By Thomas Tryon
Unique book: 1971
Afterword written: 2012
Holland and Niles Perry are exact thirteen-year-old twins. they're shut, shut adequate, virtually, to learn each one other’s recommendations, yet they couldn’t be extra diversified. Holland is daring and mischievous, a foul impression, whereas Niles is type and desirous to please, this type of boy who makes mom and dad proud. The Perrys reside within the bucolic New England city their kin settled centuries in the past, and because it occurs, the prolonged extended family has collected at its ancestral farm this summer time to mourn the dying of the twins’ father in a so much unlucky twist of fate. Mrs. Perry nonetheless hasn’t recovered from the surprise of her husband’s grotesque finish and remains sequestered in her room, leaving her sons to roam loose. because the summer season is going on, even though, and Holland’s pranks turn into more and more sinister, Niles reveals he can now not make excuses for his brother’s activities.
Thomas Tryon’s best-selling novel a few homegrown monster is an eerie exam of the darkness that dwells inside all people. it's a landmark of mental horror that may be a helpful descendent of the books of James Hogg, Robert Louis Stevenson, Shirley Jackson, and Patricia Highsmith.