This book is scary, crazy, sinister and good! The apple didn't fall too far from the Stephen King tree. Joe Hill (King) knows how to weave a web of terror and take something innocent and beautiful and make it dark and hideous. He may have ruined Christmas music for me, forever! Stephen King has always had some trouble ending a book but Joe wraps everything up nicely and leaves you wanting to sleep with the lights on.
If I were to ever write anything, I would want Ms. Mulgrew to record it. What talent!
This book reminded me of a Stephen King novel. I love Stephen King books, but felt this book fell a bit short at the end. We spent a lot of time becoming invested in our heroine - and only a footnote about her exit. The narration was great!
This is my second Joe Hill novel. I'm a big fan of both Tabitha and Stephen King and I was nervous wanting to make sure that this writer had his own distinctive voice. I'm happy to say that Joe Hill does have a distinctive voice and I look forward to getting to know it over the course of more books. I enjoyed listening to this book in audio format though I can't say I was amazed by the performance of the narrator. That's not to say I would avoid a book by this narrator, though.
Overall, it was an engrossing and enjoyable experience.
If you even think you might one day think there's a god don't listen to this book, if you want an understandable story don't listen to this book, if you don't want to burn your money for a book that will likely make you puke DON'T LISTEN TO THIS BOOK! This is hands down the worst book I've ever listened to. I listened all the way through so I could be fair in this review, the reading was OK at best she can't do male voice at all and gets excited in the wrong parts, the story line is awful hardly any of it making sense just jumbles of cursing and using the lord name in vain and saying unspeakable things about the lords mother. don't don't don't waste your time you can never unhear the awful things written in this book!
Listened to the whole thing hoping for the story to evolve, but it really kind of went were you expected it to. lots of themes, including the fact that all the mother's are secretly or obviously horrible people that can't be redeemed. including the hero. worth listening to once.
I loved this story. It grabs you and holds on from the very beginning. If you like Stephen King's "It"... This is way better. And Kate Mulgrew truly brings it to life.