The Nestling

The Nestling Shadow fastWhisper softSomething is comingSomething deadlyThe NestlingA quiet rustling of the wind A woman s laughter in the night Or an evil which defies all nature

  • Title: The Nestling
  • Author: Charles L. Grant
  • ISBN: 9780671419899
  • Page: 164
  • Format: Paperback
  • Shadow fastWhisper softSomething is comingSomething deadlyThe NestlingA quiet rustling of the wind A woman s laughter in the night Or an evil which defies all nature

    One thought on “The Nestling”

    1. An intense, slow-paced novel combining seething tensions between the whites and native Americans, with a supernatural force bent on destruction and carnage. The build up in this book was felt incredibly slow, but was definitely worth the pay out in the end. My only complaint would have been that there were almost too many characters to keep track of, and I had to go back into the story several times to remind myself who was now involved.Overall though, there are very few books of Charles Grant's [...]

    2. Grant moves from the suburban East Coast locales he is known for to rural Wyoming in this tale of clashing cultures and a lethal supernatural force that hunts with an agenda all it's own. An atmospheric small town chiller that keeps the reader guessing till the end.

    3. Nope. Nope nope nope. 40 pages in, and I got1 - The hint of the Indian legacy, coming back to bite someone in the ass.2 - The grisly death of the teenager.3 - The return of the long-away resident, brought home by a cryptic message that won't be explained for ages.4 - The introduction of the love interest.5 - A glimpse of the evil town moneyman.As soon as I hit the banker, I was out. Sorry Charles, I've read this story too many times to ever be captivated or engaged or surprised by it ever again. [...]

    4. I think my random book generator understands that we're coming up on Halloween. Even after going outside of it for once to read Dark Harvest, the last two books it's picked have been horror novels. Given the season, it's hard to complain about it.The Nestling is set in the southwest, which is unusual for Grant, but the story is about the tensions that exist between the Shoshone and the whites in a small town, so it makes sense to relocate to that location. Most of the novel focuses on the tensio [...]

    5. This is a slow-moving, yet tension-filled story that had me engrossed the whole way. There were characters I could sympathize with, an atmosphere that creeped me out, and truly frightening imagery, mostly due to the fact that the horror was often hidden among the mundane aspects of everyday life. Loved this book.

    6. Love it. The only reason I do not give it five stars is the overabundance of characters. Hard to follow sometimes. BUT they do come into their own, and the reward is so worth it. A must-read if you dig slow burns.

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