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About the Author
- ASIN : B07PJRSGJT
- Publisher : Corvus Corone Press (March 13, 2019)
- Publication date : March 13, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 2495 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 261 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,687,920 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I'm sorry...I really hate not finishing a book once I start reading it but honestly! This story moved as fast as molasses... I stopped at 50%...wondering...where's the cundy?!
This story would have been suitable for young teens except for the language used; it was supposed to be about scary happenings in the cundy (drain) but at the 50% mark it really was more about school bullying and parent problems...That cundy was only mentioned twice at the halfway point...
I don't even see a decent coming-of-age story here...it has been a slogging, unimpressive read and I'm abandoning ship...way too much fluff and filler and not enough story. I would skip this one.
1. A drain or drain entrance
2. A tunnel or passage
Sullivan and his younger brother, Colton Carter have recently lost their mother to a fatal disease. Trying to move on with their father now having to play the role of BOTH parents would be difficult enough on its own. Unfortunately, Sully, a young teenager, has been targeted by the local bullies for no apparent reason. As if that weren't bad enough, ten-year old Colton has taken to skipping school often, leading to exasperation and even more frustration for their already overwhelmed Father.
I immediately felt for each of these characters. We are given important information about them in small increments all throughout the novel. We see firsthand all that Sully is going through. Aside from being bullied, he is now forced to step up and watch out for the welfare of his younger brother, as his father is struggling to manage all other things--including his personal grief. I could honestly picture his late mother asking him this favor, knowing how their different personalities would struggle to process things after she's gone.
". . . When Colton came along we were known, collectively, as the Cosmic Kids. When Mam died, so did both the nicknames."
While we are given bits of the past to solidify the boys in our minds, the action in the novel takes place in the present. There are some things that seem to be true no matter where in the world you go. One such thing is that there are always those looking to bully others.
"Bullies . . . are nothing but weakling sociopaths, after all . . . "
Another thing that you can count on is that in virtually any town or village you come across, there's usually someplace rumored by all kids to be haunted.
". . . if there are pockets of darkness in the world . . . I expect the cundy is one of them."
The main point of this novel certainly centers around the cundy; however, through Dixon's words we are invited to live life as Sully for a time.
The coming-of-age is undeniably present with Sully through all of this, and so well done that his every action feels true. While immersed in this book, I felt that I was there witnessing everything happening. Not only with Sully, but with each of the characters brought in. All of their motivations, actions, and feelings rang true to me. A feat which most authors strive for is to have the people they create come "alive", and connect with the reader on some level. Dixon manages to do that seemingly effortlessly.
". . . I had simply surpassed the limits of fear and had transcended into some realm of acceptance . . . life can't be avoided . . . "
When we peer into the dark depths of the cundy, a part of our mind is actually there--experiencing each moment as we read it. It was easy to mentally witness everything vividly as I read the author's descriptions, my own imagination supplying any additional details that felt right. Even the thoughts of the boys--under these circumstances--seemed completely natural to me.
". . . Life was not a video game and it couldn't be reset . . . "
As for the supernatural experiences--all I can say is that they felt refreshingly "new", and at the same time, the only possible way it could be. That is what kind of hold these words had on me. Even the most illogical of conclusions can feel real when penned by the right hands.
". . . Life was finite. Death was known."
Overall, I felt this was an extremely well described, atmospheric novel that showcased a boy coming-of-age to perfection. All of the little details, from those that bonded the characters to each other, to those that separated them and set them apart as individuals, flowed steadily into my mind. R.H. Dixon has a true gift with her words, and personally, I plan on being in line for each new release she comes out with.
*I received an arc of this book from the author. All opinions expressed are uniquely my own.*
A mining village in England, Norse mythology, the occult, bullying…A monster in the dark. Sounds like a chilling read to me. I can see the creepiness. How about you?
A coming of age story, with subtle danger and eerie happenings.
I love how the family works through a horrible time and the loss of a mom and wife, trying to figure out how to go on.
I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of The Cundy by R H Dixon.