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    The faces ran together like the years; like the long rides in the yellow lit railroad coaches through the clicking river midnights as he wander

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    While it pains me deep down in the dark fleshy crevices of my book loving core to admit this noir classic was a utter MISS for me and my feelings can be fairly summed up by the famous villain’s iconic tattoos I don’t t

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    The Night of the Hunter Davis Grubb's novel of the Sociopath in the Pulpit This novel was selected as a Moderator's Choice for members of On the Southern Literary Trail for October 2014 Come join us The Night of th

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    Have you ever seen the classic film of the same name starring Robert Mitchum? One of the scariest movies I ever saw when growing up so I could

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    I loved this book as a child and since I first got this as a gift years ago and have reread many times

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    Ohio river Somewhere in a valley along its shores a young boy and his family lived happily ever after until his dad Ben Harper robbed a bank stashed the money somewhere and made his ten your old son John and four year old daughter Pearl swear to never reveal the location They had to swear swear swear swear And they did They promised never to tell their mom Willa neither And they didn'tThe secret was not so safe It turned out to be a fatef

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    File this one under the heading of What is Possible is Scarier than What Isn’t This book is perfect if you want to be truly fright

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    shoot shoot davis grubb kicked me not just once but twice i yelled aloud with the tension that his book built up in me the first was a yelp of fear while the second was one of pure desperation the terrible production values of this

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    Well what a great little book that I would never have picked up without Mike Sullivan's recommended read for moderator's choice for October in On the Southern Literary Trail group The dark days of the depression a malevolent preacher who preys on widows for their money before he murders them two small children trying to escape his clutches and an old woman who helps and protects them All of these factors mak

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    Some of the prose was admirable but the child protagonist and his little sister got on my nerves almost immediately They d

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REVIEW ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ó Davis Grubb

The Night of The Hunter

Named Harry Powell the lead character in this book with LOVE and HATE tattooed on his fingers is remembered as one of the creepiest men in book and cinema history. File this one under the heading of What is Possible is Scarier than What Isn t This book is perfect if you want to be truly frightened for Halloween because I would much rather have a ghost in my house than have Preacher Harry Powell sleeping under my roofThe novel is set in West Virginia during the great depression Ten year old John Harper s father Ben commits a crime steals several thousand dollars and in the process kills two men Before he is hauled off by the lawmen who come for him he hides the money and tells John were it is swearing him to secrecy His crime and the terrible secret he thrusts upon his son sets a frightful series of events into motion that bring into the lives of his wife and children the most evil of evil men a self proclaimed preacher named Harry Powell who is intent on finding the money at any costI m not sure I breathed normally through the entire telling of this tale That Grubb based it on a true story that occurred in his own hometown made it even harrowing I am not generally a fan of either murder thrillers or horror films which probably explains why I never saw the classic movie made from this novel Robert Mitchum was cast as the soulless Powell and having seen him in Cape Fear I had no problem imagining him in the role I remember having a lot of trouble sleeping after seeing Cape Fear I think Night of the Hunter might have the same effect I believe this is the kind of book the word spine chilling was invented for

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Inspired by serial killer Harry Powers The Bluebeard of uiet Dell who was hung in 1932 for his murders of two widows and three children This best selling novel fi. The faces ran together like the years like the long rides in the yellow lit railroad coaches through the clicking river midnights as he wandered from town to town Lord won t I never settle down Lord won t you never say the word that my work is done Another one Lord All right Lord Loosely based on the true story of serial killer Harry Powers The Night of the Hunter is a truly hair raising spine tingling Southern Gothic classic which was honestly terrifying than anything else I ve read during any October for uite some time The fact is a realistic tale such as this gives me nightmares than a traditional ghost story despite the thrills those still stir up It is Depression era 1930 s in West Virginia and father and husband Ben Harper in an act of desperation steals 10000 and kills two others Before the blue men arrive to take him away Ben shares a tremendous secret with son John and exacts a promise from him never to share said secret and for him to watch over little sister Pearl At ten years old John is weighed down with a hefty and dangerous burden The entire town muses over the location of the stolen money after all money like this could come in very handy during these lean times Enter Harry Powell simply known as Preacher He shows up in town just when Willa Harper is at her most vulnerable and when the townspeople are in need of hope and the promise of salvation Naturally with his Bible in hand and the word of God pouring forth from his lips Preacher is welcomed by the community with open arms One person however is not at all convinced by Preacher s smooth talk and sweet hymns John seems to be alone in his instant dislike rather in his extreme loathing and fear of the Preacher He knew almost at once that Preacher was there or had been there not an instant before because there was a Preacher smell in the silent air and it was the smell of dread in his nose and doglike his flesh gathered and bunched at the scent of itSeriously those tiny little hairs on the back of your neck with stand on end too when you read about this creepiest of all villains If he is evil personified then widow Rachel Cooper is an angel in disguise I won t tell you her role in the novel because I don t want to divulge too much of the plot I will say however that this lady rocks She was old and yet she was ageless in the manner of such staunch country widows Gaunt plain spoken and hard of arm she could stand up to three of the toughest shrewdest cattle dealers in Pleasants County and get every penny she thought her hog was worth Dealing in livestock isn t all this woman can doBesides making your blood run cold The Night of the Hunter will also surprise you It s than just a thriller it s also beautifully written I was expecting a fright but what I didn t expect was the gorgeous prose sprinkled throughout the entire book Phrases like this caught my attention The smoke of morning chimneys rose from the stacks of the houses down at Cresap s Landing and hung for a moment before curling under the gray sky and dragged to earth again like cheap fur collars on old coats You ll also be charmed by John and little Pearl The Preacher is relentless in his determination to get what he wants and I was cringing and gasping for breath as these little kids were placed in harm s way time after time John is courageous and enterprising for a young soul and you can t help but root for him all the way Highly recommended Thanks to my dear Goodreads friend Sara who was willing to share her copy of this fantastic book with me Now I m off to add the 1955 movie to my watchlist Lord save little children Because with every child ever born of woman s womb there is a time of running through a shadowed place an alley with no doors and a hunter whose footsteps ring brightly along the bricks behind him Prayer For Little Things in 1932 for his murders of two widows and three children This best selling novel fi. 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Rst published in 1953 to wide acclaim by author Grubb who like Powers lived in Clarksburg West Virginia served as the basis for Charles Laughton's noir classic Re. Have you ever seen the classic film of the same name starring Robert Mitchum One of the scariest movies I ever saw when growing up so I couldn t wait to read the book Who could ever forget the chilling Mitchum singing the old hymn Leaning on the Everlasting Arms as he chased 2 innocent children as they tried to escape their murderous stepdad The author was inspired by true events occurring in West Virginia during the Depression era by serial killer Harry Powers who had married and murdered 2 widows and their childrenThe book begins with a botched bank robbery by a desperate man who barely has time to return home to hide the money before the police arrive to arrest him He extracts a promise from his son John aged 10 and little daughter Pearl aged 5 that they will never tell where he has hidden the money Not even their mother can be told because this money is only to be spent when they become adults The man is soon sent to the state prison where he has the misfortune to have Harry Powell as his cell mate Harry is determined to find out where the money has been hidden but his cell mate will go to his death without disclosing this information to anyoneHarry Powell is soon released from prison and he heads straight for the poor man s widow hoping she will give him the information he s seeking He arrives in the guise of an travelling preacher and can give a good sermon when necessary to earn a little money Everything is working out well and the young lonely widow soon agrees to marry him Everyone in town is overjoyed to see her marry the fine outstanding preacher except for her son John who isn t fooled by the con man for one minute This poor kid keeps trying to tell the adults that Harry keeps asking them about the money but none of them believe him Harry is disappointed to learn the widow has no idea where the money is so he turns his charms on the 2 children hoping they will confess Since he no longer needs his new wife he uickly dispatches her to join her husband in the afterlife and plans on taking the children with him when he leaves townJohn and Pearl are able to lure him down to the cellar and then lock him in as they run for their lives to the Ohio River just outside of town They manage to escape Harry just barely by pushing off in a little boat that uickly takes them down streamIf they thought they were rid of Harry they are soon proven wrong as the relentless hunter tracks them down from town to town along the river singing the mournful hymn Leaning on the Everlasting ArmsWill the 2 innocent children be able to escape this determined serial killer or will they be able to find refuge from their tormentor You won t be able to put this book down until you find out I highly recommend this book and the movie too 3052 in 1953 to wide acclaim by author Grubb who like Powers lived Mercator innocent children as they tried to escape their murderous stepdad The author was Pasos perdidos en Granada inspired by true events occurring Suffering and no suffering in West Virginia during the Depression era by serial killer Harry Powers who had married and murdered 2 widows and their childrenThe book begins with a botched bank robbery by a desperate man who barely has time to return home to hide the money before the police arrive to arrest him He extracts a promise from his son John aged 10 and little daughter Pearl aged 5 that they will never tell where he has hidden the money Not even their mother can be told because this money Can We Live 150 Years? 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  • Paperback
  • 255
  • The Night of The Hunter
  • Davis Grubb
  • English
  • 22 July 2018
  • 9780821736111

About the Author: Davis Grubb

From WikipediaBorn in Moundsville West Virginia Grubb wanted to combine his creative skills as a painter with writing and as such attended the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania However his color blindness was a handicap he could not overcome and he gave up on painting to dedicate himself to writing fiction He did however make a number of drawings and sketches duri