The Halloween Man

The Halloween Man

by Douglas Clegg

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BN ID: 2940015500769
Publisher: Alkemara Press
Publication date: 09/16/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 751,612
File size: 393 KB

About the Author

Douglas Clegg is the author of more than 25 books, including The Hour Before Dark, The Children's Hour, The Nightmare Chronicles, You Come When I Call You, Breeder, Neverland, Purity, Afterlife and many others. He is married and lives near the coast of New England.

Date of Birth:

April 1, 1958

Place of Birth:

Alexandria, Virginia

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The Halloween Man 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read several books by Clegg and have enjoyed every one of them. This is a very good book that kept me wanting to read it when I had to put it down. I was very skeptical about the book given the way it starts out in the first chapter, but the strength to this book is when Clegg goes to the flashbacks of Stony as a kid. I found that his revalations in the book were perfectly timed and he kept you wanting more of Stony as an adult. But I found the book a little predictable near the end of the story, which is the cause for the four stars and not five. The book was billed as a scary and horrorifying story on the cover by reviews, but I found myself wondering what story it was that they had read. It wasn't a scary story at all but was more of a thriller with some horror elements to it, such as the demon worshipers. I loved the book despite what people thought that it was and would recommend it to anyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Overall, an interesting premise, but sometimes bogged down in a sort of pretentiousness. Because of this I found it somewhat hard to get through. Mr. Clegg can spin quite a yarn, but seems to become a bit too enamoured of his own verbosity to be as entertaining as he could be. I truly enjoy some of his work. "Goat Dance" and "The Hour Before Dark" are favourites. It is easy to get lost in these books and the characters in them. I have re-read them many times. However, it is hit or miss. I like Mr. Clegg in general, but will have to choose a bit moer wisely next time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another good Doug Clegg story that could have been a really great story! About three quarters of the way through it starts to fall apart. The ending feels rushed...uninspired. The voice goes flat. Feels like the author got bored then wrapped it up quickly. The concept here was so elaborate that he could have developed it further, at least 2 books. Instead he wrapped it up by allowing his 15 year old protag to wrap up the story in one chapter at the end. We have to take it on faith that the kid knows what he's talking about. Weak ending. Kids and teens speak with the language and voice of adults which irks me. Still I can't say I didn't like it.
insanepoet65 More than 1 year ago
From the opening sentence, this book grabs you and then takes you on a journey across the country and through time. The main body of the book takes place in a small New England town, a town so small that everyone remembers the stories of when the residents were born, especially the birth of Stony Crawford. Everyone remembers the birth of Stony Crawford, and as the book goes along you discover what makes his birth so unique. Everything that happens in the book is related to Stony and what sets him apart from not just the residents of the town but also sets him apart from his own family. The events of Stony’s life go beyond coincidence and break into birthright. There are characters that help shape Stony’s destiny. From Nora, the blind lady in the woods who sees more than she lets on, to Stony’s brother Van who gets involved with the wrong girl, to Stony’s own girlfriend, Lourdes Castillo, who has a secret of her own, all lend a hand in getting Stony ready for what he must face. Some parts of this book are easy to figure out, but that does nothing for what comes at the end. To be honest, this book needs a warning label “DO NOT START IF YOU HAVE PLANS FOR SOMETHING ELSE”, it holds your attention that well and moves along as if the pages were made of potato chips. This is a must read for any horror fan, especially around Halloween.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But I did not like the ending. I wish Stony had stuck to his guns and followed his plan instead of changing it at the last last minute. I also didn't like how the old car Stony was driving changed from Mustang to a Chevy then to a Mustang again at every new chapter. I guess the author couldn't make up his mind what he wanted Stony driving. But at least when Stony made it to his final destination, it was the original Mustang he bought at the beginning of the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not my type pf reading----I didn't care for this book. Too macabre, too bloody, too strange. Way too strange.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book. Scary, heartbreaking, exciting. It's got it all. Read it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am not a quitter so I did finish this book. I did not enjoy it at all, but I had to read it to the end for curiosity sake alone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Some of you feel that this book is scary. It keep you from front cover to last page. I dont think you are reading the same book i am . This book is a not is not worth the time . I will try one more book . I hope it will be a 100% better