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Amulet
Amulet | Michael McDowell
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"[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" When a rifle range accident leaves Dean Howell disfigured and in a vegetative state, his wife Sarah finds her dreary life in Pine Cone, Alabama made even worse. After long and tedious days on the assembly line, she returns home to care for her corpselike husband while enduring her loathsome and hateful mother-in-law, Jo. Jo blames the entire town for her son's mishap, and when she gives a strange piece of jewelry to the man she believes most responsible, a series of gruesome deaths is set in motion. Sarah believes the amulet has something to do with the rising body count, but no one will believe her. As the inexplicable murders continue, Sarah and her friend Becca Blair have no choice but to track down the amulet themselves, before it's too late . . . Michael McDowell (1950-1999) is best known for his screenplays to the films "Beetlejuice" and "The Nightmare Before Christmas," but he was also the author of several excellent and underrated Southern Gothic horror novels, of which "The Amulet" (1979) was the first. Originally published as a pulp paperback, now scarce and long out-of-print, McDowell's grimly humorous and delightfully horrific novel returns to print in this edition, which features a new introduction by Poppy Z. Brite.
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MrsReads1
Amulet | Michael McDowell
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I'm all ready for my February #bookspin and #bookspinbingo! It's a weird collection of titles but I'm determined to move some of these books off of my tbr shelf!

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respekt1111
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Man, this book was bonkers in all the right ways! If you like inventive, gruesome deaths and small southern towns, this is your jam! Read my review here:

https://respekt1111.com/2017/10/21/tfw-your-jewelry-is-cursed-the-amulet-by-mich...

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Liberty
The Amulet | Michael McDowell
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Getting back to this. It has been neglected for work reading. 🖤☠️📚

Gina This looks like it's from the 70's ish. It kinda reminds me of... 6y
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Kirstin
The Amulet | Michael McDowell
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Sunday trip to the book store!