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The God Project (1982)

de John Saul

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Something is happening to the children of Eastbury, Massachusetts... Something that causes healthy babies to turn cold in their cribs. Something that strikes at the heart of every parent's darkest fears. Something unexplained that is taking the children, one by one. Sally Montgomery has just lost her beautiful little baby girl. Lucy and Jim Corliss, bitterly divorced, have been reunited by the sudden disappearance of their son. An entire town waits on the edge of panic for the next child to be taken. They all know there must be a reason for the terror. But no one ever expected...The God Project.… (més)
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In checking this from the library I came upon a timestamp on the card, last checked out in 2001, that's when my mom checked it out. I remember this book is highly messed up, and if you don't like kids dying or messed up books, then man, you are reading and reviewing the wrong author's materials.

While this was not one of his best in many ways, it's up there. Saul writes you child horrors about children and he goes into things most don't. The characters are written how it works, treated and seen as insane because what they are saying sounds crazy. It's a ride and it's easy to grasp why SIDS is used as a scapegoat. It, much like many things in the medical field, works well as a cover up.

It was fun to revisit this book, but the ending's both amazing the first read, and totally something two brats would say that makes you mad as well. ( )
  Yolken | Nov 6, 2019 |
I love John Saul. ( )
  JennysBookBag.com | Sep 28, 2016 |
Disappointing and fairly unremarkable, this book is hobbled by its age. As much as I've enjoyed Saul's more supernatural-based stories, All Fall Down (better known as The God Project), is a typical science-gone-too-far tale that unfortunately falls apart as the publication date passes and the innovations mentioned become not only familiar to readers, but also give way in real life to better, faster technologies. While I don't expect more than a fun, pulp fiction ride when picking up a John Saul tale, unfortunately the narrative twists are too easily telegraphed, and the thrills and scares rather lackluster.

I did enjoy the scenes at the Institute, and wish there had been more of them, as they were some of the most interesting passages. On the flipside of that, I'm definitely weary of the trope where women are cast as hysterical, emotional messes that no one believes (even when they're right), which meant the constant patting on the head and disbelief many of the female characters received wore thin very quickly. I was also frustrated with how Saul handwaved away any female children being embroiled in the major plotline, which could have added some interesting and complex questions around gender expectations. (Which might be asking a little too much from a pulp novel, I realize.) In terms of relationships, I was deeply disappointed that the only family depicted as healing itself was also the one that ended up punished the most harshly, presumably for not following the correct heterosexual trajectory from the first moment the couple got together. (Of course, there's a long history in horror of punishing women for sexual transgressions, such as sex outside of wedlock, so I suppose I shouldn't be surprised.)

The ending struck me as very last-minute tossed-together, as it all came to a crashing end, and while the twist regarding who was involved at the end was clever, I would have preferred if there had at least been some ambiguity that clicked into place at the reveal. As it stood, the moment when the final conspirator was revealed drew a huge, "What?" from me, as there was absolutely no foreshadowing. And after all of that, the end with the two boys confronting their parents was a bit eye-rollingly over the top, and I really didn't buy it.

I suspect this novel would be far more frightening to those with children, and on the whole, it wasn't bad per se. I found it a serviceable story to while away the hours with, but not at all frightening, and despite a few bright spots, there simply wasn't enough there to raise it above a paint-by-numbers outing. If I wanted Saul to scare me again, I'd be far more likely to reach for Comes the Blind Fury or The Blackstone Chronicles rather than All Fall Down. ( )
2 vota caras_galadhon | Mar 5, 2011 |
This was the book that turned me on to John Saul. I remember reading it in high school and just being terrified that someone had the power to write these scenes that haunted me for nights on end. To this day I have passing thoughts of some of the more terrifying moments in this book. It remains one of my favorites because in a way it was my first love. ( )
  vampiregirl | Nov 9, 2005 |
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Something is happening to the children of Eastbury, Massachusetts... Something that causes healthy babies to turn cold in their cribs. Something that strikes at the heart of every parent's darkest fears. Something unexplained that is taking the children, one by one. Sally Montgomery has just lost her beautiful little baby girl. Lucy and Jim Corliss, bitterly divorced, have been reunited by the sudden disappearance of their son. An entire town waits on the edge of panic for the next child to be taken. They all know there must be a reason for the terror. But no one ever expected...The God Project.

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