Book Review: ‘The Cabin At The End Of The World: A Novel’ Asks Would You Sacrifice A Loved One To Save The World?

Seven year old Wen is on vacation with her two dads Eric and Andrew in an isolated house in New Hampshire near the Canadian border. She is busy outside with grasshoppers. Her two dads are in the back getting some sun. A strange man approaches Wen named Leonard who says he needs to talk to her dads. She runs inside and tells them and they look out and see four strangers. With no phone service and their landline not working, they tell the people to go away and leave them alone. All they want to do is talk with Eric and Andrew.

They break in and tie up up the dads and tell them to listen to what they have to say. They have been sent to tell them that one of the three must volunteer to die to save the world. Horrible things will happen if one of them doesn’t. As time goes by they turn on the news and start to see things happening around the world. The longer time goes on things start to happen and Eric and Andrew try to escape and when things go south, people begin to die in the cabin and could these four people be telling the truth?

Author Paul Tremblay is an award winning author (my first time reading him) and this book is a real page turner. The story has some twists and turns and shocks that make your jaw drop. It also makes you think about what would you do if you had to pick between two adults and a child in order to save the world? Could you do it?

Even Stephen King says ‘A Tremendous book’ and you can’t much better praise than that. You can pick it up in stores on Tuesday, June 26 from William Morrow (Harper Collins).

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