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Text × HEX Author Join or create book clubs Ó Join or create book clubs The English language debut of the bestselling Dutch novel Hex from Thomas Olde Heuvelt a Hugo and World Fantasy award nominated talent to watchWhoever is born here is doomed to stay til death Whoever settles never leaves Welcome to Black Spring the seemingly picturesue Hudson Valley town haunted by the Black Rock Witch a seventeenth century woman whose eyes and mouth are sewn shut Muzzled she walks the streets and enters homes at will She stands next to childrens bed for nights on end Everybody knows that her eyes may never be opened or the conseuences will be too terrible to bear The elders of Black Spring have virtually uarantined the town by using high tech surveillance to prevent their curse from spreading Frustrated with being kept in lockdown the towns teenagers decide to break their strict regulations and go viral with the haunting But in so doing they send the town spiraling into dark medieval practices of the distant past This chilling novel heralds the arrival of an exciting new voice in mainstream horror and dark fantasyAt the Publishers reuest this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied This was one of the surprising books I've read this year in that its probably one of the most solid horror novels of 2016 yet it hasn't received that much fanfare I wouldn't have heard of this if I hadn't seen it in a friend's Facebook feed and it looks like much of its readership comes from word of mouth than an intense media marketing campaign That's good in some ways but bad in others as this very much deserves readers than it has receivedWhat impressed me so much about this book was how much it relied on human evil as opposed to supernatural evil There's a definite supernatural presence so much so that the townsfolk have learned how to adapt their lives to the constant presence of the Black Rock Witch to the point where it actually ends up making some of the townspeople complacent I will try not to elaborate too much at the risk of spoilers but it's likely the adults' begrudging acceptance of this is how it is that causes the teenagers to start recording and even taunting the Black Rock Witch It's natural for children to try to see how far they can bend or break the rules as a way of challenging authority and while they know that the witch is deadly they've also grown up with the knowledge that not much if anything will happen as long as you don't touch her listen to her words or undo any of her bindings That leaves a lot open to interpretation Another thing that intrigued me is that the witch isn't entirely portrayed as this horrible evil thing This I can't really spell out without spoilers but I will say that Olde Heuvelt does try to show that life does not deal in absolutes and that actions can have an impact on outcomesI will warn people that this book is slow moving so much so that the action doesn't really get started until the last fourth of the novel You can see where things are going and there is tension it just takes a while for the powder keg to explode here This isn't entirely surprising since there has been a lot of movement towards books of this type but I know that this won't be everyone's cup of tea I suppose the best endorsement I can give this book is that I started listening to this on audiobook and ended up purchasing an e book copy because I got so into the novel that the audiobook version just went too slowly for me

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HEX Author Join or create book clubs Book ï ↠ [PDF / Epub] ☉ HEX Author Join or create book clubs – Eyltransferservices.co.uk The English language debut of the bestselling Dutch novel Hex from Thomas Olde Heuvelt a Hugo and World Fantasy award nominated talent to watchWhoever is born here is doomed to stay til death Whoe The English language debut of the bestselling Dutch novel Hex from Thomas Olde Heuvelt a Hugo and World Fantasy award nominated talent to watchWhoever is born here is doomed to stay til death Whoever settles never leaves Welcome to Black Spring the seemingly picturesue Hudson Valley town haunted by the Black Rock Witch a seventeenth century woman whose eyes and mouth are sewn shut Muzzled she walks the streets and enters homes at will She stands next to childrens bed for nights on end Everybody knows that her eyes may never be opened or the conseuences will be too terrible to bear The elders of Black Spring have virtually uarantined the town by using high tech surveillance to prevent their curse from spreading Frustrated with being kept in lockdown the towns teenagers decide to break their strict regulations and go viral with the haunting But in so doing they send the town spiraling into dark medieval practices of the distant past This chilling novel heralds the arrival of an exciting new voice in mainstream horror and dark fantasyAt the Publishers reuest this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied Oh My Gosh I was gripped by this book in the sense that it is well written The characters and their lives are fully formed and well rounded but and it's a bloody big but It's just not scary Katherine Van Wyler is a bit of spectral nonsense Ask yourself Are you really going to be frightened by a 350 year old woman just because her eyes and mouth are sewn up? The book itself is a good story just not a good horror story Towards the end of the book Van Wyler is used as a good allegory as to how humans can actually build up a sense of evil all by themselves without the cause of that same evil being what they'd assumed it to be I have to add that all the established authors who put their names to this book and uotes about how scary the book is should be ashamed of themselves They're either taking healthy kickbacks or they're smoking andor drinking something that I'd really like to get my hands onTo summarise As my title suggests the Promise of a scary ending to end all scary endings just isn't delivered in the case of Hex The ending is akin to a car which ran out of fuel Honestly I'd recommend that you don't waste your time or money on Hex What a disappointment

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HEX Author Join or create book cluThe English language debut of the bestselling Dutch novel Hex from Thomas Olde Heuvelt a Hugo and World Fantasy award nominated talent to watchWhoever is born here is doomed to stay til death Whoever settles never leaves Welcome to Black Spring the seemingly picturesue Hudson Valley town haunted by the Black Rock Witch a seventeenth century woman whose eyes and mouth are sewn shut Muzzled she walks the streets and enters homes at will She stands next to childrens bed for nights on end Everybody knows that her eyes may never be opened or the conseuences will be too terrible to bear The elders of Black Spring have virtually uarantined the town by using high tech surveillance to prevent their curse from spreading Frustrated with being kept in lockdown the towns teenagers decide to break their strict regulations and go viral with the haunting But in so doing they send the town spiraling into dark medieval practices of the distant past This chilling novel heralds the arrival of an exciting new voice in mainstream horror and dark fantasyAt the Publishers reuest this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied Deciding to read horror for the whole of October finally gave me chance to unearth Hex from my TBR mountain I heard a lot about this book on it's release and had purchased not long after My verdict? I absolutely loved it Being a horror fan at heart it was one of the best books that I have read this yearI was confused at first as you are introduced to Black Springs and the witch's Katherine Van Wyler existence immediately without an explanation Hang onthere's a seventeenth century witch with her eyes and mouth sewn shut randomly appearing in the village and people don't bat an eyelid? She's almost a comedy element to start with; sheets thrown over here so you can enjoy your family meal fake roadworks erected to distract non Black Springs folk to her existence It turns out a lot of work goes into keeping Katherine a secret there's a whole council and an actual app dedicated to monitoring her appearances and movementsThe horror in this book actually comes from teenagers frustrated by their elders controlling the environment they are determined to expose the witch and gain freedom from her curse The only problem being that this escalates and you do NOT want to aggravate Katherine Their actions result in a horrific turn of events but the scariest thing is that it's the living people causing the horror and torture I felt sorry for Katherine by the end although horrified by some of the things she causesI loved the modern and relevant feel to this book it definitely had me looking over my shoulders a few times