The Hush (Thorndike Press Large Print Core) Library Binding – Large Print, March 7, 2018
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- Publisher : Thorndike Press Large Print; Large type / Large print edition (March 7, 2018)
- Language : English
- Library Binding : 645 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1432848739
- ISBN-13 : 978-1432848736
- Item Weight : 1.45 pounds
- Dimensions : 5.6 x 1.3 x 8.6 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,144,742 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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THE HUSH was hard to put down; like all of Hart's books, this one is exceptionally rich in place and atmosphere, with a riveting story that keeps you turning the pages. However, while all his previous books have been mysteries, I'd say that this one is more of a horror story (think Stephen King or Dean Koontz), and I'm not a fan of that genre... so I must say that, while I enjoyed reading every page, overall I didn't care much for this book... it even diminished THE LAST CHILD in my mind, which is a shame. If you like horror, however, I can recommend this highly... but do start with THE LAST CHILD.
I pre-ordered this book and eagerly awaited its arrival. I saved it for my spring break go-to read, and wish I hadn't. The Hush takes a sharp departure from all of his previous novels (which I adored and recommended to friends). This book takes a supernatural turn which makes no sense and often leaves you with a bad taste in your mouth. It keeps you waiting and waiting for explanations, and many of them never come. By the time I was half way through, I seriously debated putting it down and switching to something else. I powered through hoping for the "old John Hart's" writing to show up, and it never did. I'll give him one more shot on his next book to return to the amazing writing from Redemption Road/Iron House/Down River/King of Lies (which are all great reads by the way), but if he continues to write supernatural stuff I'll probably never buy another one.
The bottom line - if you're looking for John Hart's usual stuff (which is REALLY good), don't waste your time with the Hush.
The story is a romance between a young man and the land he inherited. It is a revelation of true abiding friendship and brotherly love. It is sorrowful and at last hopeful. It is vindication and the true victory of rightness and purity. It is a reflection on madness and the insanity that only evil can produce. It is finally a victory of light over darkness.
The author is gifted and his books are a gift to mankind.
Strangely -- fittingly -- only the friendships of men are examined, while the connections between women remain deeper and stronger, darker and mysterious, beyond analysis. I think only a man could have told this story this way -- with equal parts fear and fascination, insights far different than a woman might have offered. This is a book I already look forward to reading again.
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A descendant of the shaman responds to a summons to return to the county and cross paths with Johnny Merrimon. And there’s Something lurking in the swamp (the author calls it “Something”), a dark presence that for more than a century has been savagely culling unwelcome intruders.
Like Stephen King, John Hurt elevates the Gothic thriller into the realm of literary fiction. THE HUSH brings some echoes of THE SHINING, where it's the location itself that threatens the mental and physical health of trespassers. The story builds to a shattering climax as Merrimons past and present reach a "confluence" on a hill in the center of the swamp. A couple of loose ends suggest that this may be the middle segment of a projected trilogy.
The Hush is not straightforwardly a crime novel. It has bigger things to explore and say. It's obviously not to everyone's tastes but what is.