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The Night Country: A Novel

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  • Posted October 22, 2012

    Confusing and tiresome...

    I was expecting a lot more from this book. The reviews were very good which is why I bought it. I was completely confused by who the narrators were and what in the world the plot was! It took me a long while to figure out everyone's names, since most of the characters were ghosts and the narrator (also a ghost) addressed each of them without using their names most of the time. I also didn't like any of the characters at all, so I didn't care what happened to anyone. Boring and complicated. Borrow it from the library. Don't buy it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2004

    eerie and beautiful book

    This book will stay with me for a long time. Much like 'The Lovely Bones' this is told from the 'dead kid's' perspective and shows how a tragic event impacted the lives of others. The similarities end there--this is a moving and powerful story of survivor's guilt, told with profound insight and some humor. It's not a ghost story, nor is it a mystery, but it's haunting and it will keep you guessing throughout.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2004

    EXCELLENT READING OF AN EERIE TALE

    Versatile voice performer John Tye brings a moving reading to this spectral tale of an American tragedy. It is, in actuality, a ghost story. It was a Halloween night in a small Connecticut town when a car carrying five teenagers went heads on with a tree. The result? Three were killed, one survived with irreversible brain damage, and another escapes without injury. The crux of the story is the aftermath. Tim, the uninjured survivor, attempts to atone for his good luck one year later, the anniversary of the collision. Kyle, the brain damaged victim, far from the rambunctious teenager he once was, has shattered not only his own life but his mother's as well. The policeman, Officer Brooks, who was the first to come upon the accident, is fearful of what may happen on the first anniversary of the tragedy. And, rightly so, as the three who lost their lives return to confront the living. Mr. O'Nan has crafted a tale which might well tell the story of every small town's greatest fear - only he delivers it with an eerie, rather supernatural twist.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2004

    This is not a ghost story

    This is a grim story well told. Particularly if you, like most of us, recall your high school days and the car accident which killed several of your friends. Is there a high school without such an event? Onan brings back the ghosts of the three 'crash kids' on the one-year anniversary of 'that night', which was Halloween. They are conjured up anytime friends or family think of them. You will recall similar nights in high school when you were a passenger in a car full of teenagers out for a night of cruising too fast. It is a wonder that any of us survive. You will think about the characters long after the reading...always the mark of a good writer.

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