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Rick Hautala (1949–2013)

Autor(a) de Night Stone

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Obras por Rick Hautala

Night Stone (1986) 112 exemplares
Burning Bones (2001) 76 exemplares
The Mountain King (1996) 76 exemplares
The Demon's Wife (2013) 76 exemplares
Little Brothers (1988) 66 exemplares
The Siege (1989) 63 exemplares
Cold Whisper (1991) 62 exemplares
Skin Deep (2000) 61 exemplares
Winter Wake (1989) 57 exemplares
Moondeath (1980) 57 exemplares
Bedbugs (2000) 56 exemplares
Brain Trust (2001) 55 exemplares
Throat Culture (2005) 54 exemplares
Dead Voices (1990) 53 exemplares
Ghost Light (1993) 49 exemplares
Glimpses (2013) 49 exemplares
Last Breath (2004) 49 exemplares
The Dead Lands (2014) 47 exemplares
Beyond the Shroud (1996) 46 exemplares
The White Room (2001) 46 exemplares
Dark Silence (1992) 45 exemplares
Moonbog (1982) 42 exemplares
Looking Glass (2004) 39 exemplares
Four Octobers (2006) 35 exemplares
The Wildman (2008) 35 exemplares
Twilight Time (1994) 28 exemplares
Occasional Demons (2008) 28 exemplares
Follow (2005) 27 exemplares
Shades of Night (1995) 26 exemplares
Indian Summer (2012) 25 exemplares
The Hidden Saint (1666) 23 exemplares
Unbroken (2007) 16 exemplares
Untcigahunk (2011) 15 exemplares
Star Road (2014) 14 exemplares
Chills (2013) 13 exemplares
Reunion (2012) 12 exemplares
A Dark and Deadly Valley (2007) 12 exemplares
Cold River (2003) 11 exemplares
Impulse (1996) 8 exemplares
Cemetery Dance Issue 68 (2012) 8 exemplares
Goodbye To You (2014) 8 exemplares
Waiting (2017) 6 exemplares
Bad News (Anthology) (2000) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
The Big Tree (2014) 4 exemplares
Cemetery Dance Issue 63 (2010) 3 exemplares
The Hum 3 exemplares
Oil Man / Our Things 3 exemplares
Mr. Grey and the Hotel Ghosts (2006) 2 exemplares
Dirt on the Diamond 2 exemplares
Sources Of The Nile 2 exemplares
The Cove (2012) 2 exemplares
Blood Ledge 1 exemplar
Tin Can Telephone 1 exemplar
Because You Belong to Christ (1963) 1 exemplar
Over The Top 1 exemplar
Scared Crows 1 exemplar

Associated Works

999: New Stories of Horror and Suspense (1999) — Contribuidor — 621 exemplares
The New Dead: A Zombie Anthology (2010) — Contribuidor — 376 exemplares
100 Wicked Little Witch Stories (1995) — Contribuidor — 277 exemplares
Hellboy: Odd Jobs (2003) — Contribuidor — 275 exemplares
October Dreams: A Celebration of Halloween (2000) — Contribuidor — 263 exemplares
Shelf Life: Fantastic Stories Celebrating Bookstores (2002) — Contribuidor — 253 exemplares
Stalkers: 19 Original Tales by the Masters of Terror (1989) — Contribuidor — 228 exemplares
100 Vicious Little Vampire Stories (1995) — Contribuidor — 217 exemplares
The End of the World: Stories of the Apocalypse (2010) — Contribuidor — 201 exemplares
My Favorite Horror Story (2007) — Introdução — 140 exemplares
Dark Duets: All-New Tales of Horror and Dark Fantasy (2014) — Contribuidor — 104 exemplares
Predators (1993) — Contribuidor — 102 exemplares
Dark Destiny (1995) — Autor — 100 exemplares
The Best of Cemetery Dance, Volume 2 (2001) — Contribuidor — 99 exemplares
Isaac Asimov's Magical Worlds of Fantasy, Volume 8: Devils (1987) — Contribuidor — 92 exemplares
Darker Masques (2002) — Contribuidor — 85 exemplares
Night Screams (1996) — Contribuidor — 83 exemplares
Dante's Disciples (1996) — Contribuidor — 74 exemplares
The Ultimate Zombie (1993) — Contribuidor — 71 exemplares
Bruce Coville's Book of Aliens II: More Tales to Warp Your Mind (1996) — Contribuidor — 64 exemplares
Shivers VII (2013) — Contribuidor — 58 exemplares
Imaginary Friends (2008) — Contribuidor — 54 exemplares
Man vs Machine (2007) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
In the Shadow of Evil (2005) — Contribuidor — 47 exemplares
Shock Rock II (1994) — Contribuidor — 46 exemplares
Narrow Houses: Tales of Superstition, Suspense, and Fear (1992) — Contribuidor — 45 exemplares
Postscripts Magazine, Issue 10 (2007) — Contribuidor — 42 exemplares
Dark Seductions (1993) — Contribuidor — 36 exemplares
Army of the Fantastic (2007) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares
Shivers II (2003) 25 exemplares
Gothic Ghosts (1997) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
Trick or Treat: A Collection of Halloween Novellas (Anthology) (2001) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
Great Writers and Kids Write Spooky Stories (1995) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Disposal (2007) — Introdução, algumas edições19 exemplares
Masques IV (1991) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Fear the Reaper (2013) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
Fear Itself (1995) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Cold Blood (Anthology) (1991) 12 exemplares
Northern Frights 3 (1995) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
The Crane House: A Halloween Story (2012) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Night Visions 9 (1991) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Exotic Gothic: Forbidden Tales from Our Gothic World (2007) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
13 Ran (2012) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Cemetery Dance Presents: Grave Tales #1 — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Hautala, Rick
Nome legal
Hautala, Richard Andrew
Outros nomes
Matthews, A. J.
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de nascimento
Rockport, Massachusetts, USA
Local de falecimento
Westbrook, Maine, USA
Locais de residência
Maine, USA
University of Maine (MA|English Literature|1974)
Newstein, Holly (partner)
Horror Writers Association
New England Horror Writers
Prémios e menções honrosas
Bram Stoker Award (Lifetime Achievement ∙ 2011)



*** Spoilers below****

I believe this is my first time reading this author, I have a few other books by him, unread, but I don't believe I have read anything else from him....unless it was years ago.

I was looking forward to reading this, the synopsis sounded chilling and vintage horrors are my fave....they are usually the best. Unfortunately, not this time. The synopsis wasn't even accurate.....there was no " beautiful dark haired woman". Only a teenage haunt that terrorizes the daughter....a little bit.

The book is about a man, John, his wife, Julia, and their daughter Bri, who move back to John's hometown in Main. They are there to live with his father, Frank, after his having had a stroke. John and Frank have a sour relationship and Julia is caught in the middle.

Frank is the only relatable, likable character.....outside of Randy, John's childhood friend, but he's not exactly a central character. Unfortunately Frank later dies. It took only four chapters for me to absolutely hate everyone else, by then John was already shown to be a selfish brute, who verbally abuses his wife pretty much every conversation. Julia is a spineless and weak woman who thinks of nothing but satisfying and catering to John, thereby perpetuating his disgusting behavior. Bri had already become uber annoying with her supposed loneliness for friends......they had only been in Main a single day, how onely can she be???

One seriously has to wonder if Rick Hautala has ever been around other human beings in his life. Outside of Frank, none of the characters react or converse like real people. They are seriously unbelievable.

The story itself isn't exactly bad.......its just not good. It drags on slowly, with surprisingly little happening. The plot was very transparent and easy to figure out...John buried his teenage love, Abby, after finding her dead from suicide, a death she blamed him for, as he didn't want to have the child she was carrying.

When the horror actually started, it ended shortly after. Abby spends the majority of the book haunting Bri....which makes zero sense, considering Bri isn't even John's biological child, and she's only been his stepchild for 5 years. John's eventual death is the only satisfying part of this book.

If this is Hautala's usual offering, I'm certainly not excited about reading the other books I have.
… (mais)
Jfranklin592262 | May 8, 2023 |
"One trick is to tell 'em stories that don't really go anywhere..." - Abe Simpson

A collection of four novellas that just didn't do it for me.

I really appreciated Hautala's writing. He really captured the feeling of the different eras these stories take place in. But I didn't care for the stories being told.

Two of the novellas, Tin Can Telephone and Blood Ledge were compelling stories that just suddenly... stopped. It was worse with Tin Can. I was certain the book would circle back in a later novella. But no. It just ended with a mystery. Blood Ledge at least had an ending. It was just sudden and abrupt and felt like the author intended to extend the story but didn't.

Miss Henry's Bottles was far and away the best story in the bunch. It's worth picking up the book on sale just for this tale. A very satisfying and excellent Gothic that throws a swerve at you just as you think you have everything figured.

The last story, Cold River, did that thing I don't like: the character starts questioning reality as stranger and stranger things begin to happen. At first, the story is gripping. But as strange things keep happening, I began to get the feeling there was going to be no rhyme or reason for any of it and I was pretty much correct. The story to me felt like it just dragged on and on and on.
… (mais)
jseger9000 | Oct 31, 2022 |
Gory Horror!

This was a great book! At first it seemed to start out a little slow, but it finally started picking up speed the more I got into it. It is about friends that go hiking in the mountains and they end up fighting for survival from "creatures" that live in the mountains.

Beware as this book contains graphic details of gore and it is not for the faint of heart. If you like very graphic gore and horror then this is the book for you. Four star read on this one.… (mais)
BookNookRetreat7 | 3 outras críticas | Jul 25, 2022 |
Esta crítica foi escrita no âmbito dos Primeiros Críticos do LibraryThing.
The characters were one-dimensional and the erotic scenes were off-putting (sudden usage of a demon tail as a sex toy without any build-up). Sex scenes went from zero to 100. If you're not into sexually explicit books, I would look for something else.
Katie.Loughlin | 45 outras críticas | Jan 23, 2022 |



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