Thrall

Thrall The last thing Jesse Coaglan ever wanted to do was return to his hometown of Thrall New Jersey Tucked away in the wilds of the northwestern corner of the state Thrall has always been a very strange

  • Title: Thrall
  • Author: Mary SanGiovanni
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 142
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The last thing Jesse Coaglan ever wanted to do was return to his hometown of Thrall, New Jersey Tucked away in the wilds of the northwestern corner of the state, Thrall has always been a very strange place to live The town was a poison that affected people s minds, their souls, their bodies, and their perspectives So Jesse abandoned his friends and the one woman he loveThe last thing Jesse Coaglan ever wanted to do was return to his hometown of Thrall, New Jersey Tucked away in the wilds of the northwestern corner of the state, Thrall has always been a very strange place to live The town was a poison that affected people s minds, their souls, their bodies, and their perspectives So Jesse abandoned his friends and the one woman he loved, and left everything behind.Seven years later, Jesse has found a reason to return a reason that, in spite of his best attempts otherwise, he can t ignore His old love, Mia Dalianis, has left him a voicemail message begging him to come back, if not for her, then for the daughter Jesse never knew he had Jesse needs to go back He s been running for a long time from relationships, friendships, everything he is afraid of and feels guilty over He realizes that the nightmares will never stop until he goes to Thrall With help from Nadia Richards and some old surviving friends from Thrall, Jesse intends to find his daughter or die trying He goes looking for redemption, but what he discovers about his old hometown may destroy him and everyone he s ever cared about.Black Voltage Series 7

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    1. Jesse left the town of Thrall and his girlfriend, Mia, years ago. Strange things happen in Thrall and he got out while he could. He comes home one day to a message on his answering machine from Mia, begging him to come back to Thrall and save her and the daughter he never knew he had. Jesse has never quite opened himself up to anyone, but a girl named Nadia. She is the closest he's come to a real relationship and asks her to go to Thrall with him with only a little bit of an explanation. Nadia h [...]

    2. Thrall is a very hard one for me to review. I'd never read any of Mary SanGiovanni's stuff before, but the premise seemed interesting, she's the girlfriend of Brian Keene, who's writing I love, and a few of my friends seemed to like this one. So, I downloaded it with modest hopes for an entertaining read. To say that Thrall didn't work for me would be the understatement of the year.Jesse gets a call from an old girlfriend who he hasn't seen in seven years and begs him to return to their old home [...]

    3. After young Jesse Coaglan leaves behind the horrors of his hometown, Thrall, where weird is normal and people disappear inexplicably, he receives a phone call from Mia, the young woman he left behind. She needs his help, but not just for her but for the daughter he didn't realize he had. Now, Jesse returns to the small New Jersey town, accompanied by his best friend, Nadia, but he's frightened and unsure what he will find. Or even if Mia and Caitlyn are even still alive.Fans of Lovecraftian cosm [...]

    4. I'm having a very difficult time writing this review. Overall, I liked the story. I found it original and compelling, but I also found it to be a bit wordy at times, and it seemed the characters kept finding themselves in the same situation in slightly different locations. With that being saidThrall, is a small town in New Jersey. A town that Jesse Coaglan was lucky to get away from. In the author's words, "With time and distance, he thought he'd gained a good handle on what was real and what wa [...]

    5. Thrall by Mary SanGiovanni is a very good and original monster romp with plenty of interesting characters and back-story. There are things in the Raw that want to rip and tear…to mutilate and devour. The town itself is alive and being protected by monsters. Each of them holds a different key to keeping the town from dying. They must be destroyed one by one in order for a small group of survivors to escape its boundaries…or else be trapped in Thrall…forever.

    6. October is here and it is time for as much horror fiction as I can pack into 31 days!I kicked off my horror-fest with Mary Sangiovanni, about whom I have read some good things on the interwebs. This book caught my eye because it promised monsters. I love monsters, and I love a good monster story. Unfortunately, this was an ok monster story for me. The monsters were great; the characters--and there histories, and their inner thoughts, and their conflicts, and, most especially, their decisions in [...]

    7. I love monster books, and Thrall gave me enough monsters and action to keep my appetite satisfied for a long, long time. I can't remember the last book that did that for me.

    8. I wasn't too sure about what to expect with this book. I've known about Mary SanGiovanni for years, both from her books being sold ( recommendations, Thunderstorm Books emails) and from her regular contributions to the podcast "The Horror Show with Brian Keene." For whatever reason though, I've only read a single chapbook by her. I think that I found her novel covers off-putting: THRALL and The Hollower trilogy had covers with monsters on them which for some reason made me think "I don't want a [...]

    9. Absolutely fabulous. Very original. Not the same old thing. Well-written, atmospheric - get it while copies last! thunderstormbooks/thra

    10. This is the first book that I've read from Sangiovanni. I picked it up honestly because she is dating Brian Keene, who is a respected horror novelist that I have conversed with several times. Not really a ringing endorsement, but having not read a horror novel in some times I decided to give it a try and was really surprised.The story is really perfect for this type of book, if a little derivative. Jesse Coaglin gets a call from an ex girlfriend who is from the same mysterious small town as Jess [...]

    11. My first encounter with the work of Mary SanGiovanni was her dark and elegant chapbook No Songs for the Stars, and it left me intrigued and interested in reading more. Fortunately, I had a short vacation to Mexico a few weeks ago and it was a perfect opportunity to sit on the beach and do nothing but read. During the trip, I was able to read quite a few books, in fact, and among them were two of SanGiovanni’s more recent novels, Thrall (2013) and Chaos (2014).Both books are best categorized as [...]

    12. Thought it was a good book. Good read if you want something a bit different from the stereotypical horror out there. Worth the read

    13. One of the best horror novels I've read in a long time. There are echoes of Ghost Story and Salem's Lot. I look forward to reading more by Ms. Sangiovanni

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