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Shed by Jason McIntyre
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Mar 23, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: on-my-kobo, 2011, the-wonder-years, all-in-the-family, a-sense-of-place, prose-that-sings, novellas, epic-creep, horror, small-town-lives
Read from November 21 to 22, 2011


Wow. This was really good. I’m so impressed. The story reminded me a lot of Stephen King; in Shed we have a portrait of island life, the breakdown of the family unit, and the world as seen through the eyes of a child. Also hearkening back to King, we have children in peril, not only from the adults in their life, but from the dark surrounding them.

This is one of those stories that once you start it, you cannot put it down. There aren’t any surprises (you pretty much know exactly what’s going to happen) but that foreknowledge does not detract one little bit from the tension and suspense (and the horror!) that follows. I especially loved the characterization of older brother Simon – so solemn, so brave, so determined.
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