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Mystery Walk de Robert R. McCammon
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Mystery Walk (original: 1983; edição: 2018)

de Robert R. McCammon (Autor)

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As Billy Creekmore and Wayne Falconer, two young men with remarkable psychic gifts, learn to use their powers, they and their world are threatened by the machinations of their elusive, nightmarish enemy, the Shape Changer.
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Título:Mystery Walk
Autores:Robert R. McCammon (Autor)
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As I make my way through McCammon's novels, his growth as a writer is obvious. This is hands down his best book of the first five he's written.

Yes, it still has some irritants: The title for one thing. "Your mystery walk is not yet over." "He was not yet finished with his own mystery walk." Meh. The term sounds like some BS term a carnival barker...say, someone named Dr. Miracle, for example...would come up with.

There's also the fact that Dr. Miracle searched all over the state to find Billy, and only used him as a normal carnival worker. He could have found anyone to do that. The fact that he sought out Billy means he felt the boy had more to offer. Yet he never explored it. A wasted plot point.

And Wayne felt just a touch too stereotypical in his religious villainry (yes, I know that's not a word. I just made it up. Just go with me here, okay?).

And finally, the ending was a touch disappointing. I expected Billy to play a larger role than he did. It was his story, for the most part.

Having said that, there was much to love here. The paranormal sequences, the truck with the tree, the screaming saw, the fire, all of them...just beautiful. This is where McCammon really shines.

And the fun thing for me, with this particular novel, was seeing McCammon break new ground in terms of storytelling landscape, and yet I saw the footprints of both Stephen King and John Farris there. This is not to say McCammon was aping them, or borrowing from their handbooks. He definitely was not. But for a time at least, he walked the path of those that came recently before him.

I enjoyed this one. ( )
  TobinElliott | Sep 3, 2021 |
Well this was really good! I was pleasantly surprised since I have only really loved one of McCammon's books, "Boy's LIfe." "Mystery Walk" brought back some of that feeling of magical realism along with horror that I liked in the previous book. We also get introduced to some pretty epic characters (Billy Creekmore and his mother) and I ended up wanting to read more about Billy after the conclusion of the book.

"Mystery Walk" begins with a pregnant Ramona Creekmore who has a gift. She can see the dead that have not peacefully passed on and she can set them free. Her husband John is a God fearing man (more on that later) who hates that Ramona is different. He believes her gift is a sin. When the book follows them years later after Ramona has given birth, they have their son Billy who they both love. Billy though appears to have taken on his mother and grandmother's gift and John is even more upset that his family appears to be "walking" with the devil. The book also follows Wayne Falconer and his father. Wayne's father is a tent revivalist and he claims his son can heal people. Something in Wayne allows him to feel things in certain people, but he really wants to do good and heal. However, something darker seems to have gotten a hold of him.

Billy and Ramona were the highlights of the book for me. I despised John Creekmore. A man using the Bible to incite terror in his son and wife and then also use the robes of the Klan to inspire fear in others was not someone that I sympathized with at all. I understood though why Billy and Ramona loved him though I puzzled at Ramona. Ramona is a Choctaw Indian and I don't get how her race wasn't seen as a deterrent to John though he had a lot of words to say about African Americans and how the world was going to end soon.

Billy wants to be what his father wants him to be, but his mother's blood calls out for him to do what she does, to help those who have a hard time letting go of life pass on. The first time this happens to Billy gave me shades of "Boy's Life" and I shuddered a lot. I think at times though that Billy's character was quite naive. He wants to be like everyone else, but his mother and his own actions have made it hard for him to blend into the small town. When Billy realizes he has to move on (first to a carnival and then to an institute which can study him) he realizes he is going to get to see more than he could ever thought possible.

I felt sorry for Wayne and honestly disliked his sections. I went back and re-read though when we get a reveal I didn't see coming. Everything made sense at that point and I realized I hadn't picked up on anything. That said, I didn't feel sorry for Wayne. His whole character is just a hot mess and when we finally get to him and Billy meeting again I wondered at how it would go.

Most of the setting of the book takes place in a small town in Alabama. You get a sense of the town and the secrets it holds. Also for the ugliness at times when you get into how the Klu Klux Klan was running around and beating up and abusing anyone that didn't fit. The storyline following the preacher was horrific. I wish that McCammon had followed up on him.

The book also shows Billy working at a carnival and I really enjoyed that whole setting. It was interesting and it reminded me a bit of Stephen King's "Joyland." When things moved to Billy at the institute I just found myself getting a bit bored.

I will say the ending read as a bit off to me. I don't know. Maybe because I wanted some epic final battle or something that I felt a bit letdown by it. And though I was happy with how things are left with Billy, I did want to follow him a bit father along his mystery walk. ( )
  ObsidianBlue | Jul 1, 2020 |
MYSTERY WALK is a story involving the epic battle between good and evil and Robert McCammon does these types of stories better than almost anyone.

I won't get into the plot much, as this book was written back in the 80's and hundreds of other reviews already do that. I will say that this is my fourth time reading this book, (I actually listened to it, courtesy of the narrator Nick Sullivan), and this time it affected me even more than it did previously. I'm not sure why that is-perhaps as I've grown older I see more truth and depth in this tale?

It could also be the fact that the narrator brought these characters alive for me. I easily pictured the small town of Hawthorn and both its hateful and sweet residents. I vividly pictured the tent revivals of J.J. Falconer and the bogus claims of healing from his son Wayne. (I had to try hard NOT to picture Wayne's first bout with healing, you'll see what I mean if you read this.) Mr. Sullivan's voicing worked really well for me here and for this reason I've bumped my rating of 4 and 4.5 stars from my previous reads to the full five.

MYSTERY WALK is full of hope but at the same time does not shy away at all from the difficulties in life we all face. The wonderful prose of Robert McCammon is only improved by Nick Sullivan's narration. If you're in need of a little hope in your life during these difficult times, then I highly recommend giving MYSTERY WALK a listen. If you do, give Billy Creekmore a hug from me and tell him that Char said Hi.

You can get your copy here: Mystery Walk

*I received a free copy of this audiobook from the narrator, in exchange for my honest review. This is it!* ( )
  Charrlygirl | Mar 22, 2020 |
Review edited 10.14.13.

I am a HUGE Robert McCammon fan. Since his older works are all becoming available as e-books now, I'm trying to re-read everything of McCammon's that I read as a teenager. Lucky for me, these stories stand the test of time.

Mystery Walk is the story of two boys. One of Choctaw blood that can see and speak to the dead. The other, the son of a famous evangelist, can heal the sick. The stories of these boys on their way to manhood is fascinating. How they discover the gifts which they harbor within, and how they learn how to deal with said gifts was the most interesting part of the book to me.

I didn't wholeheartedly embrace the ending, though I did think it was ok. The characters grew throughout the book, so I enjoyed the character development. I have always admired McCammon's prose. The man knows how to weave words together to form a complete fabric for the story. All in all, I would recommend this book and I would give it, if allowed, a 4.5 rating.

***Revision 10.14.13.-A third read of this book has led me to change a couple of things about this review. This time around I thought the ending was perfect. In fact, I can't see another ending that would have worked. Also, I'm not sure if the e-book version has been updated, but I think it has because I did not see the errors this time around that I found the first time. There were still a few typos, but nothing more than one would normally see in a print book.

It must be a sign of a good writer when the author can change a reader's mind about the ending all these years and two reads later. I enjoyed the hell out of this book and if it sounds interesting to you, or if you're a fan of Mr. McCammon, give it a shot. I think you'll like it! Highly recommended! ( )
  Charrlygirl | Mar 22, 2020 |
I didn't enjoy this quite as much as I've enjoyed a lot of McCammon's other works. The first half flew by and had me sucked in, but once it got to a certain point, it felt more predictable than I'd have liked--and because the characters felt a little more flat than his characters often do, everything combined to make me a bit less engaged as I got further and further into it. I kept on feeling tempted to just move to other books, which doesn't normally happen with his works. At the same time, there were moments and scenes that were just as powerful as ever, and I did enjoy his writing (as always).

I suppose the end result is that I think McCammon is worth reading for any horror lover, and I expect that some long-time fans of McCammon may find themselves a bit let down by this particular book. At the same time, readers who particularly enjoy horror that delves into religion (as I often do) may find this right up their alley. ( )
  whitewavedarling | Dec 16, 2019 |
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