The Buffalo Hunter
"In the wake of a thirty-fifth birthday too well celebrated, Bob Bunting discovers a penchant for baby bottles... he also starts literally getting into a book's setting and predicaments, though characters and developments differ from what he remembers... Many more baby bottles figure into Straub's masterly novella whose trajectory is inevitable but not that predictable."
The Buffalo Hunter
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"In the wake of a thirty-fifth birthday too well celebrated, Bob Bunting discovers a penchant for baby bottles... he also starts literally getting into a book's setting and predicaments, though characters and developments differ from what he remembers. A real-life date, worried calls from his father about his mother's health, thorough cleaning and redecoration of his apartment, branching out from Luke Short and Raymond Chandler to Anna Karenina, and many more baby bottles figure into Straub's masterly novella—written 20-plus years ago but scarcely betraying its age—whose trajectory is inevitable but not that predictable."
"Straub shines when dealing with odd, psychological issues, and this is a best bet for those who enjoy cerebral, quiet horror that manages to haunt long after the final page is read. A thoroughly satisfying story with a haunting conclusion."
"As always, Straub leads the reader down a winding road with the smooth ease of a masterful storyteller. Bob Bunting is a classic middle aged character: a 35 year old man socially stunted, single, frustrated, adrift, and aimless. So when his fixation with baby bottles first begins, we automatically assume we know where this story is headed. And that's its beauty, because Straub excels at creating complex characters that evoke sympathy, and — like so many of his works — this story very quickly becomes like nothing we're expecting."
Peter Straub is the author of eighteen novels, which have been translated into more than twenty languages. They include Ghost Story, Koko, Mr. X, In the Night Room, and two collaborations with Stephen King, The Talisman and Black House. He has written two volumes of poetry and three collections of short fiction, and he edited the Library of America's edition of H. P. Lovecraft’s Tales and their two-volume collection, American Fantastic Tales. He has won the British Fantasy Award, nine Bram Stoker Awards, two International Horror Guild Awards, and four World Fantasy Awards. In 1998, he was named Grand Master at the World Horror Convention. In 2006, he was given the HWA's Lifetime Achievement Award, and in 2010, the World Fantasy Convention Lifetime Achievement Award. Both the University of Wisconsin and Columbia University gave him Distinguished Alumnus Awards.
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