A Face at the Window #2020

A Face at the Window Dennis McFarland A Face at the Window After sending their only daughter off to boarding school Cookson Selway and his wife Ellen travel to London to escape their empty house But their quiet hotel has guests other than those on the regi

  • Title: A Face at the Window
  • Author: Dennis McFarland
  • ISBN: 9780767901307
  • Page: 106
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Face at the Window Dennis McFarland After sending their only daughter off to boarding school, Cookson Selway and his wife, Ellen, travel to London to escape their empty house But their quiet hotel has guests other than those on the register, and the vacation turns into a journey not only to another city but to another time As Selway is drawn into a series of mysterious encounters with a young girl who diedAfter sending their only daughter off to boarding school, Cookson Selway and his wife, Ellen, travel to London to escape their empty house But their quiet hotel has guests other than those on the register, and the vacation turns into a journey not only to another city but to another time As Selway is drawn into a series of mysterious encounters with a young girl who died in a fall from his hotel window sixty years earlier, the characters of her life become real to him than those of his own An escapist with an alcoholic history, he secretly relishes the chance to move from his lackluster reality into the high drama of the girl s past But as he begins to do so, he jeopardizes his marriage and the lives of those around him, and the consequences of his escape are far greater than he could ever have imagined.In a novel that is by turns comic, terrifying, and tragic, Dennis McFarland delivers a fascinating story of a haunted man s spiritual awakening.
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    1. When Cookson Selway, a man with an alcoholic past, accompanies his wife to London o a research trip for her new mystery novel, he finds that the rooms in their masterpiece theater style hotel are haunted by several ghostly entities Because he alone experiences the full extent of their presence, Cookson at first believes they are a product of his imagination But as he becomes and entangled in the past lives of these not so innocent spirits, he finds himself believing in, and becoming drawn into [...]

    2. Unlike any ghost story I ve ever read, and that s a good thing This is only partly a supernatural tale it also is a blow by blow account of the narrator s unraveling he is endearing in an effed up sort of way, probably reliable, and insightful to the point of making the reader uncomfortable This is a haunting novel, and that has nothing to do with the ghosts.

    3. I really enjoyed this book until the end, when everything sort of fell apart Up until that point, it was an engaging and well written ghost story with plenty of spooky atmosphere However, I didn t feel very connected to the characters and wasn t all that concerned for their welfare Then came the ending, which for me did not go far enough explaining the haunting That said, I looked forward to reading it each night.

    4. Really beautifully written in parts, but ultimately very disturbing ghost story , I guess, which really didn t seem to have a point, and resulted in a tragic death.

    5. Even the cover of this book disturbs me Just look at it It woke me in the middle of the night and I had trouble going back to sleep Maybe I shouldn t read horror This is on the literary side of the genre though, which somehow makes it worse Bad things happen, there is no closure, either for the reader or the ghosts that haunt the protagonist A protagonist which, I must add, I did not like.But it is very well written, and a page turner Recommended for those who like their fiction disturbing, amb [...]

    6. Um Rosto na Janela Portuguese version excelente obra excelente autor adorei Cookson Selway his problematic childhood and youth.Now at age 44 he travels with his wife Helen to London after his teenage daughter goes away to a boarding school.He begins to believe that the hotel he s staying in , is haunted.Cook begins acting increasingly strangely, and his wife and the people she befriends in particular the Sho pans, an elderly Chinese couple are convinced that Cook has started drinking again or is [...]

    7. I had read somewhere that this was a truly scary read and I m always looking for movies and books that scare me Unfortunately, nothing ever does But, I thought I d give it a shot It was well written and engaging as a story But, though it had surprises and was populated with spirits, it failed as a thriller for me However, it is interesting that the character flaws of the main character, Cookson Selway, are reflected in the situations and characters of the ghosts and Cookson s experiences with th [...]

    8. It was good and if you don t think so you are quantifiably wrong McFarland is a master of language and of walking the line between the supernatural and the worldly It wasn t a scary story by any means, but it was unsettling and the placement of detail made me feel for the main character Cook in a very unusual way Some other reviews call him weak but they clearly missed the point of his upbringing and substance abuse And my heard sings for Pascal Such a cutie.

    9. This book started off wonderfullygged in the middle.en fell apart at the endI liked McFarland s style of writing bringing to mind Fitzgerald or one of the old master s I read as a young girlI like my story to have an endingI m not sure this one had an endingCookson Selway and his wife, Ellen, travel to London They book a flat at the hotel Willerton s like something out of Masterpiece Theatre they are told Soon Cookson starts seeing the ghosts

    10. I read this book when it was first published and I remember really liking it and being creeped out by it I ve looked for it at the library over the past several years but wasn t able to find it I finally bought a copy of it recently and reread it and wasn t nearly as impressed with it as I was ten years ago.

    11. I loved the beat of this book gothic, but contemporary The lead character is interesting, and I liked his perspective The story was set up really well, and I was looking forward to some creepiness I was in the mood for that instead it sort of falls apart and leaves questions than it answers Unsatisfying.

    12. I m only giving it one star because after all, it IS readable I just wouldn t recommend it What purports to be a horror story is actually another psychodrama psychictrauma tale Done, done and done I didn t even get past the second chapter.

    13. it was ok i kept reading it hoping it would get better but, in the middle, it became a jumbled up mess of events that never really came to a conclusion this book lends itself to being made into a movie but would need some type of alternate definitive ending.

    14. This book reminded me of The Shining but with less horror There was really not neat ending, but I liked that Sometimes things just don t have a plausible explanation for why they happened Good read.

    15. I thought this book was totally cheesy Far too similar to The Shining but without the spooky setting, depth of character and great writing.

    16. I had high hopes for this book I love spooky tales and this one seemed as though it would deliver but I was wrong The main character was boring and weak Not a spooky story just uneventful.

    17. I read 5 chapters It was intriguing, but just not interesting enough to keep me in it Weird stuff going on and probably there is a reason I don t find myself caring to find out.

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