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Buttmunker
01-31-11, 02:06 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvest_Home_(novel)

Harvest Home is the name of a 1973 novel by Thomas Tryon, and it tells of the strange paegan rituals in a small Connecticut town.

While reading the premise, I couldn't help being reminded of the short story by Shirley Jackson called The Lottery.

I ordered this book through Amazon, and look forward to reading this. From the reviews I've read off Amazon, people found this to be a great book!

Has anyone here read it?

Geofferson
01-31-11, 02:14 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvest_Home_(novel)

Harvest Home is the name of a 1973 novel by Thomas Tryon, and it tells of the strange paegan rituals in a small Connecticut town.

While reading the premise, I couldn't help being reminded of the short story by Shirley Jackson called The Lottery.

I ordered this book through Amazon, and look forward to reading this. From the reviews I've read off Amazon, people found this to be a great book!

Has anyone here read it?
I've never read, but am indeed curious. Assuming this book is OOP, any idea? Amazon prices are pretty steep for used copies.

Buttmunker
01-31-11, 02:16 PM
I've never read, but am indeed curious. Assuming this book is OOP, any idea? Amazon prices are pretty steep for used copies.

I find the opposite to be true, as I find a lot of used books very cheaply from Amazon. Anyway, this one can be found for around five dollars (plus shipping).

Geofferson
01-31-11, 02:39 PM
I find the opposite to be true, as I find a lot of used books very cheaply from Amazon. Anyway, this one can be found for around five dollars (plus shipping).
At second glance, I see the cheaper used pb's now -- thanks.

Josh-da-man
02-01-11, 09:51 AM
I've read it, and it's a pretty good horror novel, though it does come off a bit dated and misogynistic at times. A very good example of the 1970s horror renaissance (King, Straub, Campbell, etc.).

If anything, I'd compare it to movie "The Wicker Man."