This has to be one of the very few books of Mr. Johnstone’s that I did not read growing up. I enjoyed it as much now as I would have 25 years ago.
It is classic old-school horror…no cell phones, computers in the house, or text messaging.
You have one town that has three geniuses who have had their fill of being beat up and bullied. Unfortunately; one of them has really went off their rocker. So when Cag, from another advanced planet, shows up, he is putty in his hands.
Cag did not realize the level of incompetence he would encounter on Earth, and possibly too late, he realizes he cannot destroy everyone.
Sorry folks; you know I do not give out spoilers. But I have to say; reading this story put me right back in my family room chair at 13 years old reading a story in a day (to listen to my Mom bitch because she just bought the book 4 hours before!), and not letting up until I got to the last page.
William W. Johnstone will forever be my favorite author ever, and if you just need to get away for a day as Autumn embraces us…. find his books!
You can find this story here: Them – William W. Johnstone
My favorite story ever? Rockinghorse! Soon to be released. Stay tuned! I have this exact book front and center in my shelf. Well; one of my four shelves…
Isn’t it amazing how the brain can go back in time with an old book friend? I have several childhood favorites that do the same. Just revisited Thomas Tryon “Harvest Home” and was 30 years younger.
It makes me comfortable; and grounded!
I read my first real novel when I was 11-12ish. It was ‘King Arthur’. It is still my favorite story to this day 🙂
Thanks for sharing! There are so many books I read when I was younger that still mean so much to me today!