N0S4A2: A Book Review
N0S4A2 by Joe Hill
Let me start off by saing....WWWWWOOOOOWWWWWW!!!!
It has been a long time since I've read a horror novel. I believe the last time I dod so (before this book, obvisouly) was when I discovered Christopher Pike. This was my first adult horror read and I was absolutely floored. Hill is a masterful story teller. I was at the edge of my seat the entire time.
The book starts off with Charles Manx's old, withered body in the hospital of a prison ward. He grabs the attending nurse's hand and proceeds to tell her about her son, but no one believes the poor woman when she shares her story. Next, the story quickly goes to our heroine, Victoria McQueen (a.k.a Brat and Vic). Brat is a child who is always able to find things and uses a mysterious magic bridge to help her do so.
Later, we learn that Manx likes to take children to a place called Christmasland. This place is full of candy, sweets, presents, snow and magic. Manx takes children there in his classic car, using their dreams to fuel the ride.
Vic was his only known survivor...and Manx never forgot.
I don't want to give any of this book away! I thoroughly enjoyed it and am looking forward to reading another book of his, Horns, when time permits.
Hill is brilliant! I give this book a 4.5 out of 5!