A multilayered novel … a gruesome, dark, and weighty story that never obscures the fact that the main character is, indeed, a monster.
Finch’s fancy vocabulary and occasionally affected formality never obscure his interior monster. A grisly reflection on human nature.
A brilliantly uncomfortable place for readers to spend almost 800 pages.
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Utterly riveting—Grade: A. (One of the Top 10 Books of 2015)
A splendidly rendered, macabre picaresque—muscular and tender, imaginative and grotesque, cynical yet deeply moving.
—Rick Yancey, The 5th Wave
Retains a sheen of elegance even as it repulses readers with macabre imagery.
Del Toro and Kraus have deftly forged a thrilling, nightmare-inducing, monstrous world that’s just as dangerous as the trials and tribulations of middle school.
— Tony DiTerlizzi, The Spiderwick Chronicles
A thrilling, bloody, twisted, weirdo blockbuster of a book.
— The Globe and Mail
The demon offspring of Stephen King’s The Shining and Hitchcock’s Psycho.
— Michael Grant
Daniel Kraus writes raw and deft and dangerous. Consider yourself warned.
— Adele Griffin
A memorably brutal assault on the senses, not for the fainthearted or delicate.
— Publishers Weekly
A NEW HORROR CLASSIC.
Uncompromising, dark, and true.
— Guillermo del Toro & Chuck Hogan
A cerebral romp through a fascinating, revolting underworld.
— Kirkus Reviews
Utterly unique from the very first line.
— Joshua Ferris
Beneath the terror and the thrills, there is *truth* in this haunting tale. It pierced my heart straight through.
— Lauren Myracle
A chilling, enthralling, and poignant look at the bridge to adulthood.
— San Francisco Book Review