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Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt
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This is one of the strangest and creepiest books I have read in years. Starts out very strong, but flags somewhat in the middle. The author rewrote the book, changing the location to a place in the United States, really wish he would have left the Dutch setting alone. Not sure why it was necessary to do this since it was translated anyway. Unlikable characters, a little touch of Lord of the flies, and maybe The Lottery as well. The witch is not the only evil to be found in this town, nor the scariest once you get down to it. Also the author is obsessed with boobs, not sure why that had to be and I skipped much of these pages as well as the pages of graphic violence to people and animals. Just not my cup of tea. So three stars for the creep factor but despite the fact that it scared the bejessus out of me, can't say I really enjoyed it.
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July 17, 2016 – Shelved

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message 1: by Zoeytron (new)

Zoeytron I've been looking forward to your review of this, Diane. The scare factor may very well win out with me, but the parts you mention skipping do not appeal in any way. I may just sit on the fence for a bit. Good review.

message 2: by Christine (new)

Christine Creepy in more than one way, Diane. Not making my list. Appreciate the review!

message 3: by Jean (new)

Jean Great review, Diane! Not all good reviews have to be two thumbs up, and I totally get why this one creeped you out! And not in a good way!

Diane S ☔ Thanks, Z. Is creepy in all ways.
A little tired of unlikable characters myself, Steph.

Thanks Christine and Jean.

Robin I'm listening to this on audio, only 2 hrs in though. I'm glad to hear you were creeped out (though sorry you didn't enjoy it), hoping I will be :)

Robin Diane, I finished the book finally and I agree with your assessment, as well as the lines you pointed to The Lottery and The Lord of the Flies. Great review.

Diane S ☔ Thanks, Robin. Will go look for your rating.

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