Chalk

Chalk

Andrew Waggoner has always hung around with the losers in his school, desperately hoping each day that the school bullies — led by Drake — will pass by him in search of other prey. But one day they force him into the woods, and the bullying escalates into something more; something unforgivable; something unthinkable.Broken, both physically and emotionally, something dies i...

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Title:Chalk
Author:Paul Cornell
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ISBN:0765390957
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:260 pages

Chalk Reviews

  • Jane
    Jun 07, 2017
    Incredibly moving. Visceral shocking. Relatable. ...
  • Booniss
    Jan 22, 2017
    Andrew Waggoner is an unremarkable schoolboy, just trying to get by without drawing attention of the school bullies. He is however, tragically and horrifyingly, unsuccessful. Something terrible happens to Waggoner and it awakens a power which promises to seek revenge on his behalf and heal him of hi...
  • Nikki
    Mar 03, 2017
    Received to review via Netgalley; publication date 21st March 2017I don’t quite know how to rate this, because it’s not much my thing. It’s a bit too close to horror, it’s so grim, and the teenage boy fixation with sex was, well, rather beyond my experience or anything I’m i...
  • David Harris
    Mar 12, 2017
    I'm grateful to the publisher for an advance e-copy of this book via NetGalley.This was one of those rare books that stopped me in my tracks. At times not an easy read, I felt it spoke to me, making the story involving, in places painful, but above all, personal.I should explain that at school in th...
  • Paul
    Mar 28, 2017
    Chalk by Paul Cornell is one of those books that causes a struggle within the reader as to if the entertainment value overcomes the brutal and horrific events that are depicted in the story. Chalk is a story of extreme bullying, where the main character is physically altered by the bullies with a kn...
  • Alex Sarll
    Mar 23, 2017
    Paul Cornell's latest novel opens with a horrific scene of bullying gone too far (as if it's not always too far, but you know what I mean - the point when the everyday shittiness descends to a whole other level), which by taking place in a particular spot of Wiltshire countryside enables a subterran...
  • Anindita,  at A Bohemian Mind at Work
    Apr 07, 2017
    Full review: A Bohemian Mind at WorkPaul Cornell's latest dark fantasy novel focuses its spotlight on a little town where chalk soil is a natural occurrence. Here, the lives of a handful of teenagers raised in Margaret Thatcher's England change forever due to a cruel turn of fate. As Paul Cornell ha...
  • The Grim Reader (Beavisthebookhead.com)
    Mar 26, 2017
    There are quite a few things that become apparent whilst reading ‘Chalk’ by Paul Cornell. The first is that Cornell is a big fan of popular tv show Doctor Who (edit: I recently found out he is one of the writers for Doctor Who! Who knew?! Not me), brought about by the many references to th...
  • Dan
    Apr 10, 2017
    Andrew Waggoner is a normal schoolboy who tries to keep out of the way of the Drake and his fellow school bullies. Then one Halloween they take him to the woods and take the bullying a horrific step forward. Andrew will never be the same again. He seeks revenge, aided by the ancient power of his Wes...
  • Todd Bristow
    Apr 22, 2017
    This one was a pleasant surprise. Just when I thought I know where it was going, BAM! It wasn't what I thought at all. It's fantastic when you finds a book that turns your expectations on their ear. It hit a lot of my sweet spots:1. It's British. Very British.2. The horror is unabashedly so.3. It's ...