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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    Help me find a book!

    I don't remember the name of the book, or the author.

    It was from the late 70', early 80's of the horror/occult genere.

    Setting is (as I remember it): This family moves in to this house and the wifes spirit gets stolen by a evil entity. In order to get her spirit back, the husband studies under a master of astral projection. The husband battles the entity on the astral planes and defeats it thus winning back his wifes spirit.

    Key scene from the story is a battle between the husband and this possesed witch puppet that the daughter had. I remember this battle taking place on a staircace.

    Any leads would be much appreciated, I've wanted to re-read it for years!

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    Sounds like something I read by Peter Straub, but I can't remember the title. Hope that helps!
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    . “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    I don't think it was Straub, but I'll check his bibliography to make sure. Thanks for the lead!

    EDIT: Nope.

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    Maybe just looking through a list of authors would help?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...iction_authors

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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    <---- Runs screaming! Ayeeeeeeeeeeee! My brain.

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    The Sharrock Family Journal?
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Sounds the song "No Anchovies Please" by J. Giles!


    Well, sorta...
    Why isn't 11 pronounced onety one?

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    Wasn't that a film, too, Stacey?

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    I am not a horror enthusiast. But the what comes to my mind is the The Amytiville Horror. Probably way off base.
    Would you like a dream with that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    It doesn't ring a bell to me....but it doesn't sound far off base from the only horror author I ever really got into, Graham Masterson. It kinda sounds like his style of story.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graham_Masterton
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    It sounds like something from Dion Fortune.

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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    Thanks for the suggestions all, but I'm coming up dry on everything.

    VV: I don't think (know) if they made a movie or not. IIRC, the author never got well known (like Koontz, King or Straub) so I don't think it would have made it's way to film.

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    John Saul?
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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    No... I have a feeling this guy was a one hit wonder. I'm going to have to spend some time scouring the used book stores. I'll know the book in a jif by it's cover. Funny thing is, I can't describe it.

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    I've had times like that.....

    I even asked Crazylady, the Indiana Expert on obscure horror and she remembers the story, but can't place it!
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    . “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

    "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant

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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    I have a feeling that when it's time, I will find the book and it isn't time yet. I see being at a yard sale, looikg thru a stack of paperbacks, finding it and screaming like the idiot I am... "this sis the book, this is the farkin' book!" Everyone will stop and stare, and the seller will just ask me to just take the book and leave quietly.

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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by lancerob
    Here it is Stacey. Glad I could help.

    http://www.amazon.com/Culture-Warrio.../dp/0767920929
    Thanks Lance you're tits!

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    Do you remember any lines from the book? If so, try searching here:

    http://books.google.com/

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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    I'm lucky to remember where I live! Too many buds & botts for my grey matter. IIRC it was around 1976-7 that I read it. I'm amazed I remember reading the book... Hummm, maybe it's just a psychoactive illusion.

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    Ok, Stacey...I did a WorldCat search for you, based on your criteria of "occult fiction" and "horror fiction" and limited the dates to between 1965-1979. There was something like ~200 hits. I looked at the first couple of pages, and the list that follows are just some suggestions, I didn't get around to looking at synopsi or abstracts or anything. I can do some more searching in that particular database if you can narrow down anything else for me

    House on fire; a novel. / Arch Oboler

    The sacrifice : a novel of the occult / Henry Sutton

    Horror at Fontenay / Alan Hull Walton; Alexandre Dumas

    The silver skull : a novel of sorcery / Les Daniels

    The portals. / Edward Andrew Mann

    Rachel, the possessed. / Katheryn Kimbrough

    The djinn / Graham Masterton

    The haunting of Alan Mais / Peter Saxon
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    Will they be snackrificed on a roll of sourdough?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eboo
    The djinn / Graham Masterton
    This was one of my first thoughts as I've read the book. But the whole fight on stairs didn't sound familiar, and IIRC the wife's spirit wasn't taken when she was alive, the guy's wife was already dead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite
    This was one of my first thoughts as I've read the book. But the whole fight on stairs didn't sound familiar, and IIRC the wife's spirit wasn't taken when she was alive, the guy's wife was already dead.
    I just searched the database, crossed my fingers, and hoped that something from that list would sound familiar to her. I haven't actually read any of these books, nor any synopsis for them But w00t! Narrowed by one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eboo
    I just searched the database, crossed my fingers, and hoped that something from that list would sound familiar to her. I haven't actually read any of these books, nor any synopsis for them But w00t! Narrowed by one!
    I know....I was just bragging that I'd read one of those books.

    Actually....as I mentioned earlier, Graham Masterson is the ONLY horror author I ever got into. I read about 4 or 5 of his books.
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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eboo
    Ok, Stacey...I did a WorldCat search for you, based on your criteria of "occult fiction" and "horror fiction" and limited the dates to between 1965-1979. There was something like ~200 hits. I looked at the first couple of pages, and the list that follows are just some suggestions, I didn't get around to looking at synopsi or abstracts or anything. I can do some more searching in that particular database if you can narrow down anything else for me

    House on fire; a novel. / Arch Oboler

    The sacrifice : a novel of the occult / Henry Sutton

    Horror at Fontenay / Alan Hull Walton; Alexandre Dumas

    The silver skull : a novel of sorcery / Les Daniels

    The portals. / Edward Andrew Mann

    Rachel, the possessed. / Katheryn Kimbrough

    The djinn / Graham Masterton

    The haunting of Alan Mais / Peter Saxon

    Thank hon, but I'm really at a loss to provide more. Arrrrggghhh! This hurts my brain.

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