Monday, July 30, 2018
THE NIGHT CHURCH by Whitley Strieber
THE NIGHT CHURCH is good. It isn't great and it isn't all that terrible. It's somewhere in the middle. I didn't care for any of the characters. The plot is very interesting, though. I had to know what was going on in that church. By day, Catholics fill the pews, but at night, Satanists worship at the tiny chapel in Kew Gardens, Queens.
The Satanic cult is using ancient rituals to birth and raise the "anti-man" or Monstrum–children raised under hypnosis. The Satanic cult is trying to wipe out the human race. THE NIGHT CHURCH is about young love, but the story falls apart along the way. The term "anti-man" is used over and over again.
The New York City grit adds some spice to a mediocre book. THE NIGHT CHURCH had so much potential. I think if I read it in the 80s, then it would've been a different reading experience. Some books are meant for a certain time, while others are timeless. I would've probably liked this one more had I read it in the 80s. If you dig 80s horror, then this book is right up your alley.
2/5 stars! ⭐⭐