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by Dan Simmons
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Lornographic Material
Lornographic Material rated it 6 years ago
Preface: Some of you will read this review and wonder why I gave it such a high score when I had such a big problem with a certain aspect of the storyline. Those of you who feel confused by my rating should know that, yes, this book is terrific. It transported me to another time and place. For me, i...
Cody's Bookshelf
Cody's Bookshelf rated it 6 years ago
I am utterly speechless. I can't write a review that will do justice to this novel that wrecked me in the best kind of way. Let me just say two things: 1.) Stephen King is dangerously close to being dethroned as my favorite author. 2.) Read this book. Now.
Shiftyj1
Shiftyj1 rated it 6 years ago
Maybe light on the horror, but heavy with colorful characterizations of small town life in the 60's and how innocence can be lost very quickly and then somehow found again. Solid 4.5 Stars and Highly Recommended.
Cushla
Cushla rated it 8 years ago
It’s the summer of 1960 and in the small town of Elm Haven, Illinois, five twelve-year-old boys are forging the powerful bonds that a lifetime of change will not break. From sunset bike rides to shaded hiding places in the woods, the boys’ days are marked by all of the secrets and silences of an id...
Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog
All Dan Simmons fans know that he can write successfully in any genre he chooses and that he likes to mix horror into various other genres. Here is his YA/horror novel. It's a bit too horrific, profane, violent, sexy and grim to actually appear in the YA section of any bookstore, though, what with a...
Shelf Indulgence
Shelf Indulgence rated it 9 years ago
After finishing It, I thought I’d go back and re-read some other "idyllic yet horrific" reflections on childhood, and of course I dug up Dan Simmons’ Summer of Night, the book I read when I was in college thinking it would be the next-best thing to It. At the time, it didn't have the same effect on...
11811
11811 rated it 10 years ago
Stephen King blurbs on the cover that he is in awe of Dan Simmons. I concur. Simmons resurrects all your childhood fears and confirms their validity. Their IS something under the bed, its pissed, and you have every reason to be very afraid.
wbebout
wbebout rated it 11 years ago
Incredible book. Simmon's attention to detail was amazing and kept me riveted although the same detail bored and overwhelmed me in his previous that I have read. This is another coming of age story for a band of pre-teens. Other authors relay this tale in a more normal world, Simmons manages to t...
The Book Devourer
The Book Devourer rated it 12 years ago
Okay, this started out REALLLLLLLLY slow for me. Rating this a 3.75...There were times, multiple times, that I wanted to just return it to the library and move on to something else. And I DON'T stop reading books, even when they are bad, so that tells you something. But I am glad that stayed with t...
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