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by Michael Page,Andrew Klavan

  • Author: Michael Page,Andrew Klavan
  • ISBN: 1423358392
  • ISBN13: 978-1423358398
  • ePub: 1488 kb | FB2: 1285 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio; Unabridged edition (September 1, 2008)
  • Rating: 4.5/5
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The Uncanny ePub download

Andrew Klavan (/ˈkleɪvən/; born July 13, 1954) is an American writer of crime and suspense novels. Dubbed by Stephen King "the most original American novelist of crime and suspense since Cornell Woolrich", Klavan has been nominated for the.

Andrew Klavan (/ˈkleɪvən/; born July 13, 1954) is an American writer of crime and suspense novels. Dubbed by Stephen King "the most original American novelist of crime and suspense since Cornell Woolrich", Klavan has been nominated for the Edgar Award five times and has won twice. Klavan has also worked in film and as an essayist and video satirist. He hosts "The Andrew Klavan Show" podcast on The Daily Wire.

Andrew Klavan is the author of such internationally bestselling crime novels as True Crime, filmed by Clint Eastwood, and Don’t Say A Word, filmed starring Michael Douglas. He is the author of 'The Homelanders' series of books. Check out some of his books: Corruption, The Animal Hour, The Uncanny, Man and Wife, Hunting Down Amanda, Don't Say A Word, True Crime, Dynamite Road, The Last Thing I Remember.

Written by Andrew Klavan. Narrated by Michael Page. The Uncanny is the story of Richard Storm, a producer of horror movies. At a party he reads aloud the classic British ghost story which inspired his Hollywood career, and suddenly, uncannily, starts a chain of actions that literally brings to life his first horror movie. Harper Albright is a hunter, a rider of the tide of the Uncanny, whose credo is simply, "Believe nothing.

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Then before you can say "conspiracy theory," Andrew Klavan has whipped all of them into a humorous confection with elements of German romantic art, English Gothic architecture, 19th-century ghost stories, Norse mythology, South American cult leaders, Nazi witchcraft, and the Holy Grail. OOooohh! I had no idea it was supposed to be funny!

Andrew Klavan reinvents the classic ghost story with this literary X-Files, a breathtaking blend of Hollywood-style excitement and literary tour de force

Andrew Klavan reinvents the classic ghost story with this literary X-Files, a breathtaking blend of Hollywood-style excitement and literary tour de force. Richard Storm is a Hollywood producer who has reached the top of his profession making horror movies based on classic English ghost stories. Andrew Klavan reinvents the classic ghost story with this literary X-Files, a breathtaking blend of Hollywood-style excitement and literary tour de force.

Город: CaliforniaПодписчиков: 161 ты. себе: Author, screenwriter, essayist. Nominated for Edgar Award 5 times, won twice. Host of "The Andrew Klavan Show" at the DailyWire

Charlie West just woke up in someone else's nightmare. He's strapped to a chair. A dead source draws a newspaperman into a murder h Kendrick III is an unlikely name for a small-time drug dealer

Charlie West just woke up in someone else's nightmare. A dead source draws a newspaperman into a murder h Kendrick III is an unlikely name for a small-time drug dealer. As the grandson of a millionaire and the son of a Broadway mogul, Kendrick was minted for success from birth.

The Uncanny is the story of Richard Storm, a producer of horror movies. He comes to England searching for the real counterpart of the ghosts that have made him rich. At a party he reads aloud the classic British ghost story which inspired his Hollywood career, and suddenly, uncannily, starts a chain of actions that literally brings to life his first horror movie. Harper Albright is a hunter, a rider of the tide of the Uncanny, whose credo is simply, "Believe nothing." Once young and beautiful, she has devoted her life to seeking out and destroying the evil Iago, her former lover, now the hunter of their son. Harper must destroy Iago before he can find all the clues to recreate the Philosopher's Stone, which will give him immortality at the cost of his son's life. With Richard's reading at the party, Iago's trail suddenly grows hot. A trail of ghost stories stretching from Storm's films back to the Middle Ages provide the clues which will lead to Iago.
komandante
Andrew Klaven is a wonderful writer. The story veered into the supernatural, but was well thought out. The hero, Storm was very interesting. I enjoy Mr. Klaven's way of incorporating morality into his stories, almost like Ayn Rand. It makes the plots better. He may be my new favorite author. I am already reading another of his novels. I highly recommend this book.
Eayaroler
New author to me. Enjoyed the book.
Opimath
Not just a great thriller, the book is beautifully written. I live the way he wove Gothic
ghost stories into the plot. No wonder the author has won so many Edgars.
Fordredor
After loving Klavan's most recent release, A Killer in the Wind, I dug through my to-read-pile and pulled out this older title of his that I had bought and not yet read, some time ago. With my hopes held high (and the night growing late), I began. And at about 100 pages in, my disappointment became well settled in. Though I did finish the book, it was with no where near as much pleasure as I had devoured his 2013 release.

The slow pacing and the surprisingly flat and unrealistic characters made this book at times more of a chore than a pleasure to read. Coincidence played a role thematically, and shaped the actual storyline, which added to my overall dissatisfaction. The plot became a bit more interesting towards the climax, but even one of Klavan's own characters (Bernard) remarked upon the quality of the ending. And he was right... the book ended with an unfinished, and rather unsatisfying quality. The great lack of an ending suggested a set-up for a conclusion, but from the descriptions, none appear to have emerged since this 1998 release. Other than a few moments of humour in the dialogue, this did not even feel like it was written by the same author... Which was such a shame considering how much I loved reading A Killer in the Wind. I guess I will be proceeding with caution into the remainder of Klavan's canon.
Coron
I picked this book up on a whim while looking for a book by another author who, by the laws of alphabetical order was right next to The Uncanny. The title seemed interesting as did the cover.

NEver judge a book by its cover, isn't that what they say?

Whoever the mysterious 'they' are who uttered that phrase, they're completely correct.

I don't always write reviews, more often than not I do, but I felt compelled to say just how bad this book was.

It DID have potential. A mystery wrapped around famous old paintings and ghost stories, secret societies performing black masses, people killed in horrible ways, an american in England...totally the fish out of water. But as time goes on it just spirals more and more out of control.

I don't want to give away too much, but this almost seems like a tongue in cheek homage to bad and very cliched horror movies. Even the protagonist goes so far as to say that the situations he's finding himself in are so cliched, even movie studios wouldn't commit them to film.

I don't mind suspending disbeleif, but with some very annoying characters, a villain who summons a mental image of a bad guy in a black hat, twirling his moustache in an evil way while standing over a damsel in distress and some very campy dialogue..well, you get the picture...

actually, the best parts of the book are the old ghost stories that they find on the course of their investigation...those were actually pretty good little reads...

the rest of the book however? Disappointing...
ARE
I'll cut to the chase - I was looking for a cheap supernatural thriller. What I got was more intricately plotted yet yielded fewer thrills. I was disappointed.
I've never read anything by Klavan and The Uncanny doesn't exactly inspire confidence. The premise is uninspired - American movie producer who's got some health problems (to say the least) ends up hunting down the answers to an old ghost story in England. It also becomes - of course - a somewhat sappy boy-meets-girl story.
I think what truly bothered me most about the novel was the portrayal of the main character. He lived up to every stereotype of the typical American movie producer. Worse, he adopted these qualities only after the first quarter of the book had passed. As an American (and I acknowledge that many of these traits can be somewhat accurate, but are rarely seen in one single individual) I was put off by the portrayal. The whole John Wayne, movie producer, father-was-a-movie-star-cowboy, protect-the-women, suffer-in-silence hero thing was just a little too over-the-top. And while this character is overdeveloped, the others are quite poorly developed.
I don't think Klavan did himself or his readers any favors by making this more of a "literary thriller". It was just slower and more weighed down.
The Apotheoses of Lacspor
I finished "The Uncanny" last night. After a promising start the book became long, mysterious (not in a good way), muddled, and boring. Although there were flashes of good descriptive writing, I didn't feel that the story held together. The characters were vague and uninteresting people. And no final, acceptable explanation of the "why" behind the mystery emerged. Who was Iago? How/why did Storm's movie create him? How did he react when the triptych burned?? Who--or what--was "the Uncanny?" I was left feeling like I'd walked into a private conversation and was never included in what was going on, and ultimately I grew tired of reading and didn't care. Klavan needs to be a little less mysterious in future efforts to hold me as a reader.
What a great paranormal thriller! I picked up this little book at a used book store and got much more than my money’s worth. Well written, a fantastic story, so many stories all woven together, hard to put down.
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