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The Sorrow King - Andersen Prunty
The Sorrow King
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The papers call it “The Suicide Virus.” The teenagers of Gethsemane, Ohio, are killing themselves at an alarming rate. Steven Wrigley is trying to survive his senior year of high school, still reeling from the death of his mother and adjusting to life with his father. Along the way, he meets a... show more
The papers call it “The Suicide Virus.” The teenagers of Gethsemane, Ohio, are killing themselves at an alarming rate.

Steven Wrigley is trying to survive his senior year of high school, still reeling from the death of his mother and adjusting to life with his father. Along the way, he meets a girl who becomes another kind of obsession: Elise Devon.

Elise’s secrets keep her distanced from everyone. She has a special place she calls the Obscura. She goes there when she is depressed or angry. The Obscura makes her feel like nothing she’s ever felt before. When she loses herself to the Obscura, she fears she also gives herself to something much darker, something much more powerful. Something calling itself the Sorrow King.

Who is the Sorrow King?

He is carved from wood and bone.

He smells like wax, dead leaves, and memories.

He travels by moonlight and drinks the sorrow of others.

Can love exact vengeance on a monster made from madness, depression, and misery? Or will the Sorrow King bleed the town dry before satiating himself and moving on?
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Format: kindle
ASIN: B004U2A32O
Publisher: Grindhouse Press
Pages no: 297
Edition language: English
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Shiftyj1
Shiftyj1 rated it
4.0 The Sorrow King
“Let strange things explain the strangeness.”There is something rotten in the small town of Gethsemane. Lurking in the shadows. Driving the students of the local High School to suicide. Hunting. Feeding off the sorrow of the town and threatening to destroy anyone and anything that stands in its way....
target acquired
target acquired rated it
4.0
DO NOT RUN FROM THIS BOOK'S LURID COVER!The Sorrow King is a real find. my only other experience with the author - the extremely goofy The Sex Beast of Scurvy Island - was not the best introduction to Prunty. the man is talented and the novel is unusually sensitive and moving. the imagery is unearth...
11811
11811 rated it
4.0 The Sorrow King
4+ stars. Excellent story.
The Book Devourer
The Book Devourer rated it
4.0
Is it just me or was there a bit of an IT feeling to this book. I did really enjoy this story and will read more of Prunty's work. And a comparison to the Great Mr. King is nothing to be embarrassed about! :)
Dantastic Book Reviews
Dantastic Book Reviews rated it
5.0
The town of Gethsemane, Ohio, is rocked by a string of suicides that some are calling The Suicide Virus. Meanwhile, troubled young teenager Steven Wrigley meets the girl of his dreams. But does his new lady love have some sort of connection to the suicide plague?Some people seem to be afraid of th...
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