Tuesday, June 26, 2018

The Cabin at the End of the World - Review

Idgie Says:
A tense novel that leaves you on the edge of your seat as it heads toward it's build up.  It's very detail oriented and takes it's time in bringing about what exactly these people want and need from the family, so if you are looking for a quick read, this is not it.  But if you want to dig into the intricacies of their world and practically bounce up and down on your seat, reading as fast as you can to find out what happens, then this is definitely a book for you.

The Cabin at the End of the World
A Novel
Paul Tremblay

9780062679109 | 0062679104
William Morrow (HarperCollins)
June 26, 2018
Fiction / Thrillers / Psychological
$26.99 USD, $33.50 CAD
288 pages

The Bram Stoker Award-winning author of A Head Full of Ghosts adds an inventive twist to the home invasion horror story in a heart-palpitating novel of psychological suspense that recalls Stephen King’s Misery, Ruth Ware’s In a Dark, Dark Wood, and Jack Ketchum’s cult hit The Girl Next Door.

Seven-year-old Wen and her parents, Eric and Andrew, are vacationing at a remote cabin on a quiet New Hampshire lake. Their closest neighbors are more than two miles in either direction along a rutted dirt road.

One afternoon, as Wen catches grasshoppers in the front yard, a stranger unexpectedly appears in the driveway. Leonard is the largest man Wen has ever seen but he is young, friendly, and he wins her over almost instantly. Leonard and Wen talk and play until Leonard abruptly apologizes and tells Wen, None of what’s going to happen is your fault.

Three more strangers then arrive at the cabin carrying unidentifiable, menacing objects. As Wen sprints inside to warn her parents, Leonard calls out: Your dads won’t want to let us in, Wen. But they have to. We need your help to save the world.

Thus begins an unbearably tense, gripping tale of paranoia, sacrifice, apocalypse, and survival that escalates to a shattering conclusion, one in which the fate of a loving family and quite possibly all of humanity are entwined. The Cabin at the End of the World is a masterpiece of terror and suspense from the fantastically fertile imagination of Paul Tremblay.