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The Homing 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


10 thoughts on “The Homing

  1. says:

    I wanted desperately to scream, Oh, God This book sucks This book really, really sucks but the only words I could find were, It s fine It s totally fine And then I finished it As I closed in on 10 pages I thought to myself, How the hell is John Saul going to end this story with 10 pages He did Which was a giant relief I then closed the book on the metro, heading into DC, looked over at the guy sitting next to me and punched him in the face from frustration.Okay, I didn t do that la I wanted desperately to scream, Oh, God This book sucks This book really, really sucks but the only words I could find were, It s fine It s totally fine And then I finished it As I closed in on 10 pages I thought to myself, How the hell is John Saul going to end this story with 10 pages He did Which was a giant relief I then closed the book on the metro, heading into DC, looked over at the guy sitting next to me and punched him in the face from frustration.Okay, I didn t do that last bit But I did tuck the book back into my bookbag to later donate to my local bookstore for some other poor son of a bitch to read Hopefully you see this review first This book would be good if it didn t repeat the same thing over and over and over and over After reading about the 2nd teen in the book, you understand the plot Move on, Saul We get it If you don t like bugs and spiders, move on Saul does do very well painting horrific scenes in your head with these things The ending was rushed Obviously rushed If he had wrote the rest of the book like the last 50 pages the book would have been just over 100 pages long and probably a good read I m not saying I wouldn t pick up another John Saul book, but if I were you and hadn t read this book, I would find another one first


  2. says:

    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 fun.The most annoying thing to me in the writin 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 fun.The 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 somein the future The last novel he published was The House of Reckoning in 2009


  3. says:

    It was okay I felt like it left a lot of questions 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 queen, and all queens of insects are bigger than the others Why was she the queen Was it b c 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 queen, or something else b c It was okay I felt like it left a lot of questions 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 queen, and all queens of insects are bigger than the others Why was she the queen Was it b c 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 queen, or something else b c Julie was the queen 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 questions this book made, but never answered for me


  4. says:

    A change of genre is always A Good Thing If bugs bug you then this read is not for you I 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 A change of genre is always A Good Thing If bugs bug you then this read is not for you I 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


  5. says:

    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


  6. says:

    this book is hard to put down


  7. says:

    Not Saul s best work, but not his worst either Single mom and her two daughters move from L.A to mom s home town to marry an old flame Some strange hybrid engineered bees start causing trouble, along with the company rep in town Definitely not for the squeamish, this one has lots of bugs doing nasty things, plus a brutal killer of young women.


  8. says:

    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.


  9. says:

    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 readingThis 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.


  10. says:

    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 triangle.I appreciate th 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 triangle.I 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 quite 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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