Bethany's Sin

Bethany's Sin

by Robert McCammon

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BN ID: 2940014550420
Publisher: Subterranean Press
Publication date: 04/23/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 192,512
File size: 1 MB

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Bethany's Sin 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
mazda502001 on LibraryThing 21 days ago
I usually love McCammon's books but I could not get into this one at all.Back Cover Blurb:When Evan Reid brought his wife and small daughter to Bethany's Sin it seemed the perfect setting. A small village, far from the noise and pollution of the city, it was quaint and very peaceful.Too peaceful. There were no sounds at all.....almost as if the night had been frightened into silence.Then Evan noticed there were very few men in the village, and that those he knew of were crippled. And sometimes he thought he heard the sound of horses galloping in the dead of night.Soon he would know the superhuman secret that kept the village alive. And he would watch in horror as Kay and Laurie underwent a hideous transformation right before his eyes. He would know the terror that happened at night - and only to men....in Bethany's Sin.The place where no man walks the streets after nightfall.
jonwwil on LibraryThing 21 days ago
I can't remember now how I ended up with it, but I've had this used copy of Bethany's Sin sitting unread (by me) on my shelves for over fifteen years, probably closer to twenty. When I finally plucked it from its comfortable perch last week to read it at last, thinking it might be a fun Halloween read, I checked McCammon's Wikipedia page and read that the author himself has taken it (along with three other early novels) out of print as it didn't measure up to the quality of his later work.Well. I can't speak for the other three novels, nor can I speak with much authority on the quality of McCammon's other books (I've read only The Wolf's Hour; it was several years ago, and I remember enjoying it). As far as Bethany's Sin is concerned, though, I'd say he was right to order it buried. Absolutely dreadful. The characters were flat, the dialogue was wooden, the plot was ridiculous. I mean, I know it's a horror novel and a certain level of contrivance is to be expected, is probably even necessary, but this was just stupid throughout. I kept hoping it would get better until I was about halfway though; then I knew it wasn't going to happen, but plugged away to the end anyway because I hate to leave anything unfinished once I've started.I still have one more McCammon novel sitting on my shelf - Boy's Life, which I've read good things about, even from others who hated Bethany's Sin. So I'll give him another chance with that one at some point.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
People read stories to fall into the world created by the author. Yes, for a moment they can escape their troubles and be entertained. They regale in the written word even though each will perceive the same story differently. However, every once in a while a story comes along that sticks to their bones, invade their souls, and they know this story will always be a part of them somehow. This is how I felt after reading Robert McCammon's Bethany’s Sin. A perfect little town, with a perfect little home, and yet, something evil, ancient, mysterious, and murderous slithers and groans beneath the well-kept streets and lawns of the quiet, quaint town called Bethany's Sin. Manipulating and cultivating, breeding and nurturing, and waiting for the perfect moment and the perfect person, to rebirth a powerful, blood-thirsty vestige from the flesh and bone-ashes of hell and once again concord, destroy, and enslave their enemy. If you have never read this book, it's a must-read. If you have, you may want to reread it.
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I liked this book as well as most of the authors other books. Although "Boys Life" is a GREAT read. If you like vivid prose, as well as a well developed sense of imagination, read this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ayee its skai lol
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ugh i hate life-Lilly
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Look at Bethany result 1! Skai :) xx
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