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An orphan and a bastard, Jamie Sommers grew up knowing he had no hope of heaven. Conceived in adultery and born in sin, Jamie was destined to repeat the sins of his parents — or so the nuns told him. And he proved them right. Taking to sea, Jamie sought out danger and adventure in exotic ports all over the world as a smuggler, gunrunner — and murderer. Tough enough to handle anything, he's survived foreign prisons, pirates, and a shark attack. But in a quiet seaside town in Delaware, Jamie discovered something that was enough to drive him insane — and change his life forever. For it was in Hawkes Harbor that Jamie came face to face with the ultimate evil....

Review:

"An adventure tale with plenty of twists, turns and action." San Antonio Express-News

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"[A] tone and voice reminiscent of Elmore Leonard's early Westerns or even Cormac McCarthy....Despite its billing as Hinton's first 'adult' novel, the best readers for Hawkes Harbor may still be sophisticated teens." Oregonian

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"If readers prepare themselves, they may be able to encounter the novel on its own terms and embrace once again the voice of a fabulous writer." Los Angeles Times

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"I gave myself to Hawkes Harbor from the very first page. I loved the mystery of it. Unfolding so deliberately. And then such horror, I wanted to echo Jaime's fevered plea: 'Don't let it be dark....Don't let it be dark!'" Bestselling author R. L. Stine

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"Set in Delaware and spanning the decades from the 1950s to the '70s, Hawkes Harbor is an adventure tale with plenty of twists, turns and action." San Antonio Express-News

Review:

"Hinton offers a suspenseful, thought-provoking book, and the cross-genre plot makes for an entertaining read." The Oklahoman

Synopsis:

An orphan and a bastard, Jamie Sommers grew up knowing he had no hope of heaven. Conceived in adultery and born in sin, Jamie was destined to repeat the sins of his parents--or so the nuns told him. And he proved them right. Taking to sea, Jamie sought out danger and adventure in exotic ports all over the world as a smuggler, gunrunner--and murderer. Tough enough to handle anything, he's survived foreign prisons, pirates, and a shark attack. But in a quiet seaside town in Delaware, Jamie discovered something that was enough to drive him insane-and change his life forever. For it was in Hawkes Harbor that Jamie came face to face with the ultimate evil....

About the Author

S. E. Hinton wrote her first novel, The Outsiders, when she was 16. She was the recipient of the ALA's first Margaret A. Edwards Award, which honors authors "whose books have provided young adults with a window through which they can view their world and which will help them to grow and to understand themselves and their role in society." The author lives in Tulsa, OK.

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emmejo, January 31, 2011 (view all comments by emmejo)
Jamie Sommers is a confusing case to his doctor at Terrace View Asylum. He is a young man who will cheerfully and calmly tell stories of narrow escapes from hungry sharks in his days as a sailor, but starts panicking as soon as the sun starts to go down. From what the doctors have found out, Jamie was never a coward and lived a dangerous life few would risk, until he moved to Hawks Harbor. There he went mad under the apparent employ of a strange, old-fashioned man.

This book was very enjoyable. Some people may find it too jumbled and oddly paced, but I thought it was a good way of conveying Jamie's mental state. Jamie himself wasn't a particularly interesting character, but the development of some of the supporting characters (Kell and Grenville, especially) made up for that lack. Character interaction and the dialogue felt very real and solid. The writing sometimes took a turn t'wards the melodramatic, but for the most part was steady and clear.

This is a supernatural horror story that doesn't rely solely on things that go bump in the night to creep you out. Some of the most frighteningly intense scenes only contain threats, but one can easily see how Jamie would go crazy under the constant threat of his "master".

The book is pretty short, but manages to pack quite the emotional wallop into the 250 pages. If you like horror that is almost entirely psychological, you may want to give it a go.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780765344724
Author:
Hinton, S. E.
Publisher:
Tor Books
Subject:
Horror
Subject:
Monsters
Subject:
Orphans
Subject:
Fantasy - Dark/Horror
Subject:
Horror - General
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20051031
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
6.71 x 4.22 x 0.835 in

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Product details 304 pages Tor Books - English 9780765344724 Reviews:
"Review" by , "An adventure tale with plenty of twists, turns and action."
"Review" by , "[A] tone and voice reminiscent of Elmore Leonard's early Westerns or even Cormac McCarthy....Despite its billing as Hinton's first 'adult' novel, the best readers for Hawkes Harbor may still be sophisticated teens."
"Review" by , "If readers prepare themselves, they may be able to encounter the novel on its own terms and embrace once again the voice of a fabulous writer."
"Review" by , "I gave myself to Hawkes Harbor from the very first page. I loved the mystery of it. Unfolding so deliberately. And then such horror, I wanted to echo Jaime's fevered plea: 'Don't let it be dark....Don't let it be dark!'"
"Review" by , "Set in Delaware and spanning the decades from the 1950s to the '70s, Hawkes Harbor is an adventure tale with plenty of twists, turns and action."
"Review" by , "Hinton offers a suspenseful, thought-provoking book, and the cross-genre plot makes for an entertaining read."
"Synopsis" by ,
An orphan and a bastard, Jamie Sommers grew up knowing he had no hope of heaven. Conceived in adultery and born in sin, Jamie was destined to repeat the sins of his parents--or so the nuns told him. And he proved them right. Taking to sea, Jamie sought out danger and adventure in exotic ports all over the world as a smuggler, gunrunner--and murderer. Tough enough to handle anything, he's survived foreign prisons, pirates, and a shark attack. But in a quiet seaside town in Delaware, Jamie discovered something that was enough to drive him insane-and change his life forever. For it was in Hawkes Harbor that Jamie came face to face with the ultimate evil....

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