Witch Water

Witch Water Welcome to Haver Towne The sedate colonial resort is the perfect place where Stew Fanshawe can get away from it all for a while But instead of finding tranquility and self reflection Stew finds somet

  • Title: Witch Water
  • Author: Edward Lee
  • ISBN: 9781452471518
  • Page: 498
  • Format: ebook
  • Welcome to Haver Towne The sedate colonial resort is the perfect place where Stew Fanshawe can get away from it all for a while But instead of finding tranquility and self reflection, Stew finds something much unique a town that was once steeped in a quagmire of witchcraft, satanic debauchery, and centuries old occult science Indeed, Haver Towne has a most colorfuWelcome to Haver Towne The sedate colonial resort is the perfect place where Stew Fanshawe can get away from it all for a while But instead of finding tranquility and self reflection, Stew finds something much unique a town that was once steeped in a quagmire of witchcraft, satanic debauchery, and centuries old occult science Indeed, Haver Towne has a most colorful history A warlock who sires children with his own daughter, children to be used for something far worse than sacrifice A witch whose carnal abandon and sheer diabolism stagger even the most demented imaginations And a 300 year old mansion in whose walls are embalmed the infernal secret of Witch Water What the hell is witch water Fanshawe asks himself that first day he d heard the macabre word, but when he finds out, he ll wish he never had His curiosity unlocks one morbid secret after another, and reveals a history of erotopathic witches, depraved covens, sick in the head sexuality, and the most grotesque method of execution ever devised.Join Edward Lee in his over the top modern day tribute to classic horror scribe M.R James, a novel of immemorial curses, demonic lust, and absolutely unmitigated evil.

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    1. I have also published this book review on my blog, writeplaceblog. Please check it out and subscribe if you're interested in writing, or in literary and horror fiction.Stewart Fenshawe thinks he has problems now. Well, he does. As Witch Water, Edward Lee‘s fictional tribute to 19th century horror master M.R. James opens, the reader follows billionaire Fenshawe as he drives out of New York City, away from the financial empire that has made him wealthy beyond dreams, and through the wooded lands [...]

    2. Edward Lee's bio and intro for this book distinctly reads that he is after creating a M.R.James pastiche. Hence this book is not Lee's usual fare and, while I certainly appreciate his literary aspirations, personally I enjoy reading Lee writing as himself not emulating classics. Lee's got a unique style which works well for him, from inbred rapists and murderers of his earlier works to the very imaginative infernal series. Lately seems like he's been trying to write these pastiche style books or [...]

    3. The first 27% of this read should have been culled down. Nothing horrific happened, just background and build-up info of the main character that was really uninteresting. At the 50% point the story started to pick up and I noticed some grammar mistakes. We learned about the Wraxall's and what they did to gain power and how they were killed, how witchcraft was dealt with in Havers which was true Lee gross-ness. I was just getting engrossed in this tale of deviltry when it did an about face, wrapp [...]

    4. Aww. It's so good I can't even. Of all books by my favorite horror author Edward Lee this one is probably going to be my most favorite. I can't believe some people called it boring. It is amazing, totally unpredictable, a wildest ride from the beginning to the last word. Fascinating mix of modern and historical. A very likable main character you can't help rooting for. Clever, ironic and intellectually stimulating.

    5. I like Edward Lee best when he's not trying to write like Edward Lee. Which is why I didn't mind WITCH WATER's slow pacing or the fact that it's less shocking than what you'd expect from the king of splatterspunk (though still PLENTY graphic, believe me).I liked the first two-thirds of this novel a lot. The book has a very atmospheric quality, and Lee somehow made me understand, relate to, and care about a protagonist who just so happens to be a compulsive peeping Tom. Lee is also able to presen [...]

    6. If you're a fan of supernatural horror that involves small towns, myths and legends, Satanism, witchcraft, covens, and bloody rituals, pick up a copy of "Witch Water" by Edward Lee, one of my favourite horror writers.This is the kind of book you relish with glee after discovering a tattered and worn paperback at a book or garage sale, a hidden gem. But a word of caution would be horror fans shouldn't go into this expecting "The Infernal Angel" or "Flesh Gothic" or even "Brides of the Impaler"--L [...]

    7. I managed about two thirds of this book before I had to give up. The premise was interesting and Edward Lee usually serves up decent horror novels. However, I just could not engage with any of the characters. They all seemed one dimensional and whenever there was an encounter with the towns tour guide I wanted to throw the damned book across the room. Supposedly English, she seemed to be a mix of every British stereotype ever with a regional accent which spanned the entire 243,000 Km2 of the UK. [...]

    8. This was my first Edward Lee book. And while I can't compare to his other books, I wasn't blown away by it. In fact, the whole ending was messy and the rest of it was just boring. I did like his style and I will attempt to read some of his other books. But this one was not for me. For a more in depth official review please visit Shivers of Horror

    9. A troubled man seeks solace in a quiet New England town, but is confronted by the lure of a warlock's secrets. This is one of Edward Lee's best horror novels. The story's pace is perfect, slowly building to its evil denouement.

    10. Wow! Now that is a witch story. This is first class gross out and terror. What an original. So refreshing to have witches and warlocks be scary again.

    11. Edward Lee is a writer who doesn’t get enough credit for his versatility. Though notorious for conjuring up a loathsome library’s worth of controversy-courting hardcore horror tales that twist heaping piles of gore and sex into the most nausea-inducing, scatological perversions you never dared imagine, Lee is also able to scale back the splatter considerably for more mainstream-friendly novels like his gritty, goth-rockin’ Infernal series, and he’s proven himself equally adept at evoking [...]

    12. Like a character-flipped version of "Gast" (whose protagonists are surprisingly moral and on the right side by Ed Lee's standards; in "Witch Water" they are anything but) meets "The Crucible." Wasn't for me, unfortunately. Also I may have burnt out my Ed Lee centres for a while and need to read someone else.

    13. The MC was a whinging, self pitying pervert who seems to think that he is hard done by. He likes to spy on woman in their homes and is a creepy twisted idiot yet he is our hero. He is constantly being tempted to spy on every woman he meets which doesn't make me like the guy.It is a slow book, more about him and his twisted fun and fighting his urges, than an actual story. We get hints about the town history and a few of its famous sons and daughters but it is so slow! There was very little of in [...]

    14. Ed Lee does it again. This time, with Witch Water, Lee takes the unlikely protagonist, who happens to be a billionaire peeping tom, and thrusts him into the quaint, Salem-esque locale of Haver-Towne, where Stew Fanshawe uncovers the secrets of a legendary warlock who sires children with his very own diabolical daughter.Fans of Lee won't want to miss Witch Water. Horror fans who have yet to partake of Lee are in for a treat.

    15. Gave it 3 stars because the idea for the story was terrific. Found it to be a nightly sleeping pill.Kept waiting for something to happen to keep me wanting to turn the page and not turn off the light.It's one of those books that keeps an even keel until the last few pages and everything ends with a bang.

    16. Stylistically this Edward Lee book is more in line with his City Infernal series than some of his more over-the-top sex and gorefests.Lee borrows elements from M.R. James short stories as a tribute to the master and weaves an engaging story of the occult and witchcraft.4 STARS

    17. I terrific tribute to M R James. A story of witchcraft with interesting characters and some twists and turns and a surprise ending. Not his usual fare but top notch Edward Lee. I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for original horror and not another same old, same old zombie novel.

    18. I love this book, its my favorite book! I even went out and bought a signed copy of this book.Edward Lee is my favorite author and all his books are wonderful! I higly recommend this book to anyone looking for a good read!!

    19. Hardcore sex & violence with an occult theme?Yes, please! See the full review, and join in on the discussion @ BBB.

    20. Not one of Lee's best. Very little in the scare/gore department. I miss old Lee ala Slither and City Infernal!

    21. Very tame read for Edward Lee, but as usual a great read. Interesting characters with problems nobody has ever come up with. Read anything you can get your hands on by Mister Lee. Great stuff.

    22. More blood-sex-satan-horror from Lee. As good as ever, but a slower burn than Lee usually exhibits. Fans of Lee may be frustrated by this at first, but stick with it. It's worth it.

    23. I was really captivated by this tale, but (SPOILER ALERT) I would've made the antagonist die or have to switch places with the antagonist in the end.

    24. I found this story to be long and drawn out And quite boring at times. I will try another book by him though.

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