The Cabin at the End of the World
Seven-year-old Wen and her parents, Eric and Andrew, are vacationing at a remote ...more
what. the. fuck. was. that?
here’s the thing, ever since paul tremblay wrote A Head Full of Ghosts and slipped in a character named “karen brissette” whose voice sounded an awful lot like the inside of my own (ghostless) head, i’ve been pestering him with, “am i gonna be in the next book, huh?? huh?? huh?? am i??"
but i am so glad to not be in this one because YEESH.
i don’t even know how to review it.
it’s pretty ...more
Don't recommend the audiobook as some characters sounded quite robotic and it took me out of the story.
Overall it left me wanting to find more books with a similar premise since it didn't give me what I want.
Any recommendation of books where you don't know who's crazy/telling the truth?
"Your dads won't let us in, Wen. But they have to. Tell them they have to. We are not here to hurt you. We need your help to save the world. Please."
I love that, when you pick up a Paul Tremblay novel, you never know exactly what you're getting yourself into until you finish the book. Each one of his novels are widely different in plot, but also wholly similar in their unsettling and deliciously compulsive nature. Each of his fans have their own personal favorite; for me, that's A Head ...more
Without spoiling things, The Cabin at the End of the World is a home invasion novel with apocalyptic overtones. Andrew and Eric, and their adopted Chinese daughter, Wen, are ...more
Existential crisis, anyone?
What is life?
What is love?
What are words?
What does anything mean?
Did I just read this?
What did I just read?
Is there anybody out there?
Are you there God, it's me, Meg?
Wen and her Daddies, Andrew and Eric, head off on a family vacation to a little cabin in the woods of New Hampshire to unplug from the world for a while. The cutest little family ever to family.
I fell in love with them from the very first chapter ...more
When I first started reading this book, I thought if the horror films "The Strangers" and "The Cabin in the woods" had a baby - it would be this book! Of course, there are major differences (and plots) but still....
A getaway to a cabin sounds like a perfect time away for Wen and her two dads. They are going to relax, she wants to catch some grasshoppers and they plan to enjoy the lake. But one day a man approaches Wen while she is busy catching her grasshoppers and tells her "None of ...more
Eric and Andrew are staying in a remote cabin on a New Hampshire lake with their seven-year-old child, Wen, who is catching grasshoppers in the garden when a large man appears. He is friendly at first and is starting to win Wen over when he abruptly says, "None of what is going to happen is your fault." Three more strangers then appear in the driveway holding deadly weapons...
This has probably been my most ...more
I’m just— what the actually....
*Glares intensifies at book sitting on the table*
“GAH YOU’RE SO POINTLESS!!!” I scream.
OK. Great premise. I can understand the obscurity and redundancy of it— the ‘Unknown’. Writing was decent. Very engaging. But the pacing. THE PACING. Oh god, THE FUCKING PACING . I’m done.
D O N E.
What in the world was this mess. Too much repetition that tried hard to give these characters back stories but instead, fucking backfired in a ...more
Eric and Andrew take their daughter Wen on vacation to a remote cabin located on a lake in the woods of New Hampshire. It's been deliberately chosen because it has no cell service, no internet, no nothing. They want to spend this time together, uninterrupted as a ...more
And speaking of stories that go nowhere, at no point did any of the four just stop, take five minutes, and explain what it was specifically that not only initially convinced them to risk their lives to come to this spot, but also why they believe what they believe. At no point did Tremblay provide any motivation beyond, "I believe it." Lame.
The narrative ...more
Can see why Stephen King endorsed this gripping and horrifying tale....Yikes!
The creepy, unsettling start - - A sweet, but cautious seven-year-old Wen knows very well she shouldn't talk to strangers, but this BIG guy is so nice and is helping her catch grasshoppers after all so everything is copacetic until his repeated requests for her help become frightening.
Run to the cabin she does to warn daddy Eric and daddy Andrew. The cabin doors are bolted....the man as BIG as a...more
First and foremost Paul Tremblay gave us characters that you immediately care for. Eric, Andrew, and their adopted daughter Wen are such a breath of fresh air. They feel so real and their interactions with one another were so natural and fluid. That's how ...more
UPDATE: July 2nd, 2019 Congratulations to Paul for winning the Locus Award and the Stoker Award for achievement in a novel.
So this book, The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay is going to be my new ‘go-to’ recommendation for any reader that still thinks horror is only “blood & guts and scary stuff”. But hang in there with me ...more
I almost got a tension neck reading this with my shoulders all scrunched up like an old crone. I'm not kidding. I liked this author's A Head Full of Ghosts just ...more
While reading this book, I kept on hoping it would get better, but it didn't. It just went down into a spiral of uninteresting stuff. It just went down and down. And yes, *that* kind of ending, I mean, I hate it, it's my pet peeve. When a book has *that* kind of ending, I just want to
So, there's a family, two dads and one adopted daughter, spending a vacation in a cabin in the woods. A seemingly normal guy approaches the daughter, and even though she ...more
As you read the novel, you will go on a gripping journey with the family that has been invaded and will be asking yourself many questions, who are these strangers? What do they want? Should you believe what they say?
The novel is engaging and I found myself caring about the characters and their fates. The plot moved at a moderate pace and the author did a great ...more
The story begins with seven year old Wen out in front of the cabin that she is staying in with her two dads, Eric and Andrew, just doing what kids should do ...more
(view spoiler)[The intitial section where a lumbering stranger befriends a little girl went on for so long that I was sure that the child was going to be abducted. Instead, we get the blatant symbolism and foreshadowing of seven ...more
Horror novels and thrillers should, in my opinion, mainly be exercises in creating feelings or ...more
I loved A Head Full of Ghosts. It was a fantastic new ghost story that felt fresh and gothic all at the same time. It was well-written, suspenseful, creepy...
His next book was a huge letdown for me. Suddenly, with Devil’s Rock, Tremblay thinks he is Charles Dickens and writes in a completely different tone. Nothing about that book really worked for me at all.
And now, here we are with a cabin somewhere off at the end of the ...more
The beginning starts off innocently enough as we ...more
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He is the author of the short ...more