My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
“HIC LOCUS EST UBI MORS GAUDET SUCCURRERE VITAE.”
– This is the place where death delights to help the living.
I had DNF’d this first time I tried to read it. And it wasn’t because it wasn’t good. At the time, IT was still fresh in my mind, and Maggie’s stuttering reminded me too much of Bill.
I’m so glad I gave this another go, cause it was a fucking wild ride!
I totally geeked out and loved all the nerdy references:
-the Superman earrings
-Wonder Woman shirt
-The name of the nurse: Bilbo! Hello LOTR!!
-Tabitha (love that he named an FBI agent after his mom). In fact, this book was dedicated to her! How sweet is that?!!
I also loved the subtle nods to Dad’s work in this one.
My only tiff was that some parts dragged . I felt like 100 pages could easily have been shaved off. And the ending..while it was satisfying, I think it should have been played out differently for an even more dramatic effect.
Overall, a great read if you’re in the mood for horror and a different take on vampires.
I know most hated Charlie Manx & Bing, but I loved them cause they were so vile!
Have you read it? Seen the show?
I haven’t seen the show yet, but I’m going to this week and can’t wait!!
Victoria McQueen has a secret gift for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. On her Raleigh Tuff Burner bike, she makes her way to a rickety covered bridge that, within moments, takes her wherever she needs to go, whether it’s across Massachusetts or across the country.
Charles Talent Manx has a way with children. He likes to take them for rides in his 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith with the NOS4A2 vanity plate. With his old car, he can slip right out of the everyday world, and onto the hidden roads that transport them to an astonishing – and terrifying – playground of amusements he calls “Christmasland.”
Then, one day, Vic goes looking for trouble—and finds Manx. That was a lifetime ago. Now Vic, the only kid to ever escape Manx’s unmitigated evil, is all grown up and desperate to forget. But Charlie Manx never stopped thinking about Victoria McQueen. He’s on the road again and he’s picked up a new passenger: Vic’s own son.