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Blind panic, Graham Masterton

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Blind panic
Title
Blind panic
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Graham Masterton
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eng
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Review
  • Blindness, the 1998 novel by Portugal’s Jose Saramago, tells the story of a city whose people inexplicably suffer an epidemic of blindness. Masterton’s latest horror novel tells somewhat the same story but on a grander scale: here, it is the entire U.S. that is struck down by widespread and instantaneous blindness. Planes fall from the sky; cars collide; and in the space of less than a day, the country is plunged into panic. Saramago used blindness as a way to explore spiritual and philosophical themes, but Masterton uses it to unleash, once again, the ancient Algonquin medicine man, Misquamacus, on the world. Harry Erskine, the self-styled (and admittedly fake) psychic who appeared in the author’s very first horror novel, The Manitou (1975), and several follow-ups, takes center stage here, once again going toe-to-toe with this mystical, hate-filled villain, who possesses awesome supernatural powers. A cleverly constructed, completely effective horror thriller from a talented genre veteran. -- Pitt, David (Reviewed 10-15-2009) (Booklist, vol 106, number 4, p26)
  • A sudden wave of blindness strikes thousands of Americans, sending airplanes crashing to the ground, cars colliding into one another in fiery explosions, and crippling the U.S. President minutes before a crucial meeting with his Russian counterpart. Only con man Harry Erskine and his longtime friend Amelia Carlsson, a true psychic and medium, recognize the malevolent force behind the attacks: a Native American spirit seeking vengeance for the wrongs done to his people. VERDICT Horror master Masterton's (Manitou ) cinematic style, vivid descriptions, and varied cast of characters combine to make this a made-for-the-movies story of terror and redemption and a good addition to larger horror collections. --Jackie Cassada (Reviewed December 15, 2009) (Library Journal, vol 134, issue 20, p98)
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Masterton, Graham
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Manitou
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0005
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  • Blessing and cursing
  • Women psychics
  • Shamans
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Blind panic, Graham Masterton
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273264
Dimensions
23 cm.
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284 p.
Isbn
9780727868206
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(hbk.)
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Blind panic, Graham Masterton
Publication
Control code
273264
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
284 p.
Isbn
9780727868206
Isbn Type
(hbk.)

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