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DREAMTHORP

Williamson, Chet.

ISBN 10: 0913165395 / ISBN 13: 9780913165393
Published by Dark Harvest., Arlington Heights, IL:, 1989
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HC in dust jacket and slipcase, 1/400 signed & numbered copies. 1st Printing. Signed by Williamson and illustrator Bob Eggleton. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket and slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # 13482

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Title: DREAMTHORP

Publisher: Dark Harvest., Arlington Heights, IL:

Publication Date: 1989

Edition: 1st edition

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Welcome to Dreamthorp

A sleepy little Pennsylvania resort town where city folks can get away from it all...

A town where a woman who saw her best friend mutilated by a crazed sex killer can hide – and forget...

...until haunted relics of another age awaken an ancient evil and unleash a human horror that has no place outside of Hell...

From Publishers Weekly:

Williamson's ( Ash Wednesday ) latest novel does not equal his short work. It concerns a small, idyllic Pennsylvania community, Dreamthorp, that has sprung up not far from a wooded area that covers an old Indian burial ground. After a protective talisman is removed from the burial ground by a fortune hunter, sudden and inexplicable violence erupts in Dreamthorp. The plot revolves around three characters: recently widowed art teacher and amateur woodworker Tom Brewer; Laura Stark, an advertising woman with doubts about her sexuality; and Gilbert Rodman, a homicidal young man of Indian descent whose crosscountry killing spree finally takes him to Dreamthorp in pursuit of Laura. Tom and Laura fall in love, but as they are building a relationship, Dreamthorp is disintegrating around them. Williamson's story gradually loses impact, and he fails to draw a believable or esthetically resonant connection between Gilbert Rodman and the vengeful spirits of the dead Indians. While quite readable and full of memorably violent moments, it doesn't add up to much.
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