At once an old-fashioned demonic possession story and a highly modern disruption of the genre, this book started off as a slow build and ramped up to a real page-turner.
I love the way the book name-checks so many works of horror in film and literature, and how it both embraces and disdains so many horror tropes — and still manages to be unsettling.
I think parents are likely to feel this book deep in their bones in a way that non-parents might not. Tremblay managed to make me empathize with each and every member of this tormented family.
I absolutely will look for more by Paul Tremblay.