Dreadful Tales Book Club – July-August 2013 Edition

NOS4A2Join us this month at Dreadful Tales and The Mortuary as we take the latest novel by Joe Hill for a spin…

Fans of horror literature will be well aware that Joe is the progeny of Stephen King but may not know that he is a prodigy as well and this his third novel is already being lauded by critics as one of the best books of the year.

NOS4A2 is a spine-tingling novel of supernatural suspense from master of horror Joe Hill, the New York Times bestselling author of Heart-Shaped Box and Horns.

Victoria McQueen has a secret gift for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. On her Raleigh Tuff Burner bike, she makes her way to a rickety covered bridge that, within moments, takes her wherever she needs to go, whether it’s across Massachusetts or across the country.

Charles Talent Manx has a way with children. He likes to take them for rides in his 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith with the NOS4A2 vanity plate. With his old car, he can slip right out of the everyday world, and onto the hidden roads that transport them to an astonishing – and terrifying – playground of amusements he calls “Christmasland.”

Then, one day, Vic goes looking for trouble—and finds Manx. That was a lifetime ago. Now Vic, the only kid to ever escape Manx’s unmitigated evil, is all grown up and desperate to forget. But Charlie Manx never stopped thinking about Victoria McQueen. He’s on the road again and he’s picked up a new passenger: Vic’s own son.

Exclusive to the print editions of NOS4A2 are more than 15 illustrations by award-winning Locke & Key artist Gabriel Rodríguez.”

NOS4A2 Is available wherever good books are sold and also in the usual eBook formats.

As a one off we have decided to extend the reading period for NOS4A2 to include August as well as it is such a beautiful behemoth of a book!

-Dark Mark

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About Dark Mark

Dark Mark is an English artist and adventurer who is currently located in the darkest region of the former Australasian colonies. When not battling for survival against the local flora and fauna he can usually be found cowering behind the covers of a well worn novel of mystery and imagination. Mark is currently a moderator and graphic designer in residence at The Mortuary: Dissecting the horror genre since 2003.

3 thoughts on “Dreadful Tales Book Club – July-August 2013 Edition

  1. I started reading this on my way home from my wonderful Colorado trip on 7/7 and I. CAN. NOT. PUT. IT. DOWN! Looks thick, but gonna be a quick burn. I can tell this book will be hazardous to my sleep this month.

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