By Dave Zeltserman
“My name’s Henry Dudlow. I’m fifteen and a part. And I’m cursed. Or damned. Take your decide. the explanation? I see demons.”
So starts off the newest novel by means of horror grasp Dave Zeltserman. The environment is quiet Newton, Massachussetts, the place not anything ever occurs. not anything, that's, until eventually months after Henry Dudlow’s thirteenth birthday, while his neighbor, Mr. Hanley, all at once begins to seem . . . various. whereas each person else sees a balding guy with a lager abdominal, Henry all at once sees a foul, bilious, rage-filled demon.
Once Henry catches onto the true Mr. Hanley, he starts off to work out demons throughout him, and his dull, adolescent lifestyles is reworked. There’s not more time for neighbors or activities or the beautiful Sally Freeman—instead Henry needs to paintings his method via historical texts and search out the demons sooner than they scouse borrow any longer blameless young ones. And if looking demons is tough at any age, it’s borderline most unlikely while your mom and dad are in your case, and your grades are becoming worse, and also you can’t inform somebody approximately your preferred mission.
A very frightening novel written with verve and flashes of significant humor, The Boy Who Killed Demons is Dave Zeltserman’s so much comprehensive and enjoyable horror novel yet.
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When I feel I'm talking to a person. It is the most extraordinary occurrence on earth to feel suddenly aware of a person. To sense they're alive. As I would say, really alive. If you don't believe me, then think back over your hallowed life. That's what I felt about this girl. That she wanted to survive. To take her chances. That she had made an election. Whether she did or not, I didn't know. Maybe I was doing it for her. I made a silent I hope not and told her what I was about to do. "Look, when a person applies for assistance we have what we call an investigation.
Alida didn't know what to do. She jumped off the bed like a kitten and sat down on her pink-and-yellow chair. She picked up a dime-store plastic milk bottle from the floor and started giving milk to her rubber doll. "You see ! " Petra shouted again. "From the bed to the chair to the table and then to the bed and the oven and back to the chair and then out in the hall and then play ing in the toilets and then running down the halls. She fell down yesterday and I had to rush her to St. Luke's.
Petra said, I love my baby but I think I want to kill her. The doctor made a note in his book. He felt Petra's pulse. shlight into her eyes. " the doctor asked. "What you say, doctor, what you say. " The doctor went out to the hall telephone. He tele phoned the police. In ten minutes two policemen in full uniform came up the three flights. A policeman seen up close is as formidable as a loaded shotgun. The thick leather belt, the clanging steel handcuffs, the thick black notebook, the blunt bullets, the heavy hanging holster, the butt end of the pistol.
The Boy Who Killed Demons by Dave Zeltserman