The story moves at a quick pace, building up to action without seeming rushed. I especially like how Gregory does not need to fill in all the details–he leaves some things out which makes it scarier to imagine for ourselves (I think sometimes we can create scarier monsters when we imagine them rather then when we are told what they are). I particularly enjoyed the references to Joseph Campbell’s Hero with A Thousand Faces and the resulting references/jokes peppered in to the last portion of the book.
This is a fast read that demands a sequel (I just found out that the prequel is in the publishing chute: Harrison Squared). I could see mature middle schoolers enjoying this (especially some of the banter) but warning, there is some strong language (f-bombs occur a few times).
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