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The Amulet
The Amulet
Author: Michael McDowell
"[O]ne of the best writers of horror in this or any other country." - Peter Straub — "One of the genre's most underrated writers . . . enjoyably nasty." - Poppy Z. Brite — "A must-read for horror fiction fans. . . . Obtain The Amulet by any means necessary." - Too Much Horror Fiction — "McDowell has a flair for the gruesome." - Washington Post — Whe...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781939140456
ISBN-10: 1939140455
Publication Date: 6/25/2013
Pages: 296
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Publisher: Valancourt Books
Book Type: Paperback
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They all thought it would make such a pretty gift, a simple pendant on a glittering golden chain. To the residents of Pine Cone, Alabama, it was the prettiest thing they ever saw. A gift of beauty.

A gift of evil

A policeman found in the ashes

It passed from the dead to the living
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McDowell's writing style is so fluid and pleasing that even a far-fetched, drawn out plot such as is found in Amulet is satisfying. I did find the increasingly grotesque deaths getting tiresome, but still enjoyed the book very much. It's a shame this writer died so young and with such a sparse body of work; his later horror novels are among the best written.


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