Straub is a powerhouse of ideas. Ghost Story put him on the map and for good reason. It’s a substantial book that is admittedly laborious at times but also so heady with its many layers and nods to literary giants. It slips into the same vein of terror as the likes of Rosemary’s Baby, and fans of King will note the similarities (read: evil, small towns, dark pasts, etc.) In other words, this is primo horror lit that’s a perfect fit for bleak days. (7/31).