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Summer of Night

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11 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

Dan Simmons, the most under-appreciated novelist alive!!

This book is incredible! After reading the best of King, Koontz, Barker and others of their stature I had become over-saturated with the horror genre & had moved on to other types of novels (sci-fi in particular). After devouring Simmons' Hyperion series (one of the bes...
This book is incredible! After reading the best of King, Koontz, Barker and others of their stature I had become over-saturated with the horror genre & had moved on to other types of novels (sci-fi in particular). After devouring Simmons' Hyperion series (one of the best sci-fi series I have ever read) I came across "Summer of Night". This book single-handedly rejuvenated my interest in (well written) horror. I carried this novel around with me everywhere I went for the 4-5 days it took me to read it. There are passages in this book that I will never forget! Simmons has the gift of taking the most ordinary things and scaring the absolute hell out of you with them! His verbal lyricism is beyond compare and he creates the most unbelievably vivid word pictures that at times you feel as if you're actually in the story with the characters! And unlike some horror authors Simmons pulls no punches - he willingly does whatever it takes to leave you breathless with fear. If you love great horror - READ THIS BOOK NOW!!

posted by Fearjunkie on September 11, 2009

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2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Fizzles

What a shame. This book started out so well. Then it went downhill fast. The writer should have cut this book in half at least. Awful.

posted by 15843678 on September 6, 2012

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