Wednesday, 19 November 2014

NOS 4R2 - Joe Hill

Victoria McQueen has a secret gift for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. On her Raleigh Tuff Burner bike, she makes her way to a rickety covered bridge that, within moments, takes her wherever she needs to go, whether it’s across Massachusetts or across the country.

Charles Talent Manx has a way with children. He likes to take them for rides in his 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith with the NOS4A2 vanity plate. With his old car, he can slip right out of the everyday world, and onto the hidden roads that transport them to an astonishing – and terrifying – playground of amusements he calls “Christmasland.”

Then, one day, Vic goes looking for trouble—and finds Manx. That was a lifetime ago. Now Vic, the only kid to ever escape Manx’s unmitigated evil, is all grown up and desperate to forget. But Charlie Manx never stopped thinking about Victoria McQueen. He’s on the road again and he’s picked up a new passenger: Vic’s own son. 

My thoughts:
Ok so I know I usually do not read and review books like this, but I since I read almost every other genre I decided to spread my wings a bit, and good thing I did.

For 700 pages it sure went by fast. But then it did have me at the edge of my seat wondering what would happen. What was it called now again, Horror Thriller Suspense? Well you get the idea. It will keep you interested.

The plot then. Vic can with her bike travel across a bridge and end up wherever she wants to. A bit how she does this is explained later, some have this power to do things. Some use it for good, some use it for bad. Vic grows up and falls in with the wrong crowd. Sex, drugs, life is shit. And then she meets Manx and is more messed up for life. Years later, he wants her son...

Oh yes, through out the book we meet Manx. A creepy guy who travels in a car and steals children to Christmasland where they get creepier than him. The mothers are killed too by his psychotic side-kick. Manx is silently creepy, like if you just looked at him you'd freak out and run. Seriously, ugh. While like I said his side-kick is a psycho and shows it.

Poor Vic, she really thinks she is crazy, and who could blame her. Who would be able to bike across a bridge and end up miles away? But she has some strength left and I liked to see her fight for her revenge.

Conclusion:
I liked the book. Enough creepy people (you do NOT want to go to Xmas land). Characters to root for (even when they f up their lives.) If you like suspense read it, horror read it, thriller read it. Or if you are like me and wants to try something new, give it a chance :) And get a bit freaked out. 

Cover
eh

Paperback: 704 pages
Publisher: Gollancz (6 Nov 2014)
Thriller /Suspense /Horror
For review

36 comments:

Carole Rae said...

Scary!!!

Anonymous said...

This was a great book. My first introduction to Joe Hill. This man can definitely spin a creepy tale.

~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

Mary @ BookSwarm said...

Manx sounds like someone I'd be running from!

BookaholicCat said...

This sounds like a very weird book. I'm not sure it's for me.

Blodeuedd said...

;)

Blodeuedd said...

I do like it, and that guy, ugh

Blodeuedd said...

I'd sure not wanna meet him

Blodeuedd said...

Do like me, try something new ;)

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Now I think I can handle his books but I haven't tried them yet. I do think I'll add this one to the creepy wishlist. LOL

Anonymous said...

I have been so tempted to pick this up but keep stopping. Maybe I don't want to be too scared? I did like his first book, though I"m not really a horror fan

Unknown said...

I am so glad you liked it! It was full on creepy in a creeptastic way :)

Anna (herding cats-burning soup) said...

Yay for trying something new!

Unknown said...

A Halloween Christmas novel... sort of... Loving it already! And what is in XMas land?

Lola said...

Wow, that is original!
Glad you enjoyed! <3

Melliane said...

well so many things in this one, it sounds interesting and it's nice that you read it fast.

Blodeuedd said...

Kids with racer sharp teeth that kill each other and have thumbs for necklaces...

Blodeuedd said...

;) I do think you could handle it

Blodeuedd said...

You would not be too scared, it's more creepy than scary

Blodeuedd said...

Totally :)

Blodeuedd said...

Go me :D

Blodeuedd said...

:)

Blodeuedd said...

Well it was long so there was room ;)

Mary (Bookfan) said...

I think I could read it but I don't like creepy or scary - I'm a baby.

Melanie Simmons (mlsimmons) said...

I've had my eye on this book for a while. I need to get it in my schedule sometime soon. I've been wanting to read/listen to more horror.

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer said...

I really need to read this Linda..it is my kinda of creepy!

Melissas Eclectic Bookshelf said...

I completely loved this one!! I'll definitely pick up another of his books.

PS The title is NOS4A2 here!

Chris said...

I'll second your "eh" on the cover.

Blodeuedd said...

Oh I am such a baby too

Blodeuedd said...

Then I hope you get the chance soon :D

Blodeuedd said...

I think you'd like it

Blodeuedd said...

Weird...is it a plate thing then? Guess so

Blodeuedd said...

;)

Karen said...

I was wondering what you would think of it. EVERYONE I know loves it but I haven't read it yet. Guess I need to.

Karen @ For What It's Worth

Unknown said...

I haven't read this particular book by Joe Hill although I do have it (my bad) but I love Hill's work and its a definite case of like father like son, with his horror heritage it would have been sad if he didn't have an iota of the talent his daddy has.

Blodeuedd said...

Everyone? Do not get hyped up then, hype is dangerous

Blodeuedd said...

*coughs* I have only read one book by King. A fantasy one, lol

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