Publisher: Cemetery Dance, Abingdon, MD
Publication Date: 2000
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: First Edition
Hardcover, F/F dj, as new unread copy. Signed, numbered amd limited to 500 copies of which this is #135. Versatile authors first horror novel, based on his short story "Lonely Train 'A Comin' " Introduction by Richard Matheson. Bookseller Inventory # 000075
Synopsis: Book by Nolan, William F.
From Publishers Weekly:
Made up of two seemingly disconnected stories (which finally get connected by the thinnest thread), this is the entertaining yet not fully satisfying horror debut by the author of Logan's Run. The first story concerns the sheep-ranching Ventry family of MontanaAwidower Paul, son Josh (who has ranching in his blood) and daughter Amy (who doesn't). One day, Amy hops a train for the bright lights of Cheyenne. She never arrives, but she does drop Dad a postcard from an isolated depot saying that she's boarding a black steamer train just after midnight. Of course, no steamers run in the area. Her father decides (correctly, as it turns out) that the steamer is responsible for her disappearance and becomes obsessed with tracking down the evil engine. The second story is told through the journal of Edward Michael Timmons, an attractive man with "innocent charm" who's also a colder-than-ice serial killer. Eddie considers himself a rational guy with a minor personality disorderAa compulsion to kill. With the help of pseudo-sciences like past-life knowledge and astrology, he thinks he can quit killingAjust like he managed to quit smoking. The two stories finally merge in an unimaginative grand finale laden with supernatural special effects. Nolan delivers a technically proficient narrative; however, apart from Eddie, who's an extraordinarily rendered, fascinating monster, the characters are one-dimensionalA and even Eddie's story, after his final mistake, gets predictable. This bifurcated novel moves fast and never derails, but the ride it offers is bumpy. (July)
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.
This bookseller accepts the following methods of payment:
AbeBooks Bookseller Since: March 9, 2001
Paypal, checks, money orders. Personal checks held for a minimum of 7 days to clear before the book is shipped. Invoice for institutions only -
libraries or schools - net 30 days.
US Shipping Rates-Book (Media) Rate - Now comes with tracking. Priority or insurance extra. International rates are based on the First Class package rate at the USPS. Please do not let the Standard International Rate quoted at abebooks.com dissuade you from ordering. Any questions, please ask and I will quote exact rat...[More Information]
Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. . If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.
Store Description: Specialist in Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror. Signed First editions, Limited editions, Pulps and a large stock of paperbacks. Only a small portion of my stock is online at the moment, so if you don't see it ask; I might have it!