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The Moor by Sam Haysom
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did not like it
bookshelves: netgalley

Thanks to Unbound and Netgalley for the review copy of this book, which was given in exchange for an honest review.

Unfortunately, The Moor was not for me. For one, it isn’t even horror. It’s a suspense-thriller . . . ‘thriller’ being used very loosely. But this title being wrongly marketed is not the main cause of my dislike; this tale of a camping trip gone wrong is a limp attempt at a world-changing, epic rumination on childhood trauma and its impact on adult life a’la It (complete with shifting time periods). The problem is it’s all woefully underwritten, not giving anything enough time to develop.

What’s also shameful is this novel hosts a healthy-sized cast of characters, and almost none of them are distinct. A fellow named Gary is a bully — this is beat into the reader’s mind — and mercilessly taunts the other boys in this story . . . but one cannot care, for the other boys are faceless walking, talking cliches.

Perhaps one of the most forgettable reads I’ve discovered in 2018, The Moor is best left skipped.
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Reading Progress

May 16, 2018 – Shelved
May 16, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
November 16, 2018 – Started Reading
November 16, 2018 –
November 16, 2018 – Shelved as: netgalley
November 16, 2018 – Finished Reading

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