Book Reviews of Wildwood Road

Wildwood Road
Wildwood Road
Author: Christopher Golden
ISBN-13: 9780739452011
ISBN-10: 0739452010
Publication Date: 2005
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 38 ratings
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 4
Absolutely engrossing tale of hauntings and ghosts that may or may not be there. This was a page turner from the start.
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Helpful Score: 4
not quite what I expected, but still very good, spooky ... i definitely didn't want to put it down.
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Helpful Score: 2
Creepy---but a good read
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Helpful Score: 1
Thrilling read!! I couldn't put it down!
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Helpful Score: 1
the dansky's have everything until late on Halloween night michael falls asleep at the wheel and wakes to find everything has changed..he finds a little girl standing by the road, just missed by him..she leads michael "home " and whispers to him to "come find me" but as time goes one michael is unable to find her..and when one morninig a cold, cruel, vindictive woman awakens in the guise of his wife, michael must now search not only for the missing girl but a way to find the Jillian hw's always loved or die trying
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It was good, but not as good as Koontz. However I would like to read more by this author
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Michael and Jillian Dansky seem to have it all - a happy marriage, two successful careers, and a bright future. However late one October evening, that changes completely. It's while driving home from a Halloween masquerade that Michael briefly nods off behind the wheel. When he wakes up, he finds a little girl standing beside his car - a little girl who Michael apparently came within a breath of running over.

Shaken by her appearance at such a late hour, and concerned that the child isn't wearing the most appropriate clothing for the frigid weather, Michael tries to help her as much as he can. She leads him to a darkened empty house, filled with shadows and haunted by whispers and sends him away with a whisper of her own: "Come find me." With her curious command echoing in his ears, Michael drives back home.

In the weeks to come, it's clear that someone - or something - doesn't want the girl found. As much as Michael tries to fulfill the girl's request, he just doesn't seem to be having much luck. And when a cold, cruel, vindictive woman awakens in the guise of his once loving and caring wife, Michael's search shifts slightly. Suddenly his quest isn't just for the missing girl, but for the Jillian he loves and may have lost forever...on Wildwood Road.

First of all, let me say that Mareena got this book as a 'just because' gift for herself when she saw that Stephen King had written a blurb for the book, and decided that I could read it as well if I wanted. She knew of Christopher Golden as primarily a young adult author, although she has never read any of his books. So, Mr. Golden is a new author for her to read.

In my opinion, this book was very enjoyable and I'm certainly glad to have read it. The story was quite a different treatment of horror from the books that I usually read, and was interesting enough to hold my attention right until the very end. It was well-written and I appreciated that the plot was constantly moving; the pacing never slowed or deteriorated in any way and this story never became dull or boring; at least for me. Overall, I give this book an A!
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This book is okay. It is a ghost story that touches on the 'nature or nurture' controversy in an interesting way. It is somtimes slow, but an interesting storyline.
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Couldn't get into this book, the first chapter you just need to get through to know they had been drinking, the second chapter kind of gets the storyline started, but from there it just dragged and dragged and by half way I gave up, I do not stick with a book if by 100 pages it isn't keeping my interest and this one didn't.
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Very good!
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Michael and Jillian Danski seemed to have it all - a happy marriage, two successful careers, a bright future. But late one Halloween evening, adriving home from a party, Michael momentarily nods off behing the wheel and wakes to find everything change. This is the story.