40% in ... This is my first time trying to read a book with a more studied approach, looking for depth beneath the words. I somehow managed to avoid book reports or discussions through school, and I'm sure paying for it now :(
I finished Arrivals (the first section) and I'll definitely never look at carnivals the same again. His writing is so evocative - I feel as if I'm in the midst of a terrifying dream and I..can't..wake..up. Now I remember why I stopped reading horror. I keep trying to find some definitive "Here is the bad guy and this is why he's bad", but this feels more like a state of being/horror and not a cause and effect. I'm a bit anxious about rest of the book because I'm already freaked out.