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Good Neighbors: A Novel av Sarah Langan

Good Neighbors: A Novel (utgåvan 2021)

av Sarah Langan (Författare)

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Titel:Good Neighbors: A Novel
Författare:Sarah Langan (Författare)
Info:Atria Books (2021), 304 pages
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Good Neighbors av Sarah Langan


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An unpleasant book. The worst kind of family drama. The book was more a horror story. The world and families were all a mess with no hope. ( )
  shazjhb | Aug 20, 2021 |
A stunning book - both in itself and in the vehement negative reactions some readers have had to it. "Good Neighbors" is a creditable descendant of Miller's "The Crucible" and Jackson's "The Lottery" and it cannot help but reflect (without screeching) the fog of conspiracy thinking and mob mentality in which we presently live.

A tip of the hat is necessary to Rod Serling's "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street:" "The tools of conquest do not necessarily come with bombs and explosions and fallout. There are weapons that are simply thoughts, attitudes, prejudices...to be found only in the minds of men. For the record, prejudices can kill...and suspicion can destroy...and a thoughtless, frightened search for a scapegoat has a fallout all of its own—for the children and the children yet unborn. And the pity of it is that these things cannot be confined to the Twilight Zone." ( )
  Lemeritus | Aug 4, 2021 |
Interesting but also felt crazy ( )
  SBG1962 | Jul 23, 2021 |
This is a slow burn, and even though you know from the opening paragraphs what is going to happen, it's still a tense page-turner, and things don't happen the way you think they're going to. The book explores how people are susceptible to mob mentality, and how public perceptions differ from people's actual inner behavior. Unfortunately, the book also relies heavily - and insensitively - on mental illness as the root cause of bad behavior. Mental illness felt like a deus ex machina that just explained everything: the book could have been a lot more interesting if more subtle dynamics had been at play. The book also could have handled race a lot more sensitively.

Content warning for child abuse and bullying. ( )
  Gwendydd | May 8, 2021 |
Don’t read this book. It’s a horrible book. I can't even watch stuff like this on the news, so I certainly can't read it in a novel. For anyone who was bullied as a child, or is being bullied, this book could send them over the edge. ( )
  Romonko | Apr 8, 2021 |
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Sarah Langan's Good Neighbors is one of the creepiest, most unnerving deconstructions of American suburbia I've ever read. Langan cuts to the heart of upper middle class lives like a skilled surgeon and exposes the rotten realities behind manicured lawns and perfect families, and the result is horrifically plausible.... Langan's unflinching prose obliterates suburbia's shiny veneer and makes Good Neighbors an uncomfortable read. As Charlie, the 13-year old son of the Walshes — who live two houses down from the Wildes — grumbles: "It's a lie. There is no perfect." Loveless marriages, spying on neighbors, lies, physical and psychological abuse, hidden crimes, pill addictions, mounting frustration, and dissatisfaction brew behind closed doors.... Good Neighbors shows how easily the discourse can go from disliking someone to spilling blood, and how those involved don't feel responsible as long as they're not alone:
In this disquieting tale by three-time Bram Stoker Award winner Sarah Langan, neighbors have a falling-out amid a natural disaster, unleashing a frenzy of madness, malice and misunderstandings throughout a quiet Long Island community.... Langan weaves interviews and news clips into her tightly written, fast-paced narrative, conveying the infectious spread and mutation of stories goaded by media sensationalism and attention-seeking neighbors. As gossip and rumors swell and proliferate, the stakes grow exponentially as well. The richly complex main characters reveal flawed pasts and duplicitous natures as the story transforms into a witch hunt, trying to discern which of the suspects may be responsible for the child’s erratic behavior before she fell. Horrific claims pit the children against their parents and the adults against one another.
tillagd av Lemeritus | ändraBookPage, Maya Fleischmann (Feb 1, 2021)
Bram Stoker Award winner Langan (Audrey’s Door) crafts an incisive story about a seemingly pleasant neighborhood in 2027 Long Island, where the appearance of a massive sinkhole ratchets up local tensions.... This sharp, propulsive novel pulls off a maximalist variation on suburban gossip gone wrong.
tillagd av Lemeritus | ändraPublishers Weekly (Dec 3, 2020)
Distinguished horror writer Langan (Audrey’s Door, 2009) knows how to make that tension pop off the page. A creepy standout for readers who want an extra kick to their suburban dramas.
tillagd av Lemeritus | ändraBooklist, Cari Dubiel (Dec 1, 2020)
A seemingly perfect suburb hides secrets and violence just beneath the surface.... The story itself is entertainingly absurd and over-the-top, but perhaps the most interesting part is the way Langan chooses to tell it. She intersperses the story with articles and interviews from years later referencing “the Maple Street Murders,” allowing not only a grim foreshadowing, but a slice of realistic true-crime obsession (as well as a glimpse into what the climate crisis may look like in the near future). An incredibly dark (and surprisingly fun) page-turner.
tillagd av Lemeritus | ändraKirkus Reviews (Oct 27, 2020)

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You never worried about the stuff you had to bother with at home: making your bed, hanging your wet towel, carrying your dishes to the sink. Still, you wanted to go home pretty soon after, because even with the laughter, all that mess started to make you nervous. You got the feeling that the management was in over its head.
Bullies seek the vulnerable. You know what else bullies do? They trick people who don’t know any better into believing they’re important.”
It’s never a good idea to admit guilt in the suburbs. It’s too concrete. You say the words I’m sorry, and people hold on to it and don’t let go. It’s far better to pave over with vagaries. Obfuscate guilt wherever it exists.
They thought her name in a constant loop and it didn’t just mean Shelly. It meant hope and life and death and community. It meant the future and the steady ground beneath their feet. It meant their validation and their justification. It meant their fear and their joy. It meant everything.
Directed against the wrong person, violence assumes a will of its own. It wants to continue to hurt that person, as if to right the wrong, as if, in some way, to provoke violence in kind, thereby coercing its own legitimacy.
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