NOS4R2 Paperback – 30 Apr 2013
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Hill's nightmarish, devilish protagonist is Charlie Manx - who uses his supernatural powers in his ghastly mission to kidnap and kill dozens of children... and to scare the living bejesus out of the readers... This book is well-written, extremely dark and awfully gruesome. (Daily Mail)
will delight horror/fantasy fans...Steven King's son has the same knack as his dad for telling gruesome magical tales (MyM Magazine)
A deliciously horrific fantasy...the work of a talented and evolving storyteller whose pages sure do turn. (The Skinny)
A terrifying new novel from the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling king of horrorSee all Product Description
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The criminally insane, deluded, dead and inexplicable haunt the pages alongside the children living in Christmasland and they're really not 'nice' kids. Joe Hill has created a great lead character in 'The Brat'. Absolutely loved the complexity of her nature as she grows from little girl on a Raleigh cycle into a strong woman with her path drawing ever closer to the shadow of that diabolical Rolls-Royce.
Running centrally to all the madness is an excellently worked vampire theme. If you look at the title of the novel 'NOS4R2' you'll perhaps be able to work out the name of one of our most classical and disturbing vampires (if you can't, don't worry, it quickly becomes obvious). NOS4R2 has featured in many a novel and movie and was always the boogeyman who scared me the most. I'm not going any deeper because I want you to read the book and discover him for yourself. However; watch out for the 'Gas Mask Man' with his gingerbread smoke....you never know where he's hiding and waiting.
Joe Hill has taken classical/contemporary horror and mixed it with themes of adventure and mystery. He's created something bizarre, darkly comical and surreal. Fascinating to sit back and experience this wacky, wonderful, complicated novel open up.Read more ›
NOS4R2 is the latest book from the very impressive Joe Hill (son of some bloke called Stephen King), His previous books Heart Shaped Box and Horns both well worth buying and reading, in fact its the skill of each book that makes me want more.
NOS4R2 tells the story of Vic McQueen a young girl who using her own special gift is able to travel on her Raleigh Burner across a portal to a world hidden behind our own.
Unfortunately for Vic, she is not the only person who can cross between this world and the other, these worlds are also well-travelled by the evil Charlie Manx who kidnaps children in his black 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith after promising them a visit to Christmasland; a place where every day is Christmas Day and every night is Christmas Eve.
Both Vic and Charlie are vividly written characters, a skill that Joe Brings to all his books. We follow Vic through various stages of her life, in various scenarios, Allowing Joe to give the reader many insights into her personality. To allow a real emotional bond to grow between character and reader. You the reader are left fully invested in the safely of Vic, to the point the plot really gets your heart pumping.
Likewise, whilst Charlie Manx is the villain of the book he is also a multidimensional character rather than just being the bad guy who commits evil acts. Manx is delusional and dangerous, but also funny and charismatic (when the mood takes him). This makes his interaction with Vic all the more real, dark and unpredictable. Manx also has a sidekick, in the shape of his car, this is his means of transport, and his means of sucking the souls from children to spend their eternity in christmasland.Read more ›
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Superb. Been a fan of Hill for a couple of years and this is a classic.Published 19 days ago by LukeW
Just drags on and on to the point that I couldn't wait for it to endPublished 1 month ago by neg212
This is a fantastic book, after being a huge Steve king fan, reading everything and anything that he has written, I have struggled to find another author who really makes you care... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
The son of Stephen pulls out all the stops in this captivating novel.Published 1 month ago by Gary Haines
After reading the Locke and key series I wanted to give Joe Hill a try. I am glad I did NOS4R2 is a roller coaster of a book. It's a page turner. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jeff
I was unaware of this author until very recently and had to google his name before realising exactly who he was. Read morePublished 3 months ago by S H.