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It's been an interesting year so far. I've lost both my Moms. My mother died in January after a long decline. Soon after, my Mother-in-Law went in for bypass surgery. While her heart healed, other issues zapped her strength and she died April 22.

I may have challenge update posts but I don't know when I'll be posting regularly or when I'll get to visit everyone who is working on the challenges I'm hosting.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Wait Until Twilight

The author sent me this book for review. Thank you!

Wait Until Twilight
Sang Pak


Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
Release Date: August 4, 2009
format: Trade paperback
pages: 240
Ages: publisher says 18+
genre: Psychological Thriller

from the publisher

A hauntingly strange and powerfully affecting debut novel that heralds the arrival of a unique and captivating literary voice, Sang Pak's Wait Until Twilight is a coming-of-age story that explores the complex darkness infecting a damaged psyche in a small Southern town.

Not long after his own mother's death, sixteen-year-old Samuel discovers a set of deformed triplets hidden behind closed doors in his sleepy Georgia community. The babies—whose shut-in mother believes they were immaculately conceived and whose menacing brother is a constant threat—take control of Samuel's every waking and sleeping thought. His only escape, he realizes, will be to save the monster children. But to do so, he must rein in his darkest impulses as he undergoes a profound transformation from motherless boy to self-defined man—because sometimes the most terrible monsters are those that live inside us all.

My thoughts
It took me a while to get into this one and at one point I decided to give it one more chapter before throwing in the towel. I finished the book.

It wasn't the writing. It wasn't the characterization. It was the creep factor. Sang Pak brings us a bully in vivid full-color and the triplets? *shudder*

I liked the relationship with his mother (yes, I know she's dead), the Dad's project and enjoyed how it ended. I can't tell you much more then what the publishers did or it will spoil things for you. I feel that the author did what he set out to do. Creep me out.

I'll be adding Sang Pak to my author to watch list. It will be interesting to see what his fertile mind comes up with next.

content warning
psychotic bully


Buy link to amazon.com

Amazon.com Sales Rank, as of 9-17: #907,852 in Books

1 comment:

Tonya H said...

nice review.. I would like to read this as well!!

tonya

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