Hobgoblin. Hobgoblin. Add to Wishlist. Hobgoblin. By: John Coyne Scott plunges deeper and deeper into the dreamlike allure of Hobgoblin until more than. Hobgoblin is just a game. Ballycastle is just a house. Scott is just a lonely teenage boy. Until one Hallowe’en, a Hobgoblin kills everyone he loves. Hobgoblin. Hobgoblin. Hobgoblin by John Coyne. Published July by Berkley Books. pages. So last night I finished my long-overdue reread of.

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And finally, we come to the game of Hobgoblin itself. And I hope your little one likes it too. Thanks again for posting!

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Homebody by Joanna GainesHardcover 8. But again he hides this, it’s not like he’s going around school pretending to be him, though he jumps to that as escapism. My mom has an original first edition that I read from time to time. The book just ends. It’s one of those books that never gets boring. After his dad died while Scott was playing Hobgoblin!!!!!!!!!!

The unfortunate part of this book is the inconsistancy. I read this book jojn I was vaguely a teenager. Scott is immature, unstable, bitter, practically physically assaults her, threatens her with violence, insults her, etc. Are the new role-playing games harmful to some of our more vulnerable teens?

You would think if he was so wrapped up in a fantasy he would have played the game by himself if nothing interesting was going on but he just talks about it. From your post, I’m guessing hobgoblim around the same age I was born in ‘ Hachi Snax February 19, at 7: A neurotic but intelligent teenager is appearing to blur the line between fantasy and ckyne.


How he doyne use a stereotypical gamer template for Scott weirdo, social outcast, etc.

Hobgoblin – John Coyne Books

Keep one copy on the shelf, and one in the bins as you can still get a used copy nice and cheap. What a perfect blend! The female characters were poor, and Valerie was insultingly bad.

Jan 10, Tom Byron added it. Scott is obsessed with the game and has a character he created that he more or less seems to view as a real person. Hobgoblin is an awesome book!!! Eventually the real question becomes; do we care?

Finally, and for me the most unforgivable issue, the entire book is a cheat. Martin Paperback, Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag.

But John Coyne takes a different tactic.

I personally enjoy RPGs, but at one point in the job where I used to work, I had a guy just decide one day to regale me with unsolicited stories from his campaign for over an hour. Also, the plot isn’t just all about the castle and the creatures or are they?

The character acts like a jerk especially to the people who are nice to himtries to kill himself multiple times, and swears like a year-old on XBox live.

First of all, the plot was a damn good one, and it kept you guessing.


I should mention that Scott is in his late teens. This is a book about fantasy role-playing games from the early ’80s. Even then the story is so interesting I read it again in my 30’s and still enjoyed it. So kids were making fun of Hobgoblin just 10 pages before this, and somehow they all are going to dress up like this. It’s part of the framework of the story, yet I get hohgoblin impression the author had no idea what would make a game like this fun This was fun, but by the time you get here, most of the excitement has fizzled out.


The skidmarks in my underwear are more interesting and entertaining than this book. As for the story, it’s acceptable, it’s not great. I’m not a big fan of coynee types of games, but I understand them and I understand the appeal some people have with them. Jul 05, Jeff rated it it was ok. I personally like having a book in hand, but am coming to terms with the inevitability of the ebook slaying the mass market paperback.

The Kirkus Reviews review seems to miss the Egbert connection entirely, unlike the Dragon Magazine review, dismissing the work hobgkblin “Skin-deep horror–but better-crafted and less lurid than previous Coynage. The other parts drag on with teenage cohne.

That’s always a sign of good writing to me, not being afraid to whack some of the favorite characters. So he’s throwing the biggest party hobgoblih the year. Scott and his mother moves to a medieval styled castle, on the banks of the Hudson River no less, where she works as an archivist.

Now how many of these people get in trouble? Homicidal rage is understandable, hobgoblni clearly detailed and honestly you can understand the pain of Scott