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Lost Boys
Lost Boys
Author: Orson Scott Card
The Perfect Place To Raise A Family — From the bestselling storyteller Orson Scott Card comes a gripping story of terror within a small town. Step Fletcher, his pregnant wife DeAnne, and their three children move to Steuben, North Carolina with high hopes. But Step's new job with a software company turns out to be a snake pit, and eight-year-...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780061091315
ISBN-10: 0061091316
Publication Date: 12/1993
Pages: 544
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 102 ratings
Publisher: HarperTorch
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 7
I actually really liked this book. It is definitely not what you think of when you think of OSC. However, after the first few chapters, I could hardly put it down. It helped, I think, that although I am not a member of the church, I know quite a bit about it since my best friend is Mormon (as is Card). There were places in this book that I thought felt very Stephen Kingish, but that only added to my enjoyment of the book since I am a huge SK & OSC fan.

Although, IMHO, it felt like a few loose ends were not tied up (leaves you wondering what ever happened to such and such character), I liked the ending. It was very sad, but good.
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Helpful Score: 6
I tried OSCard's Enders series and failed to get through it. I will honestly try again. This "horror" book is so different from that scifi series and you will be shocked at the end of the book.

Lost Boys is well written and a study in the life of a middle income American family. It is a realistic account of the latter day Morman experience. It has a gripping ending that you will often think about after the book...
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Helpful Score: 6
A great creepy ghost story, a great serial-killer story, and a really neat period piece -- the father of the family is a computer programmer in the early 80s, just as the IBM PC was coming out. Bits of it remind me of Stephen King ... if King could write people as achingly real as these.
Phantene avatar reviewed Lost Boys on + 72 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
This is one of my all time favorite books. The author takes the story to places I never expected. I literally got goose-bumps at times while reading this, and I was brought to tears at other times. That doesn't happen to me often. I highly recommend this book.
toni avatar reviewed Lost Boys on + 351 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
A ghost story, a supernatural thriller, with no gore, no horror fest over-the-top violence (actually almost no violence at all), and yet it creeps into your heart, stirs your senses. Plus, Card incorporates the Mormon religion into this story in a thoroughly unconventional way; gives a true-to-life view into Mormon culture
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