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Joan Samson (1937–1976)

Autor(a) de The Auctioneer

3 Works 437 Membros 13 Reviews 1 Favorited

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Includes the name: Joan Samson

Obras de Joan Samson

The Auctioneer (1975) 433 cópias
Watching the New Baby (1974) 3 cópias
Il banditore. Macabre (2021) 1 exemplar(es)

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Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1937
Data de falecimento
1976
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
USA
Locais de residência
Maine, Massachsetts
Relacionamentos
Carberg, Warren (husband)

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ConxaM | outras 11 resenhas | Feb 26, 2024 |
The Auctioneer av Joan Samson, är en novel uppbyggd som en allegori. Novellen handlar om korruption i en liten ort i USA där en aktionär sakta men säkert tar kontroll. Polisen finner sig korrupt och protagonisterna finner sig av konstant rädsla för deras egna liv samt egendom och stolthet. Abrupt slut som lämnar önskan av mer, men annars väldigt välskriven. Snabb läsning och rekommenderas något.
 
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Ayumey | outras 11 resenhas | Dec 31, 2023 |
The writing is as austere as the setting, which fits. This is a stark horror and it builds slowly. There is no monster here (except for the greatest monster of all–man).

Yes, this is one of those psychologically scary horrors like Oldboy or Se7en. Fear is created through a slow burn as the person terrorizing others is just a guy like you or me. And he does it by degrees, not in a single brutal slash. And you are left to wonder what you would do in this situation and finding yourself not liking the answer.

The novel, as written, was more an allegory of city people fleeing into the rural areas, gentrifying them, farmers getting shouldered off their land by weekend warriors and the invasion of suburbia. But you know how I interpreted it? I saw an allegory for how Native Americans were driven off their land. Getting increasingly worse deals for their property, always the threat of violence implied if they didn’t surrender.

The problem is that, like other horror novels I’ve seen, like in The Deep and Touch the Night, they get into a “horror loop”. They remember to include the scares but forget to move the plot along. The scary thing repeats and no one does anything about it. It’s like building a stack of papers one sheet at a time. Which, I guess, is what a book is. But for me, I need more development than that, not just scrapings.
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theWallflower | outras 11 resenhas | Nov 16, 2023 |
This is small town evil at its most chilling. I think stories like this serve as a reminder of how often people bend to the ideals of others......society in general falls in with the masses......and just how easily a dictatorship is born. We are always only one step away from this horror being a reality.

I found this by way of Grady Hendrix paperbacks from hell book. This is both enjoyable and spine tingling in its simplicity. A vintage classic that I recommended for everyone .....horror lovers and haters alike.....this is mild reality horror that can, and should, be enjoyed be all.… (mais)
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Jfranklin592262 | outras 11 resenhas | Oct 24, 2023 |

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Obras
3
Membros
437
Popularidade
#55,995
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Resenhas
13
ISBNs
21
Idiomas
5
Favorito
1

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