I love DKs books, even if they do get a little wordy. The plot was unique and true to the author’s style. I like to read there books with no hints about the plot. Try it!
(This review is based on an ARC provided to me by the publisher.)
Full disclosure: I got this as an ARC from the publisher, but it expired before I had a chance to read it. This review is based on a ebook from my local library.
This book was a little supernatural, a little mysterious, and a lot creepy. It’s a grand battle between good and evil, with a child as our hero and The City itself as a character. And, just when you think it is over…it’s not.
Check out this trailer:
I read this book soon after its debut in 1986. This is the cover I remember:
I think I read it for a Women’s Literature class during my undergrad. It was made into a movie in 1990. I didn’t see and I don’t think I ever will. The book has stayed with me all these years and I cannot imagine seeing it on screen, it just won’t match what’s in my head.
It came to mind today when I saw an article about it on Book Riot. I am not surprised that the book was challenged. As soon as I read the article title I predicted exactly which scene caused the challenge. I’m impressed by Josh Corman’s defense of the book. If you have read the book be sure to check out this article. If you haven’t read it, what are you waiting for?