Tag Team Review of Little Heaven (DNFed it :( )

Posted January 19, 2017 by Stormi in Book Reviews / 8 Comments

Tag Team Review of Little Heaven (DNFed it :( )

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Little Heaven by Nick Cutter
Genres: Horror
Published by Gallery Books Pages: 496
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley

An all-new epic tale of terror and redemption set in the hinterlands of midcentury New Mexico from the acclaimed author of The Troop—which Stephen King raved “scared the hell out of me and I couldn’t put it down...old-school horror at its best.”
From electrifying horror author Nick Cutter comes a haunting new novel, reminiscent of Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian and Stephen King’s It, in which a trio of mismatched mercenaries is hired by a young woman for a deceptively simple task: check in on her nephew, who may have been taken against his will to a remote New Mexico backwoods settlement called Little Heaven. Shortly after they arrive, things begin to turn ominous. Stirrings in the woods and over the treetops—the brooding shape of a monolith known as the Black Rock casts its terrible pall. Paranoia and distrust grips the settlement. The escape routes are gradually cut off as events spiral towards madness. Hell—or the closest thing to it—invades Little Heaven. The remaining occupants are forced to take a stand and fight back, but whatever has cast its dark eye on Little Heaven is now marshaling its powers...and it wants them all.

Also by this author: The Troop

First saw tag team reviews from Laura and Sherri who started it. They let us go ahead and use the name. Barb and I love the same sort of books so we find it fun to see what happens when we both read a book. Some are a bit hit and miss for us as you will see. Check out Barbs after you read mine!

First Line

Micah Henry Shughrue awoke into a darkness so thick it was like all nights folded together.

Here is what I thought

I really enjoyed this authors book called The Troop, but this one just didn’t have what I hoped. It drug on forever and there was just so much filler and things I just deemed unnecessary that could have sped it up and made it a bit more enjoyable.

So because I was tag teaming it with Barb, I really tried hard to finish it. I also heard a lot of good stuff about it despite them saying it was slow. So I plotted on and on and on, but by 49% I just gave up. I did try skimming through it to see if I could try and finish but I really had just lost any interest. Barb was nice, to sum up the last 50% in four easy paragraphs for me, but I still couldn’t find it interesting.

It starts off so confusing and I just stayed that way through most of it though I knew it all had to do with the three bounty hunters going to Little Heaven and the thing that happened there changed their lives. They went there to find a kid back in the 1960’s and in the 1980’s they are going back to find another kid, this time Micah’s, who was one of the bounty hunters. Evil was in them woods but not really sure how it got there or what it really was, I feel like I missed that at the beginning or something or it was never really mentioned.

Anyway, I know a lot of people have enjoyed it, but in the end, it just wasn’t for me. I have decided to not torcher myself with reading something if I am not finding any kind of delight or satisfaction with what I am reading, too many books to little time.

Now head over to Booker T’s Farm to see what Barb thought about this book!

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8 responses to “Tag Team Review of Little Heaven (DNFed it :( )

  1. Glad I could help by summing it up. My expectations were way too high for this book and it didn’t come close to meeting them. Glad you decided to DNF since you were clearly not enjoying it. I should have taken a cue from you!

    • Stormi

      Yes, you should have. Would have saved you from being miserable about your reading. 🙂 I have decided this year if I don’t like it, I don’t like it I am not going to trudge on when I got so many other cool books to try. 🙂

    • Stormi

      My thoughts exactly, this year I am not going to be bothered by it if I don’t finish it. I actually have an audio I am trying to make it through and I think I might just give up on it. When not invested in the characters it’s time to move on.

  2. I need to get better about DNFing. Most of the time it just never enters my head to quit a book I’m slogging through but I think I’d be much happier if I did. Sorry that this one didn’t work for you. It definitely sounds confusing and not a book I’d enjoy either.

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