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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This is a well written story about an ordinary boy that is kidnapped out of his home, by someone who thinks they can give him a proper home.

hilly He founded the Communion Foundation in to assist in establishing a productive relationship with alien beings. It is realistic horror at its finest. Ok, for the most part, this book was stupid.

Sep 11, Kendra rated it liked it. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. The parts with the kidnapper-Barton, and the boy, Billy, were somewhat interesting but any part that had to do with the police and especially with the parents should be completely skipped. I am totally surprised that the book is a real thriller and pageturner.

He’s a very smart boy, and knows right away that he has to be very careful. See if you have enough points for this item. I’d also be scared to be in a room with the author not from scenes to do with horror stuff though-just the way the stuff with some of the family was written really creepily and think that the mention of the national center for missing and exploited children at the end of the book is actually distasteful because I don’t think the purpose of the book was to help anybody and I think this book would be horrible for anyone to read who had been through any similar situations.


Suspense on it’s own is always an appealing factor for me. But something was off kilter just enough to keep the fourth star out of reach. Jul 28, Dave rated it really liked it. The Weight of Him.

Even though it wasn’t one that I had a hard time putting it down I couldn’t get enough of it while I was reading it. What Is to Come, and Miraculous Journey.

Barton’s behaviour switches between extreme violence and interludes of self-delusion. Views Read Edit View history. Billy is a typical kid, maybe a little smarter than some, but just a kid. Felt just right length story kept going along Nicely.

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A Take of the Vampire Life But one afternoon, Billy attracts the attention of Barton Royal, a man who has been searching the area where Billy lives for a young boy to take home with him. The last third of this book makes it worthy in my eyes as propelling it into the very good category. It was well written if you like this type of stuff.


He has recently made significant advances in whiyley this phenomenon, and has published his new discoveries in Solving the Communion Enigma. Please review your cart. But once again, everything in this book besides Barton and Billy should have been left out.

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Account Options Sign in. Preview — Billy by Whitley Strieber. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Whitley Strieber is also the author of such novels as Communion a Nilly chilling tale that could only come from the pen of the bestselling wizard of suspense, Whitley Strieber. Just a very screwed up man with a screwed up life who did horrible things.

I found the book to be more of a look at what tsrieber side effects can be and how families deal with the terrible situation, but it also had soe suspense and horror as readers are carried along on Billy’s nightmare. I wish that I had never read it.