The Tooth Fairy

The Tooth Fairy Sam and his friends are like any normal gang of normal young boys roaming wild around the outskirts of their car factory town daring adults to challenge their freedom Then one day Sam wakes to find t

  • Title: The Tooth Fairy
  • Author: Graham Joyce
  • ISBN: 9780312862619
  • Page: 446
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Sam and his friends are like any normal gang of normal young boys roaming wild around the outskirts of their car factory town, daring adults to challenge their freedom Then one day Sam wakes to find the tooth fairy sitting on the edge of his bed but this is not the benign figure of childhood myth This is an enigmatic presence that both torments and seduces him, changingSam and his friends are like any normal gang of normal young boys roaming wild around the outskirts of their car factory town, daring adults to challenge their freedom Then one day Sam wakes to find the tooth fairy sitting on the edge of his bed but this is not the benign figure of childhood myth This is an enigmatic presence that both torments and seduces him, changing his life forever.

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    1. The feeling I came away from The Tooth Fairy with was neither of happiness nor of satisfaction and, although it was a fairly dark story, neither was the feeling anything like despair. Somewhere between those points is some combination of recognition, rememberance, anticipation, and a sense of loss that make up the un-nameable feeling with which I connected with this book. This is a fairy tale and a coming of age story that combine beautifully to remind us of how much we lose and how much we gain [...]

    2. Graham Joyce surely is one of the most underrated authors this possibly because he is so hard to market? Is he horror? Is he fantasy? Or possibly `social surrealism'? What ever he is his stories are strange, magical and original and he fast becoming one of my favourite authors.He likes to instill in the reader a feeling of lingering uneasiness. ‘You come away from the book feeling your perception of the world has been just been knock slightly askew away from what you previously thought to be n [...]

    3. Η παιδική ηλικία και η ενηλικίωση μιας παρέας μέσα από τα μάτια του Graham JoyceΗ Νεράιδα είναι πάντα εκεί! Στην πρώτη απώλεια, στο πρώτο ψέμα, στην πρώτη φαντασίωση και στο πρώτο φιλί!!Η μαγεία, ο τρόμος και το χιούμορ κάνουν την "Νεράιδα των Δοντιών" ένα άκρως ενδιαφέρον ανάγνωσμ [...]

    4. "Through a window a broken fingernail of moon was visible. It barely illumined the intruder's face, but what Sam could see he didn't like. Two dark eyes, shiny like the green-black carapace of a beetle, flashed at him. The eyes were set deep, each in a squint counterpoised to the other, lurking under a matted shock of black hair. Tangled elf-locks framed high cheek bones and a swarthy complexion A row of teeth glimmered in the faint moonbeams, a mouthful of blue light. The teeth were perfect, bu [...]

    5. This one is hard to rate. Hard because it is a good book but not what I expected. This is listed under most shelves as 'Horror' and is the reason I started it this month. I can see where some might consider it Horror, but in my opinion, this was a coming of age/ dark fantasy tale. Even though I was a little disappointed because I was shooting for pure horror for my October reading spree, I was still caught up in the story and was entertained to the end. This is my third Graham Joyce novel and I [...]

    6. Originally reviewed Jul. 2010Updated July 2013Some will like this book. I'm not one of them. While it has what I suppose strives to be a "touching ending" it can't change the rest of the book. This is one of a series of books (by that I don't mean a "series by the same author" I mean a series of books by various authors that treads similar ground) that have followed the same track over the last several years. It's not a new idea, it's the idea of taking an "established" literary form and "flippi [...]

    7. This is such a beautiful book. I know this feeling I felt it when I read the Lovely bones. It's not quite the same feeling though. I feel I've lost some friends almost. "The heads looked at the gang." there are chapters in this book where the author takes you on a journey. Of childhood, adolescence and dark childhood terror's and dreams All this seems to revolve around "Sam's" the main character in the story personal experiences, sexual awakenings and frustrations. And his best friends too. are [...]

    8. I met Graham Joyce at Fantasycon last year and asked him which of his books would be the best one to start with. He recommended The Tooth Fairy, so I went ahead and picked it up. I went in blind, as it were - I didn't even read the blurb on the back of the book, and consequently had no idea what to expect.It was a very compelling read. There's a sense in which the storytelling is deliberately unstructured, depriving you of the usual clues to the direction the narrative is taking. This has the ef [...]

    9. What I remembered, rather than learned, was how really terrifying childhood and adolescence can be! The character of the "Tooth Fairy", at once both horrifying and mesmerizing, wraps up all those childhood (pre-puberty) and teenage (puberty) fears into one repelling yet intriguing character. The story centers on 3 boys--Sam, Clive, and Terry--and begins with a large pike from the local pond biting off two of Terry's toes. It's a rollercoaster ride after that, and a dark one at that--imagine ridi [...]

    10. The blurbs on the back of the book state : "Brilliant and unclassifiable", "Sharp, freshly imagined" "Complex and funny". All do a very poor job telling us about this book. They make it sound mundane. There is nothing mundane about this. I love the way Graham Joyce blurs the lines between "reality" and "fantasy". I find myself asking what do I think is realwhat IS fantasy? There were points in this book that were laugh out loud moments, it could not be helped. There were moments of quiet horror" [...]

    11. Graham Joyce blows me away. He writes sensually? That sounds a bit rude. He IS a bit rude. Earthy. You can almost feel and taste and smell, especially the leaf mold, and the musty smell of an old shed years after the suicide of its occupant.Here he writes about the evolution of a group of young boys, through to their departure for university. He manages to get right inside their (rather strange) world. The protagonist is (literally?) a character in the Tooth Fairy's nightmare.And when you think [...]

    12. I have read several of Graham Joyce books and have thoroughly enjoyed them (Dark Sister and The Limits of Enchantment) and I have wanted to read this one for a while. The Tooth Fairy is a book which is recommended by Stephen King and it was chosen as a group read in the Recommended by Stephen King Group.So we've all heard of the tooth fairy and as a kid I remember putting my tooth under my pillow before bed and waking up the next morning with a quid (from my parents). This it exactly what Sam, [...]

    13. This was the book that got me hooked on Graham Joyce. A wonderful tale about a boy growing up and from time to time encountering the enigmatic "Tooth Fairy." THE TOOTH FAIRY is an intriguing dark fantasy that really reminds us to listen to our inner selves more often, as the world becomes an even bigger place the older we get. Excellent novel.

    14. Meandering and sometimes meanspirited, Joyce's novel is that rare beast of a coming-of-age story (I'd call it a bildungsroman but I'm not sure the main characters actually learned anything) that defies all conventionality, instead heads in a million disparate directions at once, and comes up bloody roses. The fantastic lives alongside the real, but in shadows, just out of view to everyone else besides one character, and the reader. The characters are children, but the situations presented are de [...]

    15. IMHO, Graham Joyce doesn't get enough respect in the US, despite the fact that he's won both the British Fantasy Award and the World Fantasy Award. Part of the problem may be that his work is hard to categorize, apart from putting it in the catch-all "speculative fiction" bin. The Tooth Fairy, for example, is psychological horror, maybe. Or maybe it's fantasy. It kind of depends on how you view what the main character is going through.Well, it's puberty that Sam is going through. But he's accomp [...]

    16. The Tooth Fairy is a very good coming of age tale with sprinkles of horror (and maybe a wee fantasy, as well.) Sam has a Tooth Fairy - A (dream?) that is leaking over into the real world and causing havoc for the Redstone Moodies. As events unfold, Sam must find a way to disconnect from the Tooth Fairy and stop the intrusion into our world before it destroys all that he loves.Not a fast moving tale, Graham does a very good job creating an unsettlingly dark atmosphere. While it never gets fully r [...]

    17. Το Stand by me με υπερφυσικό, στην Αγγλία του 70, του 80 κάτι τέτοιο. Καλό, δε λέω, αλλά το βαρέθηκα θανατερά.

    18. Στην πραγματικότητα, κάτι λιγότερο από 3 αστέρια (=μου αρέσει)ίσως γιατί το έψαχνα χρόνια και το περίμενα διαφορετικόισως γιατί ο Τζόυς νομίζω στα άλλα του έδινε περισσότερη ένταση ίσως γιατί περίμενα πιο ξεκάθαρα πράγματα και γεγονότα ή κάτι παραπάνω σε σχέση με αυτά, αλλά [...]

    19. I loved this odd book and found it very difficult to put down. It's a character driven coming of age story about three young boys growing up in apparent normalcy. But underneath the veneer of normalcy simmers unexpected moments of darkness and danger. As the boys deal with life's many pitfalls -- growing up too smart, too dumb, too mediocre -- lurking in the shadows is a vicious tooth fairy which only one of them (Sam) can see. This tooth fairy is not the sweet version of childhood dreams but a [...]

    20. A brilliant evocation of coming-of-age in the sixties, juxtaposed with an hallucinatory sense of wonder--and terror. Sam, seven at the beginning of the story, has the misfortune of actually catching the tooth fairy in the act of switching tooth for cash. He/she becomes obsessed with Sam, dogging him through his adolescence. Alternately terrifying and erotic, loving and malevolent, male and female, this creature becomes Sam's constant secret and the fantastical backbeat of his life. In contrast t [...]

    21. Buddy read with ShandraManI was looking forward to liking this one, but I just couldn't anymore.

    22. [9/10] A disturbing coming of age story set ib rural England around the 1960's. The Moodies is a band of friends reminding me of movie favorites like The Goonies, Stand by Me, The Outsiders or American Grafitty. What is particular to this story is the continuous balancing act between the quirky comedy of growing up pains and the horror elements that rear their head from the very first page, where a huge pike bites some toes from the foot of one of the boys. It goes darker from here, but I had ma [...]

    23. (No spoilers)A bold foul mouthed scary story.This reading was for my book club at and the topic was "scary/horror". And indeed it was. I was totally taken by surprise by this coming-of-age novel about Sam and his friends.Sam lives in a small town in England with his parents. He is a typical boy until he looses a tooth at the age of seven and by some horrible mistake he can see the toothfairy, who is an ugly scary monster that will only cause trouble and disaster in Sam´s life. He is sent to a [...]

    24. For my enjoyment, probably a 2 star. It was just ok. For the writing thoughobably a 3 star. It was vulgar, yes, but the writing was still good IMO. I don't think I'll easily forget, Terry, Sam, Clive, Alice, Lindad even though a nasty character, the Tooth Fairy. I do think this book will stay with me.I started thinking how much better this story could have been with these characters.had they not been so "mature" for their ages, used such foul language and in the case of the tooth fairy, been wri [...]

    25. Buddy read with Athena.DNF at 28%… I tried…. Pretty early on, I was bored. The description of the Tooth Fairy had me intrigued, but that quickly fizzled. Perhaps this is a case of expecting something different than what I got? I dunno…but I thought this would be a scary, creepy book. And it sooooo wasn't….For now, I'm calling this a DNF. Maybe the urge will hit me to pick it back up later

    26. How.rreI read books like these because the plot is has a lot of potential for surprises.The author did a good job of making the Tooth Fairy disturbing and engaging, but then the male tooth fairy somehow becomes a creepy female jealous tooth fairy who resents all the females in Sam's life andwhat?How?!It went from having an inexplicable, spooky presence in a little boy's room to an icky teen sex fantasy.I didn't like the profanity and adult content.All that for a dull, unhappy ending.

    27. It's hard to classify this book. I suppose you'd call it a fantasy but if that suggests magic etc then that's altogether wrong. It's about a boy who is haunted by a nightmarish and sexually predatory tooth fairy. It's never entirely clear whether or not the tooth fairy is real or imagined. Though often disturbing, the book is also very funny and even poignant in its painfully detailed evocation of adolescence and there are some remarkably original flashes in the writing. Uncomfortable but compel [...]

    28. I don't even know how to describe this book. It was not anything like I expected it to be. I guess I thought it would be an outright horror book about a being called the Tooth Fairy. But the story is a mixture of McCammon's Boy's Life and King's "The Body."I agree with another reviewer that not much really happens in the story. It's not a bad story, but it just kind of limped along to the ending.Can't say I'd recommend this book to anyone.

    29. Not enjoyable. The writing is good, but nothing really happens and I'm not at all interested in what happens next -- because I suspect nothing happens next. The only thing inspiring me to finish is sheer force of will. Events happen in chunks, but they're minor events that don't lead to anything much. No payoff so far.

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