James herbert the magic cottage

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james herbert the magic cottage

Magic Cottage, Das Haus auf dem Land by James Herbert

Published in 1986, this James Herbert novel is a lot of fun.

Herbert had the talent to write very different types of stories. From flat out splatter like The Rats or The Fog, to comedic humor like the horror story Creed, I know that Herbert guarantees me a good time. The Magic Cottage was not a disappointment.

A fun, slow burning story about a loving couple wanting to get away from things and instead ending up in the middle of things. Strange happenings at their new cottage in the country, happenings that they are slow to pick up on, lead up to an all out crazy ending that I enjoyed.

I had a lot of fun with this book, even though the pacing was a little slow. The vivid images of the cottage and all of the creatures and flowers there will be with me for a while.

Recommended to fans of slow burning horror, James Herbert, and haunted houses.
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The Magic Cottage by James Herbert. Tired of the hustle and bustle of the city of London, young couple Mike and Midge are determined to find a home that offers them a brighter — and quieter — future. Much to their delight, that perfect home comes in the form of Gramarye; a breathtaking, isolated cottage that appears too good to be true. Eager to move right in and settle down, they soon experience the enchanting wonders Gramarye has to offer, along with the sinister ugliness that lurks just beneath its surface. Having never picked up a Herbert novel before, I was soon stunned by the sheer beauty of the story, which included the subtle, yet increasingly unnerving horror element that primarily lingered in the background.

Mike and Midge are young, professional and in love. Their artistic talents allow them to consider moving to the countryside to work from home. While looking for their ideal love nest, Midge is overcome with a passion to buy Grameri, a dilapidated cottage in the middle of nowhere whose former owner, the local healer, has recently died. From day one things are not as they seem: 'A pretty cottage in a pretty setting but I had glimpsed something dark,' observes Mike early on. Midge can see only the good, while Mike, the cynic and part-time musician, questions all around him. When they are befriended by the local cult members - the Synergists - life becomes complicated and Midge looks increasingly like a willing victim.

Published by New American Library Seller Rating:. About this Item: New American Library, Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book.


  1. Dennis F. says:

    Published by New American Library.

  2. Mike M. says:

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  3. Ernejemen1996 says:

    Thank you!

  4. Tolotarac says:

    This sounds really interesting, great review!

  5. Sunflower18 says:

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