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The Watcher
     

The Watcher

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by Charles MacLean
 

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Charles Maclean's horror classic is finally back in print

Friday, rush hour. Martin Gregory just manages to catch the 4:48 train. Tomorrow is his wife's birthday and he plans to devote the weekend to her and their beloved dogs. But when he rises in the morning, Martin does something so horrific, so inexplicable, and so out of character that his only

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Charles Maclean's horror classic is finally back in print

Friday, rush hour. Martin Gregory just manages to catch the 4:48 train. Tomorrow is his wife's birthday and he plans to devote the weekend to her and their beloved dogs. But when he rises in the morning, Martin does something so horrific, so inexplicable, and so out of character that his only option is to run. A lost horror classic back in print at last, The Watcher chronicles Martin as his quest for understanding plunges him through shifting realities and twisted corridors of time, and into the deepest recesses of the human mind.

"The number one horror novel of all time!" —The Guardian (London)

"An extraordinary book, unlike anything else I've read." —Charlie Higson, author of The Dead

"I'm something of an insomniac. I read The Watcher and stopped sleeping altogether." —Paul Newman

"If you are easily upset...stop right here." —The New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780143122517
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/25/2012
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.14(w) x 7.73(h) x 0.56(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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The Watcher 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
SomeoneElse More than 1 year ago
Good dark psychological thriller with a nice creepy atmosphere but if you like all the answers by the last page this book is probably not for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LITERALADDICTION_MLO More than 1 year ago
Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Michelle L. Olson: *Complimentary copy received in exchange for an honest review The Watcher is a deep psychological thriller with mind numbing twists and turns, reminiscent of the good 80's style psycho-horrors where nothing is quite as frightening as the human mind. I honestly wasn't sure if I would be able to read this book to completion. The Event that takes place at the beginning that sets up the rest of the story is utterly and completely disturbing and I literally had to take a break from the book after reading it to let it settle. Once I got back to the tale though, it was a steady influx of madness and paranoia, mystery and intrigue, and had me wondering over and over again who the hero and villain really were, or if there were actually any at all! It's definitely a tale that will have your mind working overtime to try and figure out what's really going on, and even when it's all said and done, if you're like me, you still won't be sure what exactly happened, which all leads to the beauty of the doubt that Charles Maclean weaves into his story. While not the best horror/thriller I've read recently, it was solid and compelling, and I'm glad I had the chance to read it. LITERAL ADDICTION gives The Watcher 3 1/2 Skulls.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a psychological thriller that pulls the reader in and doesn't let go too easily. I enjoyed reading the book, although sometimes confusing, the plot was complex and kept me guessing all the way through.