Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Review: Neverland by Douglas Clegg (OMG it's crazy!)

Book Details:

Paperback: 373 pages
Publisher: Pocket; Mass Market Paperback edition (April 1, 1991) (reissued 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0671672797
ISBN-13: 978-0671672799


What I Thought:

What can I say about this book but awesome!? I've previously read Douglas Clegg's work and enjoyed it so when I saw this one I knew I'd have to check it out. I'm glad I did because it went above and beyond my expectations!

How does a person say that a story was totally wicked and twisted but totally engrossing? Wickedly awesome? That's probably the best way for ME to describe Neverland. It's a contemporary gothic horror (IMO) that brings out the childhood fears and puts them in an adult perspective that will give you the Heebie Jeebies!

Basically I thought it was just fantastic and I recommend it highly!


About The Book:
(from Librarything.com/Amazon.com)

From the dark recesses of the mind that brought you Isis comes a haunting tale about an island cursed with a demon presence and a family about to pay the ultimate price for unveiling its terrifying secret...

For as long as he can remember, Beau and his family have summered on Gull Island, visiting with his Grandma Weenie and his mother’s sister’s family. They’re there to find some peace away from the city, but there is no peace on this island, and not only because the families are at constant odds. There’s something dark and evil that exits here, and thanks to Beau’s creepy cousin, Sumnter, it’s about to come out and play.

Sumnter discovers an old shed on the grounds and claims it as their clubhouse. He calls it “Neverland,” and he and Beau spend most of their time there. But strange things happen within Neverland’s walls, including dead things, even people, coming back to life.... It’s all thanks to a presence called “Lucy,” a demon who demands the boys make sacrifices of small animals to her. So, as the adults spend their time drinking and arguing, the kids, including Beau’s twin sisters Missy and Nonie, start sneaking out at the dead of night to visit Neverland.

There’s something intoxicating about what goes on inside Neverland, and the kids will do anything to keep experiencing Lucy’s magic. But when Lucy tells Sumnter she wants a bigger sacrifice, a human sacrifice, just how far will he go to keep Lucy happy?

**book provided by me :)

1 comment:

  1. You've sparked my interest with this one. Gonna have to check it out.