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The Homing This book is very special to me because John Saul was my first experience with a horror novel The Homing is one of the first John Saul books I read which I found when the bookmobile would visit my town once a month I would stay up late reading these books and then be so scared that it was hard to sleep I have had fond memories of this novel over the years and I'm happy to be able to re read it I remembered many of the scenes and I had a lot of funThe most annoying thing to me in the writing was the use of the redundant phrases she herself and he himself I had previously rated The Homing five amazing stars based on my first memories I have dropped the rating to 4 stars John Saul has a special place in my reading life He is a great and kind man who has always appreciated his fans I hope he will still write some in the future The last novel he published was The House of Reckoning in 2009 I read this when I was younger well a few chapters of it I ended up getting scared I threw it across the room vowing to never read it again a vow I have kept Then I started having nightmares about turning into a bee and being one of the only horror books to scare me so bad it earns the five stars Though now at my age I doubt it will be as good or frightening but why ruin it? It was okay I felt like it left a lot of uestions unanswered though For example What happened to the infected coyote? Why did Julie get all distended and disgusting? Was it just because she was the ueen and all ueens of insects are bigger than the others? Why was she the ueen? Was it bc she was infected first? Why were the infected chicks always naked but the dudes weren't? If the other girl Sarah? would've gotten to the group would've she been another ueen or something else bc Julie was the ueen? Why didn't Carl I think that's his name take his hatred and rage out on his sister since she was the cause of it instead of on others? Did anyone even notice Vic Costas ? was missing after the ants ate him? Why would Carl kill everyone else but not the doctor? I mean he had the means AND he told her who he had killed Why did he throw just spiders in as opposed to scorpions or ants thereby making it impossible for her to tell anyone if anyone came to try to save her which happened? So very many uestions this book made but never answered for me A change of genre is always AGoodThingIf bugs bug you then this read is not for youI have a few other Saul's in my goodie bag however he does seem to teeter on the high 2 low 3 mark for me#51 TBR Busting 20133 Perfect Nightmare2 The Homing3 Sleepwalk Not Saul's best work but not his worst either Single mom and her two daughters move from LA to mom's home town to marry an old flame Some strange hybridengineered bees start causing trouble along with the company rep in town Definitely not for the sueamish this one has lots of bugs doing nasty things plus a brutal killer of young women this book is hard to put down After years of living in Los Angeles pretty young widow Karen Spellman and her two daughters are returning to the lush verdant countryside of Karen's childhood where she plans to marry her high school sweetheart But something sinister awaits the Spellmans Something so hideous it seems not earthly but spawned in Hell Now Karen must protect her daughters from a malign preternatural force that must satisfy its gruesome thirst for unsuspecting prey Dumb but entertaining Read for the 2019 Pop Sugar Challenge could count for 2 word title about a family features a wedding told from 2 points of view may take advantage of that later in the year if I get behind on the challenge What to even say about this book This is a book that brings the worst nightmares to life The beginning of the book started out great and slowly it got darker and darker and down right disturbing I am the type of person that can't start something and not finish it so I had to continue but it was tough as I had no interest in reading This may be someone else's cup of tea but not mine I don't even know how the author came up with the scenarios in this book The purpose of The Homing is to entertain This is evident in telling of a fictional story John Saul presents all the classical components including setting plot and conflict This book was written as a narration It is told from a third person omniscient perspective The theme is not to let personal trauma turn towards others If the antagonist had sought a way to properly handle their emotional issues and impulses the biggest conflict in this story would be a love triangleI appreciate the extensive character development often not shown in books of this length For instance Julie remains stubborn even when she would prefer to go along with what her mother is suggesting I did not like how much Karen’s description to the reader was similar to Dawn’s It seemed at first that Karen was Dawn from the future returning to the town she had left in the prelude If I could change something about this book I would better the placement of Dawn’s story between other chapters so that the timelines are easier to straighten out This novel is uite different from any other I have read I have read a few murder mysteries but this is my first accidental kind of murder story Also The Homing leaves a curious cliffhanger which is unlike most conclusions

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About the Author: John Saul

John Saul grew up in Whittier California where he graduated from Whittier High School in 1959 He attended several colleges—Antioch in Ohio Cerritos in Norwalk California Montana State University and San Francisco State College variously majoring in anthropology liberal arts and theater but never obtaining a degree After leaving college he decided the best thing for a college dropout to