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- Listening Length: 22 hours and 1 minute
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Brilliance Audio
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 5 July 2011
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005AJOIKO
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Simmons has again proved why he is one of the best writers out there with Summer of Night.
I cannot fault this book at all, the length was perfect, there was a lot of detail, but not too much to make it unnecessary. But the best part was the characters.
I have compared Simmons to Stephen King regarding his character building. But after this, I have to say that Simmons is superior.
I mean, he takes six 11 year old boys and turns then into these fantastic characters that all have their own background and personality, and yet you can relate to each one of them.
Everything that they experience, you experience. It's as though you are the 7th character and you are trying to solve the mystery of Old Central. That's why I couldn't put this down. I had to know what happened next. Which is why this book deserves its praise as one of the best horror books out there.
If you want to read a horror story, look no further and pick this up. I can guarantee that it will give you both a scare, and a trip down memory lane to your Summer holiday.
But, no need to worry, as these kids might only be 11 years old but they sure can kick ass and chew bubble-gum. Seriously, we could do with them on the streets over here to take out all the hoodies hanging around mugging and stabbing people. They wield shot-guns, blow buildings up, and tackle the undead all whilst drinking fizzy pop & reading Scrooge MacDuck comics!
This is another fantastic read from Dan Simmons, and a lot of the characters feature in future novels, so worth reading all of them aswell. 5 stars.
The book is extremely well-written, although readers of Stephen King's 'It' may see some similarities. This is a much better book however - it is about half the length of King's epic and much faster-paced.
Simmons' ability to build up the tension remains unbeatable - he is by far more masterful at this than King, Koontz, Herbert, or Hutson. There is a real sense of dread that makes your heart beat that little bit faster.
This is a truly creepy book, with moments of humour, sadness, nostalgia and horror. I cannot recommend this book highly enough! Buy it now!
Ultimately frustrating as, like I said, I think there's a good story in here.
Oh and one other thing, the font is very small throughout. Obviously dependent upon your age/strength of your eyes/power of your glasses, I'd advise getting this in Kindle rather than paperback. Well actually I wouldn't advise getting it at all...