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Reign (1990) [Novel]
by Chet Williamson Rating: Weighted - 9.3 / Average - 10.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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One question raised by any horror story is: Why, if its supernatural monsters exist, haven't they been encountered before? Williamson ( Ash Wednesday ) resolves this problem in a believable, elegant manner, grounding his thoroughly enjoyable novel in our "normal" world. The story centers around a renovated theater in Pennsylvania and is arranged in three acts, plus overture and curtain call. The tension in Act I heightens as the reader must decide if this is a murder mystery, psychodrama, horror or fantasy, with Williamson offering clues to support each possibility. Theaters have a history of ghosts and accidents, but as the number of deaths at the Venetian mounts, the police become less inclined to accept verdicts of "accident." Owner/actor Dennis Hamilton has nothing obvious to gain from the killings, nor could he have caused them, but his strange behavior makes others wonder if he might not have a double or another personality--or something else entirely--that does want the deaths. Williamson's inventive resolution is sure to satisfy.

Nominated for a Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel in 1990.

Original title: Reign
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionHorrorMonsters

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Reign (1990)
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Language: English

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Reign (1990)

ISBN: 0913165565

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