Forget our winners and losers. Forget Hitler, Stalin, Churchill, Truman. If the lil’ gadget had cracked open the Atomic Age, then this was the only offspring that counted.
—from Zebulon Finch, Vol. 2
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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