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Definition of horror Gothic
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The only book of Michael McDowell's currently in print is Candles Burning, which was unfinished at the time of his death. It was completed by Tabitha King (bka Mrs. Stephen King). The story is about a little girl growing up in the south in the late 50s / early 60s who has untapped powers of witchcraft. It's far less of a horror story and far more of a Southern Gothic Family Drama than any of his other books. Unfortunately, Ms King was a poor choice to complete the book. The change in writing style is quite abrupt halfway through the book, and the second half of the story becomes crass and silly, not to mention that the story jumps forward a number of years very quickly.

His books show up on eBay frequently. I paid about ten bucks for a mangled copy of Cold Moon Over Babylon this past year, but I had to have it!
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Definition of horror Gothic - by paigenumber - 10-25-2007, 07:00 PM
RE: Definition of horror Gothic - by Desdemona - 04-28-2008, 01:05 AM
RE: Definition of horror Gothic - by Desdemona - 08-11-2008, 12:55 AM
RE: Definition of horror Gothic - by Monique Devereaux - 08-11-2008, 09:21 AM
RE: Definition of horror Gothic - by Qew - 09-22-2008, 05:10 AM
RE: Definition of horror Gothic - by Qew - 09-23-2008, 07:14 AM
RE: Definition of horror Gothic - by mathewchevy - 10-07-2008, 07:44 AM
RE: Definition of horror Gothic - by Qew - 11-02-2008, 03:34 AM
RE: Definition of horror Gothic - by pikkuneko - 03-04-2016, 09:10 PM

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