In The Night Room

Peter Straub
In The Night Room Cover

In The Night Room


I have not red all that many Peter Straub books, but from what I can gather Timothy Underhill is a reoccurring character in Mr. Straub's books. Although apparently they are not an actual series and it is not necessary to read them in order, because in this book Tim Underhill is a 50's something man there is a lot of history that is only touched upon in the book, I felt like I was missing something while reading this book. It did not really effect my ability to enjoy this particular story line, but I feel I missed some character development as far as Mr. Underhill and his family was concerned.

The plot for this story is a little convoluted just because there is a book inside a book, and at one point there is even a third book. If all this sounds a little confusing.... well it was a first, but once I realized what was going on, it was an easy enough plot and I LOVED the premise of this story. It had a very The Neverending Story, or Inkheart. Not in plot, but in tone and premise.

I think I will have to go back and read more about Mr. Timothy Underhill, I found him a compelling character and would like to knw more about him.