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Fiction - Horror - ISBN: 0330411683, 1405090723, 1405005203

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Excellent

ProGripping storyline, good characters

ConsMay 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

ProExcellent Return To Form for Herbert, Great Style

ConsNothing 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

ProA good long read if you have the time.

ConsA 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

ProCompelling reading

ConsSome 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

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

Cons300 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

Pro 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

ProGood read and a good ending

ConsA 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

Prowell written, building of suspence, good plot

Conswon't be for everyone

This is a book I bought from a local charity shop for 50p and as it was in hardback this made it even better. I have read a few other books by James Herbert in the past and have enjoyed them so thought it was worth while giving it a go. Basic plot (trying not to give too much away) Gabriel (Gabe)...

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Super

ProWell written and logical

ConsA 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

ProSimply Fantastic read

ConsNone

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

ProAbsorbing

ConsYou 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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“Creepy Hall”

published 09/12/2011

ProIt is very entertaining

ConsMaybe 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

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

ConsDisturbing 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

ProFANTASTIC READ

ConsNOTHING

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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“The secret of Crickley hall”

published 12/02/2008

ProA great book and gripping storyline

Consnone

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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