Little Heaven

Little Heaven An all new epic tale of terror and redemption set in the hinterlands of midcentury New Mexico from the acclaimed author of The Troop which Stephen King raved scared the hell out of me and I couldn t p

  • Title: Little Heaven
  • Author: Nick Cutter
  • ISBN: 9781501104213
  • Page: 287
  • Format: Hardcover
  • An all new epic tale of terror and redemption set in the hinterlands of midcentury New Mexico from the acclaimed author of The Troop which Stephen King raved scared the hell out of me and I couldn t put it downold school horror at its best From electrifying horror author Nick Cutter comes a haunting new novel, reminiscent of Cormac McCarthy s Blood Meridian and StepheAn all new epic tale of terror and redemption set in the hinterlands of midcentury New Mexico from the acclaimed author of The Troop which Stephen King raved scared the hell out of me and I couldn t put it downold school horror at its best From electrifying horror author Nick Cutter comes a haunting new novel, reminiscent of Cormac McCarthy s Blood Meridian and Stephen King s It, in which a trio of mismatched mercenaries is hired by a young woman for a deceptively simple task check in on her nephew, who may have been taken against his will to a remote New Mexico backwoods settlement called Little Heaven Shortly after they arrive, things begin to turn ominous Stirrings in the woods and over the treetops the brooding shape of a monolith known as the Black Rock casts its terrible pall Paranoia and distrust grips the settlement The escape routes are gradually cut off as events spiral towards madness Hell or the closest thing to it invades Little Heaven The remaining occupants are forced to take a stand and fight back, but whatever has cast its dark eye on Little Heaven is now marshaling its powersd it wants them all.

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    1. You could not outrun your past. Your history was a lonely hound pursuing you over field and fallow, never resting, always hungry, tracking you relentlessly until one night you heard its nails scratching at your door.just as i curse my taste buds for preventing me from enjoying the rich and varied world of olives, i curse my reading taste buds for preventing me from liking lovecraft and all books written in the lovecraftian tradition, which is also rich and varied and includes this book right her [...]

    2. Even insects can scream.The little aphid did, as it toiled in the root system of a cactus plant.  While the aphid fed on the sugars deposited in the roots, something else curled up from the blackest recesses of the earth and slipped inside the aphids body. The aphid left the cactus roots, through the loose packed sand where it encountered a honey ant which fed on the honeydew that aphids produce and whatever had got inside the aphid now slipped silently into the ant.  This was how it began.A t [...]

    3. Find all of my reviews at: 52bookminimum/“How many of us truly know the beat of our hidden hearts?”What happened??????? Maybe I don’t speak Canadian . . . .I pulled a real Ron 2.0 and read this over a month ago without ever summing up my feelings. I thought dragging my feet would work to my benefit, but I’m still the first effing person to post a review. Now I realize it’s time to rip off the Band-Aid and just puke it all out here. I was soooooooooooooooooooooooo excited when I saw a n [...]

    4. Little Heavenis an extraordinary story! That doesn't mean it was a perfect story, but it was fun. I'll refrain from going too deeply into the plot, but I will give a brief summary so I can talk about the few things that bothered me. Three bounty hunters meet up in the 60's, (and again some years later), and agree to help a woman check on her nephew, who had been taken by her brother-in-law to an isolated spot in the mountains. This spot being where the cult known as Little Heaven is located. Tog [...]

    5. "The black rock stood within itself, brooding and implacable. It waited as it always had. For that wheel to come round again."A trio of mismatched mercenaries are hired by Ellen Bellhaven to check in on her nephew, who has been whisked away to join a backwoods settlement in New Mexico called Little Heaven. Ellen joins the mercenaries, Micah, Minerva and Eb, as they venture out on their mission. However, as they get close to the settlement, things start to turn a little. ominous. Full of downtrod [...]

    6. DNF 47%. When I started this, I thought I was going to like it, but then it went on and on. I really feel this story could have been told in half as many pages. This is so long. The horror aspects are few and far between and nothing we haven't seen before. Mysterious monster and voice in the woods, calling to people and taking children, who come back changed and crazy.The three main characters are guns-for-hire, a rag-tag crew who are hesitantly teamed up. They are okay characters, but nothing s [...]

    7. DNF @ 15%.I just don't care about anything going on in this book. It's taken me a month and a half to get to fifteen percent. This makes me sad, so I'm moving on. There are other books waiting on me.

    8. **NO SPOILER REVIEW**Well, what a surprising read this was--surprising on multiple levels, actually.For the first 200+ pages, this book didn't even *feel* like a Nick Cutter book to me. I have previously read The Deep and the The Troop and this book didn't have the same or even similar narration style or pace at all. There were a few moments; scenes where I thought, "Oh! There's Cutter!" but overall it was just an engaging story with no real sense of horror (or let's be honest: stomach churning, [...]

    9. 2 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum bibliosanctum/2017/01/22/Believe me, no one is more surprised than I am at my rating. I wanted to like Little Heaven so much, not only because it sounded so intriguing but also because I am a fan of Cutter’s The Troop. However, his newest novel simply did not appeal to me in the same way, despite it feeling like the next step for the author and the story being well put-together.The book opens with an introduction to a trio of rough mercenaries who have reunite [...]

    10. “Little Heaven” by Nick Cutter will remind you of 1980s Stephen King (or 90s for me, since I didn’t read his novels until then), such as “It” or “Pet Sematary”. In fact, Cutter writes so similarly to Stephen King that if each author’s books were splayed side by side, it would take some keen investigating skills to differentiate and identify the two. It is very obvious that Cutter was influenced by King; even if the author didn’t admit it himself (which he does, often), any fan [...]

    11. 4.5You know, I didn't love The Troop and I am 100% not a Nick Cutter Fangurrrl. However, the premise of this book intrigued me and it wasn't as if The Troop was bad, I just didn't find it to be the genre-redefining-blasting-Stephen-King-out-of-the-park-amazing-adventure-ride everyone else thought it was. Nonetheless, here's the premise (how cool is this?):Three bounty hunters (yes, bounty hunters) meet in the 1960s. Stuff ensues, but besides their differences, including one actively aiming to ki [...]

    12. angelerin/2017/01Thank you to Gallery Books for providing a free copy of Little Heaven in exchange for an honest review!Let me start off this review by saying that Little Heaven was my most anticipated release of 2017. I absolutely LOVE The Troop and The Deep by this author. So that is why I am sad to say that I liked this one, but I didn't LOVE it. I can't help but feel a tad bit of disappointment. Little Heaven is so close to being a spectacular and epic book, but it was just missing something [...]

    13. If Stephen King's Under the Dome felt like a Greatest Hits rehash of of his own earlier, better books, then Nick Cutter's Little Heaven is a tribute cover band rendition of several of King's biggest moments. They say imitation is flattery, and if that's the case, ol' Stevie has to be wearing a big, walloping grin on his face. Cutter has clearly, to say the least, been influenced by the King of Horror, and Little Heaven borrows liberally from titles like IT and The Gunslinger saga. The climax alo [...]

    14. DNF @ 45%Unfortunately Little Heaven turned out to be just not a book for me. This one gets off to an incredibly slow start that I had to force myself to continue reading. The actual plot described in the synopsis really doesn't even start until 25-30% into the book with the beginning of the story being sort of a mashed up type of character building that I kept struggling to make sense of. By the time the actual plot that I thought I was getting with this read began it really was just unfortunat [...]

    15. I loved Nick Cutter's The Deep and so was pretty excited when Netgalley approved me for this one. While Nick Cutter is a talented writer however, I found this book to be nothing special in terms of storyline.A trio of mercenaries are hired by a woman to simply go to a religious group living in the middle of nowhere to check on her nephew. But there is something else lurking in the woods surrounding the camp, and the residents live in fear. Something that doesn't want them to leave.If you enjoyed [...]

    16. 3.5 starsLITTLE HEAVEN, by Nick Cutter is a book that had all of the things that I generally love in a horror story: gore, supernatural, dark comedy (the three "heroes"), and action. So why the 3.5 star rating then?Aside from the very beginning, the first quarter or so is mostly the background of some of the characters. This was necessary to know, but I honestly feel that if it had been spread out a bit more, or even written in a more "engaging" style, it would have helped the story to flow bett [...]

    17. Okay, okay, this book is gruesome and gory . . . but not as gag worthy as a book or two that I've had the unfortunate luck of having come across. However, all that blood, guts, gore, and general awfulness combine together to make one heck of an awesome storyline! I really, really liked this one. I enjoyed the twists and turns, the jumping back and forth into different points in time to really have an understanding of what had happened and what was now happening, and I liked the characters. They [...]

    18. Little Heaven is the first Nick Cutter book I have read and it won't be my last. I was pleasantly surprised at how Little Heaven brought me back to my youth and 80's horror fiction and how much I miss those old familiar books. There were a few places that I found my attention wandering but overall I quite I enjoyed the story and the path it took. Anyone who is a fan of 80's horror and Stephen King will want to read this book.I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

    19. *Disclaimer* An ARC of Little Heaven was provided to me by Simon & Schuster Canada in exchange for an honest review as part of the Dark Side Read blog tour. This does not effect my review in any way.--“There is an old saying that goes: Evil never dies; it merely sleeps. And when that evil awakes, it does so soundlessly–or almost so.”While Little Heaven was my first experience with a novel by Nick Cutter, I’ve had his other books, The Troop & The Deep, on my to-read list for quite [...]

    20. Little Heaven is destined to be a horror classic, right up there with the vintage epics of King, Simmons, and McCammon. Seriously, it's that good. As much as I enjoyed the horrifying darkness of The Troop and The Deep, Nick Cutter takes his craft to a whole other level here, establishing a cast of characters who are wholly worthy of the story's grotesque terror.The story wastes no time getting to the dark stuff, opening with the creation of a monstrous abomination, and following through to its a [...]

    21. I did a small happy dance when I finished this book (who am I kidding, I was thrilled) but not for the obvious reasons. I did the dance basically because I was done. This book had such promise. I own "The Troop" and "The Deep" and after hearing such good things about them, I probably should have started my Cutter experience there. "Little Heaven" reminded me of a lot of things. It was slightly reminiscent of Stephen King (in character development and in that the setting of the book was almost a [...]

    22. It's hard to believe after two stunning novels of horror from Nick Cutter in the last few years but Little Heaven is a major disappointment. Cutter has carved himself a splendid little niche of visceral thrills with The Troop and The Deep but Little Heaven pales next to them. It's a little hard to figure out why since it does have the required amount of scares and body horror that the author is known for. Let's see if we can.The first thing that stands out in Cutter's first two books is that the [...]

    23. Meet Minerva, Ebenezer and Micah. Doing a favor for Ellen, to take her to her nephew who seems to have disappeared to a place called Little Heaven. Enter Cutter to weave this horror tale for you. Opening was great - Cutter has such a way with detailing that leaves you cringing and I'm fairly certain my face IS going to freeze like that after 486 pages. He's especially good at detailing insects and critters in a way that keeps my skin crawling for days after putting down one of his novels. I thin [...]

    24. I am rating this at a 4.5 out of 5 stars. Full review posted soon!The animated version is on my blog here: oceanviewsandbookreviews/“One wish. A terrible one. They were granted their heart’s desire. Unconsciously and involuntarily. And from that moment forward, they would be forever burdened with it.”A child stolen in the night. Three mercenaries embark on an ill-fated mission. An isolated religious cult led by a Jim Jones wannabe infused with a deeply rooted evil. Twisted creatures of nig [...]

    25. Fantastic book from Cutter about three hired killers in 1966 who trek to a remote religious community to help a woman check on her nephew, who was taken there by his father, and the evils they encounter. The story jumps from 1966 to 1980, when the three must reunite to help save the daughter of one of the group. Loved this one from start to finish. So much better than Cutter's The Deep and even better than The Troop, which I also loved. Horrific, suspenseful and beautifully written. Cutter pulls [...]

    26. I'm going to keep this one short and sweet, as I don't care to linger on Little Heaven any more than I have to. In essence, this novel fails in virtually every way. It's a horror story that didn't scare me in the slightest. It's a character-driven tale in which none of the characters were developed enough for me to give a solitary flying fuck about any of them. It's unclear what this book wants to be: an old school monster story; a long epic about religious fanaticism; a coming of age story. It [...]

    27. "What do we truly know of hell?"Otra excelente novela escrita por Nick Cutter, que a esta altura ya es uno de mis autores de terror favoritos.Little Heaven se lee como una especie de western moderno: los tres protagonistas son mercenarios que no les tiembla el pulso a la hora de asesinar. Al comienzo de la novela nos encontramos con los protagonistas en diferentes situaciones, pero tienen algo en común: están traumados a raíz de un encuentro con una terrible criatura en los años 60.Cuando la [...]

    28. Ever since the release of THE TROOP, Nick Cutter (aka Craig Davidson) has been up there with the best of the current horror novelists. I mean, how could he not be? The guy certainly is capable of delivering the goods. So it comes as no surprise that his latest is no different. LITTLE HEAVEN (Gallery Books) tells the tale of a trio of renegades who unite to fight evil which comes in many different shapes and forms. The setting: an isolated backwoods compound where the work of a cult leader ends u [...]

    29. 4.5 stars"Little Heaven" is creepy, exciting, gruesome, and dark. I admit that it took a little bit for me to get really into the story, but once the characters were all established and I got a better sense of what was going on, I fell in love and didn't want to put the book down. At times the imagery got repetitive, but it was written SO well. Everything was described in such a way that I felt like I was there with the characters. From what the violence looked and smelled like, to how the monst [...]

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