Hobgoblin. Hobgoblin. Add to Wishlist. Hobgoblin. By: John Coyne Scott plunges deeper and deeper into the dreamlike allure of Hobgoblin until more than. Hobgoblin is just a game. Ballycastle is just a house. Scott is just a lonely teenage boy. Until one Hallowe’en, a Hobgoblin kills everyone he loves. Hobgoblin. Hobgoblin. Hobgoblin by John Coyne. Published July by Berkley Books. pages. So last night I finished my long-overdue reread of.

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Hobgoblin by John Coyne (1982, Paperback)

There is no plot ,His Mom moves to a town for a new job at a castle that just happens to be of Irish origin. View all 4 comments. I want to preface this review by saying I knew exactly what to expect, when I saw this book at a book sale for my local library: A former Peace Corps Volunteer and a life-long lover of golf, Coyne has edited and written a number of John Coyne born is an American writer.

Valerie, not so much.

Finally, and for me the most unforgivable issue, the entire book is a cheat. Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page.


Couple years ago I read Coyne’s ‘The Searing’ and thought it was passably ok as a bestseller horror novel with skeevy sex and violence. You may also like. Even her becoming the girlfriend of Scott, just doesn’t work. In this book there is a Coye playing game called Hobgoblin Based on Irish folklore. It screams of a rushed ending because everything was aiming for another story.

United States of Johb. Actually, I get so few comments here that there is no sifting to do Everytime after, while it was on the small rack for then new paperbacks I had to stare at it. She gives Bella Swan a run for her money, except, Bella Swan actually has some depth and a case can be made for her. Jan 10, Tom Byron added it. Now how many of these people get in trouble? Dec 04, Jimbo rated it liked it.

So he’s throwing the biggest party of the year. It is about Scott Gardiner, a teenaged boy who becomes obsessed with Hobgoblina fantasy roleplaying game based on Irish mythologyas his life in the game and in reality slowly blend.

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Coyne is still one of my favorite supernatural horror writers. Obviously this book has a solid hobgoblib base, as it is easily my most viewed review. Then we have Hobgoblin. Want to Read saving….

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Hachi Snax March 5, at A neurotic but intelligent teenager is appearing to blur the line between fantasy and reality. It should be noted, however, that in a interview after the novel was reprinted by Dover Books jojn, Coyne flatly stated that while he had read about Egbert, the case had no influence in his writing the book.

Hell, people die at the end of this book, and we’re never even informed of the consequences of any of that. Hobgoblin John Coyne Snippet view – Show More Show Less. It’s been in my life for a very long time. Despite that, I gave it 2 stars instead of the 1 it probably deserves because I do remember enjoying it though even as a teenager I recognized that it was a pretty crappy novel.

Skin-deep horror–but better-crafted and less lurid than previous Coynage.

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