The Book of Sam

The Book of Sam

3.67 (60 ratings by Goodreads)
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A hell-bound fantasy starring demons, damsels, and an unlikely hero.
"A fast-paced, page-turning adventure built out of a strikingly original mythology. Eerie, surprising, and a lot of fun." - Elan Mastai, author of All Our Wrong Todays

Sixteen-year-old Sam Sullinger lives in the shadow of adolescence. He's lost among his overachieving siblings, constantly knocked down by his harsh father, and bullied daily. His only solace is his best friend and crush, Harper.
In a grand plan designed to help him confess his love to Harper, Sam accidentally sets off a series of events that lead to her being kidnapped and taken to Hell. Racked with guilt, Sam makes a bold decision for the first time in his life: he's going to rescue his only friend.
Sam is thrust into a vivid world fraught with demons, vicious beasts, and a falling city. And every leg of his journey reminds him that he isn't some brave knight on a quest - he's an insecure teenager yearning to make his mark on at least one world.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 280 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 25mm | 198g
  • Toronto, Canada
  • English
  • 1459746759
  • 9781459746756

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The Book of Sam is an amazing story ... I loved this book so much, I think I read it twice before putting it down just to take a breath. * Cupcakes and Popcorn * A fast-paced, page-turning adventure built out of a strikingly original mythology. Eerie, surprising, and a lot of fun. * Elan Mastai, author of All Our Wrong Todays * The Book of Sam is a delightful adventure novel with enough twists, turns, suspense, and revelations to satisfy an adult reader... a bold, surprising novel... pure pleasure reading. * Quill & Quire * Sam Sullinger's journey to save his only friend takes him from school and family chaos to junkshop mystery to Hell, and involves geeks and demons, love and awkwardness, humour and lore. The Book of Sam reads like an arcade game set in a TED Talk given by a guy you'd like to hang out with. * Richard Scrimger, author of Zomboy * A tribute to lovable losers, unlikely adventures, uncomfortable truths, and the will to move forward. * Kirkus Reviews * The Book of Sam is a roller coaster adventure that's as funny and relatable as it is earnest in showing how a teenage boy will go through literal Hell to save the girl he loves. * R.S. Kovach, author of The Last Resort * The Book of Sam is a wonderfully created and thoughtful story that will enthrall readers. Recommended. * CM Magazine * Going to Hell has never been so enjoyable! A gory and romantic adventure for a love worth battling a thousand demons. * Amber K. Bryant, author of Blood King * Rob Shapiro gives us a rich, fresh, honest, eloquent take on the age-old adventure archetype and makes us feel better for the experience, better about ourselves, better about the world. What an achievement that is. This is a brilliant YA debut. * Joseph Kertes, author of Last Impressions *
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About Rob Shapiro

Rob Shapiro is a novelist and TV writer who has dabbled in film, theatre, and copywriting. Rob lives in Toronto.
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60 ratings
3.67 out of 5 stars
5 37% (22)
4 15% (9)
3 30% (18)
2 15% (9)
1 3% (2)
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