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Bonechiller Hardcover – Bargain Price, September 9, 2008
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One freezing cold night in the misty darkness, Danny is making his way home when he is attacked by a horrifying creature. As he fights for survival he is knocked into a ditch and he is sure this will be the end of him. Except that the creature only stings him in the hand and lets him go. This mark is the only thing that assures him that what happened was real and not a terrifying nightmare. Danny begins to feel strange and disconnected after his ordeal, leading him to research the creature in the darkness. He finds out that he is not the only one this has happened to and it goes back much further than he could ever imagine. It appears that something is hunting the teens of Harvest Cove, and so far nobody has been able to stop it. Danny is running out of time for himself and he will have to decide if he is willing to risk his life to break this cycle of evil that is plaguing the town. Danny will have his friends to help him, but he may be too late. How can you kill the unkillable, or hunt what should not exist?
Bonchiller is just that. A spooky, scary, pulse-pounding supernatural thriller that will chill you to the bone.Read more ›
The best part was the personality Ash. She competed in female boxing matches. She and Danny are on the way to becoming a couple - not there yet. She says things like lets race, if you win you can cop a feel. The ending was good. They did some fun teenager-type things to fight the demon.
The worst part was the author's grammar. Way too many sentences start with "Me and mom are ..." "Me and Howie had ..." Her and Pike check their guns." It was too often and annoying.
Narrative mode: 1st person Danny. Story length; 294 pages. Swearing language: mild. Sexual content: none. Setting: current day small town in Ontario, Canada. Copyright: 2008. Genre: young adult paranormal suspense.
McNamee delivers. His unique use of characters allows him to tell a monster tale from Danny's interesting perspective with support characters, like brothers Pike and Howie, to help him along. The brothers add depth in totally different ways (Pike with his weapons knowledge and Howie with his analytical mind). Danny's love interest Ali adds a dimension of complexity with her Native American roots, boxing prowess, and strangely alluring personality.
Everything McNamee sets up in his story ends up coming together to make this a tidy tale of something that seems uncontrollable: a windigo-like monster who preys on the youth of Northern Canada.
McNamee is the Stephen King for the Young Adult scene. I hope he has a few more like this up his sleeve.
Bonechiller is about a boy and his troubled friends who live in Canada. They end up having multiple terrifyng interactions with a horrifyng, unnatural beast. Although this book starts out to be another subpar monster book it turns out to be creepy and as the title says Bonechilling. The setting is a major part of the book. The cold of the Canadian North is almost a character in itself. Because of it being set in Canada, there are a few cultural references a typical American would not understand. This book is also very well written. The author really gets how to fully describe something to the point it almost feels real, but he also does not play down to the reader. There are many points in the book where the author will make eloquent life actualizing remarks to sum up a chapter.
In conclusion, this book is a great read. I strongly suggest it to people who are not that excited about the genre of horror books, those who are and looking for their next book, and those who have lost their interest in the genre of horror itself. Lastly, this book is a true bonechiller.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Horrible book the plot like is very easy to guess and has a standard story ...its also barely a horror with very little plot twist along with some very irrelevant sentences about... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Good story. Definitely kept my interest. I liked the supernatural aspect of it, and the characters were likable. I didn't particularly care for the mild sexual comments. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Cynthia
I first read "Acceleration" by this author, and was so impressed with his talent that I immediately read "Bonechiller". Read morePublished 9 months ago by Easy Reader
Extremely well done monster horror novel. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a thrill and a chill or two.Published 14 months ago by Macklin
Great story. It kept me entertained. Loved that the author did not over extent the book by making the story over complicated.Published 15 months ago by meth
I read this book at school and wow it rocks(so far)I can't what to finish this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Published 23 months ago by Julie S.