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Michael McDowell
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Lora's Rants and Reviews
Lora's Rants and Reviews rated it 4 months ago
by Michael McDowell You have to love a Horror story that starts with a funeral. This one had a weird aspect, but that soon got explained in a perfectly plausible manner. The deep south accent comes over easily and actually helped transport me from reality into this alternate southern world. I fo...
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it 1 year ago
“Oh,” he whispered, “sorry, Nails, you all right?” He smiled, remembering in what affection his mother had held the shrill bird— despite its disappointing speechlessness. He raised the cover to peer inside. The parrot flapped its iridescent, blood-red wings and stuck its beak between the bars. Its ...
Hooked on Books
Hooked on Books rated it 2 years ago
Beldame - the home of three secluded houses on the Alabama coast and the summer retreat of the dysfunctional Savage and McCray families. After the death of the matriarch Marian Savage, the families retreat to Beldame for a little peace and relaxation but what they get instead is far from it. The t...
From Dark Places
From Dark Places rated it 3 years ago
The Elementals by Michael McDowell was first released in 1981 and then re-released in 2014 by Valancourt Books with an introduction by author Michael Rowe. The story begins with the funeral of Marian Savage, the matriarch of an old and opulent family from Alabama with an intriguingly peculiar and ...
Shiftyj1
Shiftyj1 rated it 3 years ago
Despite its slow pace or maybe because of it I was drawn into this one from the very first chapter, which really set the tone and feel of this one.Screaming Nails. Family secrets. Family rituals. The Elementals. Something sinister is going on near the McCray and Savage family homes at Beldame. A pre...
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