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on 22 February 2005
Described by critics as "terrifying" is a bit misleading, Sara Gran is no Steven king. However the book is a very good read. It is more psychological the horror doesn't come from the events so much as the realism, it encourages the questioning of other people and the likelihood of something like this happening in real life.
Its about the loss of control, something most people can relate to and in that way the boo is very powerful. The Film Company Miramax has picked up the story and this is not surprising as the characters are vivid and the book is well written and as a film it will probably be very frightening.
The main problem with the book is its length it feels slightly rushed it only took me two hours to read. The twist in the end is good but it comes after a few chapters that seem blurred, although this is possibly the aim of Gran, I found that it didn't fit with the rest of the story that seemed to be developing well. It's a book I would recommend if you want a quick thought-provoking book, if you want a more jumpy absorbing horror then this probably isn't what you are looking for.