When the Wind Blows

When the Wind Blows By John Saul, When the Wind Blows The children were waiting Waiting for centuries Waiting for someone to hear their cries Now nine year old Christine Lyons has come to live in the house on the hill the house where no children have liv
  • Title: When the Wind Blows
  • Author: John Saul
  • ISBN: 9780440194903
  • Page: 398
  • Format: Paperback
  • When the Wind Blows By John Saul, The children were waiting Waiting for centuries Waiting for someone to hear their cries Now nine year old Christine Lyons has come to live in the house on the hill the house where no children have lived for fifty years Now little Christie will sleep in the old fashioned nursery on the third floor Now Christie s terror will begin.
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    About "John Saul"

    1. John Saul

      John Saul was born in Pasadena, California on February 25, 1942, and grew up in Whittier where he graduated from Whittier High School in 1959 He attended several colleges Antioch, in Ohio, Cerritos, in Norwalk, California, Montana State University and San Francisco State College, variously majoring in anthropology, liberal arts, and theater, but never obtaining a degree After leaving college, he decided the best thing for a college dropout to do was become a writer, and spent the next fifteen years working in various jobs while attempting to write a book someone would want to publish Should anyone ever want to write a novel concerning the car rental industry or the travails of temporary typists, John can provide excellent background material Those years garnered him a nice collection of unpublished manuscripts, but not a lot of money Eventually he found an agent in New York, who spent several years sending his manuscripts around, and trying to make the rejection slips sound hopeful Then, in 1976, one of his manuscripts reached Dell, who didn t want to buy it, but asked if he d be interested in writing a psychological thriller He put together an outline, and crossed his fingers At that point, things started getting bizarre His agent decided the outline had all the makings of a best seller, and so did Dell Gambling on a first novel by an unknown author, they backed the book with television advertising one of the first times a paperback original was promoted on television and the gamble paid off Within a month Suffer the Children appeared on all the best seller lists in the country and made the 1 spot in Canada Subsequently all 32 of his books, have made all the best seller lists and have been published world wide Though many of his books were published by Bantam Doubleday Dell his last fourteen books have been published by Ballantine Fawcett Columbine In addition to his work as novelist, John is also interested in the theater He has acted, and as a playwright has had several one act plays produced in Los Angeles and Seattle, and two optioned in New York One of his novels was produced by Gerber Productions Company and M.G.M as a C.B.S movie and currently one of his novels is in development John served on the Expansion Arts Panel of the National Endowment for the Arts He is actively involved with the development of other writers, and is a lecturer at the Pacific Northwest Writers Conference and the Maui Writers Conference and received the Life Time Achievement Award from the Northwest Writers Conference John is also a trustee and Vice President of The Chester Woodruff Foundation New York , a philanthropic organization John lives part time in the Pacific Northwest, both in Seattle and in the San Juan Islands He also maintains a residence on the Big Island of Hawaii He currently enjoys motor homing, travel and golf He is an avid reader, bridge player, golfer and loves to cook.

    257 thoughts on “When the Wind Blows”

    1. When the Wind Blows is another selection from a giant bag of books a coworker gave me I should start my own imprint of mystery thrillers Giant Bag of Coworker s Books, an imprint of HarperCollins In Amberton, Colorado, When the Wind Blows is a time when bad things happen The Amber family founded the town ergo, Amberton , based on a huge coal mine The local Native Americans and Mexicans know there s something cursed about the mine when the Wind blows, you can hear the cries of the water babies I [...]


    2. This is basically Mommie Dearest if there was also a Grannie Dearest thrown in the mix.I don t know what weird fetish this author has by killing off children in the most gruesome ways, it s like kiddy torture porn In all the books I ve read from him at least a child dies, so much it s become ridiculously morbid and predictable at this point.


    3. After reading John Saul s, When the Wind Blows, I can t say that I m a fan of his but I m not putting him down for the count When it comes to being a reader, I can t say that I m specific to any genre If I had to pick one it would be children s or YA, not mystery, suspense, horror or thriller, all of which this novel could be classified under Since none of the above is my forte, so to speak, I feel as if I must tread lightly when judging a book by an author who is much loved by many Almost, like [...]


    4. It was good, not great The way children are treated in some of John Saul s stories might lead some to believe the writer really detests kids I am sure that is not the case Maybe he feels it makes for better storytelling If I were him I would be a little creative with my plots instead of rewriting the same stories with different characters.


    5. Old timey horror These are the books I would steal from my brother when I was a teenager A simple story with simple wording Good for a laugh, atrocious with spelling and grammatical errors I would have expected from a well known horror author and lots of conversations vs paragraphs A decent quickie horror read.


    6. Amberton, een klein stadje, gelegen aan de onderkant van een mijn, is 50 jaar rustig geweest Maar de opening van de mijn brengt daar verandering in Als de opzichter Dhr Lyons bij een ongeluk om het leven komt, gaat zijn dochter, Christie, tijdelijk bij Diana Amber en haar moeder Edna wonen Maar dan gebeuren er rare dingen en stort Christie s wereld geleidelijk in Edna is namelijk alleen maar boos en Diana is niet te pijlen Het belangrijkste is dat als de wind waait Christie lief moet zijn Een ap [...]


    7. A quick and somewhat formulaic read but still fun in that Lifetime movie, early 1980 s horror kind of way The town of Amberville is haunted by the shadow of a fifty year old mining disaster which affected every family living there Now Christie Lyons father has come to town to try to reopen the mine Soon enough she s orphaned and living with the Edna and Dianna Amber, the town s nasty matriarch and her doormat of a daughter Dark secrets abound Who is killing young Christie s friends Does it have [...]


    8. Haven t read early John Saul since I was a teenager Can t remember hardly a thing other than they scared me at the time and contributed to my love of horror I can t imagine any of his books would have the same effect on me now John Saul just isn t that good of a writer, even all these years later, I don t think he s gotten any better.


    9. I d probably give this like a 3.5 star rating This is definitely a strange one, but I guess that s what you get from John Saul If you re looking for something that makes you go what the then this is a story for you.


    10. Though predictable, I did get gripped in the whole family legacy dynamic offered in this book At times, there was a bit of a Carrie theme in the storyline I am not sure if it worthy to be shelved on my spooks shelf though and may have to sub shelf it on crazy.


    11. Well, John Saul has certainly created some crazy characters in this one a disturbing tale of mother child relationships gone horribly wrong.


    12. I read this book many years ago early 80 s According to the records I ve always kept of the books I ve read, I thought this book was good In my early teen years I read mostly all horror books.



    13. When this book appeared in one of my Deal of the Day emails with the notation it was on my want to read list, I eagerly snatched it up John Saul for a buck ninety nine Heck ya Having read other books of his in the past, I had an idea of what to expect Something bad happened years ago in Smalltown USA and now that bad thing is happening again as history repeats itself, usually involving the deaths of several children along the way Which kind of makes you wonder what John Saul has against children [...]


    14. Segundo que leo de este autor maltratado en Espa a.La edici n es mala y muy dif cil de encontrar, con gran cantidad de erratas.Cuenta como en un pueblo, cada vez que el viento sopla, hay algunas personas que reaccionan mal, no saben lo que hacen y luego no se acuerda Una hu rfana llegara a la casa de una familia con su abuela, madre e hija Descubriremos que paso con el hijo de la madre Lectura di fana y simplona Sent a que estaba viendo una telenovela mexicana.


    15. John Saul was one of my favorite authors when I was a teen I came across this paperback at a library sale and thought I d check out an old friend.This was a fun and scary book when I was 15 17 Nothing graphic or gross, just old lady in the house on a hill spooky The characters are a little bit out of Hollywood casting Blond beautiful girl in danger , Battleaxe old lady in old house , Superstitious Mexican Woman , etc Fairly easy to follow and a quick read.


    16. It s been many years since I have read a John Saul book and reading this one reminded me of everything I loved about them This book is full of genuinely creepy atmosphere and disturbingly deranged characters It is also very visual and often feels like you are watching a film It s not a perfect book but, like most things written by this author, it gets under your skin


    17. This book took me a few chapters to get used to the writing style and what was actually happening in the book I was confused throughout but kept reading because I wanted to know if it was supernatural or just about a crazy town I still don t have my answer This was my frost and last book of this author.


    18. I don t know why there s so much hate for john saul s books I ve read a few now the bloke his not bad he rights a good enjoyable read his story s are engage ing and keep me reading too all the Saul haters out there defo don t dismiss him he ent that bad is what I am saying


    19. Child protective services, anyone Unintentionally campy and sloppily plotted, this novel is about as believable as a comic bookexcept not as good as one.


    20. Bizarre trashy horror that doesn t make a lot of sense but is pretty fun to read Child domestic abuse on VC Andrews levels.


    21. In When The Wind Blows , nine year old Christie s life turns into a nightmare when her father dies and she has to live with her new guardian, Diana Although Diana appears sweet and normal on the surface, it s evident that she has many secrets Meanwhile, her mother Edna doesn t want Christie to be part of their lives As a result, Christie finds herself growing increasingly lonely and scared especially because when the wind blows, Diana changes for the worseInitially, this story was pretty engagin [...]


    22. I thought this book was okay it had some positives and negatives One positive is that Saul uses fantastic descriptive language, especially in the prologue He really takes you to a mountain town with his creative words There were clear transitions and it read fast It s easy to get lost in the book because of the descriptive language.I thought Dianna and her mother Edna were out of the ordinary and unique characters They had an interesting relationship and they both were going through internal str [...]


    23. I m finding a recurring theme in this Saul book and the last one I read about letting the past stay the past In each one a closed down business is being looked into reopening it both industrial and each had a horrid history Some people say its better to leave it to the past while others are looking forward to the business reopening to help out a struggling town As in other Saul books this also introduces superstitions of the local natives that have graced the area for longer than any other human [...]


    24. There is just something fun about John Saul novels They are always far fetched and have supernatural elements, there is a flavor of predictability, but they are well written enough to keep me entertained I remember this book from ages ago, when I used to read lots of Saul I found it somewhere and reread it It s honestly better than I remember it being The supernatural element is barely there, in fact, I almost wish the epilogue wasn t included Without that, this book is really the story of an ab [...]


    25. Un libro en su mayor a muy entretenido y disfrutable, sin embargo algunas veces muy pesado, nos relata la vida de los Amber y su mina de carb n, empezando en 1910 el relato nos cuentan c mo es que mientras estaban haciendo excavaciones en la cueva poco a poco empieza a inundarse hasta terminar atrapando y matando a muchos de los trabajadores de la mina as como al mismo due o el se or Amber, al mismo tiempo en la casa de los Amber nace Diana, todos estos sucesos pasan cuando el viento sopla y un [...]


    26. Not the most original, and it drags on in many chapters Nonetheless, this was an entertaining and creepy little thriller and I highly recommend it if you re a fan of horror stories or authors like V C Andrews or Stephen King.


    27. I loved this book Usually it takes me about 3 days to read a book but with this one it took me a week and a half to read it because I read it slowly and I didn t want it to end I ve never heard of this Author until I came to this site, now I want to read all of his books.My favorite character was Christie, she went through so much pain and didn t even deserve it Id recommend this book to anyone who likes Horror and Mysteries.


    28. I read this because it was recommended for Stephen King fans and I was sooo let down by this The writing was poor, the plot was slow and boring, the characters were obnoxious and unappealing and I was so bored that I dumped it after a handful of chapters I didn t feel there was any suspense or tension and I was left wondering when is something interesting going to happen Not one I d recommend.


    29. This book is the first John Saul book I read and I read it at a very young age and fell in love with John Saul and this genre I have read this book several times and would pick it up again to read it Although John Saul is one of my favorite authors, his books are very similar but this one is definitely one of my favorite.


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