Hallows Eve

Hallows Eve

by Al Sarrantonio

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BN ID: 2940015502213
Publisher: Crossroad Press
Publication date: 10/14/2012
Series: Orangefield Series , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 490,844
File size: 721 KB

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Hallows Eve 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome! The whole story is interesting and keeps your attention. Some of the characters in the last chapter aren't very creative, but I didn't keep that in mind when I read it. Besides that the book is really, really good.
jseger9000 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
This time last year, I picked up Al Sarrantonio¿s Horrorween. The book was pretty so-so, but strongly evoked the feeling of Halloween. I thought I¿d give him a second chance with the second book in his Halloween-themed Orangefield trilogy, Hallows Eve.For the most part, Hallows Eve is too average. Not a book I would recommend. The story is interesting enough, but not terribly creative. The characters are pretty flat and two dimensional. The scares aren¿t particularly scary and the town of Orangefield is missing those photorealistic details that would bring it to life.But¿ If you can call a horror novel charming, Hallows Eve certainly is. For all its faults, the book strongly captures the picture-perfect Halloween in a small Northeast town. The one we always wanted as kids. The atmosphere is so strong, it practically leaps off the pages.For about eleven months and two weeks out of the year, I would say Hallows Eve is a book you can safely pass by. But for the couple of weeks surrounding Halloween, when we all wish we lived in a rural community where the leaves change color and the air turns chilly, the book is perfect. Al Sarrantonio has managed to capture that feeling and package it. It might be a one-trick pony, but the book is breezy and quick enough that the one trick doesn¿t grow old.
harpua on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Started this one on Halloween night and a decent read. Quick read. I wouldn¿t necessariliy consider this horror, but more of a dark fantasy. Got a little strange and was sometimes hard to follow. Moved forward quickly, almost to the point that I felt I missed something. Events were often described ¿matter of factly¿ without much use of emotion or atmosphere. Not a bad read, mostly because it went so quickly, but not sure I would want to revisit. Might give Al another go, but my initial impression was that is just so-so. Great cover though illustration. It had more atmosphere than the book did, great artwork.
harstan More than 1 year ago
For twelve years Corrie Phaeder has been a successful Los Angeles-based photographer, who once vowed never to return home as that is the center of his nightmares. However, his career suddenly collapses and his girlfriend Monica abruptly dumps him so even he cannot explain why he suddenly is taking the train back to pumpkin-farming Orangefield, New York in October. Ironically the place thrives on Halloween yet that is also the most evil time of year there. --- Samhain, servant of the Dark One, has selected Corrie and his seven years old neighbor Regina Bright as the victims of his mischief. First he must crash the kid¿s innocence with eerie unexplainable incidents and manipulate cop Bill Grant who believes Corrie got away with matricide and did something to now librarian Kathy Marks before fleeing town. Samhain sends John the scarecrow to cause further havoc by killing people with Bill believing Corrie is the culprit. --- This is an interesting sequel (see ORANGEFIELD) that readers of Halloween horror thrillers will enjoy. The action-packed story line is at its best when Samhain and John confront Corrie and Reggie. However, the homicides that are intended to psychologically manipulate and motivate Bill to bring down Corrie seem disconnected to the main skirmish. Still with a visit to Samhain's domain adding to the fun, Al Sarrantonio provides a solid Halloween horror thriller starring the Celtic Lord of Death. --- Harriet Klausner
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was ok..nothing more. Very confusing at the end. Usaully horror books from Dorchester publishing are better than this. I made the mistake of 'judging a book by its cover'