William W. Johnstone
- Title: Sandman
- Author: William W. Johnstone
- ISBN: 9780821723760
- Page: 371
- Format: Paperback
KIDS DO THE DARNDEST THINGS .Paul Kelly had a very big temper for such a small boy When he tired of his toys he smashed them When a dog or cat got in his way, he kicked them And when other children told on him, he made sure they were very, very sorry ILD S PLAY .But that was nothing compared to what Paul discovered next Which was that if he didn t like cKIDS DO THE DARNDEST THINGS .Paul Kelly had a very big temper for such a small boy When he tired of his toys he smashed them When a dog or cat got in his way, he kicked them And when other children told on him, he made sure they were very, very sorry ILD S PLAY .But that was nothing compared to what Paul discovered next Which was that if he didn t like certain people, he could make it so he d never have to see them again Ever And no one would suspect such a little boy of such a horrible deed Of such monstrous powers No one would ever guess that killing could be much fun than playing with dump trucks and sandboxes Especially the way Paul did it .
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This one disappointed me for a couple of reasonsOne, when I requested it from Net Galley, I was not aware that it was such an old book. Published in 1988! I'm not sure why it is on Net Galley as a new release. The fact that it is so old could explain the poor writing. Two, I am so not a fan of VooDoo or Zombies. Once again, when I read the description, that was not put forth. I didn't especially care for the characters or the story. It is safe to say that I will not be reading anything by Mr. Jo [...]
Sandman is a hard book to review, because it's a good book in certain ways.On the other hand, it would be easy for me to write an absolutely scathing review of it. Sandman is the very definition of a book that's so bad it's good.It is not well-written. Some of it I feel might have been been deliberate. For example, the choppy sentences. Those can be used for dramatic purposes quite easily. However, I can't think of a good reason for the author to constantly reuse certain descriptions. The little [...]
This novel was hilarious, pulpy, and full of action and horror. Much like Johnstone’s Toy Cemetery, this one was about the Devil taking over a small town; this novel comes complete with a priest with a bad past (who happens to be an action-hero like exorcist), cops who are skilled in the ways of fighting the Devil’s minions, and a bunch of actiony cliches. Toy Cemetery had all kinds of crazy supernatural bogeys, ranging from the ghosts of old werewolves (which I really didn’t understand) t [...]
Good spooky readfast movingif you like zombie stories, you'll like this one
This one was a struggle to finish. It had everything I like in a horror novel, but for some reason I just couldn't get into it. Then towards the end the author kept adding random characters so it was getting harder to keep up with who is who, only for them to die within the first pages or even paragraphs of them being introduced. Throw into it that pretty much everyone gets raped at one point or another and it was just a whole lot of WTF.
Okay, so I read this book when I was in like elementary school (circa 94/95) - yeah a book I probably should not have been reading at that age but I loved horror movies and books and it was something my GMA and I shared and it was in her box of read books which meant it was fair game for me. I remember liking it and it has stood out to me even YEARS later.
I wasn't too thrilled with this book. Paul Kelly is a bad seed, and literally, all hell has broken loose with this child. The book does have lots of twists and unexpected turns, but so much is too "out there" for my liking. The characters are well-described, and Mr. Johnstone tells a good story. If you are into zombies, blood, gore, and violence, you will enjoy this book.
SandmanI am new to this author. But am totally a fans NOW! HE WRITES A SUPERNATURAL THRILLER THAT WILL BLOW YOU AWAY. I JUST PICKED UP 3/MORE. BY HIM AND CAN HARDLY WAIT TO GET STARTED. I RECOMMEND THIS IS HORROR AT IT'S PEAKENJOY
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This isn't the story that you may know from graphic novels. It is a novel about a young boy who goes on vacation with his family. While his family is sleeping, he goes out walking on the beach. He never tells his parents or sister. Paul a nasty boy who likes to torment his classmates and kill things. He discovers on this vacation that he is the son of Satan and has incredible powers that he can use to make people do what he wants them too. He is happiest when he makes people suffer, etc. Will Pa [...]
I keep reading this author and am never disappointed, but this book had zombies,which are the only paranormal books that I hate. The storyline was great and the characters. An 8 year old boy is evil and come to find out he is satan's son. With his parent's and his sister seeing him as evil and not knowing what to do is what started out this story. With deaths and more people getting involved it keeps you on a journey of who is next. The little twist at the end I did not see coming. I received th [...]
SandmanI am not a fan of zombie anything; not books, movies or even at Halloween. This book made me remember that all stories and their subjects aren't created equal. The battle of good versus evil was wonderful with strong main characters, especially the evil little lad. I'll be looking into this author's other writings and see what else I've been missing out on. I would like to thank Netgalley and Kensington Books for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley and am voluntarily reviewing it.Paul Kelly is a little boy with a really bad temper - a dangerous temper at that. This book was thrilling, the fact that a child so young could do such despicable things is intriguing and frightening. This one kept me on the edge of my seat and I highly recommend this book to fans of horror, suspense, or just anything involving a creepy little kid. This one did not disappoint.
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