Penpal

Penpal

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by Dathan Auerbach
     
 

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In an attempt to make sense of his own mysterious and unsettling childhood memories, a man begins to reconstruct his past. As the games and adventures of his youth become engulfed by a larger story, he finds that it forms a tapestry of unbelievable horror that he never could have expected.

Each chapter completes a different piece of the puzzle for both you

Overview

In an attempt to make sense of his own mysterious and unsettling childhood memories, a man begins to reconstruct his past. As the games and adventures of his youth become engulfed by a larger story, he finds that it forms a tapestry of unbelievable horror that he never could have expected.

Each chapter completes a different piece of the puzzle for both you and the narrator, and by the end of it all, you will wish that you could forget what he never knew.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015754100
Publisher:
1000Vultures
Publication date:
11/20/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
252
Sales rank:
43,872
File size:
703 KB

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Penpal 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 48 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have to admit that Penpal was a little awkwardly written in places and sometimes the actions and thoughts of the kid don't quite jive with his age and what kids his age would actually be like. With that said, this is the best book I've read in a long time. The reason being the storyline as well as the fact that it is not the cookie-cutter plot that other books fall into. I could not put it down, read it in one day and then immediately went searching for an internet forum to discuss it in. Bottom line is that it's a deliciously creepy read.
shallowbay610 More than 1 year ago
Extremely entertaining, and quite addictive. Really creepy and quite disturbing at places. Hope this book gets more attention!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an excellent book. It is quite short so I was able to finish it in one night, but long enough to tell the whole story. There were several sentences that made me gasp out loud. I would love to see this turned into a movie! Absolutely terrifying.
JandRandC More than 1 year ago
Wow! Just finished the book and my heart is still racing. I have never been so terrified in all my life and I am a horror junkie. No this is not your typical horror novel with monsters and demons, Oh no this is something that will stay with you for a long time something that is just indescribable. I don't know what genre this books falls under but I love it! I have never cried while reading a book but this one did it I was almost balling! Dathan took the phrase "I feel like I am being watched", and took it to another disgustingly horrifying level
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome story!
RavSek More than 1 year ago
An amazing book!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was prepared to really like this book. I love Reddit and the boards for scary stories but this was awful. It wasn't very cohesive and in the end it becomes very clear that 90% of this book is fluff and filler that's unnecessary for the story. The ending lacks any punch.... it's not scary or surprising and, really, doesn't make much sense. Some may disagree of course.... but I think anybody who has spent time around children would agree that the thoughts and actions of the kindergarten age main characters were pretty unrealistic. And what parent allows their 5 year old to play alone in the woods (woods that circle a big lake) all day? It was just odd and could have done with better editing or research.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was a bit disappointed. I read the reviews and so decided to try it. I feel a bit let down by the author regarding the ending. I felt that he was building up to a different result therefore was unhappy with his choice of ending. It was almost a cop-out ending. He also had a few lingering story lines that we never got answers too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So.. I liked this book but I didn't love the end. It leaves me scratching my head going "huh?". It did wrap up the story but it felt rushed and bare minimum.. I had a lot of questions about it but overall id give it a 3.5. It was not really scary but sorta "look over your shoulder" ish? I would love it more if I understood it better... like why did this all happen.. and why J and not the main boy? And what about Mrs. Maggie? Hmm...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am amazed at all the glowing reviews. The story is so bogged down by over-writing, and written in a style sounding like that of 1930's. There is a kernal of a good short that is painfully dragged out to novel length. The majority of the material is boring.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I guess I'm fairly tough to please. I really want to like books and movies but I'm usually disappointed. It seems as though they put all the good stuff in the sample or, in the case of movies, in the trailer. Not this time. This book was awesome. I did kinda wish he hadn't jumped back and forth so much. I understand flashbacks but he jumped from the age of 6 to 10, then back to 6, then he was a teenager then back to 6. It was mildly annoying. Around 155 pages, no outright violence, very little swearing. I recommend with all sincerity.
Anonymous 3 days ago
Riveting story; a psychological puzzle. Would make an excellent movie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Do not waste your time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Headline says it all
Michell Argus More than 1 year ago
I originally found this novel on wiki creepy pasta and it was by far the best creepy pasta on the site which made me look this up hoping the creepy pasta got published and thank god it did! This book was the scariest book I have ever read and the twists are just unbelievable best book in a long time wish there was more like this one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very creepy.... hard to put down.... bad ending.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I saw the entry on reddit and was curious eno to buy the book. It was a good story that was completely disjointed and unorganized which meant I was reading the same information more than once as it flashed back then forward in time over and over. I would have liked it more if each flash back revealed new information but mostly it didnt. The ending was horrifying, so well done there, except it's difficult to suspend disbelief that 2 adults would discover a crime scene & not get police involved.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the creepy aspect of this book, but I wasn't totally thrilled with the style of the novel. As a mother the story made me check my child a few times. It hit home and I will probably have nightmares tonight. I felt like I was reading someones journal, I just wish that it was written with a bit more detail where it matters and less filler. It's a good read for a rainy afternoon in.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this based on viewer ratings and was so disappointed There sere maybe 3-4 creepy things happen and the rest of the novel reads like a journal entry for someone with OCD BIG DISAPPOINTMENT The author's friends must have written the reviews
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A story that grabs you from the first paragraph and keeps you guessing till the very end. Disturbingly awesome. Not in a gruesome way, more suspense thriller. It was great. Recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You wont regret this read.
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