A Winter Haunting

A Winter Haunting

by Dan Simmons
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A Winter Haunting by Dan Simmons

A once-respected college professor and novelist, Dale Stewart has sabotaged his career and his marriage -- and now darkness is closing in on him. In the last hours of Halloween he has returned to the dying town of Elm Haven, his boyhood home, where he hopes to find peace in isolation. But moving into a long-deserted farmhouse on the far outskirts of town -- the one-time residence of a strange and brilliant friend who lost his young life in a grisly "accident" back in the terrible summer of 1960 -- is only the latest in his long succession of recent mistakes. Because Dale is not alone here. He has been followed to this house of shadows by private demons who are now twisting his reality into horrifying new forms. And a thick, blanketing early snow is starting to fall ...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061803239
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/13/2009
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 47,756
File size: 546 KB

About the Author

Dan Simmons is the Hugo Award-winning author of Hyperion and The Fall of Hyperion, and their sequels, Endymion and The Rise of Endymion. He has written the critically acclaimed suspense novels Darwin's Blade and The Crook Factory, as well as other highly respected works, including Summer of Night and its sequel A Winter Haunting, Song of Kali, Carrion Comfort, and Worlds Enough & Time. Simmons makes his home in Colorado.

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Winter Haunting 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 64 reviews.
JLGATSBY79 More than 1 year ago
Overall, this book was just good, not great, not amazing, not anything I will really bring up with friends to discuss. Simmons is one of mt favorite writers, he has a way with words and knows how to fuse sarcasm, comedy, horror, and wit in his stories. A Winter Haunting, however, wasn't one of his best books. It started out great and by mid way through I was beginning to see exactly where the story was headed, not that that's necessarily such a bad thing but when you're reading a ghost story you expect to be shocked, scared, and overall blown away at the end when the story unravels, I was not any of those things when I finished the book last night. Still a decent read though!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a fairly good read but not as good as the first book with these characters in it " Summer Night", which I gave 5 stars. In this novel u find out what happened to those kids as they moved into adulthood but thebook is basically about one characters fight with his own demons and goes back to his childhood town and dead friends old farnhouse to battle then and to jog his memory of that long ago summer of 1960. I recommend reading " Summer Night"first, it makes this book more fun since u will know the characters when they where kids.
Guest More than 1 year ago
For a sequel, Dan Simmons did an awesome job. This book will keep you so into it that you cant put it down. And in the immortal words of the public...you should buy this book.
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This is my first Dan Simmons novel, but it won't be my last. This novel about facing the all-too-real ghosts of one's past is full of richly developed characters and a very spooky haunted house. I highly recommend it.
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I really enjoyed this book. Although I figured out most of it before the end of the book, I really enjoyed how the author 'painted the picture' and kept me hooked.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although I did enjoy A Winter Haunting, I liked Summer better. I think this did tie up a few of loose ends for me and it gave me a greater understanding of what happened in Summer of Night. Great read if you are a fan of Simmons, but if you are a first-time reader of his work, I recommend you start with Hyperion or Carrion Comfort to get a sense of his style.
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A very well done ghost story, vague and disconcerting, as a ghost story should be.
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I was amazed and pleased to see a sequel to Summer of Night that includes Duane McBride. Like many readers, I missed him and would like to see him in future Dan Simmons novels.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Riddled with contradictions, reading like an english lit project, following the usual drugstore horror novel formula, this is hardly worth my time. Frequent sidetracks and even more frequent returns to various go-nowhere subplots don't help. The author name drops Stephen King references so much, it's no wonder King endorses it on the cover - but, did he even read it?
JohnPopa More than 1 year ago
"A Winter's Haunting" is a slight book that never seems to become a particularly involving ghost story, nor is the protagonist's human drama engaging enough to maintain itself. It's not a bad book but for a writer as accomplished as Simmons, it feels undercooked.
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