The Manitou

The Manitou

Graham Masterton / Jan 29, 2020

The Manitou It only grows at night Karen Tandy was a sweet and unassuming girl until she discovers the mysterious lump growing underneath her skin As the doctors and specialists are puzzling over the growth Kare

  • Title: The Manitou
  • Author: Graham Masterton
  • ISBN: 9780523009827
  • Page: 356
  • Format: Paperback
  • It only grows at night Karen Tandy was a sweet and unassuming girl until she discovers the mysterious lump growing underneath her skin As the doctors and specialists are puzzling over the growth, Karen s personality is beginning to drastically change The doctors decide there is only one thing to do, cut out the lump But then it moved Now a chain reaction has begun andIt only grows at night Karen Tandy was a sweet and unassuming girl until she discovers the mysterious lump growing underneath her skin As the doctors and specialists are puzzling over the growth, Karen s personality is beginning to drastically change The doctors decide there is only one thing to do, cut out the lump But then it moved Now a chain reaction has begun and everyone who comes in contact with Karen Tandy understands the very depths of terror Her body and soul are being taken over by a black spirit over four centuries old He is the remembrance of the evils the white man has bestowed on the Indian people and the vengeance that has waited four hundred years to surface He is the Manitou.

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      • Graham Masterton

        Graham Masterton was born in Edinburgh in 1946 His grandfather was Thomas Thorne Baker, the eminent scientist who invented DayGlo and was the first man to transmit news photographs by wireless After training as a newspaper reporter, Graham went on to edit the new British men s magazine Mayfair, where he encouraged William Burroughs to develop a series of scientific and philosophical articles which eventually became Burroughsi novel The Wild Boys At the age of 24, Graham was appointed executive editor of both Penthouse and Penthouse Forum magazines At this time he started to write a bestselling series of sex how to books including How To Drive Your Man Wild In Bed which has sold over 3 million copies worldwide His latest, Wild Sex For New Lovers is published by Penguin Putnam in January, 2001 He is a regular contributor to Cosmopolitan, Men s Health, Woman, Woman s Own and other mass market self improvement magazines.Graham Masterton s debut as a horror author began with The Manitou in 1976, a chilling tale of a Native American medicine man reborn in the present day to exact his revenge on the white man It became an instant bestseller and was filmed with Tony Curtis, Susan Strasberg, Burgess Meredith, Michael Ansara, Stella Stevens and Ann Sothern.Altogether Graham has written than a hundred novels ranging from thrillers The Sweetman Curve, Ikon to disaster novels Plague, Famine to historical sagas Rich and Maiden Voyage both appeared in the New York Times bestseller list He has published four collections of short stories, Fortnight of Fear, Flights of Fear, Faces of Fear and Feelings of Fear.He has also written horror novels for children House of Bones, Hair Raiser and has just finished the fifth volume in a very popular series for young adults, Rook, based on the adventures of an idiosyncratic remedial English teacher in a Los Angeles community college who has the facility to see ghosts.Since then Graham has published than 35 horror novels, including Charnel House, which was awarded a Special Edgar by Mystery Writers of America Mirror, which was awarded a Silver Medal by West Coast Review of Books and Family Portrait, an update of Oscar Wilde s tale, The Picture of Dorian Gray, which was the only non French winner of the prestigious Prix Julia Verlanger in France.He and his wife Wiescka live in a Gothic Victorian mansion high above the River Lee in Cork, Ireland.


    1. I really enjoyed this one. Brisk, wacky, unique. It's the first time I've read Masterton, and now I can see why folks dig his stuff so much. He's great with pace and characterization; his protagonist in this one was particularly likable. I'll definitely be reading more Masterton soon. Any suggestions?

    2. Definitely a horror classic from Masterton. He does a great job with character, plot, and suspending disbelief. THE MANITOU is an excellent read.

    3. Σπλάτερ λογοτεχνία 1.01, με ινδιάνους μάγους, μανιτού των βράχων και μοχθηρά πνεύματα από άλλους κόσμους σε ένα αιματοβαμμένο βιβλίο γεμάτο απόκοσμους ήχους, κραυγές από το επέκεινα και φώτα που τρεμοπαίζουν. Διασκεδαστικότατο.

    4. Crazy funny 70's "Exorcist"-rip-off! 2/3 fast-paced and very absorbing, totally improbable, odd dialogue, roller-coaster ride of fun followed by 1/3 absolutely ridiculous explanations and endgame.A young girl approaches a self-proclaimed phony fortune-teller, Harry Erskine, with a disturbing dream which he can connect to her aunt, who she lives with and who is his client. The dream follows a medical condition - an apparent tumor on the neck, which grows incredibly fast. When complications arise [...]

    5. I loved loved loved this book, could not put it down. This is my first Graham Masterton book and definitely will not be my last. It's creepy, it's crazy, it takes turns that you don't expect (the x-rays), it's full of spooky Indian folklore and mythology, a creepy hospital setting, it's got it all.It had a slower burn 70s feel in the beginning, which I really dig. I like it when authors lull you into a quiet creeped out state, then suddenly ramp up the terror later in the book, and that's exactl [...]

    6. Ърскин е нюйоркски ясновидец, който се препитава, лъжейки възрастни жени - гледа им на карти таро, заблуждава ги че е медиум и предава съобщения от покойните им съпрузи и т.н. Внезапно при него идва младата Карин Тенди - леля й е редовен клиент на Ърскин и го препоръчва. Момиче [...]

    7. What to say? This book was a bit of a disappointment. It started out fairly good, but then went completely ridiculous. I can understand that the movie is prob far more comical than intended. The characters were dry and I didn't care about them. The book went into detail about Indian legend and what this manitou could do, what it could summon, how to defeat it, etc. Just boring. I realize that this is a first novel, so I'm willing to try this author again. I do not recommend starting with this bo [...]

    8. I've read The Manitou, and thought it was GREAT! - It was actually the very first "adult" horror-novel I read (besides my HUGE collection of children's and young-adult horror-books by writers as R.L. Stine, Christopher Pike, and Darren Shan ;) ), and to be honest; it's the only (of the over a 1000 adult-horror-books I have here) one I've actually finished so far. So I don't have much "comparison-material" currently, but it was definitely one of the best books I've read; really suspenseful, terri [...]

    9. Not terrible. But you have to do a temporal reset and perhaps it’s best viewed as a campy thriller. It’s definitely fixed in the time it was written. Patients smoking in hospital exam rooms. Native Americans are referred to as Red Men and Red Indians. African-Americans are referred to as Negros. Computers use punch cards.The narrative evolves around a fake psychic and a group of press-ganged doctors and police battling the spirit of an ancient shaman with the help of the “spirit” of a pu [...]

    10. I recognize that this a first novel (it's the first novel I've ever read by Masterton actually). I recognize that there are minor slip ups about American culture by a British writer (just little turns of phrase that don't ring true - can't even think of one now they were so few - the constant usage of 'Red Indians' for one), and some major generalizations about Native American culture. I recognize that (SPOILER) it's a bit ridiculous and maybe a little racist that the white spirit of a police co [...]

    11. Early in the book, I expected to see a story populated with caricatures, but I think this might be some of Graham Masterton's charm. He probably knows you are expecting tropes, and in fact, I bet he is counting on it. You see familiar character types walk on stage, but then they start fleshing out in a way that causes the reader to think, "This is exactly how real people would act if they were in these roles."This is an archetypal horror story. Masterton draws from some of the best terrifying re [...]

    12. As debuts go, Masterton put his name on the map with this. You can read the synopsis, to get a real good idea about the story. What I was impressed with, was how he made this such a visual read. Wherever the story is taking place you are there, feeling the confusion of the doctors as to what kind of tumor seems to move/pulse on young Karen Tandy. Convincing doctors to the terror, the horrendous evil that is the Manitou.

    13. A masterpiece of fantasy terror. An extremely quick and easy read, fascinating mythology, very likeable cast of heroes and chilling villains. One of the best horrors I have ever read.

    14. Μετά το Αθώο αίμα και το Τραύμα, αυτό είναι το τρίτο βιβλίο του Γκράχαμ Μάστερτον που διαβάζω και σαφώς το καλύτερο μέχρι στιγμής. Όλα αρχίζουν όταν μια αξιαγάπητη νεαρή κοπέλα πηγαίνει στο ιδιωτικό νοσοκομείο Οι Αδελφές της Ιερουσαλήμ για να απευθυνθεί σε έναν ειδικό ογκο [...]

    15. The Manitou is a series of books steeped in native American Indian mythology. The book was made in to a movie too. The series consists of:The ManitouRevenge of the ManitouBurialSpirit Jump (short story)Manitou BloodBlind PanicThese are great books and I am surprised that Masterton hasn't become more prominent.Plot ***Spoilers***A woman is suffering from a growing tumor on her neck, enters a hospital in San Francisco. After a series of X-rays, the doctors begin to think it's a living creature, a [...]

    16. I don't understand the 3.5 average rating for this book. I thought it was terrible. I enjoyed the characterization but found the plot so preposterous that I barely finished it. It started out promising but just went off the rails about 2/3 the way through it. And although I realize it's dated, and am not an advocate of updating any book to modernize, the constant references to "Red Indians" was a bit much. I will read more Graham Masterton -- I will not, however, read any more books in the Manit [...]

    17. Good: - dialog - description - allusion to Lovecraft - horror elements - pace Bad: - character motivation - plot - occasional slips into slapstick comedyt clear if they were deliberate.The characters were ok. They were distinct and fun, but their reactions to things didn't make very much sense. Race is handled as I expected - very 1975. It's not maliciously racist, just feels really ignorant and insensitive.

    18. Misquamacus, the Wampanoag sorceror from H.P. Lovecraft's story "The Lurker at the Threshold," erupts into the modern world and proves himself to be one of the most bad-ass wizards in all of fantasy fiction. (Voldemort and Saruman together wouldn't last five melee rounds against this guy!) A culturally-insensitive mashup of Native American religious practices with Cthulhu mythos, but still one of the most inventive and scary horror novels ever written.

    19. I wanted to love this book but somehow found myself dismissing events as too unbelievable. "Ack! It would never happen that way", I thought over and over again. Of course, the story would never happen in any case, but within the capsule of suspended belief, I want to agree with the courses of action chosen by the characters. And that just didn't happen for me with this book

    20. Oukej, tímhle hororem se Graham Masterton udělal (míněno proslavil) a i když už za ta léta román pochytal pár molů, pořád to docela funguje. Máte tu sympatického hrdinu, podvodného jasnovidce Harryho Erskina (který se pak objevuje v dalších padesáti Mastertonových románech), svižné dialogy, zajímavého padoucha (indiánský šaman, který se hodlá znovuzrodit z nádoru na krku Harryho známé), pořádnou várku krve a mrtvol, děj na sto osmdesáti stránkách šlape a [...]

    21. As soon as I mention anything to do with the horror genre my Dad always brings up two books, the first is Damon (I've put a review on previously about that) and the other is The Manitou by Graham Masterton.I think that he may have built this book up in his own mind over the years, yeah its good fun, its totally crazy, the characters are good (if not a little cliched and stereotypical) The actual book is exactly what you would expect from a 70's horror.A young woman is having strange dreams and n [...]

    22. After digging out and reading the Hungry Moon I am going on a bit of a horror revival. This was one of the early books I first explored as I moved away from Stephen King - the story now is widely know (not only from the film but also the from the series if created and the numerous reprints it has gone through)But to start at the beginning. As I finished reading Stephen King I decided to look for other horror books to read - there were those where I knew their name such as James Herbert and other [...]

    23. This book is a lot of fun, even though it can get pretty ridiculous at various points. I'm almost tempted to call it a horror comedy, leaning more on the horror part. The choice of protagonist is perfect: a fraudulent psychic who openly admits it. The situation is great: a 400-year-old Native American medicine man growing out of a tumor on a young woman's neck. The phony psychic now needs to find real psychics and an actual modern day medicine man to battle the most dangerous creature in America [...]

    24. Extremely cheesy, dated, ridiculous, over the top and enjoyable debut novel by prolific Scotsman Masterton. I enjoyed the first half more than the second. The enthusiasm Masterton embues his characters with is infectious and makes for a fun read in the first half. The never ending battle that comprises the second half of the novel is set strictly at a quarter past Velveeta on the cheese scale and I felt my enthusiasm waning, although I was still chuckling at the ridiculousness of the goings on. [...]

    25. This was Graham Masterton’s debut novel, and it reads like one. Its protagonists jump to correct conclusions far too easily, and the plot follows a rigid A to B to C pattern without any diversion. There’s a lot of silliness—like a hospital unquestioning allowing a patient to be subjected to magical ceremonies—but, despite all this, it’s a pretty good story, it sucks you in, and it’s the perfect length for what it is (i.e. short).

    26. When I was a teenager I really liked Graham Masterton and his horror stories,they were the next best thing along with Stephen King for me. That's why I have given the book four stars from my nostalgic memory. However, I really would not attempt to read it again now (some 30 yrs later) as I think I would probably have a big dissappointment. Some things are better left alone, banged up in a nostalgic past of reminiscing.

    27. This book was so intressting and captivating in the beginning, but then it took a turn for the worst. It dragged and there were a lot of repeat information just given in a different voice. And truthfully it wouldn't give me sleepless nights.I'm really not gonna bother to read the rest of the series.

    28. Sometimes humorously dated 1975 horror about a salty fortune teller, a young woman with a fast growing tumor on her neck and a medicine man from Colonial America trying to come back into the world. When the going gets tough, everyone grabs a cigarette, including the doctors. Never believable, but very creative, something Stephen King might have dreampt up

    29. The book was extremely strange and grotesque, but for some reason I just couldn't put it down. I think this is the first time I had the chance to meet so many weird entities in just about 200 pages. It was a grand battle between good and evil, with an excellent beginning and a weird, yet satisfactory ending.

    30. Old school 1970s monster horror that seems a bit dated and quaint by current standards. Native American spirits menace the modern world through spiritual manitous and a reincarnated medicine man from 1650. Lots of non-PC references to Redskins, etc.Fun for a fast read and into the bin.

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