Thursday, October 3, 2013

The Wide Game by Michael West Review

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About Michael West: Michael West is the critically-acclaimed author of The Wide Game, Cinema of Shadows, Spook House, Skull Full of Kisses, and the Legacy of the Gods series. A graduate of Indiana University, with a degree in Telecommunications and Film Theory, West has written a multitude of short stories, articles, and reviews for various on-line and print publications. He lives and works in the Indianapolis area with his wife, their two children, their bird, Rodan, their turtle, Gamera, and their dog, King Seesar. His children are convinced that spirits move through the woods near their home.   WideGameCover-Final
The Wide Game Book Synopsis: On the advice of his wife, Paul Rice is making plans to attend his 10th year High School reunion. Returning to his boyhood home of Harmony, Indiana, he finds that he is still haunted by memories of that time-memories of Deidra, his first love, and memories of the Wide Game. It was ten years ago that Paul and his friends watched their day of fun become a race for their lives, a fight for their very souls. Now, as he meets the survivors of that day once more, Paul makes a chilling discovery: the incomprehensible forces that toyed with them have yet to finish playing their own game. The Wide Game is one of the Harmony, Indiana horror novels from Michael West, which also include Cinema of Shadows and Spook House.

  Author Links: Website: Twitter: @bymichaelwest

My Review
I am a huge Stephen King fan. This story reminded me of him. I felt that this book was a cross between It and Stand by Me. There were also some other books by Stephen King that I was reminded of in this book (Running Man, Children of the Corn). It is one of the best horror stories that I have read in a long time. I liked the characters and enjoyed reading about their pasts, and their growth.I also liked the end, and I can really see this becoming a movie.It was the perfect October read. I am giving this a 5/5. I was given a copy to review, however all opinions are my own.

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1 comment:

  1. I love how Harmony becomes a real place with real character.