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Elsewhere by William Peter Blatty – book cover, description, publication history. Elsewhere [William Peter Blatty, Alex McVey, Bruce Haley] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. An incredible haunted house novel from. The same can also be said for reading a haunted house story and William Peter Blatty’s “Elsewhere” is no exception. Even so, despite the.

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She’d had several, and was verging on fluency in several languages theretofore unrecorded by man. The novel is just over pages and when I opened it, I checked to see if I had the large print edition I didn’t. Realtor Joan Freeboard, trying to dispel the title mansion’s creepy reputation, arranges for a psychic, a parapsychologist and a noted author to move into Elsewhere with her and declare it ghost-free. The writer who gave us the landmark The Exorcist returns with Elsewhere, a short work from Cemetery Dance that represents his first novel since Elsewhere William Peter Blatty I’ll freely admit that I picked elsehwere one up on name recognition and my love for The Exorcist and wasn’t disappointed.

But it didn’t change my enjoyment of this story.

I just wanted a bit more. It is revealed that Gabriel and the Servant were actually the doctor and his wife who had haunted the house before Joan, Terrence, and Anna showed up. Please review your cart. Elsewhere is an eerie little haunted-house story strong on atmospherics and clever dialogue, but it’s one which ultimately disappoints with a pretty stock plot. I am doubly impressed that Blatty wrote this in his eighties.

Dec 04, Maicie rated it really liked it. How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot.

Fantasy Book Critic: “Elsewhere” by William Peter Blatty (Reviewed by Robert Thompson)

At least you do if you’ve ever read The Haunting of Hill House. Fans of Blatty will welcome his fresh approach of psychological paranormal paradigm twist to the haunted house horror sub-genre.


Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. There are no paranormal events on the cameras and one of eelsewhere group members then notices the dates on the camera are wrong. Mar 11, Natasha M. As long as you don’t open it up expecting the sort of tense interactions or elsewhree good v. The group then holds a seance where strange paranormal events occur.

From review by Publishers Weekly. Blatfy a side note, after consulting The Google, I discovered that Blatty published the original version of this story ahead of the aforementioned film’s release, so he appears to be the imitatee as opposed to the imitator, as I initially thought.

Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. Hardcoversigned slipcased edition limited to numbered copiespages. Ora arriva in Italia, per Fazi, un’opera del If Blatty has any feelings for his audience, he will keep this character alive. He was tasked with watching over the group until they became aware they were trapped in a seemingly endless cycle. Terrence sees a dog even though there are no dogs at Elsewhere, and a spirit spells out words for them on a Ouija board.

In the story’s climax, a paranormal entity attacks Joan and Terrence while they’re in a room together, banging on the door furiously as it tries to get inside. Elsewhere is a pretty fun, if not altogether innovative, ghost story.

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I woke my husband up to read him portions of the book. When Anna and Gabriel return from a hlatty on the beach, Joan and Terrence tell them what happened and Gabriel suggest they watch the video tapes from the cameras to see what happened.

When they arrive elswhere the house, they met up with paranormal investigator Gabriel Case. Gabriel Case, a specialist in the realm of all things haunted.

Oct 27, Deb rated it did not like it. I wish I could elsewherw read it again for the first time, but b,atty this reading I was able to see all the clues, so it was interesting in a different way. Item s unavailable for purchase. Open Preview See a Problem? It was an easy read, finished it in a couple elsehere days. Anyone who likes horror. Elsewhere is the name of a creepy old mansion built in the s on an island in the Hudson River north of Manhatten.


Your Online Bookstore Condition: Isolated from civilization by a storm, and stranded on Craven’s Cove, the four would-b ‘Elsewhere’ is a mansion built in the s and situated on Craven’s Cove, a tiny isolated island in Manhattan. Boards are clean, not bumped. This page was last edited on 24 Septemberat Joan stands to make quite a bit on the sale, so she’s determined to make it I first read this in the anthologywhere it was one of the few really good stories.

Ultimately, Elsewhere forces them to accept the individual realities that they have created for themselves.

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Terrence Dare – A writer, and one nlatty Joan’s best friends, he was brought along to write an article about the haunting of Elsewhere. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. New Stories of Horror and Suspense anthology.

I didn’t find it very scary though, but it deals a good bit with the afterlife.

Elsewhere by William Peter Blatty

She gathers a small group including herself, a psychic, a parapsychologist, and a well-known author and plans to spend five days living in the house so that it can be officially declared ghost-free. The book then skips back to the beginning, only this time the characters realize events are elsewhete themselves. If the novel had been longer and the characters had the chance to develop more it would have easily been 4 stars.