Scowler

Scowler

Book - 2013
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In the midst of a 1981 meteor shower in Iowa, a homicidal maniac escapes from prison and returns to the farm where his nineteen-year-old son, Ry, must summon three childhood toys--Mr. Furrington, Jesus Christ, and Scowler--to protect himself, his eleven-year-old sister, Sarah, and their mother.
Publisher: New York :, Delacorte Press,, [2013].
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780385743099
Characteristics: 289 pages ;,22 cm.

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ArapahoeSarahD Jun 25, 2019

Warning: This book depicts acts of heinous violence, abuse, murder and torture. I do not recommend this book to anyone who is triggered by gore or any of the aforementioned topics. Really, people. This book is intense. I also couldn't put it down. It is a fascinating story with so many fever-dream like twists and turns that you're never sure which end is up.

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luckyzebra
Jul 05, 2015

The depictions of physical and mental abuse in the first 50 pages were too much for me. I think this is edging too far into the gore category for me. Not for me; dropped.

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artmay123
Jan 29, 2015

Author needs to brush up on firearms - rifles and shotguns are not the same. And any object that a car has trouble pulling out of the water at the bottom of a hole would be impossible for a man to do so with his bare hands.

mvkramer Aug 17, 2014

This book suffered from pacing issues. The middle was just too drawn out and that spoiled a lot of the buildup of tension that worked so well up to that point. If this were a shorter novel, maybe reduced by about a third, it would have been much more effective.

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ArapahoeSarahD Jun 25, 2019

ArapahoeSarahD thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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