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In the midst of a 1981 meteor shower in Iowa, a homicidal maniac escapes from prison and returns to the farm where his nineteen-year-old son, Ry, must summon three childhood toys--Mr. Furrington, Jesus Christ, and Scowler--to protect himself, his eleven-year-old sister, Sarah, and their mother.
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, 2013
ISBN: 9780307980878
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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ArapahoeSarahD Jun 25, 2019

Warning: This book depicts acts of heinous violence, abuse, murder and torture. I do not recommend this book to anyone who is triggered by gore or any of the aforementioned topics. Really, people. This book is intense. I also couldn't put it down. It is a fascinating story with so many fever-dream like twists and turns that you're never sure which end is up.

Jul 05, 2015

The depictions of physical and mental abuse in the first 50 pages were too much for me. I think this is edging too far into the gore category for me. Not for me; dropped.

Jan 29, 2015

Author needs to brush up on firearms - rifles and shotguns are not the same. And any object that a car has trouble pulling out of the water at the bottom of a hole would be impossible for a man to do so with his bare hands.

mvkramer Aug 17, 2014

This book suffered from pacing issues. The middle was just too drawn out and that spoiled a lot of the buildup of tension that worked so well up to that point. If this were a shorter novel, maybe reduced by about a third, it would have been much more effective.


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