by John Saul | Horror |
ISBN: 0553288342 Global Overview for this book
Registered by MissQ of Fredericton, New Brunswick Canada on 3/16/2003
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Journal Entry 1 by MissQ from Fredericton, New Brunswick Canada on Sunday, March 16, 2003
It's been a while since I read this one but I typically like Saul.

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About the story:

Borrego looks like an ordinary New Mexico town: it borders an Indian reservation, its teenagers are bored and restless, and its only industry is the outdated oil refinery. But someone has a plan to shake up Borrego that involves controlling the minds of the local residents. When Judith Sheffield is asked to return to her sleepy hometown to teach high school math, she discovers that the students' mandatory flu shots don't really contain flu vaccine. The teacher joins forces with refinery worker Frank Arnold; his teenage son, Jed, whose mother belonged to the neighboring tribe; and Brown Eagle, the boy's grandfather, to find out what and who is behind the flu-shot edict and an equally mysterious takeover bid for the oil refinery.

There are compelling scenes in which Brown Eagle introduces Jed to Native American mysticism, and the novel's climax involves a spectacular display of man restoring nature to its rightful place--after having almost destroyed everything in the process. Saul's ( Creature ) suspenseful tale leaves the reader with no doubt on the question of who wins and who loses in the struggle of good against evil.

Journal Entry 2 by MissQ from Fredericton, New Brunswick Canada on Monday, March 01, 2004
Accepted on relay site by Jaremeister. Will be sent off soon.

Journal Entry 3 by MissQ from Fredericton, New Brunswick Canada on Wednesday, March 03, 2004
Sent to Jaremeister today. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 4 by wingjarewing from Port Richey, Florida USA on Friday, March 19, 2004
Came in the mail today, thank you so much! I love a good horror story that takes place in my homestate.

Journal Entry 5 by wingjarewing from Port Richey, Florida USA on Tuesday, October 31, 2006
I still haven't read this book, but it's on my short-list TBR... found a German cover of the book today and wanted to add it to this journal.

Journal Entry 6 by wingjarewing from Port Richey, Florida USA on Saturday, March 24, 2007
Finished reading this last night. I have mixed feelings about the book. It was good, but not great. Saul is a great storyteller, no doubt about that. I guess it wasn't so much the story that I didn't like but the fact that there were some continuity errors (for instance, a kid was in the teacher's first period class with his buddies at one point, but later in the book, the teacher was noticing during her third period class that he was absent). Plus, it really irks me when an author doesn't do his homework. The book took place in New Mexico, but the geography was all wrong. The town was supposedly close to Santa Fe, and the characters talked a lot about when they wanted to get out of town, they would go to Santa Fe or to Las Cruces (which would realistically be about 6 hours from that area). Oh, and a scene in Los Alamos at a lab talked about how the lab sat in the middle of a desert, when Los Alamos is not desert terrain, it's in the mountains. Ok, rant done. That aside, I really did enjoy the book and will read some more of Saul before I form a solid opinion on him. To be released soon.....

Journal Entry 7 by wingjarewing at Sky City Travel Center in Acoma, New Mexico USA on Saturday, March 24, 2007

Released 14 yrs ago (3/24/2007 UTC) at Sky City Travel Center in Acoma, New Mexico USA



Left the book at the gas pumps. Enjoy!

Released for guinaveve's Keep Them Moving Challenge Of 2007

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