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Michael McDowell
Birth date: June 01, 1950
Died: December 27, 1999
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Carmilla Reads
Carmilla Reads rated it 4 years ago
Apologies to Char who I know loves this book, but... I didn't enjoy it. On the one hand, as with The Elementals, the sense of place that McDowell evokes in his writing and the pervasive wrongness is extraordinarily effective. For that alone I would have offered a solid four or five stars. However, t...
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality! rated it 5 years ago
Audience: Adult Format: Audiobook/Owned One hot afternoon in July of 1965, Jim Larkin and his wife JoAnn were slowly paddling their small green boat upstream on the Styx river that drains the northwestern corner of the Florida panhandle. - first sentence Well, things only go downhill for the...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 5 years ago
Audio version - read by Matt Godfrey - he did a damn fine job. I don't think I will be able to read another McDowell audio book unless Godfrey is reading it. Thanks to all the Booklikers who read this and posted it about it. Picked it up because of you all. This is so damn good. It's Southern...
Lillelara rated it 5 years ago
The story of a haunted amulet, which is out to get everyone in the city of Pine Cone. This was gross, deeply disturbing, very creative in the way the people died and darkly comedic at times. Parts of this story I really enjoyed, but towards the end of the book it became a tad tedious, because the...
Jennifer's Books
Jennifer's Books rated it 5 years ago
I should probably wait to write this after I've had a bit of time to digest what I've read, so I apologize for yet another non-review. This was a fantastic book! The beginning notwithstanding, this book is a bit of a slow burn. That's definitely a point in its favor. You get so caught up in the ...
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