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Moon
     

Moon

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by James Herbert
 

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The nightmare begins before you sleep

He had fled from the terrors of his past, finding refuge in the quietness of the island. For a time he lived in peace—until the "sightings" began, visions of horror seeping into his mind like poisonous tendrils; violent acts that were hideously macabre and the thoughts becoming intense. He witnessed the

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The nightmare begins before you sleep

He had fled from the terrors of his past, finding refuge in the quietness of the island. For a time he lived in peace—until the "sightings" began, visions of horror seeping into his mind like poisonous tendrils; violent acts that were hideously macabre and the thoughts becoming intense. He witnessed the grotesque acts of another thing, one that glorified murder and mutilation, a monster that soon became aware of the observer within its own mind—and relished contact. The creature would eventually come to the island to seek him out.

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"Guaranteed to give you nightmares."  —Daily Mail
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Herbert's lastet horror novel is a turgid affair. It concerns Jonathan Childes, a schoolteacher with a psychic talent, who can occasionally see through the eyes of a certain lunatic during the commission of quite grisly crimes. The lunatic senses Childes's psychic presence, however, and with malignant ingenuity tracks him down and menacesand in some cases murdershis family, friends and students. Childes is often the natural suspect, but this possible source of dramatic tension is undercut by the faith of a friendly police inspector. And the final confrontation scene is a good deal more silly than scary. For the rest, the lurching, mechanical style makes this book a less than riveting experience. 30,000 first printing; $50,000 ad/promo. (October 31)
Library Journal
Psychic Jon Childes, a teacher of computer science at a private girls' school in the Channel Islands, has unwillingly linked minds telepathically with a particularly vicious murderer, whose crimes have a strange connection with the phases of the moon. While police are suspicious of Childes, they seek his assistance as his nightmare visions grow stronger and the killer chooses his daughter as intended victim. Herbert, previously published in this country in paperback, makes his hardcover debut with a tense, chilling, and satisfying blend of human and supernatural horror. An expert stylist, he is equally adept with personal relationships and gruesome goings-on. Definitely not for the squeamish, but recommended for all horror fans and popular fiction collections. Eric W. Johnson, Univ. of Bridgeport Lib., Ct.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780330522670
Publisher:
Pan Macmillan
Publication date:
10/01/2012
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
344
Sales rank:
965,487
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 5.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

James Herbert is a bestselling horror writer whose titles include The Dark, Domain, Haunted, The JonahLair, The Rats, The Secret of Crickley Hall, and Sepulchre.

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Moon 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
MaGicAllyGeNuisJ More than 1 year ago
I really do enjoy books by James Herbert. A lot of people say hes like the Stephen King of Europe. I wouldn't say all that. But I will say his writing is interesting. But anyone who wants to get into a new author, please read his books. For me this book wasn't all that, it could have been better. But to me it could have ended sooner. It was just dragged on after awhile. It was like you were waiting for it to end.