Thursday, June 19, 2014
The Three: A Novel by Sarah Lotz
The Three is a book within a book - it is comprised of the notes, interviews, documents, articles, and messages that make up the bulk of the nonfiction book written about "the three"children who survived the four plane crashes of Black Thursday. Yes, four planes crashed in four different countries and only three people survived and they were children. The world is stunned by the events and at first consider it all to be an act of terrorism, but eventually wonder if it was an act of a higher being. Rumors mill about regarding "the three" (as they are dubbed) and why they were the survivors - religious reasons (the end is nigh) and supernatural forces (think aliens). People want answers as to why these planes had any malfunctions that would have led to such horrible crashes - none of the explanations really make any sense. And these kids who survived - why are they acting so weird? Yep, things are taking a turn for the different and worse in the aftermath of Black Thursday. The nonfiction book we are reading is supposed to help clarify some of the burning questions that have always remained in everyone's minds - lets just say that it certainly provides us with even more questions.
I found The Three to be engrossing and rather tragic. The more you learn about what happened, the less you want to know. Its eerie and intriguing and I just found myself utterly captivated. Lotz has written a fantastic horror story mixed with elements of science fiction that will haunt you for days after. I would most definitely recommend this novel to anyone interested in the horror genre - you will LOVE it!
And now, I'm off to continue reading Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King. I've been taking my time with this book, but have now gotten to a point where I need to finish it NOW ( I have to know what's going to happen to Hodges!!). Happy reading!!