Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The Twilight Pariah

I recently read the book by Jeffrey Ford, The Twilight Pariah. And I thought I would share with you what I thought of this book.

The Story

Three high school friends reunite in the summer after their first year in college. One is studying archaeology, so doing her own personal dig sounds like a really great idea. She convinces her friends to help out. And they do find something extremely unusual. They find a skeleton, but it isn't an ordinary skeleton. It seems to have horns. Finding the skeleton turns these individuals lives upside down that summer. And they have an adventure that none of them anticipated or really wanted. 

What I Think

I enjoyed reading this book. First it wasn't overly long. The author got right to the story. I liked how the story was spooky, but it didn't scare me out of my mind. And it really reminded me that some bones should just be allowed to rest. The characters in the book were fairly likeable, and it was a story that I could relate to. I liked how the one character stayed hoe some nights to spend time with her father. I think it is a real situation. Young people do worry about their parents. Does this book live up to the quote by Paul Tremblay stating "Richard Linklater meets Stephen King meets Indiana Jones Meets, well, Jeffrey Ford"? No it isn't over the top good, but it is a nice quick read that will creep you out a little. 

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