Teaser Tuesdays - NOS4A2 by Joe Hill - MEME - 01/07/2014

1/07/2014 04:16:00 PM

Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.  Anyone can play along; you don't have to be a blogger! Just do the following:

Grab your current read

Open to a random page

Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

Share the title and author too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My teaser this week:
NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
(Amazon // The Book Depository)
Nos4a2 by Joe Hill TeaserEach of these bats was identical, and each had Vic's own face.  All their faces were shrunken and shrivelled in pink, but she knew herself. They were hers except for the eyes, which glittered redly, like drops of blood

- page 87 (13% on Kindle Reader)

Goodreads description:

NOS4A2 is a spine-tingling novel of supernatural suspense from master of horror Joe Hill, the New York Times bestselling author of Heart-Shaped Box and Horns.

Victoria McQueen has a secret gift for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. On her Raleigh Tuff Burner bike, she makes her way to a rickety covered bridge that, within moments, takes her wherever she needs to go, whether it’s across Massachusetts or across the country.

Charles Talent Manx has a way with children. He likes to take them for rides in his 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith with the NOS4A2 vanity plate. With his old car, he can slip right out of the everyday world, and onto the hidden roads that transport them to an astonishing – and terrifying – playground of amusements he calls “Christmasland.”

Then, one day, Vic goes looking for trouble—and finds Manx. That was a lifetime ago. Now Vic, the only kid to ever escape Manx’s unmitigated evil, is all grown up and desperate to forget. But Charlie Manx never stopped thinking about Victoria McQueen. He’s on the road again and he’s picked up a new passenger: Vic’s own son.
Creepy, eh?  Hill's books (like those of his famous father, Stephen King) all have that creepy vibe to them.  Heart-Shaped Box?  One of THE most spine-chilling reads ever ... don't read it before you go to sleep.  Like most great horror, the real fear lies in the fact that the horror is a human one, albeit with some supernatural elements.

Feel free to leave your teaser or link to it in the comments section; I find that I always end up adding to my to-buy list when I visit!

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  1. Paints a vivid and creepy picture! Nice!

  2. I thought this book looked good till I saw the word "supernatural" - a genre I don't read as I'm too much of a scardy cat! Enjoy it,however.


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