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by Geoffrey Household
- ISBN: 0583117627
- Category: Thriller & Mystery
- Author: Geoffrey Household
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- Language: English
- Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services; New edition edition (July 23, 1970)
- Pages: 160 pages
- FB2 size: 1412 kb
- EPUB size: 1529 kb
- Rating: 4.5
- Votes: 639
Geoffrey Household is a great writer of suspense novels and this is probably the best on.
An agronomist, a naturalist, and just plain curious person, He studies the strange beliefs of the local inhabitants, particularly their prohibition of guitars and travel after dark. One person found this helpful.
Dance of the Dwarfs book. Highly recommended if you can find a copy (try your local library: used copies are expensive).
Owen Dawnay was attributed to partisans of the Colombian National Liberation Army. The evidence of his only neighbors, a few families of squatters and masterless cattlemen, appeared conclusive. had been terrorized into supplying cattle to guerrilla headquarters in the foothills of the Cordillera. Two of them had been brutally murdered. The headman of their village had disappeared. Dawnay himself was known to have been threatened. That a guerrilla detachment did indeed visit Dawnay’s experimental station about the time of his death is certain.
The behavior of the local population is odd, full of superstitions and terrors. The native villagers fear music and the night, huddling silently in their homes after sunset
The behavior of the local population is odd, full of superstitions and terrors. The native villagers fear music and the night, huddling silently in their homes after sunset. They claim that evil spirits emerge from the trees at night to dance-and feed.
Geoffrey Household, Arthur Conan Doyle, Raymond Chandler, Robert Bloch, Various. It deserves to be among the all-time best horror stories, but like much of Household remains undiscovered by much of today's readership. A brave rationalist at grips with primitive fear. Winter's Tales, Vol. 23. Anita Desai, James Stern, Derwent May, Rudolf Nassauer, Brian W. Aldiss, Fay Weldon, Peter Kemp, Catherine Rocks, Fred Scott, Geoffrey Household. com User, December 1, 1999.
Geoffrey Edward West Household (30 November 1900 – 4 October 1988) was a prolific British novelist who specialised in thrillers. He is best known for his novel Rogue Male (1939). He was born in Bristol; his father Horace was a barrister. Household was educated at Clifton College, Bristol (1914–1919), and at Magdalen College, Oxford, from which he received a . in English literature in 1922. He became an assistant confidential secretary for Bank of Romania, in Bucharest (1922–1926).
I read Dance of the Dwarfs: very fine writing, detail, setting, atmosphere, very convincing sense of place, intriguing - until 2/3 in, when the 'dwarfs' are revealed, with a crushing disappointment, to have been just some dumb animals: after that, it was all downhill
I read Dance of the Dwarfs: very fine writing, detail, setting, atmosphere, very convincing sense of place, intriguing - until 2/3 in, when the 'dwarfs' are revealed, with a crushing disappointment, to have been just some dumb animals: after that, it was all downhill. pity for wasting such a wonderful setting for THIS tale. the title and advertising are misleading: I don't. even see this as a horror novel, though that is not my major complaint. after the revelation, it is just ridiculous, uninteresting and unintentionally funny (though not in a fun way)
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Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. A stunning example of thoughtful and thought-provoking suspense fiction, Dance of the Dwarfs is a must-read blend of science and superstition, sanity and madness-a deserving heir to The Island of Dr. Moreau and a spiritual predecessor to the works of Michael Crichton. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. Publisher: Open Road MediaReleased: Mar 24, 2015ISBN: 9781497698574Format: book.