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Paperback Darkness Book

ISBN: 0553297260

ISBN13: 9780553297263


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Villejeune, Florida. A secluded little town at the edge of a vast, eerie swamp. Far from prying eyes. Far from the laws of civilization. Here folks live by their own rules -- dark rites of altars and infants, candles and blood. Years ago the Andersons left town with a dream. Now they are back. To live out a nightmare. Something has been waiting for them. Something unspeakably evil. It feeds on the young and the innocent. And soon it will draw their...

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Darkness just came

All my life I really nevered liked to read. I liked some books but not all filled me with interest, until one day I found a book with a interesting title. It was a sunday morning and I went to a garage sale and I found the book Darkness, by John Saul. It sounded interesting so I bought it. It was just 1 dollar. I never heard of the author so I wanted to try it out and see if it was a good book. Once I began reading the first page, my eyes glued to the book. The metaphors, description, and the horror, made the book so interesting and great.I never let go of the book. Its a shock because this is the only book that I actually enjoyed. This is my second time reading the book. I RECCOMEND EVERYONE TO READ THE BOOK. YOU'LL REALLY GET ADDICTED TO THE BOOK!


In the deepest part of the Florida swamps there is a crazy man who is stealing youth from "the dark children" and giving it to the men of the swamp to live forever. The babies are being kidnapped and given up to this crazy man as an offering of the purest evil. The son of the dark man and this punk girl who got away are the only ones who give the swamps a chance to overcome this evil. Upon this punk girls return, everything starts to get scary. She's tried to commit suicide because she keeps seeing this man in her dreams and in the mirrors behind her, but she dosen't understand any of it. When she returns to the Florida swamps she eerily knows her way around then and is not frightened by all the dangers within, though they could kill her or anyone else at any time. She has problems, her adoptive parents dont realize that she's been temporarily possessed, and she dosen't want to admit that she really does need help. Michael dosen't realize that he's in deeper than everyone else, that he's the only one who can start the cycle of rebirth to give the swamp children their youth back. The swamp holds evils, and evils that contain good. The women of the swamp hold the keys that everyone is looking for, but who will find them? Judd Duval and the old woman may not hold all the answers, in fact i assure you, there is much more to it than that.This book is filled with a lot of questions and suspense. You want to know what's going to happen long before you get to find out. John Saul is a matermind of horror, an incredible writer, and a genius in creating the fictional human mind. Once you pick this book up, i guarantee you'll have a hard time not staying up until two in the morning to finish it, it's incredible.

The darkness begins

Kelly, a 16 years old girl, grew up in Orlando. She has hallucinations of a dark, strange men. She decides to make an end of the hallucinations......and her own life! It didn't turn out the way Kelly wanted it to be and she survives. Her parents think it might be better, for kelly, to move to a little village, villejeune. Unfortunetly kelly doesn't get less problems, Villejeune is where the trouble begins.Darkness is one of the best books i ever read. After opening the book and beginning at the first page, John Saul leaves you in an exciting adventure. You don't want to stop reading anymore, because the book holds your attention till the end. Even if you're not a horror/thriller fan you will be thrilled by this. After all it's a wonderfull book and I recommend it to everyone!


This book was absolutely the best book I have ever read. I love the way Saul makes you try to figure out who was taking the children. I was left wondering if Kelly was really Sharon and Dr. Phillips was really the Dark Man. I have said too much already. If you want to know more, you better read it immediately. The book will make you want to read it over and over again. I am a victim of the suspense of this book!

I finished it in two days cause I couldnt put it down!

Darkness was the first Saul book I ever read and ever since I've been hooked. I loved the setting and the storyline was so imagintive. It makes you wonder what really goes on the those swamps when you're not looking. I would definetly recommended it!
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