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by Kathe Koja
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Book Which I Have Done Read Them
Book Which I Have Done Read Them rated it 6 years ago
I came across this book on a few "best horror" book lists. If this is one of the best I'd hate to read the worst.The actual premise of the book could have been a good short story with a better author.
Gregor Xane
Gregor Xane rated it 6 years ago
But what did it all mean? If you don't like reading books where that's the question you're left with after turning the final page, this might not be the thing for you. This book is like a Rorschach splatter, and I'm not telling you what I think it all meant to me. I'd be embarrassed, I think, to e...
thomcat
thomcat rated it 8 years ago
Between the stream-of-consciousness narration, the unlikeable characters and the inevitable ending that took forever to arrive, I just didn't like this book. The plot is this: Nicholas, a video store clerk finds a mysterious hole in an abandoned storage room. He shows it to Nakota, who wants to expl...
Book Sand Worm
Book Sand Worm rated it 8 years ago
The Basics Nicholas and Nakota have found a hole in the storage room of Nicholas’s apartment building. It’s far from normal, holds some mysterious power, and compels them to play with fire again and again. Unluckily for Nicholas, Nakota is just the sort of person that could become entirely obsesse...
coffee & ink
coffee & ink rated it 9 years ago
Now available in ebook to freak out new generations of readers. I love Koja's edgy verb-dominated prose, the sentence fragments of fragmented perception; her self-destructive characters sometimes lose me.
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