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Atavus Falls - Jack J. Carroll
Atavus Falls
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When fourteen year-old Jackson’s life is uprooted, he finds his new hometown, idyllic Atavus Falls, under attack. The locals choose to call the threat a rabid bear or mountain lion, but as the killer closes in on Jackson and his family, it comes to light that their ‘monster’ is actually the... show more
When fourteen year-old Jackson’s life is uprooted, he finds his new hometown, idyllic Atavus Falls, under attack. The locals choose to call the threat a rabid bear or mountain lion, but as the killer closes in on Jackson and his family, it comes to light that their ‘monster’ is actually the product of a sociological experiment gone wrong, an experiment whereupon an unhinged psychologist raised a feral child, a child completely deprived of all human contact, in order to prove that language is a contagion, a virus infecting us all. The fates of Jackson and the monster prove to be entwined at the rootmost level, and Atavus Falls soon shows us that sometimes a monster lives in the soul of a child… and sometimes humanity can be seen reflected in the eyes of a monster
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781537052298 (1537052292)
ASIN: 1537052292
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (2010-12-22)
Pages no: 200
Edition language: English
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I always feel bad when I'm reviewing a debut book with a negative opinion. Especially when it's obvious that the author tried really hard. I'm going to be as constructive as possible.Atavus Falls was a great idea. The idea of language being a virus is one that has been played with a few times, and I...
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