The Man in the Picture

The Man in the Picture

A Ghost Story

Book - 2008
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A painting of masked revelers at the Venice carnival has a secret: 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
Characteristics: 145 p. ; 18 cm
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781590200919


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ReadingAdviser_Sally Nov 28, 2018

A story within a story within a story! This is a quick little ghostly read perfect for a dark and stormy night. Not quite as engrossing as The Woman in Black but a good little ghost story none the less.

Ponto1 Jan 10, 2018

This was a short, entertaining read that I hadn't intended to read but quite enjoyed! Looking forward to reading more by this author.

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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