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Yesterday I started reading NOS4R2 by Joe Hill.
Nurse Thornton dropped into the long term care ward a little before eight with a hot bag of blood for Charlie Manx.
She was coasting on autopilot, her thoughts not on her work.
Victoria McQueen has a
secret gift for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing
photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. On her Raleigh Tuff
Burner bike, she makes her way to a rickety covered bridge that, within
moments, takes her wherever she needs to go, whether it’s across
Massachusetts or across the country.
Charles Talent Manx has a
way with children. He likes to take them for rides in his 1938
Rolls-Royce Wraith with the NOS4R2 vanity plate. With his old car, he
can slip right out of the everyday world, and onto the hidden roads that
transport them to an astonishing – and terrifying – playground of
amusements he calls “Christmasland.”
Then, one day, Vic goes
looking for trouble—and finds Manx. That was a lifetime ago. Now Vic,
the only kid to ever escape Manx’s unmitigated evil, is all grown up and
desperate to forget. But Charlie Manx never stopped thinking about
Victoria McQueen. He’s on the road again and he’s picked up a new
passenger: Vic’s own son.