☆ Night Things || ê PDF Read by ✓ Michael Talbot

By Michael Talbot | Comments: ( 414 ) | Date: ( Jan 25, 2020 )

WELCOME TO LAKE HOUSEA sprawling Adirondack great camp with 160 rooms, each carpeted in evil and painted with human blood.ENTER IF YOU DAREExplore the miles of dark, twisting hallways, reeking with the stench of death Journey through a bizarre labyrinth into chambers of unearthly proportions, up creaking stairways leading nowhere But never.rnture intoWELCOME TO LAKE HOUSEA sprawling Adirondack great camp with 160 rooms, each carpeted in evil and painted with human blood.ENTER IF YOU DAREExplore the miles of dark, twisting hallways, reeking with the stench of death Journey through a bizarre labyrinth into chambers of unearthly proportions, up creaking stairways leading nowhere But never.rnture into the black heart of the awesome edifice.YOU MAY NEVER LEAVE For creatures roam the corridors of Lake House Hideous beings older than civilization restless, waiting.ry Blood chilling denizens of Hell that emerge only under cover of darkness Things that will haunt your dreams and devour your soul

  • Title: Night Things
  • Author: Michael Talbot
  • ISBN: 9780688071639
  • Page: 302
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Michael Talbot

Michael Talbot was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1953 As a young man, he moved to New York City, where he pursued a career as a freelance writer, publishing articles in Omni, The Village Voice, and others, often exploring the confluence between science and the spiritual.Talbot published his first novel, The Delicate Dependency A Novel of the Vampire Life as an Avon paperback original in 1982 though never reprinted, it is regarded a classic of the genre, frequently appearing on lists of the best vampire novels ever written, and secondhand copies have long been expensive and hard to find His other horror titles, both cult classics, are The Bog 1986 and Night Things 1988 But despite the popularity of his fiction among horror fans, it was for his nonfiction that Talbot was best known, much of it focusing on new age concepts, mysticism, and the paranormal Arguably his most famous and most significant is The Holographic Universe 1991 , which examines the increasingly accepted theory that the entire universe is a hologram the book remains in print and highly discussed today.Michael Talbot died of leukemia in 1992 at age 38.

Comments Night Things

  • mark monday

    a nerdy 12-year-old and his parents move into a bizarre mansion in the Adirondacks. he makes a new friend: a shadowy darkness in the shape of a man. unpleasant adventures ensue. key phrase: honey trap - except the bait is not a lovely lass or strapping lad, it is the house itself. but who is this trap for exactly?stories about strange houses are the best! really I think they are my favorite sort of horror novel (or gothic novel. or, in the case of Bellefleur, literary novel). I should make a she [...]

  • Char

    Lake House is like some dark amalgamation of the Winchester House and Hill House. The angles are all off, there seems to be more room on the inside than the outside indicates, and Lake House has its own dark history. Unfortunately, most of the family staying over the summer are not aware of it.I won't delve into the story description too much, since the synopsis already does that. I will say that I thought this was an extremely well written, fast paced story. It doesn't have the literary impact [...]

  • Evans Light

    This book had quite a different feel than most horror that I've read. The prose was clean and clear, with simultaneous childlike simplicity and literary sophistication - hard to explain. With only a few restrained sexual references and limited violence contained within its pages, I think this could easily be a book early teens would enjoy. The author was quite adept at skipping around various characters POVs in third person omniscient. The only confusion I experienced was at the beginning at the [...]

  • Horace Derwent

    I wish I could built a fucking time machine to send me back to the era of late 70's 'til late 80's(in America of course) just for some awesome horror paperbacksI had no other choice so I had to buy this expensive reissue by Valancourt BooksI'm really a stubborn motherfucker with a hard ass to crack~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Did I ever punish you for dreaming? Did I ever lock you in your own cocoon which you'd woven by yourself?I gave you my soul and you left me dyingMy paralyzed heart is bleeding like th [...]

  • Kimberly

    NIGHT THINGS, by Michael Talbot, is a "haunted house" book that in some parts reminded me of Shirley Jackson's THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE, but without the evocative prose. That isn't to say that this wasn't a good story in its own right, it just wasn't "as" potent in building that subtle sense of unease throughout.Lake House, itself, has a sordid reputation. With its odd architectural design, stairs that lead nowhere, and odd-demensioned rooms, this particular house is a character in its own rig [...]

  • Bill

    The best thing about this one was the narration by Eric Bryan Moore who nailed the pacing ad tone of the story. The premise itself was not completely unfortunate, it just did not really work for me. It felt like a Goosebumps tale and skirted around the more interesting concepts of the story and never realized them as I would have liked. Ended up as a just ok story with above average narration.

  • Jon Recluse

    Mixing the mad geometry of Winchester House with the madder mythologies of the pre-biblical Lost Book of Enoch, Talbot creates a fast paced, creepy haunted house tale that is a prime example of the best of 80s style weirdness.

  • Trev Twinem

    Lauren Montgomery, her son Garrett and her "I love myself so much" rock star husband Stephen Ransom have rented a large palatial mansion in the Adirondacks in North Eastern New York. It soon becomes apparent that something terrible is going to happen in "Lake House" which has a reputation for murder and bloodshed. Garrett becomes attuned to the sounds and ghostly apparitions that frequent the house, Lauren becomes more and more concerned about the welfare of herself and her son, and the lovely S [...]

  • Nancy Oakes

    I just can't help myself -- I seriously cannot resist a good haunted house story. I have no clue why, it just is what it is. Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House is at the top of my list, followed by Nazareth Hill by Ramsey Campbell, with many, many more books lining up after these two. For me, it's all about the atmosphere, the creepiness, and the surprises that the characters discover inside, all of which are part and parcel of Night Things, which has the added bonus of an eerie, bizar [...]

  • A.R.

    This book may start out slow--though not boring; Talbot isn't capable of that--but where it takes you is incomprehensible and unable to be conjured up in your imagination. Plenty of creepy moments, too. Stay with it!RIP Michael Talbot, who died in 1992 at 38. Leukemia.

  • Nate

    Night Things is a perfect summer read. I loved Talbot's clinical, scientific prose. His characterization of Garret, the 11 year-old boy, was brilliant. Excellent prose, and the storyline and plot mechanisms represent vintage 80's horror in all the right ways. The exploration of the supernatural coupled with the real-life issues experienced by the characters, especially Garret, make for an irresistible, suspenseful haunted house/summer vacation read. Highly recommended to all.

  • Erika Worley

    Aspects of this book were good, mainly during the first half. Then it all kind of went off the rails. What seemed like a creepy story of people staying in a big house turned into something with over complicated demons, over the top fights, out of place creatures, and a super preachy message. I have no idea who this book was written for, but the adult parts are very adult and the kid parts spend too much time explaining what lessons about trust you should take away from the story. The ending goes [...]

  • Jason Begly

    3.5 StarsI enjoyed the idea of the book more than the execution in most of it. The writing was good, but I didn't really like most of the characters. I even went back and forth on the protagonists.But maybe that is the point. I cannot imagine a real-life scenario where I like everyone and/or everyone's decisions all the time either.I would have liked to have had some of the creepier venues and situations built out more. To me, this could have been a really good short story. The audio version was [...]

  • Deedra

    Audible:This was an awesome read!A newlywed mother of a young boy and her new husband go to a Lake House to spend the summer.Hubby isn't that into being a dad,he just wants to be a playboy.Things happen in the Lake House.There are halls that go to rooms that have not been lived in for ages.It is what is at the center of the house that is the important thing,besides learning who you can trust.Eric Bryan Moore was a great narrator.“I was given this free review copy audiobook and have voluntarily [...]

  • Peter

    A real classic with reference to Lovecraft! I love the story around Lakehouse and its role to keep the evil out. Fantastic showdown in the end. What a mysterious character of June. This pageturner is an absolute recommendation who's in for a thrilling horror story!

  • Thomas

    Part of me wishes I could have met Michael Talbot. That he wrote two books about real-world topics that have fascinated me for years (the bog bodies and the Winchester House) suggests that we might have had a lot to talk about, and it's no surprise that I would be excited to read those novels. It's just a shame that those two books were so disappointing.Night Things is about a single mother and her son moving into a house modeled after the Winchester House, where staircases lead up to nowhere, d [...]

  • Amber C

    Michael Talbot is one of my favorite retro horror authors. I read The Bog before jumping into this neatly creepy story of his. Talbot had (R.I.P.) a great talent for description and fluid character dialogue. It's a quick and exciting read that I couldn't put down. The ending didn't quite live up to the build off but I enjoyed it nonetheless.

  • Bibliophile

    As all fictional female reporters, Laurie is a terrible one who sleeps with her interviewee, "a famous recording star", right after the interview and then marries him despite her 11-year old son's misgivings. Blinded by his smooth hairless chest and superior lovemaking skills, she blissfully agrees to spend some time in his rented Adirondacks mansion full of horrors. Unlike his wanton mother and egomaniac stepfather, the kid is very sympatico. He's a science nerd but also into extraterrestrials, [...]

  • David Halpin

    This was a real struggle to get through and if it wasn't for my curiosity to discover if Talbot had included some of views on quantum physics I would have given up.For those who approach the novel with similar questions I would say that there is nothing here that builds upon The Holographic Universe. There is a mention of sacred geometry and the idea of dimensions but the story itself is largely devoid of these aspects.I felt that there were some connections to House of Leaves in terms of the ho [...]

  • David Baltzer

    I think that Michael Talbot should have stuck with writing non-fiction. The Holographic Universe was quite interesting. Night Things is so bad that it is laughable in parts. Satan as portrayed in South Park is more frightening than anything in this book. Or the big bad wolf in the story of the three little pigs. The premise was good but where he went with it was even less than campy. And that artwork on the cover.he could have set the story in England and called it Yorkshire Terror because it lo [...]

  • Donna Girouard

    Perhaps because I'm still haunted by my childhood home, I like books in which the house itself is a character. Even though, in this book, it's probably those "Night Things" that inhabit the house, the house seems to have a personality, so it's still pretty cool. You know, a house with a portald all that good stuff.

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