The Suiting

The Suiting is the first of four novels written by Reb MacRath as Kelley Wilde from 1988 1993 Published in hardcover by Tor Books in 1988, it won a Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel and was optioned for film For this special Anniversary Edition, the original version has been extensively rewritten for greater clarity, speed and impact Bad Luck Made to Measure, ReThe Suiting is the first of four novels written by Reb MacRath as Kelley Wilde from 1988 1993 Published in hardcover by Tor Books in 1988, it won a Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel and was optioned for film For this special Anniversary Edition, the original version has been extensively rewritten for greater clarity, speed and impact Bad Luck Made to Measure, Real Terror in Every StitchWhile running for life from a loan shark, Jean Paul Bouchette leaves a custom tailored suit in an unlocked Toronto subway locker An hour later, as Bouchette is killed, a timid clerk named Victor Frankl finds the suit and takes it No, he doesn t mean to steal it He just wants to try it on It s far too big, but his fate s cinched when he begins to wonder what if he works out and grows till it fits Grow he does, with astonishing speed until the suit seems custom made Now the suit itself seems to dictate the additional changes he makes he wears his hair longer and grows a mustache, puts new swagger in his walk, makes winning moves on the ladies Unknown to Victor, he s now a marked man in a game with an old evil that needed a ringer for Jean Paul Bouchette Trivia The Suiting was cited by Don D Ammassa as one of the 100 most influential horror novels.The Suiting was optioned for film, screenplay written by the author.Famous Canadian designer Lou Myles inspired the Blake Tobey suit The name was changed, with regret, for fear that a haunted suit might not have been good for business Ironically, Lou laughed like hell and said he wished his name had been kept.Derek Cole, the murderous loan shark, had been created with James Coburn in mind But the prospective film producers worried that he might be too old and infirm A damned shame, since JC was fit enough to do his own stunts three years later in the movie Hudson Hawke.
The Suiting The Suiting is the first of four novels written by Reb MacRath as Kelley Wilde from Published in hardcover by Tor Books in it won a Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel and was optio

  • Title: The Suiting
  • Author: Reb MacRath Kelley Wilde
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 201
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 1 thought on “The Suiting”

    1. The book starts off as oddball. Quirky. Outre. Entertaining. But later it becomes darker, then ends with (view spoiler)[depravity and murder (hide spoiler)]. A disturbing glimpse into what?--insanity? homophobia? Something else altogether because the point of the book seemed to elude me completely?I almost gave the book 1 star, which is unusual for me, because if a book is poorly written, I don't finish it and don't rate it at all. That wasn't the case with this book. The author apparently has a [...]

    2. Jean-Paul Bouchette , is on the run from a loan shark. He leaves his custom suit in a subway locker, shortly after he is killed. Victor Frankl finds the suit and takes it. At first it doesn't fit him, but he becomes obsessed with making himself fit into the suit. He soon finds the suit has a sinister curse on it and it won't let him go. A truly gripping horror story. I love books like this. This is the first book i have read by Reb MacRath i look forward to reading more of his books.

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