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This review is from: The Uninvited (Hardcover)
What a strange book. Having kids control adults and make them commit sabotage is spooky. Having kids actually committing murder goes beyond that.
Our protagonist, Hesketh Lock, is as strange as the kids. His inability to understand human relationships (or to actually be a constructive part of a relationship) is offset by his ability to find patterns and trends in series of events. He constructs origami figures both literally and figuratively to isolate himself from other people. He constructs Venn diagrams to organize data and make connections between those events.
His one relationship is with the son, Freddy - actually the son of his ex. Freddy and Hesketh have some ability to communicate with each other. But, that could change.
The violence and accidents and deaths are somehow being caused by the younger members of society. How and why this is so is the thrust of the book.
This book is quite different from the normal fare and would appeal most to those who like new takes on old themes.
I found it to be disturbing but quite well written. I'll check into other books by Jensen.
(Disclosure: I received an Advance Readers Copy from the Amazon US Vine program.)