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Mirror | [Graham Masterton]

Mirror

It is said that a mirror can trap a person's soul... Martin Williams is a broke, two-bit screenwriter living in Hollywood, but when he finds the very mirror that once hung in the house of a murdered 1930s child star; he happily spends all he has on it. He has long obsessed over the tragic story of Boofuls, a beautiful and successful actor who was slaughtered and dismembered by his grandmother.
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Publisher's Summary

It is said that a mirror can trap a person's soul... Martin Williams is a broke, two-bit screenwriter living in Hollywood, but when he finds the very mirror that once hung in the house of a murdered 1930s child star; he happily spends all he has on it. He has long obsessed over the tragic story of Boofuls, a beautiful and successful actor who was slaughtered and dismembered by his grandmother.

However, he soon discovers that this dream buy is in fact a living nightmare; the mirror was not only in Boofuls house, but witness to the death of this blond-haired and angelic child, which in turn has created a horrific and devastating portal to a hellish parallel universe. So when Martin’s landlord loses his grandson it is soon apparent that the mirror is responsible. But if a little boy has gone into the mirror, what on earth is going to come out?

Graham Masterton was born in Edinburgh in 1946. After training as a newspaper reporter, Graham went on to edit the new British men's magazine Mayfair. At the age of 24, Graham was appointed executive editor of both Penthouse and Penthouse Forum magazines. Graham Masterton's debut as a horror author began with the wildly popular The Manitou in 1976. Altogether Graham has written more than a hundred novels ranging from thrillers and horror, to disaster novels and historical sagas, as well as four short story collections. He lives in Surrey, England.

©2013 Graham Masterton (P)2013 Audible Ltd

What the Critics Say

"Like all good horror stories, this moves from the familiar and the credible to the fanciful and disturbing...the drama is tense, the writing superb." (Sunday Times)

"Violent and relentlessly-paced. Mirror is major Masterton, which is to say that it's a fat and juicy read!" (Mystery Scene)

"A fast-moving plot, well-defined characters, graphic horror and unstoppable thrills." (OtherRealms)

"The reader finds himself viewing the story more as a motion picture than as a novel, and it moves just as rapidly. The author blends reality, superstition and fantasy in just the right amounts to make MIRROR believable and deeply chilling" (Rocky Mountain News)

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  • Amazon Customer
    Nr Stroud, Gloucester
    8/23/13
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    "A horror classic"

    I need to say a disclaimer, I'm biased, this was my very first Graham Masterton book I ever read almost 25 years ago. I went on to become a massive fan of his and while I felt some of his later books lost me slightly, I remain loyal to the end

    Mirror was just a wonderful book to read when I was 14, I have read it multiple times since and was thrilled to find it available for audio

    It is set in Hollywood in the 80's and aside from a few tv series mentioned and monetary non inflations, the story is relatively timeless.
    A child actor called Boofuls from the 1920's was brutally murdered and his spirit ended up in the mirror which witnessed the crime. 60 years later a screenwriter and fan buys the mirror and all Hell breaks loose... Literally. Boofuls was most definitely not what he appeared to be

    I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this story, the mythology of mirrors is explored and there are some wonderful references to CS Lewis as well. It is also wonderfully read by Robert Slade who brings a wonderful childlike evil to the main character as well as some excellent accents of other characters

    This is just a great, old school, horror story. Once read, you will be definitely checking out Graham Masterton's back catalogue

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs
    Warrington, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "Nail Biting Mirror"

    I read this book over 20 years ago and really enjoyed it but the audio version just brings it to life. I listened to it all in one go, couldn't switch it off. One of Masterton's scarier stories, a must for horror fans.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Drew
    England
    7/6/14
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    "Satisfing horror story"

    I've not encountered Graham Masterton before and I'm more used to supernatural novels rather than horror. Therefore, I'm not able to compare this audiobook with similar titles. The horror elements are fun; they are set within the context of the narrative, they are gripping and don't seem gratuitous (given that this is in the horror genre). The main character, an Hollywood scriptwriter, reminded me of hard boiled detective heroes. The C.S.Lewis allusions are great. The 1980s setting is a bit jarring at times. I liked the narration. On the basis of Mirror, I'll try more of Masterton's audiobooks.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jo
    London
    12/9/14
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    "An original horror story"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I might try to add some depth to the characters


    Would you be willing to try another book from Graham Masterton? Why or why not?

    I would. This book was quite entertaining.


    Have you listened to any of Robert Slade’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Not that I remember.


    Could you see Mirror being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

    I think it would work quite well as a TV show, or even as a film.


    Any additional comments?

    The story takes a while to get going, but once it does it's quite suspenseful, although a bit gory in places. The references to Lewis Carroll are intriguing, and I would recommend this to friends of horror stories.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    9/3/14
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    "Terrific story one of the best"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Mirror to be better than the print version?

    Haven't read the print version but the audio was brilliant
    Truly very well written


    What did you like best about this story?

    Love the 70's the screen writer who's wise cracking humour has the same kind of voice as the American tv shows the A Team he writes for.
    The writer Graham Masterton is Scottish but you would not think so, as he writes about LA, Hollywood so convincingly


    Have you listened to any of Robert Slade’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    No but his performance here is amazingly good, he performs the main characters humour very well.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, it is the type of story you don't want to put down.


    Any additional comments?

    The quality of Graham Masterton's writing is technically brilliant, his other novel the house that jack built should be made into an audiobook, as the writing in that is exceptional.
    He writes really great horror stories with well written characters .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A
    Keighley, United Kingdom
    10/22/13
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    "The Mirror"
    What would have made Mirror better?

    It would be better if it could get to the end of part 1 without causing my Ipod to freeze


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The main guy - Martin


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Kept well to the book


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The story is fine


    Any additional comments?

    It is the fact it freezes my Ipod that is the problem

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • iris
    Paris, France
    10/9/13
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    "Very disapponting"

    I had so much enjoyed Broken Angels by the same author that I thought I would enjoy this book. If you are readers who enjoy supernatural stories this might appeal to you. When the protagonist of the book buys a mirror of a child star from the thirties and hangs it in his home strange events begin to occur. For me it is highly unoriginal and old hat as an idea but it could have worked if the main character was more interesting.
    I managed to listen to quite a lot of it before giving up because the narrator does his best to make this an exciting listen and talented as he is he cannot save this book for me.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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