The Cabin At The End of the World Horror Published: June 26th 2018 272 pages Goodreads
Seven-year-old Wen and her parents, Eric and Andrew, are vacationing at a remote cabin on a quiet New Hampshire lake. Their closest neighbors are more than two miles in either direction along a rutted dirt road.
One afternoon, as Wen catches grasshoppers in the front yard, a stranger unexpectedly appears in the driveway. Leonard is the largest man Wen has ever seen but he is young, friendly, and he wins her over almost instantly. Leonard and Wen talk and play until Leonard abruptly apologizes and tells Wen, “None of what’s going to happen is your fault”. Three more strangers then arrive at the cabin carrying unidentifiable, menacing objects. As Wen sprints inside to warn her parents, Leonard calls out: “Your dads won’t want to let us in, Wen. But they have to. We need your help to save the world.”
Thus begins an unbearably tense, gripping tale of paranoia, sacrifice, apocalypse, and survival that escalates to a shattering conclusion, one in which the fate of a loving family and quite possibly all of humanity are entwined. The Cabin at the End of the World is a masterpiece of terror and suspense from the fantastically fertile imagination of Paul Tremblay.
This probably has to be one of the weirdest books I have ever read, but weird doesn’t have to also mean bad. Look at me.
Basically, we start off with Wen catching grasshoppers, naming them, hanging out at this cabin in the woods with her parents, when a guy (more like a man, he’s like 24) comes to her and starts talking to her, they’re having a conversation, it’s fine, when out of the blue he’s like ”it’s the end of the world, me and my…friends need you and your parents to help us save the world.
The girl’s like, f off, i’m outta here.
She goes to her dads and tell them what’s up, they close the doors and that guy and his friends (2 guys, 2 girls) come to the door and stuff go down.
I have actually no idea how to write this review, because everything that happens next is spoiler, I can’t say how they’re gonna save the world, basically nothing, so I’m gonna keep this review short and sweet.
We have three POVs, Andrew, Eric and Wen, it’s always interesting (to me) when we get a child’s point of view in thrillers/horrors, it was the same case here, I really loved Wen’s POVs, I found them interesting.
This book isn’t really action packed, huge stuff won’t be happening every chapter, however there is a reason I gave it five stars.
It’s one of those books, you either hate it or love it, it doesn’t have the best reviews on Goodreads, it has below 3.5, but I can’t encourage you guys enough to give it a chance, it definitely won’t be for everyone, but you just might find a favorite book, that’s why we’re all reading.
If you’re into some weird, messed up stuff, then you might wanna give it a try, it really starts off strong, the intruders arrive in the first chapter and things happen from there.
It’s gonna give you anxiety, I mean it sure did give me, and I read some reviews where people were saying how it gave them anxiety like no other book and I can see that.
It’s really easy to read, to follow the story, not at all complicated, plus you’ll find yourself liking our characters really soon, which is always amazing.
The ending was absolutely phenomenal, perhaps my favorite part in the whole book, I just can’t wrap my head around the fact that I love them so much and it’s such a tiny book.
I’m not gonna say say anything else, it’s a short book, and it’s one of those where you wanna go into it knowing as little as possible, just try it, see if it’s for you, you don’t have anything to lose.
But that’s it from me, it was an amazing book, one of the most unforgettable books I’ve ever read and I can’t wait to read more from this author.
But thank you so much for reading me and see ya next time!