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Peter Straub (1943-2022)

Old 09-06-22, 07:43 PM
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Peter Straub (1943-2022)


Terrible news. One of the greats.
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Re: Peter Straub (1943-2022)

Yup. As mentioned in the what are you reading thread, I just finished Mystery and immediately started The Throat (both rereads, more than once). Straub was truly a master - King minus the homey populism - a true genius and gone too soon.
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Damn, one of the best. RIP
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Re: Peter Straub (1943-2022)

I've read his collaboration with King, looks like I'm missing out on some good stuff. What do folks recommend as a first read?
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Re: Peter Straub (1943-2022)

His daughter, writer Emma Straub, posted a really nice tribute to him on Twitter with lots of pics and captions.

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Re: Peter Straub (1943-2022)

Originally Posted by jpcamb
I've read his collaboration with King, looks like I'm missing out on some good stuff. What do folks recommend as a first read?
I would think his big breakthrough Ghost Story would be a good starting place. It's been a while since I've read it, but it is one of the few books I've read more than once. Straub's writing is more literary and slow-burn than King. The 1981 movie was a massive simplification of the novel ... if you saw it and weren't that impressed, the book has a lot more going on.

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