is a horror novel by Joe Hill
Charlie Manx has built a wonderful place just for children, where it's Christmas every day. Kids get to have the greatest fun in Christmasland, riding the Sleighcoaster, feasting from La Chocolatier, or playing scissors-for-the-drifter. And the fun never ends in Christmasland, where these wonderful children get to stay children . . . forever.
At 116 years old, Charlie Manx has been kidnapping children to Christmasland, a place built by his imagination in a world that exists somewhere alongside ours. By the time they arrive, they've been . . . changed. Victoria McQueen also knows how to travel to places that aren't quite there, using her Raleigh Tuff Burner bicycle to travel and find things that have been lost. At seventeen, she had a close encounter with Manx and was the first person to escape his grasp. Manx was sent to prison, and Vic was left to cope with a psyche deeply scarred by her encounter. Thirteen years later, Manx escapes and takes his revenge on Vic by "rescuing" her son and bringing him to Christmasland. With her unusual ability to find things, Vic may be the only one who has a chance at saving him.
NOS4A2 contains examples of:
- Adult Fear: The abduction of one's child.
- Affably Evil: Manx is quite charming.
- Anyone Can Die: There is a significant body count among the main characters.
- Bald of Evil: Charlie Manx, although his hair grows back as he retains his youth.
- Black Eyes of Evil: Manx's children have them.
- Canon Welding: In addition to the Shout-Outs to his father's work, Hill also refers to the Treehouse of the Mind from Horns and Craddock McDermott from Heart-Shaped Box.
- Chekhov's Gun: The bats in the Shorter Way Bridge. Not to mention the gun-shaped paperweight labeled "Property of A. Chekhov."
- Children Are Innocent: Deconstructed.
Joe Hill: The kids live in an eternal state of innocence, and it ain’t all it’s cracked up to be. Innocent children like to rip the wings off a butterfly just to watch it flop around, and they will laugh ’cause they don’t know any better. Innocence is ignorance. 
- Crapsaccharine World: Christmasland.
- Creepy Child: Manx's children.
- Growing Up Sucks: Manx and Bing believe that they are 'rescuing' children from this.
- The Dragon: Bing.
- Ear Ache: Part of Charlie's ear is shot off.
- The End... Or Is It?: The "A Note on the Type" section reveals that some of Manx's children haven't been 'fixed' and are still at large.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Manx is offended at the accusation that he molested or physically harmed the children that he takes to Christmasland.
- Executive Meddling: More like 'parental meddling':
Joe Hill: When I wrote ‘NOS4A2,’ I wrote a really bleak ending, and I was artistically committed to it, come hell or high water — right up until Mum read it. She said, ‘You know, Joe, that ending really won’t do.’ I was like, ‘Aww, all right.’ My artistic integrity lasted about 15 seconds on the phone with my mum. 
- Expanded Universe: Joe Hill is writing a comic tie-in series called "Wraith".
- Expy: Bing, "The Gasmask Man", is this to "The Trashcan Man" from The Stand. At one point he even says "My life for you!"
- Friend to All Children: Manx considers himself this.
- Kick the Dog: Manx kills Wayne's dog with his bone mallet.
- Heroic Sacrifice: A slight variation. Vic initially survives rescuing Wayne and destroying Christmasland, but dies from her injuries in hospital later that night.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Bing is killed via his own gas tank exploding. Manx is crushed in his own car and dies with a mouth full of motor oil.
- Journey to the Center of the Mind: Effectively Christmasland is this for Charlie Manx.
- Limited Special Collector's Ultimate Edition: Subterranean Press released a limited edition that includes illustrations by Gabriel Rodriguez (Locke & Key), an alternate ending, a novella that was cut from the novel and — if you got the lettered edition — a replica of Charlie Manx's autopsy bone mallet.
- Looks Like Orlok: Manx has some resemblances to Max Shreck.
- Loyal Phlebotinum: All of the paranormal events in the book work this way.
- Vic McQueen has a bike that let's her instantly travel great distances and find things that have been lost.
- Maggie Leigh has a bag of Scrabble tiles that can spell out important secrets to her.
- Charlie Manx has a Rolls Royce Wraith that can travel to Christmasland. It also keeps him young . . . and consumes his (and later others') soul.
- Market-Based Title: A small example; the UK version of the book is retitled NOS4R2 to better fit the British pronunciation of "Nosferatu".
- More Teeth than the Osmond Family: The children of Christmasland have two rows of sharp teeth.
- Our Vampires Are Different: Although his license plate is NOS4A2 Manx is not a traditional vampire. Instead, he maintains his youth by his car draining the souls of children as he kidnaps them to a semi-imaginary realm. In the process, though, the children become something much more resembling traditional vampires.
- Power at a Price: Using the Inscape ultimately drains its user over an extended period of time and comes with some sort of detrimental effect, either physical or mental.
- Psychopathic Manchild: Bing.
- The Renfield: Bing.
- Questionable Consent: Bing uses his "gingerbread smoke" (sevoflurane) on the mothers of the kidnapped children for this.
- Self-Made Orphan: Bing murdered both his parents.
- Speech Impediment: Maggie has a stutter.
- The Stinger: The "A Note on the Type" section includes a bonus scene.
- Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Lou and Vic.
- Viewers Are Geniuses: The "Spirit of Ecstasy" on Manx's Rolls Royce is referred to as "the bloofer lady". It's a reference to the original novel Dracula by Bram Stoker but the connection is never explicitly stated.
- Villainous Breakdown: Bing has one when Manx abandons him, and Manx in turn has one when Vic destroys Christmasland.
- Villainous Incest: It's implied that Bing raped his mother before murdering her. He later has a things for mothers in general, with a specific predilection for "mommy titties".