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Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge
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Oct 19, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: july-read, bram-stoker-winner
Read from June 19 to July 03, 2011

It's Halloween time in a Midwestern town 1963.
A Haunting descendth upon a town! The October Boy cometh!
But why? And what is his origin? One thing for sure is he has a Jack O Lantern head. There is some dark goings on in this town once a year, will this be the last of its occurrences?
The October Boy is something of a creation in same way Frankenstein created his being in which both are sent on a path of fear and terror amongst the town dwellers.
Written in a nice prose the story flows well, a story of terror in a town and a boys destiny.

“Every kid in this town, chasing after a bogeyman with a pumpkin for a head, scared to death of a walking Scarecrow with a big sharp butcher knife. Every kid in this town, thinking that there’s a way out of a nightmare through a fairy tale,when there’s really no way out at all.”
"We’re gonna take the Run straight to our buddy Sawtooth Jack, and I am gonna splatter his ass before he even gets a chance To step across the Line.”

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Bark's Book Nonsense I've had this on my shelf for a few years. I think I'll pull it out this Oct for my Halloween read.


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