Strieber’s latest (after Communion) is by turns gripping, plodding, truly horrifying Billy. Whitley Strieber, Author Putnam Publishing Group $ (p) ISBN. Billy by Whitley Strieber – book cover, description, publication history. Barton Royal, a deranged misfit, kidnaps twelve-year-old Billy Neary from the video arcade at the Crossland Mall and imprisons him in the secret black room.

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American writer best known for his novels The WolfenThe Hunger and Warday and for Communiona non-fiction description of his experiences with apparent alien contact.

Billy Neary, a year-old boy, has been living a fairly happy life with his parents and sister.

It is realistic horror at its finest. Dark Tales From Gents’ Pens. They Call Me Bubbins.

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Would recoment this book. But once again, everything in this book besides Barton and Billy should have been left out. I admire this story for not pulling a single punch. You have to read this. Apparently a serial killer, he has done this before and makes his plans very carefully, having learned from past mistakes. So, once the scary stuff happened, the writer did a good job of not making everything be sunny and merry and all tied up.

Want to Read saving…. The last 2 chapters or so I felt let down as the ending was what I had expected in some way but there was this sense of disappointment as I was expecting something more intense that went along the flavor of the rest of the book. Send in the Clowns.


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I am totally surprised that the book is a real thriller and pageturner. Apr 11, Liliana Blum rated it it was amazing. I’ve had this book for years and years and haven’t really wanted to read it but I finally pulled it out. Regardless of whether it was a little hard to believe at times, it was still a captivating read, and although this is not a genre that I usually pick up, I enjoyed the writing and its quick pace.

The boy had just been kidnapped and knew he would probably be sexually assaulted and maybe even murdered, yet this was his reaction when the kidnapper got him to his house. This page was last edited on 5 Octoberat Despite everything Billy was eager to see the mansion.

You submitted the following rating and review. Lists with This Book. In the Midst of a Predator: An enjoyable read and an interesting story. Great story, a little morbid but great!

But one afternoon, Billy attracts whitleyy attention of Barton Royal, a man who has been searching the area where Billy lives for a young boy to take home with him.

Barton kidnaps Billy and the story is about that ordeal.

He loved big houses. I come to find out that it is, if anything, loosely based on John Wayne Gacy, and that it is in no way an accurate depiction of his gruesome crimes. Sure, we know that Barton manages to kidnap Billy — the book’s summary doesn’t hide this — but we don’t know how Barton manages it, or what will happen to Billy once the kidnapping takes place.


The Basics A psychopathic kidnapper by the name of Barton sets his sights on Billy. It takes a lot of skill to portray a character like that in a believable way, and I think Strieber did a great job of it. Terrifying, creepy and twisted!

Because it wants me to flinch first.

Book recommendation: Billy, by Whitley Strieber – Miranda Burski

I had a hard time connecting to the family. Kidnappings have long fascinated me — I love this subject matter. You can read this item using any of the following Kobo sstrieber and devices: Best book ever best ending ever, Camila should read it.

Baseball A Short Story. The boy is between the ages of 9 and they do give his real age, but I don’t remember. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.