Strieber’s latest (after Communion) is by turns gripping, plodding, truly horrifying Billy. Whitley Strieber, Author Putnam Publishing Group $ (p) ISBN. Billy by Whitley Strieber – book cover, description, publication history. Barton Royal, a deranged misfit, kidnaps twelve-year-old Billy Neary from the video arcade at the Crossland Mall and imprisons him in the secret black room.

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Oct 03, Quill rated it really liked it Shelves: Inoltre lasciamo perdere i bambini torturati, vi prego.

Dec 17, Kathy rated it really liked it Shelves: My library Help Advanced Book Search. And the terror had only just begun…. Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. I wanted to know more about the fate of the kidnapper. Strieber wrote another book, The Breakthrough, and a novel, Majestic, on the same subject. Here is a story so terrifying it will leave you blly.

This was published in strueber, and being that Strieer was seven at the time, I can recall the bombardment of PSAs and after school specials about not talking to strangers, telling your parents when a grown-up approaches you, how to deal with all the various scenarios and everything that could go wrong.

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Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Because it wants me to flinch first. This book has stuck with me through the years but not in a good way.

Style laugh light listened little boy looked Mark felt Mark Neary Mary Momma mother moved never night pain police pulled remember Sally scream silence skin sleep smell smile sound Space Harrier Squiggle Box Stevensville stood stopped straps suddenly sure talking tell thing thought Timmy Toddcaster told took tried trying turned Uncle Squiggly voice watched Whitley Strieber window woman. From inside the book. Fiction Writers Global Authors. It is realistic horror at its finest. But one afternoon, Billy attracts the attention of Barton Royal, a man who has been searching the area where Billy lives for a young boy to take home with him.


The horror film would definitely end differently. When he sees a man in his backyard, he tells his dad, but by then the man is gone. Mar 12, Roger rated it did not like it. I could not give this five stars. It grabbed me from the very beginning which has been rare these days with the books I have read and this one kept me involved unti I’ve had this book for years and years and haven’t really wanted to read it but I finally pulled it out.

But something was off kilter just enough to keep the fourth star out of reach.

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The last 2 chapters or so I felt let down as the ending was what I had expected in some way but there was this sense of disappointment as I striber expecting something more intense that went along the flavor of the rest of the book. It was made into a film, as was his novel on the vampire myth, The Hunger.

I have to say this up front: Felt all characters apart from dad well written. Daily News of Los Angeles. Just read it again. I found the book to be more of a look at what the side effects can be and how families dea Billy is a typical kid, maybe a little smarter than some, but just a kid. striebef


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Billy is a haunting, suspense novel that tackles the terrifying topic of stranger abduction. Even though it wasn’t one that I had a hard time putting it down I couldn’t get enough of it while I was reading it. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Send in the Clowns.

This isn’t a story about a pedophile, though. You have to read this.

Which srrieber I have another recommendation for one of those older books today. The Basics A psychopathic kidnapper by the name of Barton sets his sights on Billy. Wolfen The Hunger Communion Hunters Imagine a little boy’s terror after he is snatched from the safety of his home in the middle of the night. Ok, for the most part, this book was stupid.

Book recommendation: Billy, by Whitley Strieber – Miranda Burski

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here For Billy Neary, torn from the security of his loving family, it was a nightmare beyond his imagination. I read the book with great curiosity. Item s unavailable for purchase. He showed dark consequences of what would happen to a young boy that had been through this-but then, in the last, like, 3 pages suddenly it’s all peachy again and it ended with everything being completely fine.

Would recoment this book. I read the blurb and wonder if I listened to the same book as is described here.