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Dark Harvest - Norman Partridge
Dark Harvest
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Halloween, 1963. They call him the October Boy, or Ol’ Hacksaw Face, or Sawtooth Jack. Whatever the name, everybody in this small Midwestern town knows who he is. How he rises from the cornfields every Halloween, a butcher knife in his hand, and makes his way toward town, where gangs of teenage... show more
Halloween, 1963. They call him the October Boy, or Ol’ Hacksaw Face, or Sawtooth Jack. Whatever the name, everybody in this small Midwestern town knows who he is. How he rises from the cornfields every Halloween, a butcher knife in his hand, and makes his way toward town, where gangs of teenage boys eagerly await their chance to confront the legendary nightmare. Both the hunter and the hunted, the October Boy is the prize in an annual rite of life and death. Pete McCormick knows that killing the October Boy is his one chance to escape a dead-end future in this one-horse town. He’s willing to risk everything, including his life, to be a winner for once. But before the night is over, Pete will look into the saw-toothed face of horror--and discover the terrifying true secret of the October Boy . . .Winner of the Stoker Award and named one of the 100 Best Novels of 2006 by Publishers Weekly, Dark Harvest is a powerhouse thrill-ride with all the resonance of Shirley Jackson’s "The Lottery."
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780765319111 (076531911X)
ASIN: 076531911X
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 176
Edition language: English
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A Spoopy Love Affair With Books
A Spoopy Love Affair With Books rated it
2.5 Review: Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge
Not a disaster, but definitely a disappointment, feeling padded even for its short length, and lacking any sort of emotional investment. The only character I cared remotely about in the end was the October Boy himself, and even that is at the most basic level. The plot itself doesn't stand up to a...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
3.0 Dark Harvest
An unnamed town in 1963 is home to a yearly event on Halloween called the "Run" which tracks down a thing called October Boy. Grown each year and set free on Halloween, he is given a butcher knife to use against boys between the ages of 16 to 19. The boy that kills October Boy is free to leave the t...
Shelf Indulgence
Shelf Indulgence rated it
4.0 Dark Harvest
Normally, when I finish one book and move on to the next, I make a random selection from a list of what I have to read to determine which one is next. This is to avoid the "last in, first out" problem I normally have when reading books. I'm making an exception with Dark Harvest, since I've read so m...
beishir
beishir rated it
3.0 Dark Harvest
All-in-all I really enjoyed "Dark Harvest". It was seasonal, a great Halloween read, and the story and the premise were creepy and certainly held my attention cover to cover.But, (slight spoilers here!!!!) somehow I felt a little let down by the ending. I would like to have known more about the Harv...
Konnici na Liriite - Chevalier Du Lys
Konnici na Liriite - Chevalier Du Lys rated it
3.0 Dark Harvest
This is a small novel (around 100 pages). The premise was something we've seen somewhere in another books but the twists Herr Norman gave made it unique. Halloween is a time of trick or treat - so what better than to chase the Pumpkin monster instead of him chasing you? Every year boys with 16 or 17...
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