NOS4A2: A Novel PDF

Title NOS4A2: A Novel
Author Joe Hill
Publisher HarperCollins
Released Date 2013-04-29
Language English
Format EPUB / PDF
Pages 785
Total Downloads 67,838
Total Views 203,911
Rating
4/5 (338 ratings)

Summary

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Joe Hill comes must read vampiric horror novel that is guaranteed to give readers a spine-tingling, bone-chilling read in this supernatural suspense.
NOS4A2: A Novel is a masterwork of horror.

Victoria has an uncanny knack for finding things and when she rides her bicycle over the rickety old covered bridge in the woods near her house, she always emerges in the places she needs to be.

Charles has a gift of his own. He takes children for rides in his car. There, they can slip out of the everyday world and onto hidden roads that lead to an astonishing playground of amusements. The journey across the highway of Charlie's twisted imagination transforms his precious passengers, leaving them terrifying and unstoppable.

Then comes the day when Vic goes looking for trouble… and finds her way to Charlie. That was a lifetime ago. Now, the only kid ever to escape Charlie's evil is all grown up and desperate to forget. But Charlie Manx hasn't stopped thinking about Victoria McQueen.

As a life-and-death battle of wills builds, Vic prepares to destroy Ch...


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booklove2

4/5
Written at a fast page-flipping pace that could only rival his dad Stephen King's writing (pertaining to my book experience anyway), this book is quite the race on St. Nick's Parkway. The book encompasses a smaller cast of characters, if you compare it to a group of characters in something like 'The Stand', so it's surprising that it's almost 700 pages. There also seems to be connections to Joe Hill's other books, his dad's books, and even a couple David Mitchell books were mentioned, which I was especially happy about. (All three of these writers seem to love the idea of shared universes!) So much detail is here, I can't help but think not ALL of it is necessary. Everything doesn't need to be spelled out, but at the same time, intriguing things like a place on a map called "Giant Toys" are only mentioned leaving a bit of a disappointment. Surprisingly, not a ton of the book takes place in Christmasland, which is where the characters are headed for most of the book. The book is creepy but I expected even more zaniness from the son of a horror genius. It might not be fair to Joe Hill that my expectations were this high... really no one can write these fast paced books like Stephen King but Joe Hill is probably the closest thing.

readingover50

3/5
Not super scary, but a very imaginative and unique story. I loved the idea of Christmasland. And when we finally get there, it was super creepy. The actual book was a little long, and I didn't like how all of the characters were damaged. I just wished some of them could be normal, and not destroyed by their time in the inscape. I would give this book 5 stars for the basic idea, but the execution was lacking, so only 3 stars. Also, if a book is considered a "horror" novel, I want more scares.

john_warner

4/5
Since Victoria "Vic" McQueen was a child, she has possessed a supernatural ability to piece reality with her bicycle to find lost objects. Others possess similar gift including the stuttering homeless girl named Maggie who lives in a library who can divine the future using Scrabble tiles. Another is the antagonist, the wizened Charlie Manz, driving in his demonic Rolls Royce with license plates displaying NOS4A2 (think Nosferatu, the early 20th century film vampire, who entices children in his vehicle promising to transport them to Christmasland where Christmas exists year around. However, exercising these gifts are not without their cost.When Vic is kidnapped by Manz, she shortly escapes and Manz is imprisoned. Vic goes on to live her life but the ordeal leaves her psychically scared, which she treats with alcohol and other self-defeating behavior. Although Manz dies and is autopsied, the body disappears from the morgue and is reunited with his vehicle. Now Manz has stolen something valuable from Vic and she is determined to retrieve it and to bury Manz under Christmasland.If you are a fan of horror writers, Stephen King and Dean Koontz, you need to include Joe Hill who reads similar to his mentors. Although Joe Hill is the son of Stephen King, he has definitely put his mark on the horror genre making it his own style. The action was so tense I found myself driving longer than I needed so I could listen to another few minutes of the story. The narrator for the audiobook was the actress Kate Mulgrew whose character voices made this novel more terrifying.