The Darkest Part of the Woods

The Darkest Part of the Woods

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Ramsey Campbell has been acclaimed as a "master of dark fantasy" by Clive Barker, the "master of a skewed and exquisitely terrifying style" by Library Journal, "one of the world's foremost horror writers" by the San Francisco Examiner-Chronicle, and a "master of mood" by Publishers Weekly. The Darkest Part of the Woods is contemporary dark fantasy, bordering on horror. It is evocative, emotional, and disturbing.

The Darkest Part of the Woods introduces the Price family, whose fates are entangled with the ancient forest of Goodmanswood. Dr. Lennox Price discovered a hallucinogenic moss that became the focus of a cult. After Lennox's death, his widow seems to see and hear him in the trees--or is it a dark version of the Green Man that caresses her with leafy hands? Lennox's grandson heeds a call to lie in his lover's arms in the very heart of the forest--and cannot help but wonder what the fruit of that love will be.

And Heather, Lennox's daughter, who turned her back on her father's mysteries and sought sanctuary in the world of facts and history? Goodmanswood summons her as well....
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Product details

  • Paperback | 364 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 23mm | 431g
  • New York
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0765330202
  • 9780765330208
  • 746,342

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"What distinguishes [this novel] is the suppleness, fluidity, and richly textured elegance of its prose. Campbell's writing has never been better; his etching of character has never been more telling and shrewd; his modulation of the narrative has never been surer."
--"Weird Tales" on "Pact of the Fathers"
"The world Ramsey Campbell takes for granted is the world of our darkest nightmares. Horrors in his fiction are never merely invented, they are felt and experienced, and affect the reader for days afterward."
--Peter Straub, "New York Times "bestselling author of "A Dark Matter"
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About Ramsey Campbell

RAMSEY CAMPBELL is the world's most honored living horror writer, with more than twenty World Fantasy, British Fantasy, Bram Stoker, and other awards to his credit. His novels include Obsession, The Influence, and The Hungry Moon. Campbell lives in Liverpool, England.
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Rating details

601 ratings
3.26 out of 5 stars
5 16% (97)
4 27% (160)
3 33% (197)
2 17% (102)
1 7% (45)
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