A Manhattan Ghost Story [NOOK Book]

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The book that prompted Stephen King to label T. M. Wright - "..a blazing talent."

"A Manhattan Ghost Story": A photographer, Abner Cray, goes to NYC to work on a "coffee table photo book" about Manhattan and encounters, in the apartment he's renting, not only a woman, Phyllis Pellaprat, with whom he falls in love, and finds out halfway through the novel not only that she's dead but that the absent friend whose apartment he's using murdered ...
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A Manhattan Ghost Story

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Overview

The book that prompted Stephen King to label T. M. Wright - "..a blazing talent."

"A Manhattan Ghost Story": A photographer, Abner Cray, goes to NYC to work on a "coffee table photo book" about Manhattan and encounters, in the apartment he's renting, not only a woman, Phyllis Pellaprat, with whom he falls in love, and finds out halfway through the novel not only that she's dead but that the absent friend whose apartment he's using murdered her. Beyond that, he's been given the doubtful gift of "seeing" and interacting with hundreds of spirits that inhabit Manhattan.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016760308
  • Publisher: Crossroad Press
  • Publication date: 5/17/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 141,265
  • File size: 328 KB

Meet the Author

Terrance Michael Wright (AKA T. M. Wright) is best known as a writer of horror fiction, speculative fiction, and poetry. He has written over 25 novels, novellas, and short stories over the last 40 years. His first novel, 1978's Strange Seed, was nominated for a World Fantasy Award, and his 2003 novel Cold House was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award. His novels have been translated into many different languages around the world. His works have been reviewed by Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Booklist, and many genre magazines.

T.M. Wright's first publication was the non-fiction study of unidentified flying objects, entitled The Intelligent Man's Guide to Flying Saucers in 1968 for AS Barnes. Strange Seed had five foreign editions. It is available now, as are most of his other works, in digital from Crossroad Press.

His seventh novel, A Manhattan Ghost Story, has had 14 foreign editions and was optioned to be filmed in the 1980s. A screenplay was written by Ronald Bass for which he was paid two million US dollars, a record breaking amount for an adaptation of a novel to the screen. The option was taken over by Robert Lawrence Productions in 1991, and then exercised in 1993. Many actors and directors have been attached to the project over the years including Wayne Wang, Julia Roberts, and Sharon Stone (who received five million US dollars because of her pay or play contract). The film is currently in development at Touchstone Pictures.
T. M. Wright has written over 40 short stories that have appeared in several magazines including Twilight Zone Magazine, PostScripts, Cemetery Dance, Flesh and Blood Magazine, UpState, and Brutarian.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2000

    Disappointing

    When I think of spine chilling stories, I come from Stephen King's novels. This book was good, well thought. But some parts were rather confusing. But there were times that there were some creepy things that got your attention. Not as scary as I hoped, though

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2013

    A Bit Disappointing

    I don't usually read ghost stories but decided to give this one a try. I have to say I was disappointed because I didn't really find it scary or spine tingling. The dialogue was annoying and usually when I read a book I like to care something about the main character. In this book I just didn't. Even at more than 600 pages it was a very quick read so I guess it has that going for it. I'm not real sure I would read anything written by this author again but I am on the look out for a good ghost story.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2014

    Beyond Boring!!

    I pushed myself to finish this book to the end. What a waist of time! There was no story, no plot. Nothing tied together. The guy just wandered around interacting with ghosts. It was hard to distinguish the living from the dead. Maybe they were all dead. Who knows? Who cares? It was beyond boring!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2014

    Confused

    Why does the book description tell you the ending? Someone needs to edit that I think.

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  • Posted July 4, 2014

    Like it not so much.

    I was determined to finish this book but it really wasn't very well written in my opinion. I felt like I was reading a story that a high schooler wrote. Perhaps I should just stick to auto biographies. However, I did find Stevens Kings The Shinning for $1.99 so I'm going to read that one next. I know Steven won't disappoint.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2014

    Did I miss something ?

    This is one of the most lame stories I have read in fifty years of reading. I had high hopes after seeing Stephen Kings comments, but maybe it was me that could not get the "meat" of the tale. Good luck, make your own devision.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2014

    Story

    Volume3 here

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2014

    Interesting and definitely different

    Hmmmmmmm.........

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 23, 2014

    more from this reviewer

    Surprise!

    This little gem has sticky fingers--every time I tried to stop reading it, to move on to the next piece of ipad content, I somehow got sucked up in A Manhattan Ghost Story. Again and again. Well wrought, finely tuned. Not so much scary as puzzling. Well worth its weight in time and treasure.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2013

    edge of seat

    loved it kept me guessing

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2013

    Axel

    What

    0 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2013

    Sophie

    Ummm

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    Posted June 30, 2013

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