The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay

The Cabin at the End of the World

The Bram Stoker Award-winning author of A Head Full of Ghosts adds an inventive twist to the home invasion horror story in a heart-palpitating novel of psychological suspense that recalls Stephen King’s Misery, Ruth Ware’s In a Dark, Dark Wood, and Jack Ketchum’s cult hit The Girl Next Door.Seven-year-old Wen and her parents, Eric and Andrew, are vacationing at a remote cabin on a quiet New Hampshire lake. Their closest neighbors are more t...

Details The Cabin at the End of the World

TitleThe Cabin at the End of the World
Release DateJun 26th, 2018
PublisherWilliam Morrow
GenreHorror, Fiction, Thriller, Mystery, Suspense

Reviews The Cabin at the End of the World

  • karen
    what. the. fuck. was. that?here’s the thing, ever since paul tremblay wrote A Head Full of Ghosts and slipped in a character named “karen brissette” whose voice sounded an awful lot like the inside of my own (ghostless) head, i’ve been pestering him with, “am i gonna be in the next book, huh?? huh?? huh?? am i??" but i am so glad to not be in this one because YEESH.i don’t even know how to review it. it’s pretty telling that the syn...
  • Will Byrnes
    When the end is near will you know it? Will signs appear to show it? And what sort of end will it be? Ice or fire? Conflagration? Land consumed by an angry sea? And what if there’s uncertainty? What if this is not the result of that, but just the way things are, under no one’s control to cause or prevent? And if there is no control, what is the role of those who speak on behalf of an unseen power? Do they suffer from confusion, perhaps delusi...
  • Debra
    4.5 starsWhen I first started reading this book, I thought if the horror films "The Strangers" and "The Cabin in the woods" had a baby - it would be this book! Of course, there are major differences (and plots) but still....A getaway to a cabin sounds like a perfect time away for Wen and her two dads. They are going to relax, she wants to catch some grasshoppers and they plan to enjoy the lake. But one day a man approaches Wen while she is busy c...
  • Char
    THE CABIN AT THE END OF THE WORLD takes a look at an American family and asks what are you willing to do to protect them? But this book asks that question in an unique way- right before it rips your heart out and stomps all over it!Eric and Andrew take their daughter Wen on vacation to a remote cabin located on a lake in the woods of New Hampshire. It's been deliberately chosen because it has no cell service, no internet, no nothing. They want to...
  • Michelle
    Did you ever finish a book then realize you have absolutely no idea how to review it? Well, that is this book for me. I'm afraid of saying anything about the plot because of spoilers. I really think this is a book that is best to go into blind. First and foremost Paul Tremblay gave us characters that you immediately care for. Eric, Andrew, and their adopted daughter Wen are such a breath of fresh air. They feel so real and their interactions with...
  • Carrie
    The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay is a tale of horror that doesn’t involve things like ghosts or demons but uses tension and suspense to keep a reader on the edge just waiting to see what will happen. With the threat of an apocalypse and intense need to protect family the fear and anticipation was oozing from the pages.The story begins with seven year old Wen out in front of the cabin that she is staying in with her two dads, E...
  • Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
    I typically write my reviews as soon as I'm done reading the book so my thoughts are fresh and I say exactly how I felt as I turned that last page. With this one, I'm glad I took the night to mull my thoughts over. Tremblay has outdone himself with this book. The blurb on the back cover sums it up perfectly: a "...gripping tale of paranoia, sacrifice, apocalypse and survival..." You really don't need to know anything more than that before going i...
  • Mindi
    I received this ARC in a giveaway from the author.I'm going to hide any major spoilers in this review, but I am including a short synopsis, so if you want to go into this book knowing nothing you should stop right here.Seven-year-old Wen and her dads Eric and Andrew take a vacation to a remote cabin on a lake in New Hampshire. Wen is catching grasshoppers in the front yard when a large man approaches her and tries to befriend her. She's initially...
  • Jessica Woodbury
    I read a book in one sitting every now and then when the book is short and the circumstances are just right. This book is not that short and the circumstances were not ideal but I could not stop reading it. So be careful when you start this book. If it is night time and you are in bed, when you finally finish it you're going to have a hard time getting to sleep even if you've stayed up to the wee hours.Horror novels and thrillers should, in my op...
  • Jessica
    Thanks to William Morrow for the free advanced copy in exchange for my honest review.I had heard nothing but great things going into THE CABIN AT THE END OF THE WORLD, and I was anxious to get started. Holy crap, guys. The first chapter alone pulls you in instantly and the suspense created in the last couple pages of chapter one was insane. Literally felt my heart racing as the chapter continued and that didn't quit for the rest of the book.We ar...
  • Dennis
    This book is going to be the most difficult book to review in 2018, I can call this out now. Wow, I am at a loss for words at the moment. How do you review a book that you're still questioning about a day later? The Cabin at the End of the World is my first attempt in venturing into Paul Tremblay's world of horror and psychological suspense. The story's arc is your typical home invasion horror (one of my favorite movies The Strangers comes to m...
  • Cody | codysbookshelf
    The Cabin at the End of the World, the latest from horror master Paul Tremblay, begins on the front lawn of a secluded cabin: Wen, a girl of seven, is catching caterpillars and naming them. A stranger appears; he is a young man of intimidating stature. He introduces himself to the girl and Wen, exceptionally perceptive for her age, senses something is wrong. What Tremblay has proven in recent novels is he specializes in writing children, and thos...
  • Bracken
    It's not at all often that a book gets under my skin the way this one did, but boy did this one burrow in deep! In every way a book could have pushed my buttons (in a good way) it did. It's uncomfortable, tense, and absolutely perfect in every way imaginable. Check your door locks before you sit down to read this one, because once you start, you're not going to want to put it down.
  • Shane Douglas Keene
    Yeah, five stars because I can't do fifty fucking stars. This book is utterly brilliant from cover to cover. Tremblay pulls out all the stops and turns another common horror theme on it's head, giving us both his best and his most horrifyingly brutal horror novel to date. Full review coming soon but don't wait for it. Preorder this incredible novel now.
  • J.D. Barker
    Paul Tremblay is the real deal! CABIN AT THE END OF THE WORLD is a heart-pounding, edge of your seat thriller that will leave you with one simple question - what would you do?
  • Rachel (TheShadesofOrange)
    5.0 StarsBeautiful and devastating, this was an emotionally poignant, high-stakes story of love and sacrifice. Written with precision, this story had sharp prose and excellent word choice. The narrative was so tight and well plotted. There was not any wasted space in this satisfying short novel. The level of intensity was incredibly addicting. I was literary holding me breath when reading because I was so immersed in the story. While the book its...
  • Crowinator
    This review pretty much says what I'd like to say about this unnerving home invasion story, but of course it is written by John Langan, so it is so much better (also, SPOILERS ahead for thematic structure and general story beats): will eventually try to write why I found this book so suspenseful that I was simultaneously scared to keep reading (almost repulsed, in fact) and yet unable to stop.
  • Patricio
    Seven-year-old Wen and her dads, Eric and Andrew, are in vacation at a cabin withdrawn from everything. One day, when she's catching grasshoppers, a stranger approaches her and tells her that her family is the only one who can save the world from the apocalypse.I devoured this book.I've read enough written by Paul Tremblay to know he's a master at creating fleshed out, complex characters and connecting you to them since the beginning, and that wa...
  • Don Gillette
    I have been reading a few pages of this book for a week here and there, but yesterday afternoon at around page 30 it grabbed me and didn't let go until I finished it around 3:00 a.m. this morning.It was absolutely phenomenal. I've seen comparisons to Stephen King's Misery, Jack Ketchum's The Girl Next Door, and Ruth Ware's In A Dark, Dark Wood and to those comparisons, I say "baloney."The Cabin at the End of the World stands alone as one of the m...
  • Stephanie (That's What She Read)
    4.5 StarsPaul Tremblay continues to be one of my favorite horror writers to date, and books like this are the reason why. The Cabin at the End of the World grabs you right from the beginning and does not let you go. I had to physically put this book down because I felt like I was in this muggy cramped cabin facing the world with these characters and I just couldn't handle that. This is The Strangers meets Cabin in the Woods and it just works. Whe...
  • Michael Hicks
    The Cabin at the End of the World has a fantastic premise at its core, and if this story had been a novella or a 90-minute movie, I likely would have enjoyed it a whole lot more. Instead, Tremblay stuffs and stretches a simple yet awesome idea into a full-length novel that's both padded and repetitive to a frustrating degree.Without spoiling things, The Cabin at the End of the World is a home invasion novel with apocalyptic overtones. Andrew and ...
  • Lars (theatretenor) Skaar
    This was a weird one. I didn’t feel I could give it five stars, but I didn’t feel it was worth less than 4. I don’t know, maybe I’ll know more later but for right now it was an enjoyable weird read but left me wanting more from it.
  • Mark Matthews
    I was graced with an ARC of this book, and so grateful I was. I loved this book, and spoiler free demands require some essential elements to be left out. Some things are easy to scream out loud and proud about, however, and that is Paul Tremblay is a fantastic writer. He writes about families so well, in all three of his novels I've read, it is the family dynamics, where we figure out who we are and how and who we love. In the case of Cabin, it i...
  • Alex findingmontauk1
    wow. I can't even process this all yet. full review to come!
  • Linda Quinn
    I'm not sure what to say about this book. Is it a thriller? Apocalyptic? A story about the power of love? It's really all three but also a little less than complete. I've enjoyed Tremblay's books in the past but this one was strangely different and almost impossible to describe.
  • Mike D
    Read the full review at Signal Horizon. The Cabin at the End of the World is easily one of best things I have read in very long time. It asked questions I was not prepared to answer. It offered answers I was not prepared to hear. Usually books that offer complex themes and ideas are written in equally complicated prose. This is Tremblay's greatest gift as a writer: we can engage with his material with such ease we hardly notice its asking so much...
  • Mariana
    El primer libro de Paul Tremblay al que no le doy 5 estrellas, sino 4. ¿Por qué? La verdad porque el tema de éste me gustó un poco menos que los tratados en los dos pasados.Esta historia está protagonizada por una familia compuesta por dos papás, Andrew y Eric, y su hija Wen. Ellos están de vacaciones en una cabaña en el bosque, lejos de la tecnología, los ruidos de la ciudad y disfrutando del aislamiento en general, cuando cuatro extra...
  • Robin Amstutz
    This book was incredible, beautiful, violent, tense, funny and devastating. I read it in two days because I couldn’t put it down. I absolutely loved it.
  • Chelsea
    This book was...something. I’m still not entirely sure what to make of it, but I find myself respecting the hell out of what Tremblay was trying to do with this story, even if it didn’t work 100% of the time.I went into this having no idea what it was about, and I would highly recommend doing the same if you plan to read this. All I’ll say is that the first chapter follows a young girl, on vacation with her two dads in an extremely isolated...