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Posted January 13, 2014
John, Marisol, Corey, and Tony are 16 years old and looking for a place to party and hang out. They discover the perfect place, a crypt. Because of that, they start calling themselves The Cemetery Club. One night while partying, the accidentally “wake” something up. They see these little monsters that end up possessing people and turning them into zombie like creatures. Through dumb luck they manage to banish them back to wherever they came from.
Fast forward 20 years. Because of the earlier incident, Tony was blamed for the deaths from when he was 16 and has spent the last 20 years in an asylum. But things are starting to happen again. It’s up to Tony and the rest of the gang to stop the monsters and save the town of Rocky Point, NY. The question is how are they going to stop everything when they can’t remember what they did 20 years ago.
I loved this book. It is a great gruesome horror story. Zombie possessions, medical experiments, corpse disposal, you name it and it happens in Rocky Point. I fell in love with Tony. After being locked in a mental institution for 20 years, he is trying to live a normal life. I enjoyed how Faherty could show how The Cemetery Club was affected after the first battle.
Yes, there are a lot of different things that come from other stories, but everyone has their own versions so they keep it interesting. This is a great horror story that will give you the creeps. You don’t want to pass this one up.
Posted July 7, 2012
The Cemetery Club is about four 16 year old kids who hang out in the Cemetery and call themselves The Cemetery Club. One day they accidentally unleash an ancient evil in the form of small monsters that look like aliens on the small town of Rocky Point. These creatures are vicious and spread their evil by climbing inside people’s mouths and turning them into zombies. The four kids defeat the evil but one member of the club spends 20 years in an insane asylum while another becomes an alcoholic. Now 20 years later, the evil has returned and only The Cemetery Club can stop it.
While I really did enjoy this story I do have to say that most of what is written in The Cemetery Club has been done and redone in several other novels. One book it reminded me of was Stephen King’s It. Even though the story will seem familiar to you this book is still well worth your time. All of the action scenes are well done. I also loved how the cemetery is described and how the creatures are described. The atmosphere in this book is spooky and stories about evil in a small town just never gets old.
My favorite part of the story is how JG Faherty presents the relationship between the four members of The Cemetery Club. You get to know them as teenagers and then you get to see them become very different people as 36 year olds. Despite there different paths in life and the fact that they haven’t talked to each other in years when there is trouble you see them come together and show that they never stopped being friends despite the passage of time.
The character with the most interesting story in this book was Todd. The idea of him coming home after 20 years in the mental hospital and trying to lead a normal life appealed to me and I felt a lot of sympathy for him. I think JG Faherty was using Todd to make a point about how horribly people with mental health issues get treated. The author describes quite a bit of illegal testing on the mental hospital’s patients and makes a point about how horribly humans treat other humans. This sets The Cemetery Club apart from other novels with similar stories and makes it a great book.
Posted June 10, 2012
What happens when a few friends hang out at a cemetery and decide to mess with things they don't understand? A great gore-filled supernatural thriller with the potential for film rights, Cemetery Club will give readers a good dose of scare for such a small book. It has a vaguely Stephen King-esque feel, a few well-developed characters, and a horde of grotesque aliens/zombies. I found the characters and dialogue realistic and entertaining, as was the story-line - although cliche at times. I dislike when horror authors fall into the overused "monster behind the medicine cabinet" trap, and there were a few instances where I felt that the plot was heading into a very stale and predictable place, but overall, I enjoyed the story and the pace. The ending was typical of most horror novels, something evil always seems to snake away, (no spoilers), however the level of detail was worth the read. Very creepy book with a chance for a sequel. Recommended to adult horror fans.
Rating: Bounty's Out (3.5/5)
*** I received this book from the author (LibraryThing Early Reviewers) in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
Posted March 14, 2012
If you love horror you must read this book. I was thoroughly engrossed in this book. This was an extremely frightening read. The story kept me guessing the whole time. "The Cemetery Club" is a book about how a towns deathly secrets combined with the supernatural come back to haunt them. There some truly frightening and extremely gruesome moments in this book. Reading this book will surely give me nightmares!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.