it whispers a warning from the shadows: If you find your hat you'll find your four hours. If you find your four hours then you will die...

"A classic tale of creeping, surreal menace and horror... one of the really, really good ones." — Stephen King

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Library Journal
Ethnology professor Jim Lowry publishes a study explaining modern superstitions as the remnants of the primitive delusion that demons were the cause of disease and misfortune. Now it seems that demons may have begun a campaign of revenge for Lowry's skepticism: he awakens on a sidewalk, his clothes torn and stained, with no memory of the past four hours. In dreams he is told that if he finds the four hours, he will die. The publisher has adjured reviewers ``please do not reveal the startling ending.'' There is indeed a twist, which is mildly clever though not ``startling.'' According to the publisher, Fear first appeared in 1940 in the fantasy magazine Unknown and received praise from fantasy master Ray Bradbury. Though Fear may have been groundbreaking in 1940, the development of fantasy and horror fiction in the last 50 years means that the novel, unfortunately, seems a bit convoluted and curiously bland now. However, Hubbard's works are in demand, and Fear provides an interesting look at horror/fantasy of the 1940s.-- A.M.B. Amantia, Population Crisis Committee Lib., Washington D.C.
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"A true scare!" —Ray Bradbury

"FEAR is L. Ron Hubbard's finest work!" —Robert Bloch

"From Ray Bradbury to Stephen King, a literary debt is owed to L. Ron Hubbard for FEAR." —David Hartwell

"A masterpiece... Fear has everything: thumping great story, colorful action writing and some very nice desciptions..." —Mystery Scene

"A first-class work ... a must purchase." —Booklist

"...a ripely surrealistic horror novel." —Kirkus Reviews

"Scary stuff.  Highly recommended." —Calgary Herald

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592125593
Publisher:
Galaxy Press, LLC
Publication date:
05/15/2005
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
174,543
File size:
0 MB
Age Range:
14 Years

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Ray Bradbury
A true scare1
Stephen King
A classic tale of creeping, surreal menace and horror...one of the really, really good ones.
Ellery Queen
Packs an undeniable wallop!
Robert Bloch
Fear is L. Ron Hubbard's finest work!

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