Great book! I enjoyed it thoroughly. The book isn't anything like the movie - a good thing in my mind. I liked the movie because Kevin Bacon was in itGreat book! I enjoyed it thoroughly. The book isn't anything like the movie - a good thing in my mind. I liked the movie because Kevin Bacon was in it but that was pretty much as far as the liking went. The book is short - only 157 pages which was disappointing because it could have been much longer.
The story is about a man who is hypnotised as a gag only to realize later that the hypnotist had, unwittingly, released something in his mind. He started seeing a ghost and could hear his neighbors activities for several blocks. He could also see into the future by a few days.
Of course the ghost was murdered and wanted him to find her body - that much was in the movie but it was a woman not a young girl as the movie had it. The killer was a bit of surprise but not much - well, I suppose more accurately the reason the killer killed her was a bit of a surprise and actually it seemed a bit thin but whatever.
One could see how this "gift" could really be more of a nightmare. When I was younger I thought it would be so damn cool to have these powers but later I realized that it would be a curse, not a gift. Good book - I liked it....more
You know, this book started out quite good but towards the middle and on to the end, it lost all it's magic. I was very disappointed because it had thYou know, this book started out quite good but towards the middle and on to the end, it lost all it's magic. I was very disappointed because it had the possibility to be a favorite and ended up being on the least favorite list. ...more
Even though I swore I wasn't going to - I did finish this book by Bentley Little. To be quite honest, I was bored to tears through it and the whole "vEven though I swore I wasn't going to - I did finish this book by Bentley Little. To be quite honest, I was bored to tears through it and the whole "vanishing" thing was lost on me. Who was vanishing? No one vanished in the book so I was rather confused how the title came about. If I would have had another book to read, I wouldn't have bothered finishing it but I didn't. Thank goodness I get to buy more books today.
The book is about a forest that has human-like creatures who basically want to mate with humans. Humans want to mate with these creatures as well so a lot of "hybrid" children are born with bodies of humans but heads like animals. Not all the children were hideously disfigured but several were. The rest were crazy as loons.
The monsters start killing humans and at first they can't tell why it is happening but then they realize that the ancestors of all those being killed gold thieves from the 1800's. Everyone that lived around the woods knew better than to steal the gold they would find laying on the ground because the gold was cursed. Why it took two more generations before the monsters sought their revenge wasn't the least bit clear.
One person is killed who wasn't a descendent of the monster/humans and there is no clear reason why other than he was doing some research on them but so were a lot of other people and they weren't killed. It was stupid and gratuitous. I just rolled my eyes. It was like the author hadn't killed anyone for a few chapters so threw that in.
Overall, I give this book a D because I never cared about the monsters, the characters or the cause. It was boring and hard to stay focused on. I would not recommend this book to anyone and I'm a Bentley Little fan. ...more