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Soulstorm | [Chet Williamson]

Soulstorm

Three men are offered a million dollars each if they will spend a month in an isolated Pennsylvania mansion, The Pines. There they will confront madness, murder, and the ultimate evil – so that their billionaire host might find the key to life beyond the grave. But as they learn, dead souls dwell in The Pines. And death is just the beginning…
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Publisher's Summary

Three men are offered a million dollars each if they will spend a month in an isolated Pennsylvania mansion, The Pines. There they will confront madness, murder, and the ultimate evil – so that their billionaire host might find the key to life beyond the grave. But as they learn, dead souls dwell in The Pines. And death is just the beginning.

©1987 Chet Williamson (P)2010 CrossRoad Press

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    Leah Bridgeville, Delaware 12-15-10
    Leah Bridgeville, Delaware 12-15-10 Member Since 2006
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    "This is a 'Must read'"

    When I got this book, it was because I was running out of books in the 'Horror' section that isn't about vampires. I really didn't think it was going to be that good. To my surprise it turned out to be excellent. I have enjoyed it several times just since I got it and every time it's as good as the first. I wish they'd get more like this.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    David NC 06-28-11
    David NC 06-28-11 Member Since 2007

    bookwyrm55

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    "Good old Fashioned Haunted House Fun"

    There have been several novels similar to this, The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson, and Hell House by Matheson, Soulstorm doesn't really add a lot of new elements to the world of seriously messed up houses...but it does add some interesting glimpses into characters with no holds barred. Sometimes it's difficult to realize that every action, reaction, and emotion the characters feel or express is an interaction with or reaction to the house. You come to like, and then loathe, and then distrust the characters one after another as they seem to weather the storm - or cave instantly to the power of the place. You want to root for them, but you know that even if they escape, the influence will desert them and they will realize how warped their thoughts have become.

    An entertaining read, well narrated by the author.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Glinda Good Michigan 11-08-10
    Glinda Good Michigan 11-08-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Interesting entry in the genre"

    Jackson's "The Haunting of Hill House" was published in 1959; Richard Matheson's "Hell House" in 1971; Williamson's "Soulstorm in 1986. These three novels tackle the "prove life after death by living in a 'haunted' house" scenario. I've listened to all three recently, and they hold up surprisingly well in 2010. Soulstorm seems very much a first novel, with weaknesses that are evident, but not overwhelmingly distracting. This is a novel I'd love to ask the author to rewrite after his additional 23 years of writing and life experience. While not in the league of Jackson and Matheson's stories, and suffering from an ending that was very much in vogue for horror during the late 60s onward, Soulstorm is still an interesting entry in the genre, and worth a listen.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Rene Bellis Michigan, USA 06-20-14
    Rene Bellis Michigan, USA 06-20-14 Member Since 2014

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    "Disturbing"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Probably not. I felt it was a bit too long.


    What was most disappointing about Chet Williamson’s story?

    It was a bit too dark for me.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When George realizes he loved Gabrielle.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    No

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Katherine San Diego, CA, United States 06-16-11
    Katherine San Diego, CA, United States 06-16-11 Member Since 2008

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    "Sexist and Homophobic"

    Lovers of “Haunting of Hill House” and “Hell House” should only read this book if they are in for a good laugh, followed by revulsion. At best the writing style is unpracticed and inept. The characters are paper-thin, too many clichés, and the plot is ultimately predictable. Also, every strait character (except for the cop) is a closet rapist. All of them make at least one reference to having their way with, if not forcing themselves, upon a female…with many of them actually making the attempt at least once. As well, the author needlessly decided to add gay bashing into the mix. The main character is a homosexual. The house makes him strait and he ultimately decides he likes it better that way, as if homosexuality was a disability that a person had to overcome in order to function in society.
    If I had known about these elements, I would not have purchased this book.

    8 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    connie kansas city, mo, United States 02-16-13
    connie kansas city, mo, United States 02-16-13 Member Since 2012
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    "not a bad story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Soulstorm to be better than the print version?

    did not read the printed version


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    more spooky, I thought it would be more of a haunted house type story


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    it was ok sometimes droned on a bit put me to sleep sometimes


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    not really


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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