Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Book Number 17

Book #17......means I only have 8 more books to read by August 8th if I want to get close to achieving my goal of 300 books in a year. Guess I better get reading....and blogging...

The Novel: Faces of Fear
The Author: John Saul

Faces of Fear is, like most John Saul novels, well written. This novel is a psychological thriller. I was sufficiently creeped out, yet intrigued.
I enjoyed the character details, however I found it took awhile to see how they would all become intertwined. The novel started out somewhat slow, but about a third of the way into it, the novel picks up pace and we see more of the plot and the creep-out factors.
There are some interesting twists, and I had a hard time figuring out the ending (the bad guy).
I found the characters believable, some irritatingly so.
This novel is not as scary as some other John Saul novels, but I was kept interested the whole time.
The book jacket has the line "Saul proves that there's a fine line between perfection and madness" ....Indeed he does, and that's why it creeped me out.

I give "Faces of Fear" a rating of 3.5 out of 5.

A captivating serial killer type novel. Kept me wondering and raised the hair on the back of my neck.

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