NOS4A2 by Joe Hill

NOS4A2

NOS4A2 is a spine-tingling novel of supernatural suspense from master of horror Joe Hill, the New York Times bestselling author of Heart-Shaped Box and Horns.Victoria McQueen has a secret gift for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. On her Raleigh Tuff Burner bike, she makes her way to a rickety covered bridge that, within moments, takes her wherever she needs to go, whether it’s across...


Details NOS4A2

TitleNOS4A2
ISBN9780062200570
Author
Release DateApr 30th, 2013
PublisherWilliam Morrow
LanguageEnglish
GenreHorror, Fiction, Fantasy, Thriller, Paranormal
Rating

Reviews NOS4A2

  • Will Byrnes
    2012-12-22
    Do You Fear What I Fear? Christmas was one of the best things about being a kid. There is nothing quite like the anticipation leading up to Christmas morning. And even now, having achieved geezerhood, I am still a complete sucker for the big day. Every year a real tree, the lights, sorting through and selecting from the decades and decades of collected ornaments, the gifts, and hopefully a tree skirt free of cat vomit. I put on It’s a Wonderfu...
  • Wil Wheaton
    2013-09-28
    Joe Hill tells another wonderful story that is scary, disturbing, beautiful, sad, and surprisingly touching.Read it all the way to the end. All the way.
  • Jeffrey Keeten
    2015-10-13
    “Already, though, she understood the difference between being a child and being an adult. The difference is when someone says he can keep the bad things away, a child believes him.” Charles Talent Manx with his silver hammer.Some people are born with bad wiring. Some people get caught in a whirlpool of one tragic circumstance after another that has a detrimental effect on their sanity. Some people are too fragile; some are too hard, and some...
  • Delee
    2012-12-31
    I will not compare Stephen King's son to him...I will not compare Stephen King's son to him.....I will not...............compare....Joe Hill deserves to be in a class all of his own. Don'tcha think?I put off reading NOS4A2 for awhile. I read Heart-Shaped Box first... Which I really liked- but this...this was much better!!!Sooooooooooooooo many friends said- "You have to read NOS4A2!!!!...Oh you haven't read NOS4A2???? What is wrong with you??? Wh...
  • Pouting Always
    2017-01-25
    I think the books hardest to get into are the horror ones because it's really a thin line between something being scary and it becoming funny and not believable so I really have to give credit to Hill because even though the book was long he kept me engaged the whole time and even though the concept easily could've turned ridiculous he managed to keep it creepy, like every time Charles Manx was doing something I can't even explain the anxiety and...
  • Nataliya
    2012-07-16
    People think I'm strange because I don't like Christmas. Well, this book did not cure me of this dislike in the slightest, nossir. Read it, and you'll understand. "You can’t let facts get in the way of the truth." I've also never been a fan of Christmas music. There's something just *off* in that fake strained cheerfulness that emanates from it. After this book, I dislike it even more because the annoying in it has been joined by the sinister u...
  • Dan Schwent
    2013-02-11
    When Victoria McQueen was young, she had a unique gift: she could summon an old covered bridge that would take her wherever she wanted to go. After an encounter with Charles Manx, a Rolls Royce Wraith-driving kidnapper with a similar ability, her life is torn to pieces. Twelve years later, Charles Manx comes looking for the girl that got away and not even death is an obstacle...First off, I think the title, NOS4A2 (Nosferatu, get it?), while clev...
  • Susanne Strong
    2013-05-20
    5 Stars. One of my top favorite books of all time (which should be obvious since I have now read the book twice and have listened to the audiobook once, narrated masterfully by Kate Mulgrew, as well).A Creepy, Disturbing Thrill Ride, with a flawed, yet lovable heroine, NOS4A2 is Joe Hill at his best. Victoria (Vic) McQueen is no ordinary girl. She has a bike and with it, she can travel across a bridge, which takes her through space, from one part...
  • Chris McGrath
    2012-07-05
    Joe Hill has described this 700+ page book as "my senior PhD thesis on horror", about a very bad 140 year old man who kidnaps children and takes them to a terrible place called Christmasland. This is an accurate surface description, but doesn't even come close to describing what this book is really about: the truest kind of love, which can come from even the most flawed human beings.Yes, this is a horror novel, no question, and it's one of the be...
  • Stepheny
    2013-05-09
    Joe Hill should just change his name to Joe THE FUCKING MAN Hill. Anyone care to sign my petition? :DWhen I read Heart Shaped Box I was a little underwhelmed. I felt that, while it was a great debut novel, it lost something crucial along the way. But when I read Horns something inside of me just got it. I could totally dig it. Some books have an effect on me that is just impossible to explain; I love it as if it were a part of me. Going into N...
  • Chris
    2012-07-27
    Review? Wow..Of course this book deserves a review. It deserves one of the highest order. But what can I write that will do Joe Hill and his wonderful book any justice?I mean, really. My ability to rave on this awesome book is dwarfed by the sheer wordpower of Joe Hill. So, here we go.This was cool.Uhhhh...yeah. Cool. I liked it.A lot.See what I mean? I'm humbled.Truth is, I'm stuck on knowing what to say that doesn't 1) suck, or 2) spoil. The fi...
  • Kemper
    2013-05-06
    As a little girl Victoria McQueen has a magical talent for finding things. While riding her bike and focusing on what she’s looking for, Vic can conjure up an old wooden bridge that she can cross and be at the spot where the lost object is. Vic mainly uses her powers to distract herself from the constant fighting of her parents, and she eventually meets an eccentric librarian named Maggie with her own supernatural power who explains that Vic is...
  • Will M.
    2014-05-08
    **I'm quite confused regarding the title of the novel. Most editions say NOS4A2 but this particular one that I own says NOS4R2? Is it one of those US and UK edition thing going on?-----------Out of all my goodreads friends, I'm part of the very few who didn't rate this more than 3 stars. So this review can be considered as an unpopular opinion. I think I'm the only one who thought that this was mediocre, but opinions vary. Not all novels are love...
  • Stephanie
    2013-05-12
    Victoria McQueen is a badass artist with a badass talent that goes beyond her artistic abilities. She has the ability to cross any distance with her 'shorter way' bridge to locate missing things.  The bridge comes into existence with the combination of her strong, creative mind and transportation, not just any transportation, but a vehicle that chooses her, a Raleigh Tuff Burner in her youth and a Triumph motorcycle in adult years. It's magic, a...
  • Justin
    2016-06-21
    This bad boy was an interesting mashup of horror, mystery, suspense, romance, comedy, and fantasy. I'm not sure what genre to plug it into. It's unlike anything I've read before. Joe Hill wrote a few books and then just went all-in with a longer, epic story that spans decades, introduces new characters, and changes plot several times. It was a risk, and it's not perfect, but it's a very fun read. And, gee whiz, it doesn't feel like 700 pages. The...
  • Ɗắɳ 2.☊
    2015-05-17
    “The Wraith slid out of the mist, a black sleigh tearing through a cloud and dragging tails of December frost behind it. December frost in July. The roiling white smoke boiled away from the license plate, old, dented, rust-shot: NOS4A2.”♫ Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus, Right down Santa Claus Lane. Brad and Millie and all Manx children,Are on your phone again.Hammers a swingin’, skulls a pingin’, All is bloody and bright...
  • Melki
    2013-09-09
    "She told me about Charlie Manx. She warned me about him. She said there was a man, a bad man with a bad car. He used his car to suck the life out of children. He was a kind of vampire - a road vampire."I put this book off for a long time because I assumed by the title it was yet another vampire book. Yawn!In fact, when my friend and I were at the library at the same time and saw this on the NEW shelf, and our grubby little paws simultaneously re...
  • Char
    2015-10-23
    My only experience with Kate Mulgrew, prior to listening to this audio book, was in her role as Captain Janeway from Star Trek: Voyager. It's odd, looking back, that I almost never watched Voyager because Mulgrew's voice irritated the hell out of me. Needless to say, I got over it, and I became a big fan of Star Trek's first female captain.I haven't seen or heard from Kate Mulgrew since the Voyager TV series ended. (I have some vague idea that sh...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin
    2015-06-27
    Update: 10-30-16 $3.99 on kindle. Not sure why this price is on the sale list but it is and I'm not sure for how long MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading ListOH. MY. GOD!This is NOT a sweet little Christmas story boys and girls. This is a book about the evil Charlie Manx who takes boys and girls to Christmasland to live forever and ever and ever.......and Christmasland is not a place you want to be with your soul sucked dry. Charles Manx cruises ar...
  • Char
    2012-07-27
    I had high hopes for this book, I admit it. I loved Mr. Hill's previous works and hoped that this one would be just as good. I was not disappointed. This is the story of Victoria (Vic) who, as a young girl, discovers a very special covered bridge. From there this book takes off into an epic tale involving time travel, a beautiful Rolls Royce Wraith from 1938, a horrible man called Charlie Manx and...Christmas! It sounds crazy, right?It is!I thoug...
  • Melissa
    2013-05-15
    All of Joe Hill's novels start out, for me anyway, with some awesome creepy hook - the ghost with the scribbled over eyes in Heart-Shaped Box, the appalling things that everyone is really thinking in Horns. Said hook gets me invested in the characters, is expounded on to great effect for a few hundred pages & then the wheels come off in the last 20 or so pages. I'm usually a little disappointed in the outcome of everything he’s written, but I...
  • Maciek
    2013-05-27
    Joe Hill's NOS4A2 is his third novel, and also his longest - the hardcover clocks in at 704 pages. I didn't like Hill's debut, Heart-Shaped Box - which I thought was full of cliches and very dull - so I am happy to report that NOS4A2 is a much more engaging novel, with an interesting cast of characters and a storyline which moves at a brisk pace. Hill described his new novel as his senior thesis on horror fiction, and this remark is not just an o...
  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    2013-06-13
    Ok so I am so glad I gave Joe Hill another chance. For some reason I didn't like his earlier books. Guess what? I'm going to reread them just because I liked this book so danged much. The boy has definately came into his own.Creepy book that I couldn't put down. Vic was the perfect heroine. She has her flaws but I think that made her even stronger. Charles Manx creeped me out..Perfect, perfect, perfect!!
  • Bill
    2013-04-27
    There was a lot of hype leading up to this one. It's rare that I'll snap up a book as soon as it's released, but I wanted to get this one read before I stumbled upon any spoilerish reviews.It lives up to the hype.Joe Hill is every bit the storyteller his father is. What he lacks in emotional impact (and this is only in comparason to the old man's ability), he more than makes up for with his imagination.NOS4A2 is one of those stories where, as you...
  • Edward Lorn
    2013-04-29
    After I finish my King reread in October, (or, at the rate I'm going, well before) I will be rereading Hill's books. Previous review: Yeah... I got nothing. Instant classic. The best book I have ever read. Nuff said.I can do better than that, and I will. I will start by saying that I no longer consider it the best I've read, although it was the best book I had read at that point in my life (Summer 2013). As with anything else in life, a statement...
  • Mike (the Paladin)
    2013-11-05
    I was a little torn on the rating here, as I find I often am. At times this was an easy 4 star read other times I was ready to go a low 3. As it stands lets call it a high 3.This is a horror read (sort of) and in this one the influence of Mr. Hill's father is very noticeable (are writing style and plot handling hereditary?). Of course the book is rife with "homage" references to his dad's work. I'm not referring to those. The book is in many ways...
  • Becky
    2012-07-16
    I have a feeling that this is going to be a rambling kind of review full of leg-humps and drooling. You've been warned.But first, I want to get the non-leg-humpy stuff out of the way. Technically, I'm giving this 4 1/2 stars, because there were a couple things that just... didn't feel right to me. Forced, one might say. They were little things, in the grand scheme of the book, but they just didn't really work for me, and took me out of the story....
  • Karl
    2013-08-23
    at 700 pages this book has everything. a bit of Cujo , a bit of Christine, and old vampire, (that's just to name a few) looks like Joe reshuffled all of Steve's stories added a bit of his own spin and created his own monster. Certainly compelling reading, but you feel like you've read most of it previously. Still however worth your time
  • Adam Light
    2013-01-26
    With his third full length novel, Joe Hill has the hat trick. He has proven himself to be the real thing. What an amazing story this was. Dark and twisted and sweetly sentimental at the same time. I was sucked right in from word 1 and carried along on an icy wind all the way to the end, never completely sure where my journey would end.Each Joe Hill novel has surpassed my expectations, and left me in awe of his literary prowess. This should be a g...
  • Janie Johnson
    2013-05-15
    WOW WOW WOW! That's about all I need to say I think to describe what I feel for this book. I was so consumed by it. Joe Hill knows how to write. And he wrote this story well. So well that I literally was on the edge of my seat the whole time I was reading it. You could feel the 'evil ride' almost as soon as you open the book. (pun intended)When I started this, I loved the whole premise of the story, the setting, the plot, but not so much the char...