The Gates

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Turtleback, Aug 30, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 296 pages
Young Samuel Johnson and his dachshund, Boswell, are trying to show initiative by trick-or-treating a full three days before Halloween, which is how they come to witness strange goings-on at 666 Crowley Road. The Abernathys don't mean any harm by their flirtation with the underworld, but when they unknowingly call forth Satan himself, they create a gap in the universe, a gap through which a pair of enormous gates is visible. The gates to Hell. And there are some pretty terrifying beings just itching to get out.... Can one small boy defeat evil? Can he harness the power of science, faith, and love to save the world as we know it?

Bursting with imagination and impossible to put down, The Gates is about the pull between good and evil, physics and fantasy and the courage of a boy who is barely old enough to trick or treat on his own. This novel makes anything seem possible.

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User Review  - bookishtexpat - LibraryThing

This book was absolutely hilarious. The story was fairly predictable, but the tone of it was so different than I expected, it was great. Connolly does a fantastic job of taking the very scary scene of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Vokram - LibraryThing

Title: The Gates Author: John Connolly Publication Date: Jan 2009 Genre: Fantasy/Comedy/Horror Score: 4/5 It’s always interesting when a fiction novel has an appendix full of footnotes. This is one of ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

John Connolly is the author of "Every Dead Thing" which was a bestseller in Britain and Ireland. He is a regular contributor to "The Irish Times," and has traveled extensively in the United States. He lives in Dublin, Ireland.

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