Boy's Life by Robert R. McCammon

85%

6 Critic Reviews

Strongly echoing the childhood-elegies of King and Bradbury and every bit their equal: a cornucopia of bittersweet fantasy storytelling that is by far McCammon's finest book.
-Kirkus

Synopsis

Don’t miss the thrilling novel from #1 New York Times bestselling award-winning author Robert McCammon, in a book that Publishers Weekly calls “both a mystery that will satisfy the most finicky aficionado and a boisterous travelogue.”

Zephyr, Alabama, is an idyllic hometown for eleven-year-old Cory Mackenson—a place where monsters swim the river deep and friends are forever. Then, one cold spring morning, Cory and his father witness a car plunge into a lake—and a desperate rescue attempt brings his father face-to-face with a terrible vision of death that will haunt him forever.

As Cory struggles to understand his father’s pain, his eyes are slowly opened to the forces of good and evil that are manifested in Zephyr. From an ancient, mystical woman who can hear the dead and bewitch the living, to a violent clan of moonshiners, Cory must confront the secrets that hide in the shadows of his hometown—for his father’s sanity and his own life hang in the balance.

 

About Robert R. McCammon

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Robert McCammon is the New York Times bestselling author of fifteen novels, including the award-winning Boy's Life. There are more than four million copies of his books in print. Visit his website: www.robertmccammon.com
 
Published October 18, 2011 by Open Road Media. 625 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Children's Books, Action & Adventure, Crime, Romance. Fiction
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Kirkus

Excellent

Strongly echoing the childhood-elegies of King and Bradbury and every bit their equal: a cornucopia of bittersweet fantasy storytelling that is by far McCammon's finest book.

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Publishers Weekly

Good

McCammon ( Swan Song ; Mine ) hangs this expertly told episodic tale on the bones of a skeleton that becomes symbolic of evil doings in the quiet waters of small-town life.

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Publishers Weekly

Good

Both a mystery that will satisfy the most finicky aficionado and a boisterous travelogue through a stormy season in a 12-year-old's life.

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Entertainment Weekly

Good
on Aug 30 1991

There will be times when most adults will find themselves faintly embarrassed to be gobbling the thing like hot buttered popcorn, but gobble they will all the same.

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Horror News Net

Excellent
on Nov 15 2012

I guarantee you’ll find something once again that you wish you’d never lost.

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Teen Ink

Above average

Numerous abnormal events occur throughout the novel, which keeps the reader on the edge of their seats.

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