Young Samuel Johnson and his dachshund, Boswell, are trying to show initiative by trick-or-treating a full three days before Halloween, which is how they come to witness strange goings-on at 666 Crowley Road. The Abernathys don't mean any harm by their flirtation with the underworld, but when... show more
Young Samuel Johnson and his dachshund, Boswell, are trying to show initiative by trick-or-treating a full three days before Halloween, which is how they come to witness strange goings-on at 666 Crowley Road. The Abernathys don't mean any harm by their flirtation with the underworld, but when they unknowingly call forth Satan himself, they create a gap in the universe, a gap through which a pair of enormous gates is visible. The gates to Hell. And there are some pretty terrifying beings just itching to get out.... Can one small boy defeat evil? Can he harness the power of science, faith, and love to save the world as we know it? Bursting with imagination and impossible to put down, The Gates is about the pull between good and evil, physics and fantasy and the courage of a boy who is barely old enough to trick or treat on his own. This novel makes anything seem possible.
Publish date: August 30th 2011
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
Series: Samuel Johnson vs. the Devil (#1)
Trying to get an early start on collecting his Halloween treats, Samuel Johnson and his super-smart dog Boswell unwittingly stumble upon a plot from the denizens of Hell to conquer the Earth. The Gates by John Connelly would probably best belong on the shelf of a younger teen, but as a 47-year-old ...
Many of the names in the story are plucked from the whos-who of occultists including the house at the centre of the story. Living in 666 Crowley Avenue should have been a sign that Seances mightn't go well. Add in a weakening of the walls between the worlds by the Hadron Collider, one boy and his ...
Un libro de terror infantil, que resulta tierno y divertido (y para cualquier edad). Esta primer experiencia con John Connolly fue muy linda!. El protagonista (el pequeño Samuel) es muy dulce y ocurrente y nos hace reflexionar continuamente. El lenguaje es fluido y muy irónico.. un libro muy recomen...
A fantastic, funny read. you can watch my review here - http://youtu.be/92B5hKciOC0
A high three: enjoyable but it didn't blow me away. Definitely reminded me of Douglas Adams books and Simon Pegg movies, and if you like that type of British-style humor then you'll probably find this funny and worth the read. I never thought I'd see the Large Hardron Collider featured in a book abo...