The Man in the Picture

The Man in the Picture

A Ghost Story

Book - 2008
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An extraordinary ghost story from a modern master. In the apartment of Oliver's old professor at Cambridge, there is a painting on the wall, a mysterious depiction of masked revelers at the Venice carnival. On this cold winter's night, the old professor has decided to reveal the painting's eerie secret. The dark art of the Venetian scene, instead of imitating life, has the power to entrap it. To stare into the painting is to play dangerously with the unseen demons it hides, and become the victim of its macabre beauty.
Publisher: Woodstock, NY : Overlook Press, 2008, c2007.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781590200919
Branch Call Number: HILL S
Characteristics: 145 pages ; 19 cm.


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ehbooklover Nov 21, 2014

Honestly, this is more of a short story than a novel. Nonetheless, it was a spooky, atmospheric, and eerie ghost story that was quite entertaining despite being somewhat predictable.

soblessed59 May 27, 2012

The Man in the Picture
Thoroughly Pleased By This Short Ghost Story
I haven't yet read Susan Hill's-The Woman In Black,so while waiting for it at my library I got her The Man In The Picture and I am so happy that I did.

It is a short story-160 pgs,but such a page turner that I could not put it down until I finished it last night!

It grabbed me from the very first page and kept up the fast pace of my desire for revelation,as each tidbit of the story of the painting was revealed.

I am more anxious than ever now to read The Woman In Black.I prefer to see the film first if one is based on a book,so I don't have the same complaint as so many about the film not being as good as the book. I don't expect it to be,but this way,I really enjoy the film much more,I believe, than those who compare it to the book.

I highly recommend The Man In The Picture to all Ghost story lovers.


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