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Ronald Malfi

Autor(a) de Floating Staircase

38+ Works 2,258 Membros 185 Críticas 5 Favorited

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Image credit: Ronald Malfi at HorrorFind September 4, 2010 photo by Nathan Filizzi (yoyogod)

Obras por Ronald Malfi

Floating Staircase (2011) 237 exemplares
Come With Me (2021) 211 exemplares
Little Girls (2015) 209 exemplares
Bone White (2017) 198 exemplares
The Night Parade (2016) 178 exemplares
Snow (2010) 164 exemplares
December Park (2014) 159 exemplares
Black Mouth (2022) 140 exemplares
The Narrows (2012) 101 exemplares
Ghostwritten (2022) 77 exemplares
Cradle Lake (2013) 73 exemplares
The Ascent (2010) 60 exemplares
The Mourning House (2012) 52 exemplares
The Fall of Never (2004) 39 exemplares
Shamrock Alley (2009) 35 exemplares
They Lurk (2014) 33 exemplares
The Passenger (2008) 29 exemplares
The Boy in the Lot (2012) 26 exemplares
Mr. Cables (2020) 22 exemplares
After the Fade (2012) 18 exemplares
Via Dolorosa (2007) 17 exemplares
Skullbelly (2011) 16 exemplares
A Shrill Keening (2014) 15 exemplares
Borealis (2012) 15 exemplares
The Separation (2011) 10 exemplares
The Nature of Monsters (2006) 7 exemplares
The Stranger 6 exemplares
Small Town Horror (2024) 4 exemplares
The Canyon of Souls (2011) 3 exemplares
The Space Between (2000) 2 exemplares
The Ascent - Der Aufstieg (2017) 1 exemplar
Bone White 1 exemplar
Borealis 1 exemplar

Associated Works

October Dreams II (Anthology) (2016) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
Sick: An Anthology of Illness (2003) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
New Dark Voices II (2009) — Autor — 16 exemplares
The Demons of King Solomon (2017) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Horror Drive in Presents an All-Night Short Story Marathon (2012) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Dark Hallows: 10 Halloween Haunts (Anthology) (2015) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Shadows Over Main Street, Volume 2 (2017) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Dark Hallows II: Tales from the Witching Hour (2016) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Malfi, Ronald
Nome legal
Malfi, Ronald Damien
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Towson University



Ronald Malfi is a superb writer and this is one truly brilliant spooky horror novel. Small town America, events that happened in the past coming back to haunt you, have always been a lucrative ground for creating atmosphere and don’t turn the lights off tension! Andrew Larimer, a successful New York lawyer, has left his past behind him, and the small town of Kingsport where he grew up, long forgotten. However when he receives a somewhat distressing phone call from a childhood friend, he decides to return one last time to Kingsport, leaving a pregnant wife confused and alone in the big apple…….Five friends; Andrew, Dale, Eric, Tig and the sad somewhat pathetic figure of Meach are being called to account over an incident and a secret that they have managed to hide for 20 years. Robert Graves now holds the key, or not, to their future wellbeing, and it would seem that revenge and retribution know no boundaries….This is a first class horror novel, with some wonderful twists that kept coming until the final page, an ending whilst not expected, was perfect to the conclusion of my favourite horror read this year. Highly recommended.… (mais)
runner56 | Apr 18, 2024 |
This is a post apocalyptic novel yet what is in the foreground is the emotional interactions between father and daughter. Normally, not exactly up my alley but the story and its characters just take you for an unforgettable ride. The main character, the father, maybe beset with many faults, but those faults are the ones that hit close to home. And whatever I would have done differently from him, at the end his final determination makes him larger than life.
nitrolpost | 18 outras críticas | Mar 19, 2024 |
I’m an in awe of Ronald Malfi. After having read his third book (in my time line of reading not the authors of writing) Little Girls, he has delivered thrice and has me wanting for more.
Little Girls starts out as a simple case of inheritance. Estranged daughter returns to the house she spent her youth in. She hopes to sell it and with it the fears and bad memories still haunting her. But the complexity of the story, the characters increases as we read on. It does so slowly without us quite realizing so. Events and characters initially appear innocuous, holding no mystery, then as we progress, we make connections but view them as merely coincidental. Then, finally, a murderous truth takes shape where nothing and nobody remains innocent or coincidental.
It says on the cover that this is a ghost story. And it may well be, if you interpret events in the traditional haunted sense. I, however, saw nothing that could not be explained by the terrible things our own and mind can do to us when we have reached a cracking point.
In sum, this is a great work of fiction, I would recommend without reservation to any lover of plots that expose our human nature with brutal honesty that can produce deep-seating emotions with the subtle but powerful tools of literature and archetypical fears. Recommended
… (mais)
nitrolpost | 16 outras críticas | Mar 19, 2024 |
Ronald Malfi’s December Park is more than a solid read, entering ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ territory it ticks all the boxes that keeps you entertained for 16h / 534pp.
I suspect the author was growing up in the 90s for he truly makes the time and setting come to life. Pretty soon I felt transported into that transformative era when computers were slowly accepted in households, cassette tapes became obsolete, and heavy metal became music for the masses. The young protagonist ‘s family life depicted in the quiet town of Harting Farm is beautiful, the grandparents filling a hole that is left my a missing mother and brother.The youthful characters of a band of brothers of five are well-rounded, well-thought out, if not always that believable. The main character, aged 15/16 is a teenager that has, at times, thoughts much too mature and grownup. But that is forgivable, quite understandable even when we write of what has long past in our own lives. Besides, that unnatural maturity adds to the the overall reflective complexity of the main character. The mystery as personified by the “Piper” , an elusive character allegedly responsible for a series of disappearances in a small Maryland community just of the coast, keeps you one your toes and guessing. Admittedly, until very late in the book I had no clue as to identity and motive of the “Piper”. The story told scores high on suspense, high on being able to just observe the everyday lives of the band of youths, their silly yet often hilarious banter and name-calling “... uglier than Gorbachev’s wife, ... fart-faced perfumed anus opening” (not sure I remember that one correctly… (mais)
nitrolpost | 26 outras críticas | Mar 19, 2024 |



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