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eBook Nathaniel download

by John Saul

eBook Nathaniel download ISBN: 0839828918
Author: John Saul
Publisher: Gregg Pr (December 1, 1985)
Language: English
Pages: 343
ePub: 1164 kb
Fb2: 1586 kb
Rating: 4.8
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction

The night closed in like something alive, its warm dampness imbuing the house with an oppressive atmosphere that seemed somehow threatening to the child who sat in the small front parlor

The night closed in like something alive, its warm dampness imbuing the house with an oppressive atmosphere that seemed somehow threatening to the child who sat in the small front parlor. There was something in the air she could almost touch, and as she sat waiting, she began to feel her skin crawl with the peculiar itching that always came over her late in the summer. She squirmed on the mohair sofa, but it did no good-her cotton dress still clung to her like wet cellophane. Outside the wind began to rise, and for a moment the girl felt relief.

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John Saul (born February 25, 1942) is an American author of suspense and horror novels. Most of his books have appeared on the New York Times Best Seller List. Born in Pasadena, Saul grew up in Whittier, California, and graduated from Whittier High School in 1959. He went on to several colleges including Cerritos College,Antioch College San Francisco State University, and Montana State University,variously majoring in anthropology, liberal arts and theater, but remains degreeless.

I absolutely loved John Saul as a kid, and this novel displays his strengths.

Only 5 left in stock (more on the way). Only 10 left in stock (more on the way). I absolutely loved John Saul as a kid, and this novel displays his strengths. He’s a fantastic writer, and his way with words is a subtle, slow burn–aside from the opening scene, things start out normal and ordinary, but slowly build up into a terrifying conclusion, with the true nature of events making itself known over time. The true nature of events in this story, though, i. inda weird.

Nathaniel by John Saul is, to put it lightly, very familiar territory for him and for anyone who has read several of his books. I seriously think that this book's. largest problem, at least for me, is that I read it as my 27th Saul read. If I would have read it much earlier on I would have thought much more of it but the same. elements keep turning up again and again

Nathaniel is a name spoken in whispers by the people of a small, rural town in the Midwest. It harbors old stories and pains of days that they pretend never happen, but will one day come out and kill.

Having lost his father in a tragic accident, young Michael Hall, a new arrival in the isolated, small town of Prairie Bend, becomes trapped in an eerie web of horror when he falls under the dark spell of Nathaniel, a mysterious legend or an evil spirit. Результаты поиска по книге. Отзывы - Написать отзыв. Пользовательский отзыв - andyray - LibraryThing. Nathaniel is a name spoken in whispers by the people of a small, rural town in the Midwest.

For a hundred years, the people of Prairie Bend have whispered Nathaniel’s name in wonder and fear. Some say he is a folktale, created to frighten children on cold winter nights. Some swear he is a terrifying spirit returned to avenge the past. Nathaniel-he is the voice that calls to young Michael Hall across the prairie nigh. he voice that draws the boy into the shadowy depths of the old, crumbling, forbidden bar. hat chanting, compelling voice he will follow faithfully beyond the edge of terror.

Michael’s voice clearly reflected his bewilderment. ael himself rocked furiously on a bentwood chair. Lots of reasons, darling, Janet replied, forcing herself to meet Michael’s angry eyes. For one thing, we have a home here-a place to live that’s all our own. Wouldn’t you rather live in a house than an apartment?. I don’t know, Michael answered, too promptly. Dad never wanted to live on a farm.

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For a hundred years, the people of Prairie Bend have whispered Nathaniel's name in wonder and fear. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 13 years ago. I found this in a thrift store for like 50 cents and thought I'd give it a shot. I expected it to be pretty bad, like any cheesy horror book. Extremely well-written, evocative, suspenseful, great characters, etc. It's been a year and a half since I read it and it still sticks with me. John Saul is the master of suspense. com User, 18 years ago.

For a hundred years, the people of Prairie Bend have whispered Nathaniel's name in wonder and fear.  Some say he is a folktale, created to frighten children on cold winter nights.  Some swear he is a terrifying spirit retumed to avenge the past.  But soon . . . very soon . . . some will learn that Nathaniel lives still--that he is darkly, horrifyingly real.  Nathaniel--he is the voice that calls to young Michael Hall across the prairie night . . . the voice that draws the boy into the shadowy depths of the old, crumbling, forbidden barn . . . that chanting, compelling voice he will follow faithfully beyond the edge of terror.
Comments: (7)
Braendo
I absolutely loved John Saul as a kid, and this novel displays his strengths. He’s a fantastic writer, and his way with words is a subtle, slow burn–aside from the opening scene, things start out normal and ordinary, but slowly build up into a terrifying conclusion, with the true nature of events making itself known over time.

The “true nature” of events in this story, though, is…kinda weird. I was able to figure out what was going on in most other Saul stories, like Creature, Brain Child, and Shadows, but by the end of Nathaniel I wasn’t exactly sure what was up with the titular “ghost”–and, to avoid spoilers, all I’ll say is that he’s not quite a ghost, at least not exactly. In fact, the revelations concerning him seemed strange and entirely out of left field. So in the end, I’ll give it 4 stars, but you may want to give the story 3 if an incongruous plot point will really stick in your mind.
Wilalmaine
The cover of this book creeped me out and haunted my mind when I first saw it as a child. Years later I remembered the book and decided to finally read it and see if it lived up to its ominous illustration. "Nathaniel" tells the story of the recently-widowed Janet Hall and her son, Michael. When Janet's husband dies in an accident while visiting his parents, the in-laws selflessly offer to help Janet and Michael by relocating them to their hometown of Prairie Bend and setting them up to live in their old house. But something is not right in this new town. Janet's parents-in-law have some ideas about raising her son that clash with her own, and Michael is beginning to act very strangely. The town also has a local legend about a terrifying entity known only as Nathaniel, and it's connection to the Hall family is about to come much too close for Janet's comfort...

This is a solid horror novel. It is not the most terrifying thing every written, but its characters and locale are all memorable and the pacing is good. Janet acts a bit "horror movie dumb" at times, trusting people that she obviously shouldn't and refusing to believe things that she obviously should, but it doesn't feel forced for the sake of the plot: it just feels like she's a normal person who thinks this way and doesn't catch on quickly. This is rare. It seems like it's going to be a typical "town with a dark secret story" involving cults or what not, but there is quite a twist at the end of the book that really throws expectations on their ear. If you like horror novels about strangers getting more than they bargain for when they move to a too-friendly Midwestern town, then Nathaniel is a book you will love.
Kipabi
Love everything John Saul writes!
Kefrannan
Another fantastic story by John Saul. Full of twists and turns and you will be very surprised at the end.
Would definitely recommend to anyone who enjoys this Author.
inform
Mr. Saul is a proven writer of great talent. He does not follow formulas but rather it appears he lets his writing take him where it may and where it ends up is a real treat! As always another wonderful read!
Olelifan
loved it
Rocky Basilisk
Mr. Saul did it again....great story! He never disappoints in his books....never want them to end and then cannot wait to read the next! Loved it!!!!!
I'm having trouble keeping interest in this story, not real exciting.