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The Boy Who Drew Monsters - Keith Donohue
The Boy Who Drew Monsters
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Stolen Child comes a hypnotic literary horror novel about a young boy trapped inside his own world, whose drawings blur the lines between fantasy and reality.Ever since he nearly drowned in the ocean three years earlier, ten-year-old Jack Peter... show more
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Stolen Child comes a hypnotic literary horror novel about a young boy trapped inside his own world, whose drawings blur the lines between fantasy and reality.Ever since he nearly drowned in the ocean three years earlier, ten-year-old Jack Peter Keenan has been deathly afraid to venture outdoors. Refusing to leave his home in a small coastal town in Maine, Jack Peter spends his time drawing monsters. When those drawings take on a life of their own, no one is safe from the terror they inspire. His mother, Holly, begins to hear strange sounds in the night coming from the ocean, and she seeks answers from the local Catholic priest and his Japanese housekeeper, who fill her head with stories of shipwrecks and ghosts. His father, Tim, wanders the beach, frantically searching for a strange apparition running wild in the dunes. And the boy’s only friend, Nick, becomes helplessly entangled in the eerie power of the drawings. While those around Jack Peter are haunted by what they think they see, only he knows the truth behind the frightful occurrences as the outside world encroaches upon them all.In the tradition of The Turn of the Screw, Keith Donohue’s The Boy Who Drew Monsters is a mesmerizing tale of psychological terror and imagination run wild, a perfectly creepy read for a dark night.
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Format: kindle
ISBN: 9781250057167
ASIN: B00HTJBD9C
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
Category:
Adult, Horror
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Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
3.0 Underwhelmed
I read this for the Horror square. I agree with Moonlight Reader that ultimately this book really was underwhelming. I think all of the elements of a good horror story were there, but the characters, the slowly moving plot (and not in a good way by the way) and the ending just left me cold. And I...
Moonlight Reader
Moonlight Reader rated it
3.5 The Boy Who Drew Monsters by Keith Donohue
I had zero expectations of this book going in, except that it would be scary. You all know that I don't like scary (because I'm totally chickenshit), so I actually read the book in spite of that, not because of that. Which is good, because it isn't really scary. There is a bit of suspense, but I w...
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