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Jun 25, 2021
adult thriller.
Sep 08, 2020
I would recommend this book to fans of Stephen King who love a good creepy, dark, suspenseful novel.
Jun 29, 2020DBRL_AlyssaW rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
I have to echo a lot of reviews and say that the first few hundred pages are absolutely suspenseful and engrossing. The end wasn’t bad, per se, but it definitely did not live up to the beginning. With that said, I hope this gets turned…
Apr 13, 2020tnscott rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I liked this! One of those thick books like S.K. What I didn’t like is the dog eared sticky pages left by someone who read it before me. Treat books better people!!
Apr 01, 2020mikelangford rated this title 0.5 out of 5 stars
This book started out ok for the first 1/3 of the way. It had a seemingly good plot that was initially making it difficult for me to put it down. But then it became a ridiculous, repetitive, non sensicle jumble of absolute garbage! I'm…
Mar 23, 2020JCLHilaryS rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
So, I didn't realize this was a horror book when I put it on hold. I just knew it was by Stephen Chbosky, and I'd enjoyed his last book (Perks of Being a Wallflower) from 20 years ago. I also did not pay the cover much attention when I…
Jan 08, 2020Angélique rated this title 2 out of 5 stars
The first 300 pages of Imaginary Friend were thrilling: it started with a strong, suspenseful plot supported by a hair-rising atmosphere. It was just great! And then, it went totally sideways. The story, which drags on and on and on,…
Jan 03, 2020SJM7323 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I loved this book!! It was a very easy read and had me hooked the whole time! I loved the super creepy, dark material!! The only thing I have to critique is that it was too long. I think the author could have cut out about 1/4 of the book…
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Dec 23, 2019JCLS_Ashland_Kristin rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
I don't know how the author of "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" came to write a Stephen King novel (not just horror, but with lots of the sames elements and tropes of a King novel)...but here we are. It's a decent Stephen King novel for…
Nov 30, 2019CobraDragon rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This was a great book and I managed to finish it even though it was an express read. For those who are like me and are still scared a little by horror books but keep reading, it becomes less terrifying as you learn more about the…
Nov 20, 2019JCLMeghanF rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
If you loved Stranger Things and Stephen King's It, this is the book for you! Little Christopher Reese goes missing in the woods near his home for six days before he walks back out seemingly unharmed, his memory a blank. But he didn't walk…
Nov 17, 2019chriss_g rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
I didn't find it as easy a read as others did. I was about 250 pages in and realized I wasn't even close to the end and returned it to the library. It was a bit of a yawn for me; a lot of 'stuff' had happened in the first 250 pages and I…
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Nov 17, 2019lulu86 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Despite the 700 pages, it’s a very easy read. It kept me hooked throughout. I’d definitely recommend it.
Nov 15, 2019BellJuju rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
Stephen King-ish. The book would have been much better if the 700+ pages had been reduced to around 300. Was entertaining at times but just too much unneeded stuff.
Nov 12, 2019GreenDog2006 rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
I'm sure it will make a great mini-series considering the author, but, seriously, 700 pages??? This makes King's The Institute look like a novella. I made it through 450 pages and realized I just didn't care enough about the characters to…
Nov 07, 2019
Chbosky must have taken a course in “how to write like Stephen King”. At time he succeeds, specially in the first half of the book. But he probably missed the lecture on how to finish a novel, because it seemed like he kept adding…
Nov 07, 2019readmorebooks rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
After reading this "try to write like Stephen King" book, I am just exhausted! Every time I thought the book was finally over something else happens to stop this from ending. But when the end finally does come all I can think is "is that…
Nov 05, 2019larsxbooks rated this title 0.5 out of 5 stars
I can't recall the last time a book enraged me to the degree this one did. The writing at times is shockingly poor; Chbosky overuses similes to the point of annoyance, and most of them were so lacking in cohesion that I was reminded of the…
Oct 14, 2019dspenc73 rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Good book with a fully thought out universe and likeable characters. Reminded me a bit of Stephen King, even if the end left a bit to be desired.
Oct 13, 2019ariesnvancouver rated this title 0.5 out of 5 stars
It's just too long. I just stopped being interested after more than 500 pages.
Oct 11, 2019
I agree the first part of the book is reminiscent of Stephen King. Very likeable characters. However, I thought the last part of the book was a mess. The laws of nature do not apply to this story, so events that should provoke an…
Jun 17, 2019JCLGreggW rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Chbosky's first novel in twenty years is lengthy but absolutely absorbing, reminiscent of early Stephen King. A new kid named Christopher has a (maybe) imaginary friend who inflences the world around him, guiding his group to build a…