Book Reviews of Darkness

Darkness
Darkness
Author: John Saul
ISBN-13: 9780553073737
ISBN-10: 0553073737
Publication Date: 6/1/1991
Pages: 341
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 22 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Hardcover
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Another page turner, midnight oil burner. I couldn't put it down.
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A very dark novel, with very graphic death scenes.
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I had no idea what was coming next and couldn't wait to find out. I was almost sad when I was done reading it, I wasn't ready for it to be done.
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Great Book! Based in the Florida Swaps, family and their children fight evil, to them and their town! Lots of surprises and twist and turns! I really enjoyed this book!
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Another great John Saul book.
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The Andersons left the town at the edge of the swamp long ago, never meaning to return. There was something not quite right about the vast cruel lowlands of Villejeune...something murky, menacing, hostile...an influence too malevolent to be natural. But the Andersons' dream of a new life in Atlanta faded away with Ted's lost job and sixteen-year-old Kelly's emotional problems. Now, hoping a change of scenery might help their troubled daughter put her life back together, Ted and Mary Anderson have decided to come home. Home to Villejeune.

But something waits for them.

Something evil.

Far from the prying eyes of civilization, beyond the reach of human law, a mysterious unknowable society lives by its own rules. They have their own customs, their own ceremonies and blood ritesâdark rituals of altars and infants, of candle, spirit and knife. Now the Andersons' return has completed a circle of destiny begun long ago. Now they must face a deadly drama of unholy ceremony and secret horror, of ancient greed preying upon young life, of unutterable depravity. For, like the other children of Villejeuneâchildren without mercy, without tearsâKelly Anderson is about to be drawn into a darkness so terrible it spares no life, no soul...http://www.johnsaul.com/

This was a excellent story.
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Another John Saul winner. Even though the plot is revealed halfway through, the end is still a wonderful treat. A little gross, but I still got misty eyed.
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Saul is one of my favorite authors but I have to say I was completely disappointed in this book. Highly unbelievable and completely predictable.
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Small town holds secrets..human sacrifice, blood rituals,all manner of evil.
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An interesting story about a secluded little town at the edge of a vast, eerie swamp. If you like the odd and strange this book is for you.
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Book had a good flow. If you like any of his other books you'll like this one.
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This is the only BOOK to ever give me nightmares. I first read it in high school when it was a new release and I still remember how chilling it was. Horror readers will delight and if you're new to this author - pick up a bunch more, the older the better!
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Villejeune, Florida. A secluded little town at the edge of a vast, eerie swamp. Far from prying eyes. Far from the laws of civilization. Here folks live by their own rules - dark rites of altars and infants, candles and blood. Years ago the Anderson family left town with a dream. Now they are back. To live out a nightmare. Something unspeakably evil. It feeds on the young and the innocent. And soon it will draw their teenage daughter into its unholy embrace...
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i loved this book! it's eccentric plot certainly kept me up reading it! Its definitely a thriller and i would recommend reading it if you're into scary books!
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Quick read. View of Florida swamps in a john Saul way with more than snakes and animals.
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3 Hour abridgement of John Saul's scary thriller, DARKNESS.
Wonderful read...great fun.
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I had requested this audiobook because I am familiar with the author, and have enjoyed his books in the past. I personally don't think this one qualifies as a "Horror" novel, it is more like a scary mystery! This book will not scare you - unless you are about 6 or 7, what it does impart is sense of urgency to find out who is who, who is good, and who is bad.

The setting (Florida everglades /swamp) helps convey a sense of forboding as you know there are alligators, crocodiles, snakes, and other creepy/crawly things. I think that in another author's hands this book would not have been as enjoyable, so "Hats off to Saul"

I recommend this book to "mystery/thriller" fans for the fact that it holds your attention, there is a lot of suspence, with a gripping plotline.

It's a good way to pass a 3 hour commute (exactly what I needed for 1 day)
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Somebody, PLEASE turn on the lights!
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very good!
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Villejeunne, Florida. A secluded little town at the edge of a vast, eerie swamp. Far from prying eyes. Far from the laws of civilization. Here folks live by their own rules-dark rites of altars and infants, candles and blood. Years ago the Andersons left town with a dream. Now they are back. To live out a nightmare. Something has been waiting for them. Something unspeakably evil. It feeds on the young and innocent. And soon it will draw their teenage daughter into its unholy embrace...
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Villejeune, Florida. A secluded little town at the edge of a vast, eerie swamp. Far from prying eyes. Far from the laws of civilization. Here folks live by their own rules-- dark rites of altars and infants, candles and blood.

Years ago the Andersons left town with a dream. Now they are back. To live out a nightmare. Something has been waiting for them. Something unspeakably evil. It feeds on the young and the innocent. And soon it will draw their teenage daughter into its unholy embrace.....Darkness
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I am a fan of John Saul's horror novels. I haven't read this one yet, but I have two copies.
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Villejeune, Florida. A secluded little town at the edge of a vast, eerie swamp. Far from prying eyes. Far from the laws of civilization. Here folks live by their own rules--dark rites of altars and infants, candles and blood. Years ago the Andersons left town with a dream. Now they are back. To live out a nightmare. Something has been waiting for them. Something unspeakably evil. If feeds on the young and the innocent. And soon it will draw their teenage daughter into its unholy embrace.
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a New York Times bestseller
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Villejeune, Florida. A secluded little town at the edge of a vast, eerie swamp. Far from prying eyes. Far from the laws of civilization. Here folks live by their own rules--dark rites of altars and infants, candles and blood.
Years ago the Andersons left town with a dream. Now they are back. To live out a nightmare. Something has been waiting for them. Something unspeakably evil. It feeds on the young and the innocent. And soon it will draw their teenage daughter into its unholy embrace..
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I LOVE JOHN SAUL. HAS HE EVER WRITTEN
A BAD BOOK?
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If you would like a good horror mystery this is it. I was so scared listening to this book, Anthony Zerbe is excellent as a reader. I was glad this was only abridged, I dont think I could have taken it if the whole story was read. Try it!