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Ushers Passing In This Most Gothic Of Robert McCammon S Novels, Setting Is Key The Continuing Saga Of The Usher Family Descended From The Brother Of Roderick And Madeline Of Edgar Poe S Fall Of The House Of Usher Takes Place In The Weird And Picturesque Heart Of The North Carolina Mountains The Haughty, Aristocratic Ushers Live In A Mansion Near Asheville The Poor But Crafty Mountain Folk Whose Families Are Just As Ancient Live On Briartop Mountain Nearby At Harvest Time, When The Book S Action Unfolds, The Mountains Are A Blaze Of Color Add To The Mixture A Sinister History Of Mountain Kids Disappearing Every Year, A Journalist Investigating Those Disappearances, A Monster Called The Pumpkin Man, Moldy Books And Paintings In A Huge Old Library At The Usher Estate, And A Secret Chamber With A Strange Device Involving A Brass Pendulum And Tuning Forks And You Ve Got A Splendid Recipe For Atmospheric Horror.


10 thoughts on “Ushers Passing

  1. says:

    There were dark blue hollows beneath his eyes, his lips were gray and slack, and the cheap brown suit he wore was blotched with mud and mildew The front of his white linen shirt and his tattered black ascot was dappled with sherry stains his frayed cuffs shot out of the coat like a poor schoolboy s He radiated the heat of fever, and as he shivered in a sudden chill he lay down his pen and put a trembling hand to his brow his dark hair was damp with sweat, and tiny beads of moisture in his t There were dark blue hollows beneath his eyes, his lips were gray and slack, and the cheap brown suit he wore was blotched with mud and mildew The front of his white linen shirt and his tattered black ascot was dappled with sherry stains his frayed cuffs shot out of the coat like a poor schoolboy s He radiated the heat of fever, and as he shivered in a sudden chill he lay down his pen and put a trembling hand to his brow his dark hair was damp with sweat, and tiny beads of moisture in his thin dark mustache glinted with yellow lamplight Poe gave a deep, rattling cough Forgive me, he said I ve been ill When Edgar Allan Poe conceived the Usher Malady, in his famous short story, I do wonder if he wasn t describing an affliction that he himself had suffered from in some form or fashion When I read of him, ...


  2. says:

    Well this was one bizarre and creepy book Rix Usher comes back home because his father is dying He s been away from some years writing horror stories under a pen name He hasn t wanted anything to do with his wacko family Rix sister Katt is there but she comes as goes as she s a model making her own fortune His brother Boone lives there with his wife Puddin Boone is an arse btw And they all live in the house with their mother and father The Usher s are rich beyond reason as they own Ushe Well this was one bizarre and creepy book Rix Usher comes back home because his father is dying He s been away from some years writing horror stories under a pen name He hasn t wanted anything to do with his wacko family Rix sister Katt is there but she comes as goes as she s a model making her own fortune His brother Boone lives there with his wife Puddin Boone is an arse btw And they all l...


  3. says:

    Okay, this book made me a fan of this author I was sort of convinced by his previous material, and thought this book was okay for the first half, but then it took off I mean it really took off The ending felt like it moved faster and faster with surprise punch after surprise Nothing was what I thought it was going to be.What began as a trip down Fall of the House of Usher memory lane for Poe fans quickly spiraled into something else entirely Rix, the protagonist, travels home to his family Okay, this book made me a fan of this author I was sort of convinced by his previous material, and thought this book was okay for the first half, but then it took off I mean it really took off The ending felt like it moved faster and faster with surprise punch after surprise Nothing was what I thought it was going to be.What began as a trip down Fall of the House of Usher memory lane for Poe fans quickly spiraled into something else entirely Rix, the protagonist, t...


  4. says:

    This book is so, so, so good The story is so suspenseful The characters are great and the background of the Ushers is so awesome It s a hard one to put down once you get into it.


  5. says:

    There are so many things that I could comment on with Robert McCammon s books I think what stands out the most, is the fact that his endings never disappoint they live up to the expectations set during the course of the entire storyline Absolutely riveting book that will remain a constant on my favorites shelves Latest reading ended October 1st, 2016 although technically our October group read, I spent most of the past week in doctor s offices hospitals with the kiddos, so much reading wa There are so many things that I could comment on with Robert McCammon s books I think what stands out the most, is the fact that his endings never disappoint they live up to the expectations set during the course of the entire storyline Absolutely r...


  6. says:

    Cover of the 1985 Ballantine mass market I have But I prefer the later editions with the Rowena Morrill J Thiesen art My Goodreads friends keep informing me that there s something deeply, deeply wrong with me since I m kind of meh on the McCammon I ve read other than Boy s Life , so I f...


  7. says:

    This is a book about a very dysfunctional family and the curses that they lived with The main focus of the story deals with Rix Usher Rix is a horror writer, who wants to make it on his own Rix is a outcast of his family and wants nothing to do with the family fortune Rix, is called back to Usherland, because his father is dying You add some creepy monsters and a scary abandon house, which holds many dark secrets and muchMcCammon, pulls everything together, weaving the past and the p This is a book about a very dysfunctional family and the curses th...


  8. says:

    Spiritual darkness Moral darkness Blasphemy and decay His eyes closed Poe s tale may have been fiction, Rix, but it cut very close to the bone The Ushers have everything Everything But they are dead in their souls This was supposed to be part of my Halloween Reads 2017 but missed the October dateline by a whole week, due to the shortage of time and the book s length 416 pages, not exactly a doorstopper but this kind of length takes me one or two weeks depending on free time availableSpiritual darkness Moral darkness Blasphemy and decay His eyes closed Poe s tale may have been fiction, Rix, but it cut very close to the bone The Ushers have everything Everything But they are dead in their souls This was supposed to be part of my Halloween Reads 2017 but missed the October dateline by a whole week, due to the shortage of time and...


  9. says:

    Robert McCammon, Where have you been all my life I know, forgive me, I just found out how fucking amazing Robert McCammon is as a writer He s literally Astounding His style is a no nonsense, pull you in. And keep you wanting .Even though Ushers passing is the first and only book of his I ve ever read in my life I m a new fan and will be looking forof his book s in the future I love the cover works to the paperbacks in the original late 1970s 1980s vibe I m a total sucker for that Robert McCammon, Where have you been all my life I know, forgive me, I just found out how fuc...


  10. says:

    Usher s Passing was a fun drive in movie If gentle reader, you know what a drive in movie means, then maybe you are as ancient as me and maybe we both are out of the range of the age group who would enjoy this book I found the book lacking in one area the writing For me, it was too pedestrian However, the gothic plot was full of mystery and scares It is a grand October read, perfect for creating the mood before going to a Halloween Haunted House An ancient unsavory family, skeletons in Usher s Passing was a fun drive in movie If gentle reader, you know what a drive in movie means, then maybe you are as ancient as me and maybe we both are out of the range of the age group who would enjoy this book I found the book lacking in one area the writing For me, it was too pedestrian However, the gothic plot was full of mystery and scares It is a grand October read, perfect for creating...


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