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Beautiful and Haunting
on September 3, 2012
I absolutely loved this book! In true McCammon style, The Five was a wonderful journey of mystery and nostalgia. It brought to mind the "magic" he wrote of in Boy's Life. Beautifully penned throughout, with always another puzzle waiting to be solved, I read it in a few evenings, with a big satisfied grin on my face the entire time. The whole book was wonderful, but the ending in particular was beautiful, reminiscent of how Stephen King's It finishes: on a note of sadness, enlightenment, contentment, nostalgia and… hope. Truly he is among the best authors of this era, more than equal in talent to Dean Koontz with his powers of description and fully as gifted a storyteller as Stephen King. This is a book that should not be missed!