Shadowland by Peter Straub


Peter Straub

fiction fantasy horror dark mysterious tense slow-paced

496 pages | first published 1980

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You have been there…if you have ever been afraid.Come back. To a dark house deep in the Vermont woods, where two friends are spending a season of horror, apprenticed to a Master Magician.Learning secrets best left unlearned. Entering a world of in...
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Summary of 222 reviews


adventurous 66%
dark 66%
mysterious 66%
emotional 33%
funny 33%
reflective 33%
sad 33%


slow 50%
medium 50%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 66% | Character: 33%

Strong character development?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 33%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 66% | No: 33%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 33%

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