NOS4A2 and why you should read it

2021.09.19 01:49 Runzas_In_Wonderland NOS4A2 and why you should read it

I comment a lot about how good NOS4A2 by Joe Hill is, and I finally realized that it has been years since I've read the book. I reread it recently, and I remember now why I liked it so much. I know I am ten years late reviewing this book, but please stick with me, especially if you've never heard of it before.
Let's start off by saying this: Joe Hill is the son of Stephen King, but King walked so Hill could run. I prefer this book over anything I have read of King's, and the influences from his dad are obviously there. I highly suggest reading The Shining before or after NOS4A2 because of the similar themes.
Which prompts this question for those who have read the book: could we argue that both Vic and Manx have a form of The Shine? Or perhaps that was just part of King's influence on his son?
Next up is the character arcs and building. Nearly each and every character in this book, even the minor ones, are fleshed out. The main characters all have wonderful, and fulfilling, story arcs. And above all, they build as characters! The novel follows our main character, Vic, throughout her life, and she changes as a person; and even more so, it is realistic, or as realistic as it can be given the book.
Then there is the world building. For a novel that spans several states, several incredibly different locals, and even an "imaginary" land, every one of these settings is great. The Library with Margaret is probably my favorite place. Maybe because Margaret is my favorite side character, but I really liked how Hill portrayed her office. Christmasland on the other hand is still a shock to the reader, even after bits and pieces of the place have been sprinkled throughout the book.
Finally, let me gush for a minute about the big bads. Charles Manx and to an extent, Bing Partridge. Both of these characters are evil, but in their own way. Manx's evil is grounded in fantasy while still being incredibly real, while Bing is more realistic. Both character's prey on primal fears, but in incredibly different ways.
So, for those who have read NOS4A2, what did you think? Did you enjoy it? Was it not for you? What other books should I pick up that are similar to this book?
I would also love to answer more questions in the comments for those curious about the book. I am by no means an expert, but I do like talking about this book as it is one of my favorites. I just didn't want to spoil it for anyone reading the review. So the comments can be fair game for spoilers.
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