Friday 15 January 2016

Book Beginnings on Fridays - NOS4R2

Book Beginnings on Fridays is hosted by Rose City Reader and as she says the idea of this meme is for you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author's name. There's a linky list on the website and you can use #BookBeginnings on Twitter.


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.




Book Description

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.



  1. The beginning is very interesting and I'm curious as to why warm blood? I love the sound of this book - sounds a bit creepy and a bit scary! Here's my Friday post

  2. Is this a horror book or short story? I understand that Hill is Stephen King's son. Hope you like it. My Friday Quotes

    1. Hi Anne

      It's a horror novel, I'm just over a third through it now and really enjoying it. Thanks for visiting my blog :)

    2. Hi Anne

      It's a horror novel, I'm just over a third through it now and really enjoying it. Thanks for visiting my blog :)

  3. I've heard some great things about Joe Hill's work! Horror isn't a huge genre for me, though I do enjoy an occasional creepy story.


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