• Chalk

  • A Novel
  • By: Paul Cornell
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Broadbent
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 18-04-2017
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
  • 5 out of 5 stars 5.0 (1 rating)

Publisher's Summary

Andrew Waggoner has always hung around with his fellow losers at school, desperately hoping each day that the school bullies - led by Drake - will pass by him in search of other prey. But one day they force him into the woods, and the bullying escalates into something more; something unforgivable, something unthinkable. Broken, both physically and emotionally, something dies in Waggoner, and something else is born in its place.
In the hills of the West Country a chalk horse stands vigil over a site of ancient power, and there Waggoner finds in himself a reflection of rage and vengeance, a power and persona to topple those who would bring him low.
©2017 Paul Cornell (P)2017 Dreamscape Media, LLC
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4 out of 5 stars
By Timothy on 27-01-2018

Chalk draws a blurry line.

I picked up this book on the recommendation of several Best of horror lists for 2017. Overall I enjoyed the book but i am left feeling a bit underwhelmed. Several reviews touted the brutality that peppers the book but it is evident that Cornell is somewhat out of his element. His sparse prose works well when describing the bleary English countryside but renders what should be horrific moments of violence feel a bit too mundane, with the exception of Andrew's opening disfigurement which will make every reader squirm. Cornell also captures the effects of bullying on both abuser and the victim very well. while several elements did feel a bit too forced--I laughed aloud when it is revealed that one of Andrew's classmates can predict the future using number one radio singles lyrics--the overall surreal atmosphere of the book does pull the reader in very effectively. Worth a read but not for everyone.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Burgess on 25-05-2017

Utterly brilliant

I made the mistake of beginning this audiobook last thing at night, the evening before a day I'd made a lot of plans for.

So gripping that I listened throughout the night, cancelled everything I'd planned that day.

Thoroughly enjoyed it!

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4 out of 5 stars
By Richard Meehan on 21-07-2017

Not the book I expected.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This is an interesting clash of school life with the old magic of an Alan Garner book. Grange Hill, it is not. You really have no idea of where it is going until you are almost at the end. A compelling read.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Chalk?

The initial incident that sets of the chain of events in this story is horrific and had me cringing while listening to it.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The scenes with Angie explaining how the number ones question/answer "magic" worked and the Halloween disco ate the end of the book.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

High School the Musical - The British Version (Done right)

Any additional comments?

Having read this book, I think that Paul Cornell needs to be in some form of therapy. I certainly need it now.

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