Friday, April 24, 2009

~Friday Finds~

Have you ever read a book that grabbed a hold of that has stuck in your head even though you haven't read it in over 20 years? And somewhere along the way, you lost the book, then tried to find it and couldn't? Maybe it went out of print? Verrrrrrry frustrating! In 1982 when I was in 11th grade, I read a little mass market paperback by author Christopher Fahy. The name of the book was Nightflyer. The story was so unique, that it stuck with me...I never forgot about it. It was a great read...I think I read it 2 or 3 times. Then the book got lost! We were selling our house that year, and I left for college. The book probably wound up in a garage sale that my mother had. I started looking for a copy of that book around 12 years ago. I looked on the internet and couldn't find it for sale anywhere. I prowled used book stores, flea markets....anywhere that sold old used books. Then one day I googled it and lo and behold! had it! It was reprinted and re-released in 2000. I ordered it, of course! The reprinted version is a larger book, with the print being very small...its kind of hard to see. It is almost like they took the print from the small paperback and just copied it into a larger book. I was so glad to finally have it! It sits proudly on one of my bookshelves, along with other horror novels. It is there whenever I want to just pick it up and read it.
A brief synopsis from an reviewer: "A young boy, who leads a kind of tortured existence at the hands of schoolyard bullies and a cruel father, discovers an amazing talent: He can leave his body. As the boy's life begins to fall apart, he is lured towards the dark side of his new power and the hunger for revenge... This was a great read and Fahy did a fantastic job with it. Do yourself a favor and track it down. A must for horror/thriller fans."
IUniverse (September 12, 2000) Paperback: 304 pages ISBN-10: 0595006930


avisannschild said...

Hmm, can't say this sounds like my cup of tea (I don't generally read horror), but I'm glad you were able to find this book again!

Missy B. said...

Me too!

Bonnie said...

What a treasure to find a book that you've been searching for! I'm not a horror/thriller fan but glad to hear that you're happy to find the book again.

I popped over to visit after seeing Joy's post today at Thoughts of Joy. Your blog looks great!

Carol Murdock said...

Hey Missy,
Yes, I did! It was called " We Took To The Woods" (1942) by Louise Dickenson Rich. I had read it at least twice when it burned in my house fire in 1986.
I finally got another copy a couple of years ago!I feel better just knowing it's on the self!


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