REVIEW: DARK HARVEST BY NORMAN PARTRIDGE

REVIEW: DARK HARVEST BY NORMAN PARTRIDGE

DARK HARVEST
NORMAN PARTRIDGE
GENRE: HORROR

SYNOPSIS

Halloween, 1963. They call him the October Boy, or Ol’ Hacksaw Face, or Sawtooth Jack. Whatever the name, everybody in this small Midwestern town knows who he is. How he rises from the cornfields every Halloween, a butcher knife in his hand, and makes his way toward town, where gangs of teenage boys eagerly await their chance to confront the legendary nightmare. Both the hunter and the hunted, the October Boy is the prize in an annual rite of life and death.

Pete McCormick knows that killing the October Boy is his one chance to escape a dead-end future in this one-horse town. He’s willing to risk everything, including his life, to be a winner for once. But before the night is over, Pete will look into the saw-toothed face of horror--and discover the terrifying true secret of the October Boy . . .

Winner of the Stoker Award and named one of the 100 Best Novels of 2006 by Publishers Weekly, Dark Harvest is a powerhouse thrill-ride with all the resonance of Shirley Jackson’s "The Lottery."




MY TAKE




It never fails—while shopping I just HAD to stop by the book section. The cover art for Dark Harvest drew me in. The synopsis sounded promising, a nice blurb by Peter Straub on the cover, and also mention of this book winning the Bram Stoker Award sealed the deal for me.

Dark Harvest was a very engaging read. I was thoroughly entertained throughout the entire 197 pages of this story. It reminded me somewhat of a story that you could see on The Twilight Zone (TTZ is actually mentioned a couple of times in the book) or Tales From the Crypt.

Halloween night is a little different for the people of this small no-name town. The teenage boys have been locked away in their rooms without food for the past five days in preparation for “The Run”. The starved teenage boys are let out to hunt the October Boy, a scarecrow brought to life. The winner gets to leave town, which is a dream for these teenage boys. Winning this game is not all what it seems to be.

I would recommend Dark Harvest as a great little Halloween read. 


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