Arrives before Christmas. Eine Person fand diese Informationen hilfreich, Rezension aus Deutschland vom 29. The Dragon was having fun.” Graham turned his chair around and sat. Floating Dragon (Book) : Straub, Peter : The quiet suburban town of Hampstead is threatened by two horrors - one is natural, a man gone insane. The hideous, unstoppable creation of man's power gone mad. His most recent publications are his acclaimed novel Mr X, a collection of short stories, Magic Terror, and Black House, the international bestselling novel that he co-wrote with Stephen King. And that's why I read him. New to BookLikes? Horns blasted, the cars began to stack up on either side of the road. [Peter Straub] Home. It took me over two weeks to finish reading this novel, Peter Straub's Floating Dragon (1983), which is a total rarity for me. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Floating Dragon could have knocked my socks off, but unfortunately the novel’s middle part got bogged down by too many abstractions, too much 80′s horror imagery – the pulsing red light, blood everywhere, visions in various stages of decomposition. Deluxe 30th Anniversary Lettered Edition. I read reviews here comparing it to Stephen King's It (which is probably the other way around considering It was written later) and The Tailsiman. In Floating Dragon, the scene is set in the summer of 1980 for a cast of literally a couple thousand characters to survive the presence of both the chemical and the return of a supernatural killer who possesses his chosen agent and then proceeds to become a ripper-killer who leaves his horrendously mutilated victims behind, one after another. Ghost Story had similar problems but was redeemed by the fact that the main plot was an absolute classic. Praise for Peter Straub and Floating Dragon “Here is a novel guaranteed to double the national nightmare quotient, so watch out.”—Cosmopolitan “Buy it today. I read this book in the 90's but in its Spanish version, when I was in Sixth Form. Floating Dragon (Book) : Straub, Peter : Baker & TaylorThe quaint town of Hamptead is plunged into a nightmarish world of unspeakable horror when evil arrives in the form of two very different beings--one man-made and one supernatural. The hideous, unstoppable creation of man's power gone mad. But it was still very good. One is natural. Think this is the better book. First British edition. dreambuilderToy Giant Inflatable Dragon Pool Float, Cool ice Dragon raft 9 Feet Long with Faster Valve, Pool Float Floatie Ride On Summer Beach Pool Party Lounge for Kids and Adults (Dragon Float) 4.4 out of 5 stars 234. Floating dragon by Peter Straub, unknown edition, Classifications Dewey Decimal Class 813/.54 Library of Congress PS3569.T6914 F58 1983 Bitte versuchen Sie es erneut. FREE Shipping by Amazon. Sparrows dropping dead from the trees like rotten fruit, disfiguring diseases spreading like wildfire, inexplicable murders and child drownings shattering the lives of the citizens - never can such a list of horrors have afflicted one town. Putnam's Sons in February 1983. Two monstrous evils. Straub is a terrific writer and it shows here but when compared to similar books of the genre from this time period, this book is certainly closer to the bottom of that list than at the top. Um die Gesamtbewertung der Sterne und die prozentuale Aufschlüsselung nach Sternen zu berechnen, verwenden wir keinen einfachen Durchschnitt. Floating Dragon - Peter Straub. And that's why I read him. Dezember 1983, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd; New Ed Edition (22. Preisangaben inkl. Already a Member? But it was still a good read. ~Mischief~ I good story that takes you to the heart of a small town gone crazy. With all that being said, I did get enjoyment out of it and the small town setting was quite well done. But it was still a good read. Amazon.in - Buy Floating Dragon book online at best prices in India on Amazon.in. The other makes the first look like child's play. The biggest fault that I can see past the static characters is the confusing dragon itself. Shipping & insurance (w/i US): $5.00 for 1st book of an order [Media Mail]; $1.50 for each subsequent. Many times the horror becomes ridiculous, even cheesy, even laughable, far from the subtlety of his short story collection, Houses without Doors. It was ten past eight—he’d told Mary Louise to expect him at eight, and he still had half an hour’s drive before him. Just read again and still as good. Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first. New York Times Book Review 'The most deliciously frightening horror novel to come along in years.' An engaging read and highly recommended. Not my cup of tea... too much previous history, not enough of what's happening today. Anyway, Floating Dragon is a riot because it's completely unpredictable. The characters are not poorly written by any means but they are unimpressive and ordinary. Further, his stories don't feel second hand. Floating Dragon: A Thriller (English Edition)und über 8 Millionen weitere Bücher verfügbar für Amazon Kindle. The events of the book allow you to see it as either story of a toxic nerve agent driving a town insane, or a supernatural force destroying a community. 26cm x 19cm. Wählen Sie Ihre Cookie-Einstellungen. The other is not natural at all. I start getting really friggin antsy if a book reading rocks on for more than four or five days. I feel like this one was a bit too ambitious and while not being an extremely long read, it dragged on for far too long in my opinion. Share this book. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I must admit that it captured my imagination and interest from the start. 0 Ratings 7 Want to read; 1 Currently reading; 1 Have read; This edition was published in 1983 by Putnam in New York. Nur noch 8 auf Lager (mehr ist unterwegs). I tried... "Floating Dragon" feels like what you'd get if Robert McCammon and Nick Cutter decided to ghostwrite a Stephen King novel together, switching back and forth between sections without anyone going back to revise. With his excellent prose, Peter Straub knits a haunting story that’s so refreshing in terms of the Horror genre. COVID-19 Resources. 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