EBOOK Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt

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Thomas Olde Heuvelt ↠ 0 Free read Download Ù PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Thomas Olde Heuvelt Read & Download Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt Ent their curse from spreading Frustrated with being kept in lockdown the town's teenagers decide to break their strict regulations and go viral with the haunting but in so doing send the town spiraling into the dark medieval practices of the pa. edit 030216 I m having to up my stars on this one as every time I pass a dark corner I think of that bloody witch It obviously got to me than I thoughtHex starts off really well the creep factor was so high that reading it at half five in the afternoon felt far too close to bedtime for comfort For me it s not so much that it features a witch but that the witch acts like a ghost Who can turn up in your house at any time Awful Just awful Living in Black Rock is not fun a witch a curse no chance of leaving I liked the way that Heuvelt mixed the gothic and the modern within this setting The townspeople use modern tech to keep track of their witch and it is the allure of freedom through the means of modern communication and evidence that threatens the uncertain peace of the town And it also becomes clear that Katherine the witch is far from the only dark factor in the town Still I feel that the book would have been better served by keeping the original Dutch setting rather than transfereing it to an American town for the English translation Heuvelt does well to keep the tension and fear going throughout as the characters suffering ratchets up to outright terror Yet the sheer relentlessness of it made me feel numb As and was revealed the less it scared me As always the suggestion of horror is frightening than the reality The writing was also a bit hit and miss maybe the author maybe the translator It s these few points that lessened the enjoyment for me and made me like it but not love itThanks to Thomas Olde Heuvelt Hodder Stoughton and Netgalley for this copy in exchange for an honest review

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Thomas Olde Heuvelt ↠ 0 Free read Download Ù PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Thomas Olde Heuvelt Read & Download Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt Whoever is born here is doomed to stay 'til death Whoever settles never leavesWelcome to Black Spring the seemingly picturesue Hudson Valley town haunted by the Black Rock Witch a 17th century woman whose eyes and mouth are sewn shut Muzzled she. There are spoilers here in case you couldn t tell from how long the review is I mean I figure that s to be assumed But I m going to hold your hand now and say there are spoilers hereApparently I also need a trigger warning for assholes with too much time on their hands If at any point while reading this review you find yourself frustrated with my opinion a lone rural librarian with absolutely no influence on the author s bank account or sense of self esteem and decide that your best course of action would be to leave a rude or incendiary comment don t My review isn t going to change because you think I m a feminazi or an idiot or both If you disagree with me and want to leave an insightful or critically thought out response great But if you re just going to be rude about a review that has no impact on you or the author please go find something else to do with your time Maybe see a therapist about your anger issuesSweet baby jeebus I don t even know where to begin But here goesI don t usually give one star reviews to books because if a book is that bad I don t finish it But after bringing it up in a book club I m in the other members asked me to finish so I could report back to them on how it endedThis is one of the most oddly misogynistic books I have ever read It s about a town Black Spring that is haunted by Katherine van Wyler KVW haunts Black Spring much like The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home from Welcome to Night Vale She doesn t do much and the townspeople try their best to ignore her She comes and goes maybe showing up in your house or in front of the church Whatever Just put a towel over her mutilated face so you don t have to look at her A little bit into the book we learn about KVW s past and how she was accused of being a witch back in the 1600s but before that one of her kids died and she supposedly brought him back from the dead But then both of her kids die and KVW gets tortured and hung I mean if that s not enough to haunt a town I don t know what is But even after all of that her spirit is tortured even further when people get the idea to sew her eyes and mouth closed Black Spring can t get rid of her so they shut her up Sigh moving forward Hex mostly follows the Grant family a successful DoctorHusband a Housey McHousewife and their two sons who are perfect There s a lot of rumination on family and ethics within the family dynamic For example DoctorHusband has a clear favorite son hint not the gay one This gets repetitive and tedious One of the other characters we follow is Butcher s Wife Even though Butcher is dead and Butcher s Wife does all of the work now she s still Butcher s Wife She s also fat and stupid and obsessed with KVW So for female characters we have the witch Housey McHousewife and Butcher s Wife Finally we have Robert Grim who doesn t have anything really meaningful to contribute to the narrative except to think about all of the women as potentially sexual objects even the one with the unattractively high forehead which gets mentioned a lot A lot of stuff happens in this book Teen boys are horrid little shits and they abuse the witch even further At one point one of the kids ties an Exacto knife to a stick and repeatedly stabs the witch in the boob And here we have to talk about boobs There is so much boob violence in this book that it made me wonder if the author has some kind of fetish Dead boobs living boobs giant boobs made out of a pile of small children in the town suare this book has all the boobs And the boobs are constantly being stabbed cut sueezed pinched poked and twisted It was sick It made me sick I mean there s one reference to biting off a dude s scrotum and then smashing his testicles but that was weird as fuck and didn t make up for the constant boob mangling And as for that giant boob made of children at the end I don t know I can t even I guess the witch gets all of the children and puts them in the town suare in the shape of a giant boob and then stands on top of the boob like a nipple and pours milk into all of the childrens faces Except it might not be the witch The nipple on top of the giant boob made of children might be Butcher s Wife spewing pate out of her vagina all over the faces of the boob children What The Fuck I m not making any of this up And this isn t me drawing weird comparisons either The author actually describes the mound of children as a breast with the witch as a weird nippleBut all of the weird boob mutilation is almost beside the point Because this book manages to be offensive even without the boob stuff Never mind that HusbandDoctor refers to his son s girlfriend as a pert little cutie Fucking gross This is a book about a witch who had every horror done to her at the hands of her peers So she haunts the town of their descendants And the descendants do further horrible things to her all the while screaming that she made them do it The witch has made everyone do terrible things to her and each other Everything from boob stabbing to stoning to fucking birthing globs of pate It s all the witch s fault In reality she doesn t do shit except be hideously sad over all of the other things people have done to her Rightly so Even the dog who she supposedly killed really committed suicide This book might as well have been called She Was Asking For It Her Chains and Sewed Up Face Were Just Too Sexy But Wait Why Am I Going to Jail Now I just I can t with this This was offensive and weird but not the good kind of weird I only hope that some of that not good weirdness was maybe lost in translation And the last 30 pages or so some things you can t unsee This book scared me for all of the wrong reasons If you liked it good on you If you still want to read it after this review god speed and good luck

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Thomas Olde Heuvelt ↠ 0 Free read Download Ù PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Thomas Olde Heuvelt Read & Download Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt Walks the streets and enters your homes at will She stands next to your bed for nights on end Everybody knows that her eyes may never be openedThe elders of Black Spring have virtually uarantined the town by using high tech surveillance to prev. fulfilling book riot s 2018 read harder challenge task 19 A book of genre fiction in translationextry points given to me by me for choosing a book that has been in my house for than a year extry points given to me by me for piggybacking this onto my october is spoooooooky reading goals As in so many fairy tales the cruelest part is often overlooked It s not the depravity of the witch but the mourning of the poor woodcutter over the loss of his children this is a breezy fast horror novel with a phenomenal hook and weak characterization it s like a 400 page nick cave song where everything goes bananas at the end i liked the premise and atmosphere in this one than enough to overlook its soft spots and once it starts panning back so you can see what s actually going on you realize that the characters are the celery on the crudit platter no one s remarking on how good that celery tastes it s just the thing providing structural support so you can get the delicious dip into your face where dip concept and your face well it s still your face it s not my finest metaphor it s a dark and fairly astonishing story it s so deadpan direct expository at the beginning that you trust it implicitly confident that you have the lay of the land but reader assumptions built upon character assumptions a passel of asses it s about a small witch cursed town called black spring whose residents have long been suffering for the ancestral sins of their town s founders who were cruel to the wrong woman back in the 17th century and her punishment for this mistreatment has been echoing down the years ever since the punishment may not look like much just the constant physical presence of katherine van wyler eyes and mouth sewn shut walking through the town as a silent judgment and symbolic reminder of the town s shame but touching her listening to the words she is constantly whispering around her mouth stitches leaving town for than a few hours most of the time this results in a sickening despair and a brutal suicide for the toucherlistenerleaver but it can get worse much worseand sure the town has mostly adapted to having the corporeal manifestation of a 17th century witch in their midst as one does regulating the flow of outsiders keeping those borders tight setting up a high tech control center with cameras and a citizens on patrol app for reporting katherine sightings so she is fully monitored at all times and can be maneuvered out of the path of any unsuspecting tourist so she s only their own dirty little secret and like anything else made less formidable by familiarity black spring has become pretty casual about it all have let their collective guard down and that s when the fun can really begin this was written in 2013 and originally set in a small dutch town and i really liked this part of the author s afterwordthe secular nature of small town Dutch communities and the down to earthness of its people If a sane person sees a disfigured seventeenth century witch appear in a corner of the living room he runs for his life If a Dutch person sees a disfigured seventeenth century witch appear in a corner of the living room he hangs a dishcloth over her face sits on the couch and reads the paperbefore i came to nyfc for school i was a new england girl which is a much haunted land you got your salem witches and your headless horsemen and your houses with gables than is strictly necessary and ghosties galore and much like the residents of black creek there s a certain resignation that comes with that territory a ghosts shrug whaddare ya gonna do attitude that i thought was perfect in this book and won me over from the very beginning it s not a perfect book again the characters are just there to move the plot along there s a sexual assault in the jail that seems unlikely and gratuitous and it doesn t uite commit to exploring all the doors of its own reveal but it s winky clever and surprising and it just explodes into smalltown mass panic chaos at the end like stephen king writing salem directed by michael bay it was fun and fast and creepy i ve never understood why witches were supposed to be scary they re justmagical ladies but i would not want to live in this town with this witch or these people for that matter i m glad i finally got around to reading this one one essplosion for the roadkaren outcome to my blog


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    Download Ù PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Thomas Olde Heuvelt Thomas Olde Heuvelt ↠ 0 Free read EBOOK Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt It's that time of year again When the leaves start turning and the air gets coolerwut? I live in the south That crap ain't happening But I still wanted some scary readingI may have lost my ever loving mind BECAUSE the place where I work is probably haunted I'm about 978% sure it's haunted Then I pick up a creep

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    EBOOK Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt 45 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum how scary could this be I asked myself It can’t be as creepy as everyone says I foolishly thought Seriously a story about a three hundred and fifty year old witch who just appears wherever she wants around town and all everyone does is throw a dish towel over her face or otherwise pretends she’s not th

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    EBOOK Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt 35 stars rounded upA town cursed by a witch or a woman cursed by a town? That is the uestionWelcome to Black Spring A charming little village set in the beautiful Hudson River Valley Picturesue as can be an outsider would have a hard time imagining the horror the town's citizens endure on a daily basisThe Blac

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    EBOOK Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt edit 030216 I'm having to up my stars on this one as every time I pass a dark corner I think of that bloody witch It obviously got to me than I thoughtHex starts off really well the creep factor was so high that reading it at half five in the afternoon felt far too close to bedtime for comfort For me it's not so much that it features a witch but that the witch acts like a ghost Who can turn up in your house at any time Awful Just awful Livi

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  • Hardcover
  • 384
  • Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt
  • Thomas Olde Heuvelt
  • English
  • 10 October 2020
  • 9780765378804