Friday, April 24, 2009
Have you ever read a book that grabbed a hold of you...one that has stuck in your head even though you haven't read it in over 20 years? And somewhere along the way, you lost the book, then tried to find it and couldn't? Maybe it went out of print? Verrrrrrry frustrating! In 1982 when I was in 11th grade, I read a little mass market paperback by author Christopher Fahy. The name of the book was Nightflyer. The story was so unique, that it stuck with me...I never forgot about it. It was a great read...I think I read it 2 or 3 times. Then the book got lost! We were selling our house that year, and I left for college. The book probably wound up in a garage sale that my mother had. I started looking for a copy of that book around 12 years ago. I looked on the internet and couldn't find it for sale anywhere. I prowled used book stores, flea markets....anywhere that sold old used books. Then one day I googled it and lo and behold! Amazon.com had it! It was reprinted and re-released in 2000. I ordered it, of course! The reprinted version is a larger book, with the print being very small...its kind of hard to see. It is almost like they took the print from the small paperback and just copied it into a larger book. I was so glad to finally have it! It sits proudly on one of my bookshelves, along with other horror novels. It is there whenever I want to just pick it up and read it.
A brief synopsis from an Amazon.com reviewer: "A young boy, who leads a kind of tortured existence at the hands of schoolyard bullies and a cruel father, discovers an amazing talent: He can leave his body. As the boy's life begins to fall apart, he is lured towards the dark side of his new power and the hunger for revenge... This was a great read and Fahy did a fantastic job with it. Do yourself a favor and track it down. A must for horror/thriller fans."
Publisher: IUniverse (September 12, 2000) Paperback: 304 pages ISBN-10: 0595006930