Harrison Squared

Harrison Squared

Book - 2015
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Harrison Harrison, H2 to his mom, is a lonely teenager who's been terrified of the water ever since he was a toddler in California, when a huge sea creature capsized their boat, and his father vanished. One of the "sensitives" who are attuned to the supernatural world, Harrison and his mother have just moved to the worst possible place for a boy like him: Dunnsmouth, a Lovecraftian town perched on rocks above the Atlantic, where strange things go on by night, monsters lurk under the waves, and creepy teachers run the local high school. On Harrison's first day at school, his mother, a marine biologist, disappears at sea. Harrison must attempt to solve the mystery of her accident, which puts him in conflict with a strange church, a knife-wielding killer, and the Deep Ones, fish-human hybrids that live in the bay. It will take all his resources, and an unusual host of allies, to defeat the danger and find his mother.
Publisher: New York : Tor 2015.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780765376954
Branch Call Number: GRE
Characteristics: 318 p. : map ; 22 cm.

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Kyanite
Feb 07, 2016

This was a bit of a let-down after We Are All Completely Fine (which is awesome!). Some of the details of Harrison's life are different, as is the Scrimshander, so It doesn't *really* feel like a prequel to me. More of an alternate version. And it's a watered down version that's suitable for a younger audience. I think I would have enjoyed this more if I hadn't been expecting it to be consistent with the first book.

Rbrightone Sep 24, 2015

It was a fun read. It was a mixture of lovecraft and some sort of teen detective novel, Scooby Doo like the poster before. I didnt have the same problem with the dialog but its simple and the characters are somewhat monochromatic. I did find myself having to read the last 40ish pages in one sitting just because I wanted to see what the author did with the Mythos like aspect. It was predictable but fun. Pretty cool gaming idea if you roleplay.

PrimaGigi Jul 19, 2015

This one you'll struggle with as it's really promising in the beginning, but in the middle it's a jumbled mess. I couldn't understand whom was saying what, because the dialogue would simply just jump from character to the next without specifying whom said it. A short-read with anti-climatic finish and not anything worth sitting through. It's more Scooby-Doo, then Lovecraft.

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