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Straight on 'til morning
Golden, Christopher.
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New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Signet, [2001]

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x, 320 pages ; 18 cm
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It is the summer of 1981, Kevin Murphy's last chance to hang at the mall with his friends and confess his love for Nicole French. But Nikki has a new boyfriend - and he has taken her away. To rescue her, Kevin and his friends must follow into a land they were never meant to know about.

Author Notes

Christopher Golden is the co-author of The Watcher's Guide and several Buffy the Vampire Slayer books, and the author of many other adult and teen thrillers. He is also a comic-book writer and pop-culture critic.

(Bowker Author Biography) Writer Christopher Golden was born and raised in Massachusetts, and later graduated from Tufts University.

Golden has held many positions in various places in the entertainment industry, including Billboard magazine, American Top 40, the Billboard Music Awards, and BPI Entertainment News. He was also editor of Cut!: Horror Writers on Horror Film, which won the Bram Stoker Award for Criticism.

Golden has written several young adult fiction books including Buffy the Vampire Slayer (co-wrote), X-Men: Mutant Empire, Of Saints and Shadows, Angels Souls and Devil Hearts, as well as several Star Wars projects.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Stoker Award winner Golden's (Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Pretty Maids All in a Row; Strangewood) dramatic and funny coming-of-age story set in the summer of 1981 stumbles off to a slow start as he introduces 13-year-old Kevin Murphy and his delinquent friends. Thankfully, the narrative kicks into high gear midway through, evolving into a horrific and ultimately sorrowful thriller. Kevin has obsessed over his 15-year-old neighbor, Nikki French, for years, and he's crestfallen when she meets and falls in love with a strange older boy named Peter Starling. An avid reader of comic books and fantastic stories, Kevin believes there's something not quite right about Peter. His suspicions are confirmed when, in an abrupt plot shift, Peter kidnaps Nikki and whisks her to Neverland, a grotesque place engaged in civil war and inhabited by slimy seallike creatures, behemoth monsters and others like Peter who are members of a race just slightly less than human. Having witnessed Nikki's late-night abduction, Kevin decides to rescue her and convinces his brother and two foulmouthed friends to journey with him "second to the right... and straight on till morning" the last words Kevin heard Peter utter to Nikki. A bizarre combination of The Wonder Years TV series and The Lost Boys film, this fantastic tale entertains, but a hurried conclusion may leave readers in the dark. Agent, Lori Perkins. (Apr.) FYI: On April 10, Signet will issue this title as a mass market paperback ($6.99 0-45120276-7). (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved