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by Bernard TAYLOR

  • Author: Bernard TAYLOR
  • ISBN: 0285624369
  • ISBN13: 978-0285624368
  • ePub: 1985 kb | FB2: 1887 kb
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Souvenir Press; 1st.ed. edition (1980)
  • Pages: 224
  • Rating: 4.8/5
  • Votes: 967
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The reaping ePub download

Thomas is offered quite a bit of money to leave his family and business to come do this and his every need will be met while he is there.

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Bernard Taylor, (born 1937 in Wiltshire, England) is a British author of horror, suspense and romantic fiction and of true-crime non-fiction. He has written several plays for the theatre, and has also written for television and radio

Bernard Taylor, (born 1937 in Wiltshire, England) is a British author of horror, suspense and romantic fiction and of true-crime non-fiction. He has written several plays for the theatre, and has also written for television and radio. He has more recently written novels under the pseudonym Jess Foley. Born in Wiltshire, Taylor moved to London to study at the Chelsea School of Art, where he was awarded the National Diploma in Design and the Chelsea Diploma

This is the first Bernard Taylor book I've read.

This is the first Bernard Taylor book I've read. My only other experience with his work is the film adaptation of his first novel, The Godsend. First, what I liked: I thought that when Rigby finally gets to the mansion, the creepiness definitely increases. If I did learn anything from this story, it's that some men should really consider getting a vasectomy.

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When Tom Rigby is commissioned to paint a young woman's portrait at Woolvercombe House, the offer is too lucrative to refuse. The complete short fiction of a master of modern horror fictionIn 'Out of Sorts', things get hairy for a man's wife and his mistress when he begins to feel unwell on the night of a full moon.

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In Sweetheart, Sweetheart (1978), Taylor developed his occult/eros tale so subtly, and with such engaging English-character trimmings, that even the ultimate ghostly doings were made to seem delicately real. Here the people and milieu are again enormously personable, but the sex-and-demon stuff (less subtle than in Sweetheart) is quite a bit more intrusive. In Sweetheart, Sweetheart (1978), Taylor developed his occult/eros tale so subtly, and with such engaging English-character trimmings, that even the ultimate ghostly doings were made to seem delicately real.

Bernard Taylor, Will Errickson. When Tom Rigby is commissioned to paint a young woman's portrait at Woolvercombe House, the offer is too lucrative to refuse. But from the moment of his arrival at the secluded country mansion strange and inexplicable events begin to transpire. Soon he is drawn into an impenetrable maze of horror, and by the time he discovers the role he is intended to play in a diabolical design, it will already be too late. For the seeds of evil have been sown, and the time to reap their wicked harvest is nigh!

Qusicam
I'm going to agree with the previous reviewer who said this man is unfairly overlooked. I think he deserves way more attention and recognition than he gets. His horror AND his non fiction crime are some of the best EVER. You're right. He outdoes the most popular writers but for some unfathomable reason, he is overlooked. KINDLE PEOPLE: Why are more of his books not on kindle? Godsend is classic. Murder at the Priory is simply one of the best crime books ever ( based on the infamous Charles Bravo murder). Cruelly murdered is also one of the best ( about the Saville Kent murder of 'Suspicion of Mr Whicher' fame). My personal favorite is Evil Intent. Why are these not on kindle? I don't understand it. You have many books on kindle much less deserving. WHAT'S THE HOLD UP ON THIS GUYS BOOKS??????? He is simply one of the best!
Thundershaper
A recent comment on another review of this book asked the reviewer, who had posted his or her feedback several years ago, to revise the review to tell potential readers of The Reaping what the book is about. Since that reviewer is unlikely to revise a review written that long ago, I'll take up the task here.

Overall, this book was excellent. Unlike the one-star reviewer here, I didn't find the book boring in the least. It does start off slow, to be sure, and there is sometimes a lot of explanation for things that really doesn't need to be there, but those are hallmarks of Taylor's style. I've also read The Godsend and Evil Intent, and both of those books start off exactly the same way but are intriguing pieces of work. One must also keep in mind that this is British horror, which tends to be far more psychological and less "in your face" than most American horror, outside of the novels of Charles L. Grant.

So, what's this book about? An artist, Tom Rigby, lost his wife several years prior to the opening of the story to cancer, and he is raising four children with the help of his older sister while also running a successful art and framing shop in London. Rigby is a talented painter, and the personal secretary of a rich woman named Miss Stewart notices his work at a neighborhood art showing. The secretary commissions Rigby to paint the portrait of Miss Stewart's great-niece, Catherine.

Rigby travels to the countryside outside Bath to paint the portrait, but all is not what it seems. Strange goings-on, including a seemingly abusive chauffeur and a group of odd nuns on the grounds of Miss Stewart's manor house, are perplexing, and Miss Stewart herself is an enigma. Toward the end of his stay, Rigby is so disturbed by events in and around the manor that he can't wait to get away from the property.

I won't go into more detail here, as I would spoil the second half of the novel and give away the nice twist of an ending. I will say, however, that one flaw in the book is keeping me from giving it five stars. The book ends far too abruptly with not enough explanation as to why the things that happen at the end of the book work the way they do. Things just happen, and one is truly left wondering.
Yggfyn
Super suspenseful story written by a great but sadly overlooked author who is just as good as Stephen King or Koontz, personally I think he's better. Read; The Godsend, Sweetheart Sweetheart, Madeline, Mother's Boys they are all 5 star books ...
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