The Seeker

The Seeker

Book - 2014 | First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
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"A young graduate student travels to Walden Pond expecting to find inspiration in the quiet solitude, but finds something eerie and malevolent living deliberately in Thoreau's woods"--Front jacket flap.
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Crime, 2014.
Edition: First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
ISBN: 9781605985008
Branch Call Number: FIC CHESTER
Characteristics: xiv, 304 pages ; 24 cm


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A woman tries to gain academic fame from studying Thoreau in a different light and moves near Walden to further her dissertation on the author. She is trying to discover is he was truly alone during his stay there, but the appearance of a ghost only she can see might mean she isn't alone either.

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I'm not spoiling anything by saying that the main idea of this ghost story centers around the possibility that Thoreau could've had a mistress at Walden Pond, covered up her suicide (or murder) and buried her in an unmarked grave. Wow. Throw in an evil ghost and you've got yourself a great, fast-paced horror novel. I enjoyed it.

Sep 10, 2014

I loved it. It was the kind of creepy that I love. Defenitely will be looking for more from Chesterton.

vavavoom13 Apr 27, 2014

Really liked the book but the ending was disappointing.


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