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Boo! by [Haynes, David]
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About the Author

David Haynes has been making up stories since he was very young. His first story entitled, "How the Greenhouse Actually Got Smashed, Dad!" got him into trouble and went unpublished. Nevertheless, the stories continued and the desire to write them down grew stronger. David now writes stories in the genre he loves the most - the dark, mysterious and delicious world of horror! The two main influences on his writing are Stephen King and Edgar Allan Poe who he considers masters of the shadowy world. So far he has written a collection of sinister stories set on the dark streets of Victorian London and in the gloriously opulent Paris of the nineteenth century. He has also written contemporary horror novels which he hopes will scare and excite! Both represent his love for the rich horror genre. One day he hopes to be able to write full-time in order to get all those stories out of his own mind and into the minds of others. The question is - dare you read anymore? http://davidhaynesfiction.weebly.com/

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 568 KB
  • Print Length: 277 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1532748795
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01E1ND4RM
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #174,120 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I suppose my clue was in the cover as I have to say this book gave me the creeps. I have always been a bit ambivalent about clowns but I don't think I will be going to a circus any time soon after reading this. That said it is well written and definitely gripping.
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I have always had a slight aversion to clowns since stephen king's IT..the cover had me hooked from the outset..this was a gripping story with a clever and macabre twist at the end..not gory/extreme enough for me if im honest, but i shall be reading more from this author as his writing style pulls you in and keeps you on the edge of your seat..very entertaining!
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I say this at the start of every review of this author's books, but it's true - I'm a huge David Haynes fan. Even if I wasn't, I think the happy smiling face of the clown would have sold the book to me! This book sees a bit of a departure from his usual themes, most notably the lack of a supernatural presence. For me his best were the earlier Victorian era stories. I have enjoyed his more contemporary stories, but not quite as much, but his latest release has challenged that opinion.

The story centres around a murderous clown, which is quite a common horror theme. Here the author's strength at bringing something new to the story shines. The horror here is in the mind as well as the terrible acts that are committed and there is a twisted logic to the delusion which grounds the whole story.

As well as the killer clown you have the author who wrote the book that inspired the clown's actions and story and how he is dragged ever further into the unfolding events. This is balance by the detective trying to solve and stop the murders. All of the characters are well realised and provide a perfect balance to each other. Its here, that the author shines with excellent writing and providing enough detail for you to fully appreciate what is happening without forcing the reader to wade through unnecessary text.

The pacing is brisk and draws you through with barely a pause and makes it feel like a shorter read than it is. The ending is a little unusual and acts as a counterpoint to the more frantic build up. There is an element of sadness here that underpins the madness and for me really pushed the quality of story.

To sum up - we have another winner from David Haynes, and a superb horror read. I'd recommend this to all fans of the genre.
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But I really enjoyed this. It's a real departure from the other books written by this author although has some common themes like the copper who is just trying to make a difference and do good in the world. I really enjoyed the way everything came together, how the story unfolded showing how the characters were intertwined. Some aspects I guessed along the way and others I didn't, which is what you want from this type of book, you want to be kept guessing almost to the very end. I don't usually gravitate towards the crime genre but this time I am very glad I did. David gives you a good insight into the mind of the main character, you take in the brutality but are shielded from the most horrific aspects of it. He gives you just enough to make up your own picture and that is horrific enough! Well done David, kept me gripped and would happily read more like this.
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Initially I admit being drawn by the cover, since Tim Curry in Steven Kings It I have always had a fear of clowns. This is a great page Turner with well written characters and an all too believable plot. I loved the layers of plot and it tied all all the loose ends... which I hope will mean ill sleep now! I'm definitely going to read more from this author.. but maybe ill start earlier in the day next time!
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By Ignite TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 11 April 2016
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Do you find clowns more scary than funny? It's so common that there's a word for it. Coulrophobia (I had to look it up). This is a fantastic page-turner which exploits a common fear. It's also a psychological thriller and a crime and detective story. The first sentence is absolutely arresting. Sparkles the clown is the creation of Ben
Night, a washed-up author vainly trying to recreate his earlier fame. A children's entertainer has copied the Sparkles face as his own but someone is bent on a bizarre form of revenge. Detective Jane Brady is determined to find the killer when a colleague of hers is similarly targeted.

This is a new venture for a man known primarily for his horror stories, with an emphasis on Victorian tales of the macabre. His current novel is bang up to date and is influenced by the author's experience working as a police officer. We are able to watch the pieces falling into place for Jane Brady, and witness Ben Night's fear as his own creation apparently takes on a life of its own and goes on a murderous spree. David Haynes has a great future as a writer of psychological thrillers and crime novels if this book is any indication.
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By Joo on 10 April 2016
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Clowns or clownz - fun circus characters or evil monsters? There's no doubt which type this book is about, the nasty, evil, serial killing type.

Maldon wants to smile again. His smile was taken away when he was a child when he saw his parents get murdered by a clown. The voices in his head say he needs to take other people's smiles away from them.

This is a creepy story (as usual from this author) with a mystery as to how the various characters' lives cross. There are hideous murders, but told with a hint, rather than the gory detail, which for me makes it more hideous. It's often not what's said, just hinted towards that makes this story all the more tense.

My favourite character is Stan the retired greyhound. He wants to be brave for Ben, his owner, but doesn't know how to.

Yet another fantastic story from this author who has switched his horror from Victorian macabre to modern fears.
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