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Disappearance at Devil's Rock by Paul Tremblay
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really liked it
bookshelves: literary-fiction, mystery, horror

This. Guy. Is.The. Shit.

I can't figure out how to classify this one, so I'll just call it litfic. It's lit-genre anyway, and if Head Full of Ghosts pushed the edge, this is still more of a literary effort. If there's a bit of the supernatural, it's the bit we all believe in. If there's horror, it's in the details, which is where the devil always is.

(Though for crazy people, the horror is in the coincidences, because it's so much work to build a narrative around them. This is one of the novel's perhaps more oblique points.)

I did look up Tremblay to see if he had a British background, because the way the kids kept saying, yeah? after everything sounded UKish to me. But no.

Quite a masterful work. 4+ stars.

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Finished Reading
August 8, 2016 – Shelved
August 8, 2016 – Shelved as: literary-fiction
August 20, 2016 – Shelved as: mystery
August 27, 2019 – Shelved as: horror

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message 1: by Ron (new) - rated it 3 stars

Ron Yep, when the days grow shorter and the nights cooler, I tend to look for the spooky stuff....I'm in.

Claudia Putnam Not that spooky , really. Except that n the way that life actually is.

Claudia Putnam really well done

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