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The Waking Dark

Wasserman, Robin (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
The Waking Dark


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"After a series of suicide-killings and a deadly storm, the residents of the town of Oleander, Kansas, start acting even more strangely than would be expected. Only the five witnesses of the murders retain their sound minds, and must band together to save the town from whatever has come over it"--
Authors: Wasserman, Robin
Title: The waking dark
Publisher: New York :, Alfred A. Knopf,, [2013]
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: 454 pages ;,22 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: "After a series of suicide-killings and a deadly storm, the residents of the town of Oleander, Kansas, start acting even more strangely than would be expected. Only the five witnesses of the murders retain their sound minds, and must band together to save the town from whatever has come over it"--
ISBN: 9780375868771
0375868771
9780375968778
0375968776
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Report This Mar 19, 2014
  • snicholson76 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A horror story set in a small town. This book is a spine-chilling page-turner! Highly recommended for adults and older teens.

I went into this book with no preconceptions or ideas about what a YA rating would mean. But after finding out it's Young Adult I think that the sticker needs to be removed from the binding. I found the novel to be very hard to follow and disjointed. It did have some rather uniquely descriptive passages but as a whole it lacks anything approaching continuity. I don't know what the "age limit" is for a YA rating but I doubt any young adult that I know would gain anything form reading this book. It left me feeling quite empty and unable to figure out just what the author was trying to convey. (other than a lot disjointed confusion)

Report This Nov 23, 2013
  • amodolo rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

I think Robin Wasserman had a very interesting premise to the story, but the way it was executed was too difficult to follow. There were too many POVs that made the story confusing and at times I found it difficult to discern the differences. There is a lot of violence in the book and I found some scenes difficult to read through. I also had problems with the religious undertones at times being a little too much.

Report This Nov 05, 2013
  • JannaB rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I did not like this book. Interesting premise, but WAY too many POV's when writing, very choppy and sloppy which is a shame because the author has some very beautiful imagery in some of the sentences. But this was way too depraved and violent, very harsh against women. There is very little redeeming about this book.

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Report This Mar 03, 2014
  • JCLChristiH rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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