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Darkness (1991)

by John Saul

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Maybe 3.5 stars. ( )
  JennysBookBag.com | Sep 28, 2016 |
Kelly, a 16 years old girl, grew up in Orlando. She has hallucinations of a dark, strange men. She decides to make an end of the hallucinations......and her own life! It didn't turn out the way Kelly wanted it to be and she survives. Her parents think it might be better, for kelly, to move to a little village, villejeune. Unfortunetly Kelly doesn't get less problems, Villejeune is where the trouble begins. You don't want to stop reading anymore, because the book holds your attention till the end. Even if you're not a horror/thriller fan you will not be disappointed by this. ( )
  Carol420 | May 31, 2016 |
Villejeune, Florida. A secluded little town at the edge of a vast, eerie swamp. Far from prying eyes. Far from the laws of civilization. Here folks live by their own rules -- dark rites of altars and infants, candles and blood.

Years ago the Andersons left town with a dream. Now they are back. To live out a nightmare. Something has been waiting for them. Something unspeakably evil. It feeds on the young and the innocent. And soon it will draw their teenage daughter into its unholy embrace....

Publishers Weekly
The prologue of veteran horror writer Saul's ( Second Child ) new novel is wonderfully scary: A pregnant teenage ``swamp rat'' of the Everglades, spying on a secret meeting of ``the Dark Man'' and ``his children,'' sees a friend offer up her newborn baby, whereupon the masked Dark Man plunges a knife into the infant. Right after that, the teenager's husband promises to deliver his own child ``the night he's born.'' The story proper begins when 16-year-old Kelly Anderson, all her life having suffered nightmares of a menacing old man and now sure she's pregnant by him, tries to kill herself. She recovers and moves from Atlanta with her adoptive parents to her grandfather's house just north of the Everglades. Kelly becomes friends with Michael, her age and also adopted, who admits to similar nightmares and a sense of dread. Michael's adoptive mother, meanwhile, feels a strange kinship to Kelly. The secrets of the Dark Man--his identity and his fountain-of-youth formula--are revealed halfway through the book, and thenceforth the story slides into descriptions of relatively tame to-and-fro-ing, mostly in the swamp, and the revolting revenge of ``the children'' on a group of nasty but well-preserved old men.
  bostonwendym | Mar 3, 2016 |
Rating: 3 of 5

An entertaining, one time read. Interesting spin on "vampires" as well as youth, aging, and the soul.

Side note: My first time reading John Saul. ( )
  flying_monkeys | Apr 14, 2013 |
It was a good book. I got some 3/4 into it before dropping it for lack of interest, but I will likely finish it in time. It was a bit boring for time to time, but it also had some moments that caught me. ( )
  AshuritaLove | Apr 7, 2013 |
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Darkness wrapped around Amelie Coulton like a funeral shroud, and only the sound of her own heartbeat told her that she was still alive.
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Villejeune, Florida. A secluded little town at the edge of a vast, eerie swamp. Far from prying eyes. Far from the laws of civilization. Here folks live by their own rules -- dark rites of altars and infants, candles and blood.

Years ago the Andersons left town with a dream. Now they are back. To live out a nightmare. Something has been waiting for them. Something unspeakably evil. It feeds on the young and the innocent. And soon it will draw their teenage daughter into its unholy embrace....

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A family moves back to a Florida town, where something evil awaits.

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