From a Whisper to a Scream

  • Title: From a Whisper to a Scream
  • Author: Charles de Lint Samuel M. Key
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 241
  • Format: Paperback
  • From a Whisper to a Scream In the early s Charles de Lint wrote and published three dark fantasy novels under the pen name Samuel M Key Now Orb presents them for the first time under de Lint s own name Years after the dea
    In the early 1990s, Charles de Lint wrote and published three dark fantasy novels under the pen name Samuel M Key Now, Orb presents them for the first time under de Lint s own name.Years after the death of a notorious child murderer, children have begun to die againd a crime photographer begins to suspect he has the one true clue that connects the horrific events.

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    About Charles de Lint Samuel M. Key


    1. Charles de Lint is the much beloved author of than seventy adult, young adult, and children s books Renowned as one of the trailblazers of the modern fantasy genre, he is the recipient of the World Fantasy, Aurora, Sunburst, and White Pine awards, among others Modern Library s Top 100 Books of the 20th Century poll, conducted by Random House and voted on by readers, put eight of de Lint s books among the top 100.De Lint is a poet, folklorist, artist, songwriter and performer He has written critical essays, music reviews, opinion columns and entries to encyclopedias, and he s been the main book reviewer for The Magazine of Fantasy Science Fiction since 1987 De Lint served as Writer in residence for two public libraries in Ottawa and has taught creative writing workshops for adults and children in Canada and the United States He s been a judge for several prominent awards, including the Nebula, World Fantasy, Theodore Sturgeon and Bram Stoker.Born in the Netherlands in 1951, de Lint immigrated to Canada with his family as an infant The family moved often during de Lint s childhood because of his father s job with an international surveying company, but by the time Charles was twelve having lived in Western Canada, Turkey and Lebanon they had settled in Lucerne, Quebec, not far from where he now resides in Ottawa, Ontario.In 1980, de Lint married the love of his life, MaryAnn Harris, who works closely with him as his first editor, business manager and creative partner They share their love and home with a cheery little dog named Johnny Cash.Charles de Lint is best described as a romantic a believer in compassion, hope and human potential His skilled portrayal of character and settings has earned him a loyal readership and glowing praise from peers, reviewers and readers.Charles de Lint writes like a magician He draws out the strange inside our own world, weaving stories that feel real than we are when we read them He is, simply put, the best Holly Black bestselling author Charles de Lint is the modern master of urban fantasy Folktale, myth, fairy tale, dreams, urban legend all of it adds up to pure magic in de Lint s vivid, original world No one does it better Alice Hoffman bestselling author To read de Lint is to fall under the spell of a master storyteller, to be reminded of the greatness of life, of the beauty and majesty lurking in shadows and empty doorways Quill QuireHis Newford books, which make up most of de Lint s body of work between 1993 and 2009, confirmed his reputation for bringing a vivid setting and repertory cast of characters to life on the page Though not a consecutive series, the twenty five standalone books set in or connected to Newford give readers a feeling of visiting a favourite city and seeing old friends.More recently, his young adult Wildlings trilogy Under My Skin, Over My Head, and Out of This World came out from Penguin Canada and Triskell Press in 2012, 2013 and 2014 Under My Skin won 2013 Aurora Award A novel for middle grade readers, The Cats of Tanglewood Forest, published by Little Brown in 2013, won the Sunburst Award, earned starred reviews in both Publishers Weekly and Quill Quire, and was chosen by the New York Times Editors as one of the top six children s books for 2013 His most recent adult novel, The Mystery of Grace 2009 , is a fascinating ghost story about love, passion and faith It was a finalist for both the Sunburst and Evergreen awards.De Lint is presently writing a new adult novel His storytelling skills also shine in his original songs He and MaryAnn also a musician recently released companion CDs of their original songs, samples of which can be heard on de Lin


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    1. From a Whisper to a Scream is not as creepy as Angel of Darkness, but it does make me wish it was still daylight out (and not just above freezing) so I could go for a walk. This is apparently the first Newford novel ever written, but it's worlds away from the other Newford books. I don't want to spoil it too much but it's basically about the ghost of a serial killing pedophile who rises from the grave and starts murdering again. It comes at it from two separate viewpoints. The first, from a news [...]

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    2. After reading and really liking The Blue Girl I wanted to read more by Charles de Lint. I decided to pick this book because it sounded like it might be a dark and scary read.And it is indeed a lot darker and a lot more grim, but just as beautiful despite its darkness.The story is told from multiple viewpoints, some of the characters likable, others far more seedier. My favorite character was Thomas Morningstar, a Native American police officer. I thought the story line about him trying to find h [...]

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    3. This is a reissue from when Charles de Lint wrote a more horror-based story under the pen name of Samuel M. Key. I've read some of de Lint's more horror-based stuff before, and I don't think this early work is as good. A runaway punk girl is being haunted by the ghost of her dead stepfather, who, of course, sexually abused her. De Lint really gets into describing the thoughts of the abuser and my reaction is justEeeww, do I really have to read this in so much detail? Also, the way that the polic [...]

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    4. Charles de Lint has been one of those writers that I have been lukewarm about. I’m not sure why, but there it is. I can say that the odds of my picking this book up at a reminder sale would have been close to non-existent if it hadn’t been for two friends and their absolute, but critical, love for de Lint. He owes them drinks, dinner, a free book, an autograph.According to the book blurb, de Lint published this in the early 90s under a pseudonym because it was darker than this other work, i [...]

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    5. This was really written under a pseudonym, and I can see why. It's really way too dark for me.Re-read December 11, 2011A serial killer has been viciously murdering women in the Combat Zone, a seedy area of Newford. He makes a mistake when he kills a wealthy man's daughter, apparently mistaking her for one of the prostitutes he normally targets. There's a witness to this one too. He swears the killer stepped out of the side of a building and disappeared the same way. Detective Thomas Morningstar [...]

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    6. [Trigger warning for violence, pedophilia, incest, sexual and physical abuse:]This is one of the most disturbing books I've ever read. It's very well-written, in de Lint's usual skillful style, but the content and events are much darker than your average Newford story. At least one reviewer has said that the story wasn't graphic about the sexual abuse; I disagree. There are sequences where you actually spend time in the dead pedophile's head, finding out what he likes and why he does what he doe [...]

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    7. Един от малкото романи, които Чарлз де Линт е написал под псевдонима Самуел М. Кей и първото самостоятелно произведение за улиците на Нюфорд. Псевдонима не е таен, просто под него издава по-мрачните си произведения, за да знаем читателите какво да очакваме.Някой, или нещо, за [...]

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    8. A very impressive horror tale - and I'm speaking as someone who is laughing his way through the Library of America's Lovecraft volume (H. P. Lovecraft: Tales). Where Lovecraft is ambiguous and vague, de Lint is concrete and specific. Where Lovecraft is racist and prejudiced, de Lint is inclusive and open. Where Lovecraft has characters struggle to describe what they have been through (and fail, because the author obviously didn't), de Lint's characters explain as best as they can the horrors tha [...]

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    9. I'm very divided on how I want to review this. Like all books in the Newford setting I enjoyed the characters and writing style. The plot moves along at an enjoyable pace. You're introduced to the main characters and throughout the story are given just enough information / back story to keep you hungrily flipping pages. In this Charles de Lint is second to none. There is a large amount of information about pedophilia in the book and it was honestly disgusting. To de Lint's credit he does this so [...]

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    10. Originally published under the pseudonym Samuel Key, this Newford novel reveals a darker side of the world. de Lint wanted to give his traditional readers an easy way to delineate between his less-dark (i.e normal) writing and his darker forays. Now the Key books are available under his actual name, which makes them easier to find at the library.In this book, a dead serial killer and child molester has found a way to express himself physically in Newford and he's not letting a little thing like [...]

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    11. This is one of Charles de Lint's dark novels, which was originally written under a pen name. It was about a serial killer, and the investigation by the police, and a photographer who somehow got involved and the victim. So there are three storylines throughout the book, and we hear about each and how they end of meeting together in the climax of the book. One can easily see the familiar styles of de Lint in this book, but it is a murder mystery with the supernatural. So even though the writing i [...]

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    12. Charles de Lint's second horror novel, From a Whisper to a Scream (1992) also happens to be his first novel set in Newford, which, as I'm reading his books in publication order, doesn't mean much to me, but for fans of his Urban Fantasy work, it may be a title which slipped past your radar.As with Angel of Darkness, the book has some very dark material in; and the fact that it's dedicated to crime writer Andrew Vachss may give you an idea of the direction of that material.The story focuses on a [...]

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    13. Big fan of DeLint. He wrote several novels (this is one) under the pseudonym Samuel M. Key, as they were much darker in tone than his usual urban fantasy offerings. I enjoyed this novel quite a bit. DeLint writes well and is an easy read. It’s a page-turner. Like several of his other books I’ve read, he starts with four different characters (or sets of characters) each approaching the same “story” from different perspectives. It’s always interesting to see how DeLint manages to bring t [...]

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    14. 3.5 starsJim is a photographer and he suspects a woman he took a picture of knows something about some recent murders, so he sets out to find her. When they figure out what's actually going on, he (and the others) are in for more than they bargained for. It took a little while to get into it. The book is told from many different points of view, so the first number of chapters are all introducing different characters, so it made it harder for me to get into it, as I was trying to figure out who e [...]

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    15. Much darker than the Newford series written under the name de Lint. I can see why he used a pen name to warn people there was a difference.While it had the usual mix called urban fantasy, he was far more graphic in describing the abuse that frequently haunts his characters. It was a relief when Nikki stood up to her father in the end and sent him back to where he belonged, freeing all the souls he had bound to him. I do not recall any of these characters in his later Newford books and can only h [...]

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    16. This book had everything you expect from de Lint. Buskers, homeless kids, and a bizarre magic no one believes but it obviously real. Much darker than his other things, but still a similar feel. I'd probably go 3.5 if I could. Going into it, what was happening was obvious. So glaringly so that it had to be dramatic irony. The journey was still fun, but I knew who the monster was from the start. If that was meant to be a surprise? It was not.

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    17. August 19, 2011Read 150 pages.I'm not sure what it was but I was quite bored from the very start. Maybe I was just tired when reading this but too many characters were introduced and I was mixing people up and just not interested in finding out more about the strange occurrences, deaths, and supernatural parts of the story.

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    18. This is the first one of the Samuel Key pseudonym de Lint I've read - and, as his intro makes clear, it's more graphic in the violence than the other Newford books - they can be awfully dark, but the violence is not as direct. I liked it - I just can't NOT like de Lint or anything he writes, but I prefer the "regular" Newford books.

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    19. It's deLint, it's part of Newford, it's not good!! The premise of a supernatural murder mystery was great but the story got bogged down in the lives of the detectives etc. I just did not enjoy this one and deLint said it was not essential to the Newford story but I wanted to read it anyway, guess I should skipped it.

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    20. Not like most of de Lint's other works; Whisper to a Scream, while set in Newford, takes a much darker and more horrific turn than other stories. It gets downright uncomfortable as well, since sexual abuse is a major part of the book. Still, it is well-written and some of the characters are both likeable and 3-dimensional.

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    21. Loved the story . I read the digital version from Google Play. Really didn't like all the spelling mistakes and strange grammar. I don't know if this from Google or the publisher but it detracts from the story

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    22. A very well-done piece of dark modern fantasy. Not that there is any relation between the two, but fans of White Wolf Publishing's World of Darkness will feel very much at home in the world of this novel.

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    23. Early Newport novel, gritty and dark, a supernatural serial killer with voudoun and shamanism to round it out. A great read! I once again marvel at de Lint's capacity to make his characters come alive within the pages.

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    24. Eh. Not really my thing, I guess, but nothing very interesting happened in this book. The most notable element of the novel was the rampant racism. Were the early nineties that racially charged? That's not what I remember of the time.

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    25. With elements of both a detective novel and a horror story, this book is much darker than what I'm used to. I enjoyed it thoroughly, but I will have to be careful in recommending to others, because one perspective is that of a pedophile and it's very evocative and extremely twisted.

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    26. Very dark and kinda scary

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    27. Wasn't sure how to rate this one. I absolutely love all things de Lint. But this book was terrifying - and I hate to be terrified!

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    28. Dark book so far. Not the normal lighthearted charles de lint.I liked the end - the way that everyone came together after all working from different angles.

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    29. IT WAS GREAT! after chapter 19 or so all i could say was: OH MY GOD ! I couldn't seat steel. i was jumping up and down, passing the room and when it ended I was like : phew it was good :)

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    30. Terrific Suspenseful. Learned a lot for my own writing.

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