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Fiction - Horror - ISBN: 0330411683, 1405090723, 1405005203

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Excellent

Gripping storyline, good characters

May unnerve you slightly

BACKGROUND I am a self confessed bookworm. I love nothing better than curling up with a good book. My favourite type of book has to be horror. I have read loads of horror books by many known and unknown authors, but my favourite author has to be James Herbert (with Stephen King coming in at a...

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“No Pixie Porn Here”

published 07/01/2007

Excellent Return To Form for Herbert, Great Style

Nothing New, a Reworking of earlier ideas

James Herbert is Britain's best-selling horror author, with 21 fiction novels behind him and a plethora of non-fiction works published as well. The trouble, however, is that of late his pieces of fiction, for me, have fallen short of the mark. Recent novels delved deep into sexuality, fantasy and...

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“Herbert and the fidget”

published 24/08/2007

A good long read if you have the time.

A large cumbersome book.

James Herbert has been one of my favourite authors since my twenties. A devotee to graphic detail he is one of the masters of the art. Chillers and Horror are his main forte, rarely detracting from these. He established himself quickly and is probably best known for the book, "The Rats". Commonly...

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Super

Compelling reading

Some parts clumsily written

The Caleighs - mother and father Eve and Gabriel, and daughters Loren and Cally - have experienced a family tragedy and as the anniversary of the tragedy is fast approaching, Gabriel decides to move them temporarily out of London to a rural location. However, on arrival, none of them take to...

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Good

Classic Herbert, great storyline with some nice tw...

300 pages too long, some cheesy dialogue, not his ...

INTRO I'm a big fan of James Herbert even since I read "Haunted" a few years ago and have been an avid reader of his many horror novels ever since. So I was extremely excited when I heard that he was releasing a brand new book. Finally, a Herbert novel that I could look forward to ("Nobody True"...

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Excellent

“An Estate Agents Dream!”

published 13/04/2007

Everything

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Gabe and Eve Caleigh, along with their two daughters, Loren and Cally, rent the old and eerie Crickley Hall for a while so Gabe can work on a project in nearby Ilfracombe, Devon. The timing of the move coincides with the pending anniversary of their five-year-old son's disappearance from the park...

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“Not your usual ghost story.”

published 23/02/2014

Good read and a good ending

A bit lengthy in places

had never previously heard of James Herbert the author of this book and I probably wouldn't have gone out and bought it. I came to read the book as my dad had bought it for my mum for Christmas a few years back and she hadn't got round to reading it yet so she lent me it knowing she would get it...

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Super

Well written and logical

A few strange characters

There are not many James Herbert books that I have read but as my brother is a big fan I took his advice when he recommended The Secret of Crickley Hall. While I don’t think this one lives up to the level of either Stephen King or Anne Rice, it is better than some others of his I have read. By...

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Excellent

Simply Fantastic read

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The Secret of Crickley Hall. James Herbert. When writing a book review I sometimes put to much plot, so this time I am going to try and get the balance right with this review. I bought this book a while back, picked it up and put it down. I thought it would be a ghost story that I wouldnt like...

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Excellent

“AAAAAHHHHHHHHHH”

published 25/06/2007

Absorbing

You have to stop reading to eat and sleep

Reading is not on my normal agenda. But when on holiday 2 or 3 books for a 2 week holiday. On my recent holidays my reading has mainly been thrillers. So when walking down the book aisle in Asda, James Herbert's book jumped out at me. I'm an avid fan of Herbert having read all the books published...

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Excellent

“Creepy Hall”

published 09/12/2011

It is very entertaining

Maybe too long

I have read a book called the Secret of Crickley Hall by James Herbert. I have read other books by this author and have enjoyed them all but I think this one is the best one so far. It is not horrific but an old fashioned ghost story which I seem to be reading a lot of now I am older and feeling...

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Super

A fine read that builds the tension upto a horrify...

Disturbing and graphic details of murders of child...

The Secret Of Crickley Hall is James Herberts latest horror thriller and should not disappoint but it should disturb you as it concerns the deaths of eleven young children and their teacher during a catastrophic flood in Hollow Bay during the 2nd world war. The book begins where children are...

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Excellent

“The Secret of Crickley Hall.”

published 11/02/2009

FANTASTIC READ

NOTHING

The Secret of Crickley Hall. We begin the book at Crickley Hall and right from the start you can feel that this place is a troubled place, a place of great unhappiness and evil. The book initially centres around the family Caleigh. Father Gabe, his wife Eve and their two daughters Cally and Loren...

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Excellent

“The secret of Crickley hall”

published 12/02/2008

A great book and gripping storyline

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I have read a couple of James Herberts books before and knew he was a great writer i bought this book for £3.75 at Asda after my mum said she would like the book and i thought it sounded a great book to read. The secret of Crickley hall is about the Caleigh family Gabe, the father, Loren, the...

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Excellent

published 09/08/2007

Absolutely one of the best James Herbert ever - the only bad thing about reading this book was you have to put it down to go to bed !!

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