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by Ramsey Campbell

  • Author: Ramsey Campbell
  • ISBN: 0747206651
  • ISBN13: 978-0747206651
  • ePub: 1806 kb | FB2: 1244 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Publisher: Headline Book Publishing (August 19, 1993)
  • Pages: 384
  • Rating: 4.2/5
  • Votes: 808
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i did not like the ending. in fact there were quite a few things that i did not like about this book.

The Long Lost begins with a sequence so haunting and bizarre that it almost seems a chapter out of legend. i did not like the ending. but on the plus side, the book started off good, then quickly got wrapped up in a mystery that was pretty obvious and seemingly senseless. i would have appreciated a more tightly woven story and a better explanation about the why.

Ramsey Campbell is a British writer considered by a number of critics to be one of the great masters of horror fiction. T. E. D. Klein has written that "Campbell reigns supreme in the field today", while S. Joshi has said that "future generations will regard him as the leading horror writer of our generation, every bit the equal of Lovecraft or Blackwood.

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544. Published: 2019. from a little girl long dead. Barbara Waugh experienced the worst horror a mother can imagine. Her little girl, Angela, was murdered. When he's commissioned to write a book about Thackeray and restore the comedian's reputation, it seems as if his own career is saved.

I believe Cold Print was the first Ramsey Campbell book I bought, and I recall thinking it was a novel but it turned out it was a short. Books Get Banned For a Lot of Reasons: Ramsey Campbell’s Cold Print. Cold Print by Ramsey Campbell.

Title: The Long Lost Item Condition: used item in a good condition. Books will be free of page markings. Will be clean, not soiled or stained. Read full description. The Long Lost by Ramsey Campbell (Paperback, 1994). Pre-owned: lowest price.

Ramsey Campbell Fans has 381 members. The Haunting of Hill House, Shirley Jackson. Ramsey Campbell is very fond of this book, and I'd be very surprised if it wasn't an influence on his work.

Campbell at the 2015 Liverpool Horror Festival. Other novels of this decade include The Long Lost (1993), in which a sin-eater is discovered by a couple holidaying in Wales and brought home ostensibly as an relative, with considerable impact on a community. After 2010, Campbell continued to have published at least a book a year, including a collection of letters from his early career between himself and his first mentor August Derleth (Letters to Arkham: The Letters of Ramsey Campbell and August Derleth, 1961-1971, ed. S. Joshi, 2014).

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Ramsey Campbell has won more awards than any other living author of horror or dark fantasy, including four World .

Ramsey Campbell has won more awards than any other living author of horror or dark fantasy, including four World Fantasy Awards, nine British Fantasy Awards . Ramsey Campbell Tor/Forge Tor Books. Once upon a time there was a man who loved children.

Qulcelat
I agree fully with the persons who couldn't get into this book. It was poorly and bizarrely executed. The unending pointless exchanges between characters were barely understandable. I found myself rereading dialogue many times just trying to follow it - and it was often meaningless to the overall story. Finally I gave up and skipped to the fairly banal ending. This was a sadly mishandled story, unworthy of the time taken to read it.
Umor
I must agree with the "reader from California" on this one -- the "reader from Idaho" didn't know a good thing when he/she read it. I've never read a Ramsey Campbell novel before this, but now I can't wait to delve into the rest of his body of work. I just finished THE LONG LOST this morning on the subway, and I can say I was riveted by this book, cover to cover.
I like that idea about "quiet horror." That's precisely what I felt from this story. No flash and dazzle. No otherworldly monsters. Basically, no bull. Just skillfully delivered almost real-life horror.
Throughout the central story line of a couple and a mysterious old woman who has entered their lives, Campbell has woven together several gripping vignettes, including the Owains and their circle of friends, which are utterly horrific because we've all read of similar events happening in real life.
Each character has a distinct, believable personality. The author appears to have an incredible knack for picking up on the nuances of human psyches. The players in this story (primary, secondary and incidental alike) are fleshed out in such a masterful way that I could virtually see each of them before me as I read. That's not to say that he rattles off litanies of physical descriptions. Not Campbell. He gives you the physical stuff slowly and only situationally, when it seems appropriate for one character to notice something about another. It's really quite beautiful how he uses this skill to paint his picture with delicately honed layers.
But, as I was saying, I could almost see each character as I read about them. I suppose it's probably more accurate to say I could really feel them. Know them. Their quirks, their kinks, their movements and expressions. Just as we've all read about the terrible, sad things that humans do to one another every day in the world around us, we've also all known these men and women who are just your ordinary citizen until something horrible happens inside them and they snap.
I raced through THE LONG LOST because this story of sin and guilt born from internalized fears filled me with increasing doses of dread almost from the very first page. As they say, the suspense was killing me. There was no way I could walk away from a chapter halfway through. And even then, Campbell was able to keep me hanging for another chapter or two because he was juggling three or four storylines at one time! I couldn't find out what happened until I was terrified even further by the gut-wrenching things that were happening to other characters. I don't recall the last time I read a story that was so relentless in giving me the chills.
While I'm on that point, I fume when I hear readers criticize authors for giving them too many characters to follow. That's not the author's failing, it's the reader's. It takes a lot of nerve to blame a brilliant writer for your laughably short attention span.
I don't want to tell a lot about the story itself because it would be far too easy to give too much away. The only way to enjoy this story is too let it unfold and hang on. Besides, too many folks around here think a review is a book report, just ask Harriet Klausner. I'd much rather read someone's opinion and recommendation, so here's mine.
READ THIS BOOK!!! Read it if you love Clive Barker. Ramsey Campbell is the only other writer besides Barker who knows how to write about real evil. Read it if you enjoy Stephen King. Personally, I can't stand most of King's books because he fumbles his endings time and time again, but Campbell can show you how it should be done. He carries the ball right to the end zone and spikes it!
Unereel
Well, reviews are about opinions, so hopefully we're still allowed to give them without being yelled at by other (domineering) reviewers. I got this book because I read a short story by Campbell, but I liked the short story far more than this book. The concept was interesting, when I finally got to the very end. But the story moved so slowly, and the dialog was so AWKWARD, full of weird, ungainly exchanges. The people often seemed so unnatural to me, and 3/4 of the people were always feeling guilty about something stupid. People were constantly getting bothersome cuts or burning their hands, or banging their shins. It was just too much detail, overwritten unending conversations, and too little plot movement. Then at the end the evil act is revealed, and the person who figures it out isn't even angry! Tons of people dead, and not even pissed about it. I did like the idea (don't want to reveal it), but it was all way too slow, too tortuous, and I didn't care about any of the people. About 1/4 of the way through I started just flipping through to find out what the deal was. Not worth it.
Narder
i did not like the ending. in fact there were quite a few things that i did not like about this book. but on the plus side, the book started off good, then quickly got wrapped up in a mystery that was pretty obvious and seemingly senseless. i would have appreciated a more tightly woven story and a better explanation about the why.
Uafrmaine
This book started out slow and continued to be slow. It is not the "thriller" it is portrayed to be. There are too many characters that have no relationship to each other which made the story line hard to follow. Finally 1/2 way through, I skipped to the end and read it -- something I haven't done in years. This is the first book by Mr. Campbell that I have read; I doubt if I will purchase any others.
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