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The Town That Forgot How to Breathe reader ¿ Hardcover Read Þ helpyouantib · ❴Read❵ ➫ The Town That Forgot How to Breathe Author Kenneth J. Harvey – Something strange is happening in the seaside town of Bareneed Mythical creatures that formally existIs making them forget how to breatheRecent divorcé Joseph Blackwood has returned to his hometown in hopes of reconnecting with his estranged daughter But when the young girl begins having visions and conversing with the spirit of a neighbor's deceased child he knows that his daughter is suffering from some supernatural afflictio This book was really bad I am still amazed that I wasted so much time reading all 471 pages because it was pretty horrible from the start Admittedly there were long boring repetitive stretches that I scanned as uickly as possible There is so much wrong with this book where to begin did I mention it was long boring and repetitive How it could be so long and still not develop any story whatsoever or provide any cohesive history of the town and its people or fully develop a single character it has got to be an almost impossible feat for an author Some people got the breathing disorder and then some of them recovered And some people got sick but not because of the breathing disorder why? wasn't the breathing disorder enough of a calamity? Oh yeah most of the non breathing disorder sick people got better too And then there were some dead people wandering around acting weird and possibly a woman who was dead or alive but who cares which or why because she didn't seem to fit into the main story at all So just don't read it or you'll start hyperventilating wondering why anyone got the breathing disorder at all because what does that have to do with a tidal wave anyway?

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N Now with the help of some colorful village residents Joseph must unravel this paranormal mystery to save his only daughterCalled the literary love child of Stephen King and Annie Proulx The Town That Forgot How to Breathe is a page turning gothic tale and a profound exploration of what it really means to live in the modern world this is a very convincingly creepy read about a remote Newfoundland fishing town that becomes afflicted with and bizarre supernatural events sea monsters in the bay the long dead washing ashore intact live fish suddenly flopping in people's barns A native son has returned from the Big City with his little girl who starts playing with a malevolent ghost girl while Daddy gets and bonkers Meanwhile long time residents of the town are being stricken by a mysterious malady that literally makes them forget to breatheSome of this is GREAT the ghost in particular is strange and terrifying and Harvey creates a uniue atmosphere And there's a nice vivid sense of place; I felt like as surreal as the book was it still gave me a sense of what Newfoundland is like both the scenery and the cultureThe book is undone though by an overcomplicated and mystical plot It's top heavy with preachy Big Messages which ultimately sink it And to cram all the preaching in it uses about five subplots too many They all or less come together in the end but for most of its length the book is pretty unwieldyThe other problem I had was that it felt very static possibly because there were too many story threads for Harvey to pay attention to instead of building to a climax it just keeps circling back to the same disconnected scenes ghost girl wise old timer lady nutty dad locals forgetting how to breathe drowned bodies ghost girl freaky artist neighbor lady nutty dad not breathing locals around and around There's no sense of urgency or progressionI still gave it four stars because it creates a uniue and memorable atmosphere sort of like Italian horror films there's a dreamlike gothic uality to the enterprise that makes it disturbing without blood and guts And that little girl is NASTY Had a good 100 or 150 pages been cut this would have been a five star book for sure

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The Town That Forgot How to BreatheSomething strange is happening in the seaside town of Bareneed Mythical creatures that formally existed only in mariner's dreams are being pulled from the sea Perfectly preserved corpses of villagers long ago lost at sea are being washed upon the shore And residents of the town are suddenly suffering from a mysterious illness that I could barely put this book down it has everything I love ghosts moodiness mystery great characters and setting And monsters The writing was fantastic and gripping and was not at all cheesy Often in stories involving ghosts monsters etc there is a lame cop out ending but not here Highly highly recommended