Suffer the Children

Author: John Saul
Published By: Dell
Date Published: 1977
Genre: Horror
Pages: 378
Recommended Age: adults
Reviewed By: Me
Rating: A/5

I own this book.

One hundred years ago in Port Arbello a young girl is murdered.  Today, the children of Port Arbello are disappearing.  It seems an evil history has come back to haunt the town.  The one child who may know what is going on has been scared speechless.

My Thoughts:
I came across this book at a used book store while I was in high school.  The name John Saul was new to me, but the story on the back of the book intrigued me.  So I gave the clerk $2.00 and walked out the store with a new book and a new favorite author.

I still own this book and will never part with it.  I hope to one day meet John Saul and ask him to sign it.  It’s my favorite horror book and the most cherish book in my book collection (right along with my Little House and Anne of Green Gables books, of course).

I gave this book 5 stars and a grade of an A because I have read this book three times since I bought it and I never grow tired of it. The first time I read it I was up all night reading it; I couldn’t put it down.  The ending took me by complete surprise. I would have never have guessed who or what was causing the terror that had a hold of Port Arbello.  If you love horror books I would recommend all of John Saul’s books, but especially Suffer the Children.  

Language: Some cuss language
Adult Content: No sex
Violence: None.  Just Psychological terror

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