Even his protagonists were shells instead of realized, so when people died, there was no investment to make the deaths impactful. They were just there to service the story, and whatever connections could have been there just didn't matter. In the end, the potential for the story outweighs its execution. This is the second horror novel I've read that has used a bog as a central setting the other being The Man in the Moss by Phil Rickman , and both of them were lacking. Maybe it's because I've always had a fascination with bogs, and I build up the idea of the story to impossible levels.
Regardless, I'm still waiting to read a good horror novel that features a bog. Good old horror. I heard about this book on Twitter and picked it up although this was the first time I heard of this author. I'm glad I did. And I certainly look forward to reading more of Rick Hautala soon! Aug 18, Peter rated it it was amazing Shelves: horror. A brilliantly written book full of suspense and terror.
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I quite liked this tale of child abduction set in There are some great twists in this story I don't give any spoilers here. Highty recommended. I definitely will read more books by this author. Jan 31, Shelly Christoffersen rated it really liked it. Read almost 30 years ago. Loved it. Years later tried to find book again. Didn't remember author and never found it until now.
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Everyone knows Les has a gun.
Everyone knows he called in sick and was spotted around town. Everyone knows he found a body where everyone else already looked. Everyone knows he has it out for Marshall. GH: The attempts to conceal the body are half-assed. Even the killer just waits until a kid stumbles into him before striking. I was on her side every step of the way. Allison is bored of hanging around in their motel room all day, where Dave leaves her for hours on end. Then at some point, she unzips his pants and Les, who is clearly thinking that all will be good under that bar table, is horrified when she in fact grabs his manhood and yanks it really hard and laughs in his face.
You have two characters at their most interesting, conflicting with each other.
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It was camping out in a creepy old abandoned house where they could be easily cornered and attacked. It made no sense. The backstory is that he played doctor with another little boy, got caught and whipped by his dad, and had an orgasm. Thirty years later, he murders small boys in a dangerous bog to get off. DK: Clearly you never were dad-whipped to orgasm.
Moving on: I have a couple of style notes I wanted to get to. To wit:. An apostrophe after gonna? GH: Welcome to the wonderful world of Zebra copy editing: random capitalization, misplaced commas, repetitive word use, uneven margins. This time there was a deep intensity in his voice. DK: I feel bad being harsh on this book because I made the mistake of looking up Hautala, and he seems to have been a stand-up guy with real cred in the horror world.
Interestingly, his first book was called Moondeath and has nothing to do with this. DK: His big hit was Night Stone , which had one of the first holographic covers, hence turning it into a bestseller. DK: I think the sodomy scenes were a little holla-graphic.
GH: Not for me. I wanted a monster with drippy hands, and some kind of lunar tie-in. Instead I got hillbilly Peyton Place with too many peepers and not enough Allison.
SK: I was into it at first. I was sure something supernatural was going on with those peepers. But instead there was just some jarring and upsetting scenes of human violence and very little in terms of stakes or story. So no, I did not end up enjoying it. Moonbog by Rick Hautala , Paperback. Be the first to write a review About this product. Show More Show Less. No ratings or reviews yet. Be the first to write a review. Rowling , Hardcover. Anna Todd 5 Books- After Series.
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