NOS4A2 is a spine-tingling novel of supernatural suspense from master of horror Joe Hill, the New York Times bestselling author of Heart-Shaped Box and Horns. Victoria McQueen has a secret gift for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. On... show more
NOS4A2 is a spine-tingling novel of supernatural suspense from master of horror Joe Hill, the New York Times bestselling author of Heart-Shaped Box and Horns. Victoria McQueen has a secret gift for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. On her Raleigh Tuff Burner bike, she makes her way to a rickety covered bridge that, within moments, takes her wherever she needs to go, whether it’s across Massachusetts or across the country. Charles Talent Manx has a way with children. He likes to take them for rides in his 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith with the NOS4A2 vanity plate. With his old car, he can slip right out of the everyday world, and onto the hidden roads that transport them to an astonishing – and terrifying – playground of amusements he calls “Christmasland.” Then, one day, Vic goes looking for trouble—and finds Manx. That was a lifetime ago. Now Vic, the only kid to ever escape Manx’s unmitigated evil, is all grown up and desperate to forget. But Charlie Manx never stopped thinking about Victoria McQueen. He’s on the road again and he’s picked up a new passenger: Vic’s own son.
Publish date: 2013-04-30
Publisher: William Morrow
Pages no: 692
Edition language: English
3.75 starsI have a few mixed feelings about this book. At times it felt like an adult horror. I really got into certain scenes. Other times, it felt like more of toned down horror, like it was aimed at a younger audience maybe. Overall, I did enjoy it.
Vic could create portal in her mind and travel through it. Cool trick. Only if she could believe it herself. This is the story about a group of portal creators, among them a killer who preyed on children. So Vic is trying to deal with her ability alone without much help from her parents. She ...
N0S4A2 is a standalone horror story written by Joe Hill, son of Stephen King. This was my first time reading anything he’d written. Maybe it’s because I read a lot more fantasy than I do horror, but this book felt as much like a fantasy book to me as it did a horror book. I guess that line is a l...
I don't venture into the horror genre that often but in honor of Christmas fast approaching, I decided to give this one a try and I'm glad that I did, although, this certainly isn't a Dickens type of Christmas story! It's a supernatural suspense about a girl who can travel on her bicycle to other di...
I called it quits at the 42% mark and skimmed the ending. I wasn’t tempted to go back and finish reading the rest of it. It doesn’t really seem necessary to understand the ending. It just means I missed a few details, but by the 42% mark I’d pretty much stopped caring. Vic was somewhat interesting...