The Pallbearers Club

HarperAudio. Jul. 2022. 10:46 hrs. ISBN 9780063069930. $27.99. HORROR
It’s the late 1980s, and 17-year-old Art Barbara is the high school loner. A love of hair metal, a back brace, and the extracurricular activity of attending funerals as a volunteer pallbearer has cemented his fate of being uncool. That is until he finds a new friend, who joins him at the funerals with a polaroid camera to take pictures of the dead bodies and has in-depth knowledge of New England folklore. As they hang out night after night, terrifying things begin to happen. Tremblay has written a new psychological thriller that is both terrifying and humorous. Written as a memoir, it takes listeners back to high school and the complexities of growing up, finding friends, and taking on the paranormal. Narrators Graham Halstead, Xe Sands, and Elizabeth Wiley bring the awkward, unsure Art and his sarcastic yet terrifying friends to life, adding to the suspense.
VERDICT While the real horror lurks in the night, Tremblay (Survivor Song) has written a psychological thriller that explores the horrors of growing up, unhealthy friendships, and addiction.
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