Camp Pleasant

Product Number: EB00765780
Released: Sep 13, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780795315763
Publisher: RosettaBooks
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This tale of summer camp horror and mystery by the author of I Am Legend is "a deeply engaging story with a clear writing style that is a pleasure to read" (Publishers Weekly). Camp Pleasant is a place of natural beauty and campfire singalongs. But when Matt Harper arrives there to work as a counselor, he discovers it is also a place of unrelenting abuse and brutality. The new camp director "Big Ed" Nolan is such a bully that the bucolic paradise feels more like a miniature Third Reich . . . until someone finally has enough and kills Big Ed. The suspects include a troubled young camper, a counselor who quit in the face of homophobic humiliation, and Big Ed's own wife, Ellen. "[This] minimalist plot would be inadequate in other hands, but Matheson-author of Somewhere in Time and Hell House as well as classic Twilight Zone teleplays-has such a command of his craft that this book is a pure pleasure . . .The simple style recalls Hemingway" (Publishers Weekly).

Author(s): Richard Matheson
Original Publish Date: May 12, 2011

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