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Michael McDowell
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Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it 2 months ago
If you're looking for a deeply atmospheric, well-written and perfectly narrated novel to fill you with an inexorable dread, "The Elementals" is the book for you. "The Elementals" has a remarkably powerful, cliché-free start, that embeds your imagination in the South like a throwing knife splitting...
Portable Mistletoe
Portable Mistletoe rated it 4 months ago
They don’t get much better than this. It’s a wonderfully slow burn of a story that builds up to a gross-out creepfest. The characters were fun, some people get what they deserve (yay!), some wholly undeserving people get it (oh no!), and the scary stuff is left satisfyingly under-explained for a lin...
Lora's Rants and Reviews
Lora's Rants and Reviews rated it 1 year 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 2 years 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 3 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...
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