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When The Wind Blows (1981)

de John Saul

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The children were waiting. Waiting for centuries. Waiting for someone to hear their cries. Now nine-year-old Christie Lyons has come to live in the house on the hill - the house where no children have lived for fifty years. Now little Christie will sleep in the old-fashioned nursery on the third floor. Now Christie's terror will begin...When the Wind Blows the children must die!… (més)
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One of his better novels. ( )
  JennysBookBag.com | Sep 28, 2016 |
Took a little while to get exciting, but once it did, wow! I could not put it down! ( )
  Barb_H | Apr 2, 2013 |
After reading John Saul's, When the Wind Blows, I can't say that I'm a fan of his but I'm not putting him down for the count. When it comes to being a reader, I can't say that I'm specific to any genre. If I had to pick one it would be children's or YA, not mystery, suspense, horror or thriller, all of which this novel could be classified under. Since none of the above is my forte, so to speak, I feel as if I must tread lightly when judging a book by an author who is much loved by many. Almost, like judging King while saying, "I never read horror." or Tolkien while claiming that you don't care for fantasy, never even touched the stuff. I won't say that I've never read in these genres, I've for sure have "touched the stuff", but I'm not joining the mystery readers guild or anything of that sort.

But though I may not be an expert in the matters of such, I can say that I do believe that I have come to some understanding about such genres. I believe that some mysteries, suspense and horror books fall just like comedies. How many comedy movies have you watched in which you thought to yourself, "This is funny?" or said, " I thought this was once funny but now..."? Over time the jokes are no longer funny. Horror and the such falls much the same way. Over time, years later when one picks it up and reads or watches it, the scenes of blood and the lines, "The stairs creaked underfoot." no longer have the same effect.

In this case, for John Saul, I think this has happened.

In no way does this make the book a "bad" read. Actually it is decent, it's just that you are comparing 1980's main stream fiction to our time. It is just like music, some is unforgettable, some you wish to forget and others you only remember fondly when you catch a jingle of it on "VH1's I Love the 80's". This book would be the latter. If I had read it in 1980 (when I was only about...2 months old) I would be looking fondly back at this book and in my mind I would be saying, "Oh I remember how that book scared the crap out of me!" But I'm not and it did not.

In today's world all I can say is that the book held my attention from beginning to end. It was predictable but I was okay with that because the way it was written, I wanted to keep on reading. I became attached to characters and the setting and I had to find out who stayed and who didn't. While I knew who the killer was, I wanted to know why. In the end, I wanted to know who the next killer would be. And, when I finished the book, I looked fondly at it and said, "Hmmm, I wonder if there was a sequel?"

John Saul's, When the Wind Blows, is not a classic in its genre, but that doesn't mean that it's not worth reading, especially if you are a die hard Saul fan or fan of the genre. ( )
  Katrinia17 | Jan 18, 2013 |
One of my favorites from John Saul. The characters are well developed and the plot is incredibly engaging. A must read for John Saul fans. ( )
  susanbevans | Jan 15, 2010 |
Give credit where it is due. None-year-old Christie is taken in by the Amber family when her daddy is killed in the mine on their property. Her children friends begin disappearing, and have been disappearing each time the winds blow through the old mine shafts. When that happens, 50-year-old Diane goes bonkers. And someone is killing these people during the storm. Now who could thaqt be? ( )
  andyray | Nov 21, 2009 |
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Poleszynski, ErnstTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
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The children were waiting. Waiting for centuries. Waiting for someone to hear their cries. Now nine-year-old Christie Lyons has come to live in the house on the hill - the house where no children have lived for fifty years. Now little Christie will sleep in the old-fashioned nursery on the third floor. Now Christie's terror will begin...When the Wind Blows the children must die!

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