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A Living Nightmare (Cirque Du Freak, #1) - Community Reviews back

by Darren Shan
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beautifullybookish rated it 5 years ago
This story is brilliant in its simplicity. It's clear from the beginning that this series was written for the Goosebumps graduates. The writing is simple and well paced. There isn't a lot of down time with the plot. It moves along well. That combined with the familiarity of the vampire, makes this q...
oneandonlywm3 rated it 6 years ago
Finished it in one sitting. It had a shallow plot, something obviously meant for children or teens younger than 18. I have to press the issue again regarding books that really not scary but they are considered as horror. This book didn't scare me at all, but like I said, it was meant for children- y...
Zoë Markham
Zoë Markham rated it 6 years ago
I've been getting hooked on Darren Shan via his ZOM-B series, and have come to the Vampire novels really late in the day, but what a treat! I read Cirque du Freak in one sitting this morning and adored it. Shan does a fantastic job of keeping the narrative genuinely frightening but at the same tim...
The Classics Companion
The Classics Companion rated it 7 years ago
Really interesting concept. Definitely one to read if you like Young Adult books.
Beyond the Pages
Beyond the Pages rated it 7 years ago
Really interesting concept. Definitely one to read if you like Young Adult books.
Ana V.
Ana V. rated it 8 years ago
I'm only going to read the next two because I already borrowed them, otherwise I would have stopped. It's.. dull. Boring. Simplistic. Too simplistic.
Xdyj's books
Xdyj's books rated it 8 years ago
The target audience of this book seem to be very young kids, as the author uses mostly simple word & sentences as well as lots & lots of exclamation marks.
Somewhere Far Beyond
Somewhere Far Beyond rated it 9 years ago
I've wanted to read this book for AGES! I was 15 when I became aware of its existence, but by the time gtting it was impossible in my city. Finally, I was able to read it! It didn't disappoint me . It is very entertaining and quick to read. Darren is a very brave boy, indeed! I can't wait to read th...
Infinite Satellite
Infinite Satellite rated it 9 years ago
Summary: This manga retelling of the popular kids' horror series follows the original plot: Darren and his friend Steve find themselves at a real freak show (the wolfman bites someone's arm off). Steve puts them in danger by revealing his knowledge that the ringleader is a vampire, and Darren compou...
Nyx Book Reviews
Nyx Book Reviews rated it 10 years ago
One of my first vampire-encounters. I was immediatly sold.
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